Radiometric dating is based on the idea that
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.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.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.If certain things are known, it is possible to calculate the amount of time since the parent isotope began to decay.
The Bible gives a much different picture and explains that relying on man’s reasoning is foolishness.
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.