First, Sedimentary rocks are formed when solid materials carried by wind and water accumulate in layers and then are compressed by overlying deposits.
Sedimentary rocks sometimes contain fossils formed from the parts of organisms deposited along with other solid materials.
Let’s do a rough calculation to show how this works.
Andrew Snelling has spent that money to discredit your beliefs regarding the age of the Earth.
Unfortunately, he reports this research through 'technical' articles that are unintelligible to much of his audience, and therein he hides the fact that the results actually contradict his professed beliefs. Snelling depends on the ignorance of his readers regarding geology—specifically geochronology, which entails various methods of dating rocks.
See table 3.8 Using data from table 2 (excluding the Septuagint calculations and including Jones and Ussher), the average date of the creation of the earth is 4045 B. This still yields an average of about 6,000 years for the age of the earth.
I would like to suggest that if you have donated money to the Radioisotopes and the Age of The Earth (RATE) team—either directly or by supporting ICR and Answers in Genesis—then Dr.
presents what it claims is evidence for vast time spans.