Roman numeral dating
Cultures throughout the world have kept track of history as well.
From a biblical perspective, we would expect the dates given for creation of the earth to align more closely to the biblical date than billions of years.
This would destroy any evidence of alleged millions of years anyway.
So the rock layers can theoretically represent the evidence of either millions of years or a global flood, but not both.
This is expected since everyone was descended from Noah and scattered from the Tower of Babel.
Werner estimated the age of the earth at about one million years.
Smith and Cuvier believed untold ages were needed for the formation of rock layers. No powers are to be employed that are not natural to the globe, no action to be admitted except those of which we know the principle.12 This viewpoint is called naturalistic uniformitarianism, and it excludes any major catastrophes such as Noah’s flood.