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originally posted by: vonclod
I want to know what testing they used to come up with 500,000 years..radiocarbon dating is good for 50,000 years back.
Paleomagnetic dating can only date deposits that are hundreds of thousands to millions of years old. This is useful when studying early fossil hominids, but is not useful when studying modern human beings.
It is possible to test radiocarbon dates in different ways. One way is to date things that you already know the age of. Libby did this when he first developed the method, by dating artifacts of Egyptian sites, which were already dated historically. Another way is to use tree rings. Every year a tree leaves a ring, the rings increase in number over time until a pattern of rings is formed. Sometimes the tree has many hundreds of rings. Scientists can date the age of the tree by counting and measuring the rings. Radiocarbon daters can then date the tree rings and compare the dates with the real age of the tree. This is a very good way of testing radiocarbon, and we now know that there are some differences in radiocarbon dates and real time. Most of the time radiocarbon dating is accurate, but sometimes it is different from the real age by a small amount. Using a calibration curve, which is based on radiocarbon dates of tree rings over the last 10000 years, radiocarbon daters can correct for this problem.
We can also test radiocarbon by comparing the results with the dates produced by other dating methods, and there are many of those. These methods are completely different to radiocarbon dating and use different methods to provide dates. Some of the dating methods include Uranium/Thorium dating (dating coral etc), Thermoluminescence (pottery, sediments), Obsidian Hydration (obsidian), Electron Spin Resonance (teeth), Amino Acid Racemisation dating (eggshell, bones), and many others.
The Creationist Myth - 500,000-Year-Old Stone Tools, Butchered Elephant Bones Found in Israel
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: BELIEVERpriest
I never said it was 100% accurate, all I said is that it gives us a good estimate on the age of things. The dating is not going to be hundreds of thousands of years off, it's not as inaccurate as you seem to think.
I think the biggest difference is that those who use radiocarbon dating admit it isn't 100% accurate, creationists do not admit to the same thing. There's a level of integrity and honesty that isn't mutual.
originally posted by: ParasuvO
There is a growing group of people who deny traditional creationism, and the rampant ever changing controlled speculation of so called evolution as well; that are actually into finding out ALL of what is going on.
When they speak, YOU WILL HEAR.
Until then try and realize that the 2 political spectrums are both flagrantly wrong, and obviously not really controlled by those who want anyone to actually know the secrets of this planet or anything else.
But the truth will be found , and even SPOKEN in clear English and any other language, the process is being completed now, to expose the hideous truth and repair the ancient scum that is responsible for ALL delusion.
originally posted by: Answer
originally posted by: babybunnies
Creationists will tell you that anything over 6,000 years old is put there by God to test their faith.
It's a ridiculous argument.
Or they'll use the tired old excuse that carbon dating is completely unreliable because, in their ignorance, they think that carbon dating is the only method used to determine the age of anything ever.
Before a somewhat-rational Christian gets their panties in a twist, I'm talking specifically about young-earth creationists here.
originally posted by: St Udio
a reply to: infolurker
thanks for posting the 12 minute YT video...
the task of illuminating one mind at a time...
Perhaps if/when Pope Francis decides to inform the Catholic populations that the planet was remade, reset, retrofitted, terraformed to coincide with the introduction of Adamic humans into the existing world
~~~ only with his say-so will the majority finally get the message that religion=> religious stories are a method to preserve the collective memory of a time when an intelligent Alien propogator of living biospheres went about the task of 'seeding' the planet Earth with mankind who are mere seed casings of a 'spiritual entity' which will be metamorphisized at a singular future time/date
originally posted by: UB2120
a reply to: eisegesis
One of the key sentences in your post is "according to the Bible". There are other accounts of creation that are counter to the Bible and more plausible. There is a book about God, the Universe and our place in it called The Urantia Book and it has a very different account of the genesis of the human species.
Life is always purposeful and never accidental. Life was established on this planet by the agents of God in three separate inland seas. God's creative technique in time and space is evolution, progressive creation. Life began to evolve in these three centers. This eventually led to the appearance of humans.
Paper 62: The Dawn Races of Early Man (www.urantia.org...)