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Carbon dating proved false

In the same way, by identifying fossils, he may have related Sedimentary Rocks B with some other rocks.

It is clear that the sedimentary rock was deposited and folded before the dyke was squeezed into place.

By looking at other outcrops in the area, our geologist is able to draw a geological map which records how the rocks are related to each other in the field.

No matter what the radiometric date turned out to be, our geologist would always be able to ‘interpret’ it.

He would simply change his assumptions about the history of the rock to explain the result in a plausible way. Wasserburg, who received the 1986 Crafoord Prize in Geosciences, said, ‘There are no bad chronometers, only bad interpretations of them!

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.

It relates only to the accuracy of the measuring equipment in the laboratory.