Carbon dating proven false
Clearly, Sedimentary Rocks A were deposited and deformed before the Volcanic Dyke intruded them.
These were then eroded and Sedimentary Rocks B were deposited.
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.
Or he may suggest that the result was due to a characteristic of the lava—that the dyke had inherited an old ‘age’. 200.4 ± 3.2 million years) implies that the calculated date of 200.4 million years is accurate to plus or minus 3.2 million years.In fact, he would have been equally happy with any date a bit less than 200 million years or a bit more than 30 million years.They would all have fitted nicely into the field relationships that he had observed and his interpretation of them.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.