From the mapped field relationships, it is a simple matter to work out a geological cross-section and the relative timing of the geologic events.

radiometric dating history-49

(Creationists do not agree with these ages of millions of years because of the assumptions they are based on.) Because of his interest in the volcanic dyke, he collects a sample, being careful to select rock that looks fresh and unaltered.

On his return, he sends his sample to the laboratory for dating, and after a few weeks receives the lab report.

Nevertheless, the geologic timescale was thought to have been redeemed and refined with the advent of radiometric dating.

Radiometric dating is more objective, and thus, more substantial.

It is clear that the sedimentary rock was deposited and folded before the dyke was squeezed into place.

By looking at other outcrops in the area, our geologist is able to draw a geological map which records how the rocks are related to each other in the field.

by Tas Walker A geologist works out the relative age of a rock by carefully studying where the rock is found in the field.

The field relationships, as they are called, are of primary importance and all radiometric dates are evaluated against them.

Basically, this is how it works: earth's many rock layers contain billions of fossils.

Certain fossils are unique to certain layers of rock.

An age is then transferred to the specimen of rock containing the measured elements. The dates derived by radiometric dating techniques are highly publicized but the fundamental assumptions employed are not. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible.