’ In fact, there is a whole range of standard explanations that geologists use to ‘interpret’ radiometric dating results.
Someone may ask, ‘Why do geologists still use radiometric dating?
He would say that the date represents the time when the volcanic lava solidified.
Such an interpretation fits nicely into the range of what he already believes the age to be.
He may suggest that some other very old material had contaminated the lava as it passed through the earth.
On his return, he sends his sample to the laboratory for dating, and after a few weeks receives the lab report.
And, of course, the reported error ignores the huge uncertainties in the Creationist physicists point to several lines of evidence that decay rates have been faster in the past, and propose a pulse of accelerated decay during Creation Week, and possibly a smaller pulse during the Flood year. He may suggest that some of the chemicals in the rock had been disturbed by groundwater or weathering.