Picture relative dating

20 Feb

Radiometric dating is based on the fact that radioactive isotopes decay to form isotopes of different elements.

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.

However, there are many methods that can be used to determine the age of the earth or other objects.

The textbooks focus on relative dating, based on the layering of the rocks, and radiometric dating.

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.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.Recent research by a team of creation scientists known as the RATE (arth) group has demonstrated the unreliability of radiometric dating techniques.Even the use of isochron dating, which is supposed to eliminate some initial condition assumptions, produces dates that are not reliable.