Dating of fossil
The periods of relative quiet contribute only a small part of the record.…The charge that the construction of the geologic scale involves circularity has a certain amount of validity….Scales of stratigraphic disorder may be from millimeters to many meters.Stratigraphic disorder is produced by the physical or biogenic mixing of fossiliferous sediments, and the reworking of older, previously deposited hard parts into younger sediments.This failure leaves the method vulnerable to circularity.” (Stanley, Steven M., Warron O.Addicott, and Kiyotaka Chinzei, “Lyellian Curves in Paleontology: Possibilities and Limitations,”, vol. 422.) “Often, the layers of rock can be dated by the types of fossils they contain….(Some of the following quotes are as cited in Morris, 1997 and Snelling, 1990).The series of quotes begins with a vivid illustration of this circular reasoning in action.
Even many evolutionists ruefully admit that this charge is undeniable with regard to the circularity invoked in dating rock layers.Apart from very ‘modern’ examples, which are really archaeology, I can think of no cases of radioactive decay being used to date fossils.” (Ager, Derek V., “Fossil Frustrations,” , vol. 425.) “The larger part of the Phanerozoic time scale…relies on a construction where stages are first scaled ‘geologically’ with biostratigraphic compositing techniques, and then stretched in linear time using key radiometric dates. E., “Pragmatism Versus Materialism in Stratigraphy,”, vol. 53) “A great deal has changed, however, and contemporary geologists and paleontologists now generally accept catastrophe as a ‘way of life’ although they may avoid the word catastrophe.In fact, many geologists now see rare, short-lived events as being the principal contributors to geologic sequences….(Welles, Samuel Paul, “Paleontology,” In some cases darwinists have recognized circularity as a typical problem in evolutionary models and worked to avoid it.