Carbon dating and christianity
Christian comments: "Presumably, the laboratories know that anomalous dates are common, so they need some check on whether they have obtained a "good" date." Lab personnel often ask for the approximate age of a specimen in advance of testing, so they can optimize their instruments in order to maximize the accuracy of the results. C-14 testing of a Lake Bonney seal estimated its age as 615 years ± 100.Yet, it had been killed only a few weeks previous to the measurement.They must be in error by a factor of at least 400,000 times. It is our policy to accurately portray both (or all) sides to each belief whenever multiple viewpoints exist.If you feel that we are not fairly describing one side, please use the "Contact Us" button at the bottom of this page to send us a complaint.The Genesis flood is described in Genesis as occurring circa 2349 BCE.Samples from Egypt before, during and after the flood whose dates are precisely known have been C-14 dated without any difficulty.
We don't have all the answers, but we do have the sure testimony of the Word of God to the true history of the world." Most individual creation scientists and creation science organizations are called "new-earth creationists." They believe in a literal interpretation of the creation story/stories in Genesis -- the first book in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament): From internal biblical information, they have concluded that the earth, its life forms, and the rest of the universe were created by God, less than 10,000 years ago; i.e. Many believe in the creation estimate of 4004 BCE by Bishop James Ussher, a 17They believe that people gathered in Babel with the intent of building a tower that would reach Heaven.Since the accuracy of the Bible cannot be questioned, C-14 dating must contain massive errors -- by as much as a factor of five.Similarly, other radiometric measurements which do not use carbon, have dated rocks in northern Quebec, Canada, at almost four billion years old.It may eventually go back as far as 45,000 years, which is the approximate limit of the C-14 technique. This will increase the level of cosmic rays in the upper atmosphere, generate more C-14, and upset the C-14 dating process.The Earth's magnetic field has been decreasing for many decades. Any affect that the Earth's field may have on the level of C-14 in the atmosphere -- and thus on the dating method -- would be corrected by the calibration procedure.
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