Types of absolute dating methods
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.A fear of God and reverence for His Word is the beginning of wisdom.Starting with the Bible and developing a model for dating events in earth history will lead us to the truth.
The textbooks focus on relative dating, based on the layering of the rocks, and radiometric dating.
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.
Most scientists and many Christians believe that the radiometric dating methods prove that the earth is 4.5 billion years old.
The textbooks speak of the radiometric dating techniques, and the dates themselves, as factual information.