Radioactive elements were incorporated into the Earth when the Solar System formed.
All rocks and minerals contain tiny amounts of these radioactive elements.
Ordinarily, Creationism does not sit well with Judaism, and in fact, a large number of Jews, even Orthodox, reject the concept of creationism.
This is because Jewish teaching stresses a more compressive and edificatory interpretation of Scripture as opposed to a literal interpretation.
Literalism is a tenet shared by fundamentalists and creationists of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and other religions.
A commonly used radiometric dating technique relies on the breakdown of potassium (Ar in an igneous rock can tell us the amount of time that has passed since the rock crystallized.
If an igneous or other rock is metamorphosed, its radiometric clock is reset, and potassium-argon measurements can be used to tell the number of years that has passed since metamorphism.
However, many reject evolution, and the vast majority reject common descent.
There are several additional issues with Islamic creationism: Hare Krishna creationism (HKC), based on a literal interpretation of the Vedas, has grown with the rise of Hindu nationalism and has been embraced by some writers, such as Michael Cremo.
Radioactive elements are unstable; they breakdown spontaneously into more stable atoms over time, a process known as radioactive decay.