Far from being data, these dates are actually interpretations of the data.
As discussed before, the assumptions influence the interpretation of the data.
Most scientists and many Christians believe that the radiometric dating methods prove that the earth is 4.5 billion years old.
These must be accepted on faith in uniformitarian and naturalistic frameworks.
Many geologists claim that radiometric “clocks” show rocks to be millions of years old.
However, to read any clock accurately we must know where the clock was set at the beginning.
Yet few people know how radiometric dating works or bother to ask what assumptions drive the conclusions. This figure wasn’t established by radiometric dating of the earth itself. Radiohalos shouldn’t exist, according to conventional wisdom!
Though they are very tiny, polonium radiohalos have a huge message that cannot be ignored.