3 laws of relative dating
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.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.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.
Determining the relative age of a rock layer is based on the assumption that you know the ages of the rocks surrounding it.The claimed “fact” that decay rates have always been constant is actually an inference based on a uniformitarian assumption.It is true that radioisotope decay rates are stable today and are not largely affected by external conditions like change in temperature and pressure, but that does not mean that the rate has always been constant.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.
The Bible gives us a much more reliable history of the earth as it was recorded by God.