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.
In the same way, by identifying fossils, he may have related Sedimentary Rocks B with some other rocks.
Creationists would generally agree with the above methods and use them in their geological work.
He would say that the date represents the time when the volcanic lava solidified.
Such an interpretation fits nicely into the range of what he already believes the age to be.
’ In fact, there is a whole range of standard explanations that geologists use to ‘interpret’ radiometric dating results.