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.
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.
Uniformitarian geologists use so-called dating methods to determine the ages of the surrounding rocks.
Certain types of rocks, especially those that form from magma (igneous), contain radioactive isotopes of different elements.
Far from being data, these dates are actually interpretations of the data.
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.
These must be accepted on faith in uniformitarian and naturalistic frameworks.