Mathods of dating
As discussed before, the assumptions influence the interpretation of the data.
There are three main assumptions that must be made to accept radiometric dating methods.
The changes in this content help determine the relative age of these fossils.
The textbooks speak of the radiometric dating techniques, and the dates themselves, as factual information.
Far from being data, these dates are actually interpretations of the data.
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.
Most scientists and many Christians believe that the radiometric dating methods prove that the earth is 4.5 billion years old.