Fossils and carbon dating
For example, all carbon atoms have 6 protons, all atoms of nitrogen have 7 protons, and all oxygen atoms have 8 protons.
The number of neutrons in the nucleus can vary in any given type of atom.
God knows just what He meant to say, and His understanding of science is infallible, whereas ours is fallible.
So we should never think it necessary to modify His Word.
Recall that atoms are the basic building blocks of matter.
Atoms are made up of much smaller particles called protons, neutrons, and electrons.
These cosmic rays collide with atoms in the atmosphere and can cause them to come apart.
The atomic number corresponds to the number of protons in an atom.