Absolute chronometric dating methods
Certain types of rocks, especially those that form from magma (igneous), contain radioactive isotopes of different elements.
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.
Most scientists and many Christians believe that the radiometric dating methods prove that the earth is 4.5 billion years old.
The textbooks speak of the radiometric dating techniques, and the dates themselves, as factual information.
A fear of God and reverence for His Word is the beginning of wisdom.
There are three main assumptions that must be made to accept radiometric dating methods.These must be accepted on faith in uniformitarian and naturalistic frameworks.
Carbon-14 dating is another common technique, but it can only be used on carbon-containing things that were once alive.The starting isotope is called the parent and the end-product is called the daughter.The time it takes for one half of the parent atoms to decay to the daughter atoms is called the half-life.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.Uniformitarian geologists use so-called dating methods to determine the ages of the surrounding rocks.