In terms of radiometric dating of the fossils (or of rocks in the same layers as the fossils) I was wondering if you knew exactly how this was commonly done.
What I mean is if the fossils were really approximately the same age (as in the creation flood model) then there should not be an upward progression of rock ages as we move 'up' the geologic column- as almost the entire geologic column should be roughly the same age.
As the dating methods are supposed to be unreliable, and are simply dating rocks all from roughly the same time, shouldn't we expect a more random distribution of rock ages and certainly not an upward progression??
The only scenario in which this is possible (the way I currently see it) is c).
The ages assigned to fossils by paleontologists are frequently stated as matter-of-fact in news reports with little to no explanation of how they were obtained.
How, then, do paleontologists date these fossils to tens or hundreds of millions of years earlier?
Back when fossils were first being cataloged by the scientific community, early paleontologists quickly realized that there was some sense of order to the fossils within the rock layers.That is to say, fossils are not just randomly distributed throughout the rocks.Interestingly, even some young-earth creationists accept these dates and reason that dinosaurs could never have existed because their bones are dated to before the creation of the world.Children's books, schools, and television programs have so firmly connected dinosaur bones and other fossils with a multimillion-year history that the two are practically inseparable in today's culture.To be clear, most young-earth creationists (like me) believe that dinosaurs were real live animals that were created by God on Day 6 of Creation Week approximately 6000 years ago.According to this view, most fossils that we find in the ground, including dinosaur bones, were buried by Noah's Flood, a worldwide event (or series of events) that took place around 2300 BC.