Asked • 06/07/19

Age of fossils found in rocks?

I have heard the claim by creationists that geologists date rocks by the fossils they contain and date fossils by the rocks in which they are found. This supposedly invalidates radiometric ages because they are a result of circular reasoning. Is this statement purely wrong, or is there some truth to it?

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Kyle B. answered • 08/02/20

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