Far from being data, these dates are actually interpretations of the data.
As discussed before, the assumptions influence the interpretation of the data.
The reason this age may not be a true age—even though it is commonly called an absolute age—is that it is based on several crucial assumptions.
Most radiometric dating techniques must make three assumptions: The major problem with the first assumption is that there is no way to prove that the decay rate was not different at some point in the past.
Recent research by a team of creation scientists known as the RATE (arth) group has demonstrated the unreliability of radiometric dating techniques.