1. First, for carbon-14 dating to be accurate, one must assume the rate of decay of carbon-14 has remained constant over the years. However,
evidence indicates that the opposite is true. Experiments have been performed using the radioactive isotopes of uranium-238 and iron-57, and have
shown that rates can and do vary. In fact, changing the environments surrounding the samples can alter decay rates.
This could be true, but that means an outside source is responsible (all objects in motion (or reaction) continue in motion (or reaction) until
something slows them down or speeds them up). Because fossils have been underground, they are unaltered. It is simply because the underground world is
the best place to remain un effected by outside events. Underground, the vast layers of dirt and rock protect it very well.
2. The second faulty assumption is that the rate of carbon-14 formation has remained constant over the years. There are a few reasons to believe
this assumption is erroneous. The industrial revolution greatly increased the amount of carbon-12 released into the atmosphere through the burning of
coal. Also, the atomic bomb testing around 1950 caused a rise in neutrons, which increased carbon-14 concentrations. The great flood which Noah and
family survived would have uprooted and/or buried entire forests. This would decrease the release of carbon-12 to the atmosphere through the decay of
All of which were at ground level, un effecting sub-terrain objects. Oh yea, the flood was for 40 days and 40 nights. Forests would survive by going
into hibernation (as they do in winter) and then returning to a stable state post-flood. Thank God that trees do this, because without any trees, the
O2 would be absorbed quickly by fire, people, and lava.
3. Third, for carbon-14 dating to be accurate, the concentrations of carbon-14 and carbon-12 must have remained constant in the atmosphere. In
addition to the reasons mentioned in the previous paragraph, the flood provides another evidence that this is a faulty assumption. During the flood,
subterranean water chambers that were under great pressure would have been breached. This would have resulted in an enormous amount of carbon-12 being
released into the oceans and atmosphere. The effect would be not unlike opening a can of soda and having the carbon dioxide fizzing out. The water in
these subterranean chambers would not have contained carbon-14, as the water was shielded from cosmic radiation. This would have upset the ratio of
carbon-14 to carbon-12.
Once again, these were at ground level. Any subterranean chambers being breached would not be effecting fossils that are miles away. Because C14 and
C12 do remain at a constant level in living things today, we can only know for sure they would have in the past. If altered, then this proves
evolution as animals would have evolved to hold more or less of the elements in the future. But because completely frozen mammoths and other creatures
perfectly preserved in ice have shown to be the same as today, then this shows us that it has never changed.
4. To make carbon-14 dating work, Dr. Libby also assumed that the amount of carbon-14 being presently produced had equaled the amount of carbon-12
– he assumed that they had reached a balance. The formation of carbon-14 increases with time, and at the time of creation was probably at or near
zero. Since carbon-14 is radioactive, it begins to decay immediately as it’s formed. If you start with no carbon-14 in the atmosphere, it would take
over 50,000 years for the amount being produced to reach equilibrium with the amount decaying. One of the reasons we know that the earth is less than
50,000 years old is because of the biblical record. Another reason we can know this is because the amount of carbon-14 in the atmosphere is only 78%
what it would be if the earth were old.
Well, you are talking about the atmosphere, not living materials. Life creates the balance until it dies and no longer can do this (obviously its
dead, so it can't) secondly, the Bible speaks nothing of the gap of time in between creation, Adam, and then even more importantly, no time period
between Adam and Noah. The bible gives a birth record if I remember correctly, But because people lived to be thousands of years back then, that
leaves all the time needed. Let me ask you this, Would you value an Earth a mere 6000 or so years old, or one that God spent time creating and was 5
billion years old?
5. Finally, Dr. Libby and the evolutionist crowd have assumed that all plant and animal life utilize carbon-14 equally as they do carbon-12. To be
grammatically crass, this ain’t necessarily so. Live mollusks off the Hawaiian coast have had their shells dated with the carbon-14 method. These
test showed that the shells died 2000 years ago! This news came as quite a shock to the mollusks that had been using those shells until just recently.
The accuracy of carbon-14 dating relies on faulty assumptions, and is subject to human bias. At best, radiocarbon dating is only accurate for the past
few thousand years. As we’ve seen though, even relatively youthful samples are often dated incorrectly. The Biblical record gives us an indication
of an earth that is relatively young. The most reliable use of radiocarbon dating supports that position.
Good, shells evolved fast. Let us not forget that the Wollymammoth evolved into the elephant in just 2000 years. Mammals, I find at least, have faster
evolution then other animals. The Earth has changed much throughout history. All cultures around the world speak of a great flooding some few thousand
years ago. Let us not forget that this was right after the last Ice age that ended 10,000 years ago. As to the flood, well, There is not enough water
on Earth to food everything, but of course, the seas may not have been as deep then, and became deep due to the water's weight on it.(much like
glaciers create boulders due to their weight)
If there is anything else I failed to address please tell me, because I may have missed a little or not be clear on some things. To me, evolution
goes perfectly in line with the bible, as the "x" number of years that were in between creation and Adam is never address. Supposedly, because the
bible never said so, the seventh day is still happening.
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