Here a new dating method has changed by 1,000 years the earliest accepted date of Mayan civilization. Radiometric dating methods (those measuring geologic time by rate of radioactive decay) have been used to date formations that could be associated with Noah’s Flood.
These dates supposedly prove these formations are millions of years old rather than thousands.
An hourglass is a helpful analogy to explain how geologists calculate the ages of rocks.
When we look at sand in an hourglass, we can estimate how much time has passed based on the amount of sand that has fallen to the bottom.
The 14C in dead tissues continually decreases by radioactive decay” (Brian Skinner and Stephen Porter, 1989, pp. By measuring the amount of carbon-14 and comparing that amount to the original, scientists can obtain a date for the death of the organism.