Three assumptions of radiometric dating
But the basic concept of radioactive dating, sometimes called radiometric dating, is not difficult, especially since all of us regularly calculate how much time has passed: for example, since our birth, or since we started on a walk.A swimming race is a familiar situation that illustrates the simple principles involved in measuring time.Keep that in mind when you think about working out the age of something. Actually, knowing the starting time is still not enough.During the race you have to watch the swimmer and count how many laps he has swum so you know that he has done 1,500 metres.Next they're able to observe how decayed it is so they know the "distance" and have the final variable. And sure people will shout about the inaccuracies of radiometric dating but in every case I've found it's been the fault of the geologist/scientist/whoever and not with the process Hi Mason, Sure, if you knew all that information about your rock sample you could calculate the time.But have you ever thought about where you would get that information from, since you can't travel back in time to measure it?
As far as I know, secular scientists have it all wrong with C14 dating because they don't take in account the Divine Flood, which engulfed billions of tons of trees and changed drastically the C14/C12 coefficient.
Those who promote the reliability of the method spend a lot of time impressing you with the technical details of radioactive decay, half-lives, mass-spectroscopes, etc.
But they don’t discuss the basic flaw in the method: you cannot determine the age of a rock using radioactive dating because no-one was present to measure the radioactive elements when the rock formed and no-one monitored the way those elements changed over its entire geological history.
You can get any date you like depending on the assumptions you make.
And that is what geologists do—they make up an assumed geological history for rock depending on the numbers that come from the geochronology lab that measures the isotopes in the rocks now.We note that at the instant the swimmer touches the end of the pool our wristwatch reads and 53 seconds.