The Bible gives us a much more reliable history of the earth as it was recorded by God.When someone mentions scientific dating methods, the first thing to come to mind for most people is carbon dating.Far from being data, these dates are actually interpretations of the data.As discussed before, the assumptions influence the interpretation of the data.Despite the fact that there are many scientific problems with radiometric dating, there is a more significant problem.
The time it takes for one half of the parent atoms to decay to the daughter atoms is called the half-life.
The method of calculating radiometric dates is like using an hourglass.
You can use the hourglass to tell time if you know several things: the amount of sand in the top of the hourglass when it started flowing, the rate that the sand flows through the hole in the middle, and that the quantity of sand in each chamber has not been tampered with.
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.
Most radiometric dating techniques must make three assumptions: The major problem with the first assumption is that there is no way to prove that the decay rate was not different at some point in the past.