Carbon 14 … in Diamonds?

Geology—Evidence of a Young Earth

by Ken Ham on May 18, 2022

Part 3



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


Carbon 14 is a radioactive form of carbon that, over time, completely decays away. It can’t last more than one hundred thousand years at most. But did you know there’s still carbon 14 in things like coal, fossils, and even diamonds?

Think about it: if coal and fossils were really millions of years old, as secular scientists claim, then we shouldn’t find carbon 14 in any of them but we do! And diamonds are supposed to be one to three billion years old yet they have carbon 14 in them. They simply can’t be that old.

But, in a biblical worldview, this all makes sense because the earth is just a few thousand years old—not billions of years old!

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