During that event, geological activity reshaped the earth’s crust, laid down the bulk of the sedimentary and fossil records, and changed the continents and ocean basins.
Fission track dates are too variable to be used for an absolute biblical timeframe.
The dating fiasco over Leakey’s skull 1470 shows that radiometric dates have a large range and that all dates, especially ‘wrong’ dates, are not published.
How do these conclusions fit with the Bible’s testimony and inferences? Impact craters are present both in Precambrian rocks of most ‘ages’ and in Phanerozoic rocks—most notably the Cretaceous Chicxulub impact and the Cenozoic Chesapeake Bay impact.
But the sun, moon, and other solar system bodies were not created until Day 4.
Obviously, if these scientists are correct, then the uniformitarian geological timescale and the radiometric dates which support it would be of immense use to creationists, as long as an accurate and precise conversion scale for each method was available.
It would be easy then to date events on the early earth, including the Flood, and even its subdivisions, perhaps even down to the day. Biblical history (bottom) and secular natural history (top) demonstrate a marked asymmetry of geologic events.
If secular radiometric dates can be used to constrain the details of biblical history, then the conversion of old dates to young dates must take into account this qualitative difference between the two histories.
The conversion of dates marking geologic activity must be able to be calibrated to those 377 days of defining events, or 0.017% of the total time available in biblical history.
Uniformitarianism spreads events across billions of years, illustrated by dark line, within energy limits illustrated by grey error bar.