Does carbon dating really work
How far can you go back in time, and assume an accurate sample with carbon dating?It seems limited, how can an observer know the state of the decay of a certain molecular structure even 100,000 calendar years ago?These rocks are If this method doesn’t work on rocks the ages of which we know, how can we trust it to work on rocks of unknown age?After examining the assumptions behind this “dating method”, and doing scientific experiments to see if this method works on rocks of an already known age, we find that “radiometric dating” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.This information then has to be , based on certain beliefs.In fact, most fossils do not even contain radioactive minerals.
If it has generally been established as a constant, at what point does the "constant" break down?
Of course, the best method is to check the account of a reliable eyewitness, if one is available. Since it is the written Word of God, we can trust it to tell us the truth about the past.
Carefully studying the Biblical record, we find that the universe has an age of around 6,000 years, and that a world-changing, global Flood occurred about 4,300 years ago.
Even many archaeologists don’t think “carbon dating” is completely accurate all the time.
When these (and other) problems are then taken into account, a scientist can interpret the result of the carbon dating within a Biblical timeframe, but even so, these results can not be used to the age of once-living things.
It’s important that we allow God’s written record of history, the Bible, to guide our thinking about the past—this includes our understanding of the age of the Earth/universe How many times have you heard something like, “This animal lived 50,000 years ago”, or “This person died 20,000 years ago’?