However, rocks and other objects in nature do not give off such obvious clues about how long they have been around.
By dating rocks of known ages which give highly inflated ages, geologists have shown this method can’t give reliable absolute ages.
Many geologists claim that radiometric “clocks” show rocks to be millions of years old.
As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 55,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more.
Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.
Relative dating helps determine what came first and what followed, but doesn't help determine actual age.