Radiometric dating is based on the idea that

There is also a difference in the timescale used to explain the layers.Determining the relative age of a rock layer is based on the assumption that you know the ages of the rocks surrounding it.The claimed “fact” that decay rates have always been constant is actually an inference based on a uniformitarian assumption.It is true that radioisotope decay rates are stable today and are not largely affected by external conditions like change in temperature and pressure, but that does not mean that the rate has always been constant.Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.A fear of God and reverence for His Word is the beginning of wisdom.Starting with the Bible and developing a model for dating events in earth history will lead us to the truth.

The Bible gives a much different picture and explains that relying on man’s reasoning is foolishness.Far from being data, these dates are actually interpretations of the data.As discussed before, the assumptions influence the interpretation of the data.Relative ages are assigned to rocks based on the idea that rock layers lower in the strata were deposited before rock layers that are higher.Creationists do not necessarily disagree with this concept, but it can only be applied to layers that are found in one location and/or can be determined to have been deposited in a continuous layer over a very wide area.

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