Absolute dating of a fossil
Because of the distortions and lies spread by fundamentalists about scientific dating there is a need for a centralized source of information on the topic.A few examples of such lies are presented at the very bottom of this page.
Radiometric dating and many other techniques are used to support the idea that this transformation process took tens and hundreds of millions of years.The standard approach to looking at fossils in the geological column is to assume that lower is older.Since the geologic column represents millions of years of Earth's history, then obviously the fossils in each of the layers must be the same age as the layer in which they are found.The oldest fossils (of bacteria) are 3.8 billion years old. A fossil is defined as any trace of a past life form.For most scientists all of this seems so obvious that it is difficult to question.
It goes against human nature to challenge long held ideas of truth.
Ice core sampling normally uses the assumption that the ring bands observed represents years.
One known example where this assumption was used is very misleading.
ANSWER: Relative dating is used to determine the relative ages of geologic strata, artifacts, historical events, etc.
This technique does not give specific ages to items.
For each dating or chronological method there is a link in the box at right to take you to that section of this page.