The result is that these dating methods only produce old ages for the Earth within the evolutionary theoretical system.Within the creation theoretical system, different assumptions are used, producing different results.These assumptions are based on the axioms or worldview the scientist is operating within.This worldview is the basis for an entire system of theories.Each year a tree adds a layer of wood to its trunk and branches thus creating the annual rings we see when viewing a cross section.
Therefore, at their outset these methods are used by investigators who seek to prove their interpretation of the data.
Scientists have realized that there are difficulties in dealing with the assumptions of radiometric dating.
Isochron dating has been developed in an attempt to solve such problems.
However, research by creationists has revealed a large number of problems with radiometric dating.
In some cases such as Carbon-14 dating, radioactive dating actually gives strong evidence for a young Earth, while other methods such as K-Ar dating and Isochron dating are based on faulty assumptions and are so unreliable as to be useless.