Do scientists use radiometric dating
QUESTION: Can we date sedimentary rocks using radiometric dating techniques?ANSWER: Sedimentary rocks cannot be dated directly using radiometric dating, which is based on the idea that when rocks are in liquid form, their radiometric clock resets.Scientists believe they can indirectly date sedimentary rocks using radiometric dating if they find igneous or metamorphic rock imbedded in or around a sedimentary rock layer.This of course presupposes that radiometric dating works consistently as a dating technique in the first place. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him.Other creationists have focused on instances in which radiometric dating seems to yield incorrect results.
The creationist approach of focusing on examples where radiometric dating yields incorrect results is a curious one for two reasons.Where are the data and age calculations that result in a consistent set of ages for all rocks on earth, as well as those from the moon and the meteorites, no greater than 10 000 years? Second, it is an approach doomed to failure at the outset.Creationists seem to think that a few examples of incorrect radiometric ages invalidate all of the results of radiometric dating, but such a conclusion is illogical.This technique is generally used to date igneous and metamorphic rock, which are rocks that were once melted due to extreme heat and pressure.Radiometric dating determines how long ago the liquid rock solidified into solid rock.