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The author uses the verse from Job, 'Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? To the author I say, "Where were you when God laid the foundations of the earth? So you can't "assume" a 6,000-year-old earth, just like we can't "assume" a 13.7 billion year old universe.
What we have to decide this issue is the evidence from God's creation, and not our assumptions.
Simply stated, can I be certain about the EXACT old age of the earth? But looking at God's creation, I'm certain that it is a lot older than 6,000 years. In fact, I want to be first in line when I get to heaven, to attend God's version of Geology 101. Whereas the old earther relies on observed scientific principles from God's creation, the young earther relies solely on his assumption of the 24-hour day of creation.
If there are possible discrepancies, how can I accept these dates as reliable?
The young earth creationism believer thinks that all we are relying on is the radiometric techniques.
Can we rely on the radiometric dates alone...no, we can't.
Geologists know that the dates are not perfect, that's why you will see research articles trying to determine the age of a rock, and there will be ten, twenty, or more samples that were dated.