It turns out that “wrong” radiometric dates are often helpful, and provide additional insights into geologic history. Hebert’s arguments, it is important to emphasize that geologists do not believe that our planet is many millions of year old because of radiometric dating.Young-Earth creationists regularly attack radiometric dating techniques, thinking that if they discredit these methods they will undermine the idea of an ancient Earth, but this is not the case.I could write a rather lengthy article in response, but I will try to keep things brief. Hebert’s closing declaration: This is a true statement.
If radiometric dating works—and I believe it reveals accurate dates most of the time—Christians should not be intimidated.
Geologists have known for a long time that the isotope geochemistry of Earth is complex, and that radiometric dating does not always return what is considered to be a geologically-valid result, but there is no reason for old-Earth Christians to be intimidated by discrepant dates.