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Three methods of dating rocks

There are three main assumptions that must be made to accept radiometric dating methods.

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.

The textbooks speak of the radiometric dating techniques, and the dates themselves, as factual information.

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.

Far from being data, these dates are actually interpretations of the data.