Carbon-14 in Fossils?

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This is Ken Ham, on a mission to call the church back to God’s Word and the gospel.


Many people claim that the earth can’t be just thousands of years old like the Bible teaches. And the number one reason? Carbon-14 dating supposedly gives old ages.

Well, carbon-14 doesn’t last long. It is only used to date things that are thousands of years old. Anything older shouldn’t have any carbon-14 in it.

So imagine scientists’ surprise when they discovered carbon-14 in fossils that were thought to be millions of years old!

If these fossils really were as old as secular geologists think, they shouldn’t find any carbon-14 in them. Perhaps these fossils aren’t millions of years old? When you start with the Bible’s history, this makes sense. We live in a young universe.

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