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Creationist -- Earth is 6000 Years Old

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    Creationist -- Earth is 6000 Years Old



    Apologist have been stating how inaccurate Carbon 14 dating is when dealing with millions of years. Creationist would like to see evolutionists apply this method to items believed to be millions of years old. The video showed how the dried carcass of a seal that had been dead 30 years, when tested with carbon 14, gave a date of being dead 4600 years. A seal that had recently died, gave an age of death of 1300 years. The bark of a living tree gave an age of being dead 10000 years.

    Likewise, an interesting article was written by ApologeticsPress: In June of 1990, Hugh Miller submitted two dinosaur bone fragments to the Department of Geosciences at the University in Tucson, Arizona for carbon-14 analysis. One fragment was from an unidentified dinosaur. The other was from an Allosaurus excavated by James Hall near Grand Junction, Colorado in 1989. Miller submitted the samples without disclosing the identity of the bones. (Had the scientists known the samples actually were from dinosaurs, they would not have bothered dating them, since it is assumed dinosaurs lived millions of years ago—outside the limits of radiocarbon dating.) Interestingly, the C-14 analysis indicated that the bones were from 10,000-16,000 years old—a far cry from their alleged 60-million-year-old age (see Dahmer, et al., 1990, pp. 371-374).

    There is a section I am including here from a College Algebra book. It states that "Carbon dating is useful for artifacts or fossils up to 80,000 years old. Older objects do not have enough carbon-14 left to determine age accurately." This is why the scientist, had they known the sample actually were from dinosaurs, would have not bothered dating them.
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