Dating zircon crystals

Well-preserved and abundant tracks were also found in the rock, similar in appearance to bird tracks.

The scientists, who assert that the earth is billions of years old, concluded that the footprints must have been made by an unknown species of a small bird-like dinosaur, because according to Darwinian theory birds weren’t supposed to be around 212 million years ago.

The evidence would either be rejected, or explained-away, or the radioisotope ‘date’ for that rock formation would simply be altered.

Before any radioisotope dating is done, laboratories routinely ask geologists (or paleontologists, as the case may be) for their opinion on the age of the rocks.

The radiometric date of the Santo Domingo formation also agreed with the dating based on fossil wood found entombed in the rock.