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Radiocarbon Dating and a Young Earth

Scientists use a technique called radiometric dating to estimate the ages of rocks, fossils, and the earth. Many people have been led to believe that radiometric dating methods have proved the earth to be billions of years old. We will see that carbon dating strongly supports a young earth.

Carbon-14 in Fossils, Coal, and Diamonds

If radiocarbon lasts only a few hundred thousand years, why is it found in all the earth’s diamonds dated at billions of years old? The radiocarbon ages of all fossils and coal should be reduced to less than 5,000 years, matching the timing of their burial during the Flood.

A Creationist Puzzle

When scientists fail to account for so many more plants and animals in the pre-Flood biosphere and wrongly assume that plants buried in coal beds had the same proportion of carbon-14 as plants do today, their radiocarbon dating yields “ages” much higher than the true Flood age of about 4,350 years.

Carbon Dating Not a Fact

In today’s culture we have all been taught that things like carbon dating are “facts,” but they are merely interpretations of facts. If carbon dating is a fact, then coal layers cannot be millions of years old, and the secular “geological time scale” breaks down.

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