Absolute dating techniques notes

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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.

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.

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 reason this age may not be a true age—even though it is commonly called an absolute age—is that it is based on several crucial assumptions.

Starting with the Bible and developing a model for dating events in earth history will lead us to the truth.

It is possible to measure the ratio of the different radioactive parent isotopes and their daughter isotopes in a rock, but the ratios are not dates or ages.

The dates must be inferred based on assumptions about the ratios.

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.

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