These must be accepted on faith in uniformitarian and naturalistic frameworks.

Recent research by a team of creation scientists known as the RATE (arth) group has demonstrated the unreliability of radiometric dating techniques.

For radiocarbon dating to be possible, the material must once have been part of a living organism.

This means that things like stone, metal and pottery cannot usually be directly dated by this means unless there is some organic material embedded or left as a residue.

Once an organism dies the carbon is no longer replaced.

Because the radiocarbon is radioactive, it will slowly decay away.

The textbooks focus on relative dating, based on the layering of the rocks, and radiometric dating.

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.

Starting with the Bible and developing a model for dating events in earth history will lead us to the truth.

The Bible gives us a much more reliable history of the earth as it was recorded by God.

For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.

Most scientists and many Christians believe that the radiometric dating methods prove that the earth is 4.5 billion years old.

Radiocarbon dating is one of the most widely used scientific dating methods in archaeology and environmental science.