How Accurate Is Radiocarbon Dating?
Psalm 119:160-161: "Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word."
Evolutionists are good at giving the appearance they know what they are talking about when they say that such and such fossil is 150 million years old or 320 million years old or whatever.
Creationists have learned long ago that radiocarbon dating methods cannot be trusted, based as they are on faulty assumptions and incomplete information about the samples. No, we are not being anti-science. Think about it. When different labs test the same fossil sample, why do the labs often come back with results that are millions of years apart?
Let me close today's program with a story sent to us by a listener that illustrates why we old-age dates from evolutionists cannot be trusted. He writes:
"In 1973, I was stationed in Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Air Station on Oahu. I found some amber-like stuff oozing from a palm tree. There were no insects in it, and it was of the consistency of chewed gum. I put a bit, the size of a marble, into a film canister. Many years later, I came upon that film canister and found the resin to be harder than wood. On a fling, a friend of ours took it to the university where he works and had it tested. The report came back that it was spruce amber … and over 150,000 years old. I never did tell them, 'The rest of the story.'"
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to show others why the Bible can always be trusted over the speculations of evolutionists. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Notes: Letter on file at Creation Moments, 9/6/12. Photo: Ant inside Baltic amber. Courtesy of Anders L. Damgaard. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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