Radiocarbon dating dvd
Geologist Dr Steve Austin dated rocks from two lava flows in two different layers in the Grand Canyon and found the lower (older) rocks to be 270 million years younger than the higher (younger) rocks.[x] “A rock sample from the newly formed 1986 lava dome from Mount St. The newly formed rock gave ages for the different minerals in it of between 0.5 and 2.8 million years.” “Similar conflict was found by researchers in Hawaii.A lava flow which is known to have taken place in 1800-1801—less than 200 years ago—was dated by potassium-argon” as being around 1.5 million years old or more.[xi] 11 different rock samples were taken from 3 different eruptions (1949, 1954, 1975) of Mount Ngauruhoe in New Zealand and “the ‘ages’ of the rocks ranged from 0.27 to 3.5 million years old.”[xii] Also, “the less than 50-year-old lava flows at Mt.The majority of these chronometers give ages vastly younger than the presently accepted evolutionary age for the earth.”[xxiii] Also, currently there is still a lot of radioactive material on the earth that “accounts for half of Earth’s heat.” So from an old earth view, there would have been a lot more radioactive material and thus more radiation and heat in the past.Would that higher dosage of radiation and heat have been harmful or helpful to evolution?We would expect more volcanic activity due to the effects of the flood, naturalists would not expect or account for that.There is also a lot of evidence that there is too much C-14 within supposedly old materials.[viii] C-14, which can’t last more than 100,000 years, has been found in coal, in oil, in fossils, in fossil wood, in diamonds, and even in deep strata where it should not exist.[ix] This evidence is above what naturalists can simply claim as contamination.In 1972 this assumption was shown to be highly questionable.
The blind spot in evolutionary thinking is the basic assumptions evolutionists make employing each method.
Creationists do admit that radioactive decay has occurred, but “it is important to understand the simple, fundamental principle behind all dating methods, and why they are not able to produce objective, absolute dates…The fatal flaw is that all scientific measurements are made in the present, whereas a date relates to a time in the past.
We cannot go back into the past to measure all the parameters we need in order to do the dating calculation.
Hence, all these parameters must be assumed—always.
There is no other way.”[i] Naturalists still make assumptions even if they try to say that they don’t have to know initial conditions.