Fossil dating difficulty in usa
If the secular radiometric ‘dates’ can be dismissed because they do not fit with evolutionary ideas, they can also be dismissed because they do not fit with what the Bible teaches about the age of the earth.
The Bible preserves the historical account of a year-long watery catastrophe that affected the whole world about 4,500 years ago.
by Jonathan O'Brien Using well-known radioisotope technology, scientists dated the Santo Domingo rock formation in Argentina at 212 million years old.
This happened to agree well with a nearby geologic formation that was also radiometrically dated.
So he requested new radioisotope dating for the rock layers above and below the fossils, and received ‘dates’ that fitted perfectly within the range of his already-formed opinion on the age of the rock.
The overlying volcanic layer of rock was given a new ‘date’ of 2.61 million years—despite the first radioisotope date being more than 200 million years older.
This wood came from an extinct species of tree conventionally believed to have existed around 200 million years ago.
The physical characteristics of the Santo Domingo formation are completely consistent with this.
A fossil (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") is any preserved remains, impression, or trace of any once-living thing from a past geological age.
The evidence would either be rejected, or explained-away, or the radioisotope ‘date’ for that rock formation would simply be altered.
Before any radioisotope dating is done, laboratories routinely ask geologists (or paleontologists, as the case may be) for their opinion on the age of the rocks.