What does christianity say about carbon dating
This value of 0.2 p MC is very close to the value of 0.195 p MC found within Figure 1.About nine half-lives would have to elapse for a starting value of 100 p MC to decrease to 0.2 p MC.And a radiocarbon result that contradicts old-earth dogma is not a good enough reason by itself to invoke contamination!Assumptions…Assumptions Instead of arbitrarily blaming these anomalous results on contamination, a far better (and more scientific) approach would be to question the correctness of the assumptions behind radioisotope dating methods.Could this be a clue that radioisotope “clocks” might have “ticked” at different rates in the past, and that this variation in “ticking” is different for different radioisotopes?If so, this would explain the discrepancy between the radiocarbon method and other radioisotope techniques.Are these high radiocarbon “ages” a problem for the biblical worldview? First, remember that no detectable should be present within these samples if they really are millions of years old.
But there is evidence that this decay occurred in accelerated “spurts,” Why the High Radiocarbon Age Estimates?Because the present decay rates of these heavier isotopes are so small, the assumption that these rates have always been constant naturally leads to age estimates of millions and even billions of years.Interestingly, however, some radioisotope methods tend to consistently yield younger age estimates than others, even when the techniques are used on the same rock units.Evolutionists have long used the carbon-14, or radiocarbon, dating technique as a “hammer” to bludgeon Bible-believing Christians.
A straightforward reading of the Bible describes a 6,000-year-old universe, and because some carbon-14 (C) age estimates are multiple tens of thousands of years, many think that the radiocarbon method has soundly refuted the Bible’s historical accuracy.Radiocarbon Basics Carbon comes in three “varieties” or isotopes: C is 5,730 years.