Carbon dating and christianity

As I have noted previously, it’s a wonderful time to be a young-earth creationist.

All sorts of interesting data are being uncovered that challenge the supposedly “rock-solid” idea that the earth is billions of years old.

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This means that in old-earth terminology, carbon-14 decays “quickly.” Thus, if a bone (or some other material that is made of carbon) is really millions of years old and hasn’t been contaminated, you wouldn’t expect to find any carbon-14 in it.

The carbon-14 should have long since decayed to the point where it is no longer detectable, even with the best scientific instruments we have today.

However, creation scientists have carbon-dated fossils, diamonds, and coal that are all supposed to be millions of years old.

Nevertheless, they all have detectable amounts of carbon-14 in them.

For example, this study shows detectable levels of carbon-14 in a range of carbon-containing materials that are supposedly 1-500 million years old.

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