Fossils, Coal, and Diamonds


Part 7



This is Ken Ham, CEO of Answers in Genesis and the popular Creation Museum.


What do fossils, coal, and diamonds have in common? Well, they’re all assumed to be millions of years old. And they’ve all been tested for a radioactive form of carbon called C fourteen … and it’s been found in all of them.

And why is this significant? Well, C fourteen decays quickly. If an object were over one hundred thousand years old, there’d be no detectable C fourteen left. And yet we find C fourteen in objects thought to be millions or even billions of years old.

Clearly something’s wrong with the assumptions that fossils, coal, and diamonds are ancient! In a biblical worldview, they’re only a few thousand years old.

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