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Furthermore, from the detailed chronologies given, we know that creation happened about 4,000 years before Christ.
That was the orthodox view of the Christian church for 1,800 years.
(Creationists do not agree with these ages of millions of years because of the assumptions they are based on.) Because of his interest in the volcanic dyke, he collects a sample, being careful to select rock that looks fresh and unaltered.
On his return, he sends his sample to the laboratory for dating, and after a few weeks receives the lab report.
Their strategy, it seems, is that if they can convince Christians that the earth is billions of years old then they have discredited the other claims of the Bible.
When anyone says that the Bible does not mean what it says we need to think long and hard.
Geologist Dr Tasman Walker has gone through Roger Wiens paper in detail, answering each claim point by point.
He explains how scientists work out the age of things, and reveals some inside limitations on the theories behind the enterprise, as well as the way it works in practice.
Once Christians start to abandon the Bible as their authority they run into trouble.
by Tas Walker A geologist works out the relative age of a rock by carefully studying where the rock is found in the field.
The field relationships, as they are called, are of primary importance and all radiometric dates are evaluated against them.
For example, a geologist may examine a cutting where the rocks appear as shown in Figure 1.
Here he can see that some curved sedimentary rocks have been cut vertically by a sheet of volcanic rock called a dyke.