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Christian arguments against carbon dating

Published: 23.01.2017

Your friendly neighborhood Xian. In overview, we see that the radiocarbon dating method is certainly no embarrassment to the Biblical creationist who believes in a young earth.

Apr 29, 2007 · Best Answer: The YOUNG EARTH argument against carbon dating is here: Oh how they twist and abuse science! Rebuttals against Young Earth dating are here. And incidentally, just because you're a Christian.

New-Earth creationism is mainly promoted by people who believe that the Bible authors were inspired by God to write text that is inerrant -- free of error. By comparing C data to other dating techniques and other data it is now possible to use it for accurate dating. Once 14 C is produced, it combines with oxygen in the atmosphere 12 C behaves like 14 C and also combines with oxygen to form carbon dioxide CO 2. How the carbon clock works Carbon has unique properties that are essential for life on Earth. To that end, he quoted some authorities, including Richard Lingenfelter. As this water percolated through the enclosing carbonates, it dissolved limestone and dolomite hundreds of millions of years old.

If anything, the tree-ring sequence suffers far more from missing rings than from double rings.

Talk Origins is a great site with answers to common creationist claims such as this, here's their page on carbon dating. Notify me of new comments via email. This is an archived post. The electrons are so much lighter that they do not contribute significantly to the mass of an atom. When an organism dies, this ratio 1 to 1 trillion will begin to change. All radiometric dating methods are based on assumptions about events that happened in the past.

How accurate is radiocarbon dating?

They do not ask in order to "cook" the results. Lately I have heard devout Christians saying that carbon dating is flawed in that the great flood somehow negates the scientific legitimacy of the process. Samples were then taken from ten different coal layers that, according to evolutionists, represent different time periods in the geologic column Cenozoic, Mesozoic, and Paleozoic.

The creationists who quote Kieth and Anderson never tell you this, however.

    1. Art_Style - 31.01.2017 in 11:15

      So, when they test the piece of wood, they get ", years" as the date.

      Tyk_Makdak - 05.02.2017 in 04:51

      If you get your information from a creationist source, you'd better triple-check it!

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