These assumptions are based on the axioms or worldview the scientist is operating within.
This worldview is the basis for an entire system of theories.
Creation science is one theoretical system and evolution is another.
Thus even when creationists and evolutionists use the same dating methods, they will more often than not achieve radically different results.
A fossil can be studied to determine what kind of organism it represents, how the organism lived, and how it was preserved.
However, by itself a fossil has little meaning unless it is placed within some context.
Absolute age dating is like saying you are 15 years old and your grandfather is 77 years old.Age dating the Earth (Geochronology) is the scientific study of the age of the Earth and the temporal sequence of events related to the formation of the planet and the history of life on Earth.The word is derived from Geo meaning Earth, and chronology, which is the study of time, or a record of events in the order of their occurrence (timeline).Unlike people, you can’t really guess the age of a rock from looking at it.Yet, you’ve heard the news: Earth is 4.6 billion years old. That corn cob found in an ancient Native American fire pit is 1,000 years old. Geologic age dating—assigning an age to materials—is an entire discipline of its own.