I really, really want to date this carbon-based life form, but for whatever reason, she just doesn't have those sorts of feelings for me.
Okay, I'm joking.
I'm not sure if this topic has been discussed here or not...I'm sure it has, but I was curious about carbon dating methods.
I just read a scientific article (not from a Creationist site) that stated that carbon dating is only accurate for specimens going back a few thousand years. So why do scientists use it to date fossils?
Kent Hovind in one of his debates stated that they give an approximate date of a specimen by where its located in the rock layers. But they also date the rock layers by the kinds of fossils in the ground and that's called circular reasoning. There's absolutely NO WAY the same layers are found exactly the same across the earth. But if they find T-Rex bones in Layer B in Montana and T-Rex bones in Layer C in Utah, well, they must be the same rock layer, same age, etc.
It's all approximate based upon their bias! The whole Geological timescale model is bogus and does not exist! But it's being used in science to date things. And why is carbon dating used to date objects they suspect are millions of years old when it is not accurate past a few thousand?!?!
They also assume their dating models on how much carbon they *think* was in the air at such-and-such a time. But they could be very, very wrong!
If you look at the Genesis account, there was a layer of water above the earth. This caused a global warming effect all over the globe. Mammoths found in Alaska, immediately flash frozen, have been found with flowers and tropical grasses and plants still digesting in their stomachs and in there teeth. That is why they have found tropical plant fossils in Antarctica. If there was a layer of water over the earth, it blocked out the sun's harmful rays. People were living longer. They were huge (giants in the land in those days). Everything grew to mammoth proportions. I've seen fossils of MASSIVE spiders, ants, scorpions, clams (found on the highest of mountains). Everything grew and didn't stop growing.
And when there's a global warming effect, it changes the amount of carbon in the air. Plants were growing larger and more abundant, thriving off the extra carbon. And when the flood hit, it buried all these animals and plants in sediments with much higher carbon levels than scientists suspect. And when they go to do a carbon test, assuming what the level of carbon was based upon their naturalistic bias and the numbers are all jacked up.
But the fact that there is still carbon in these fossils and layers to test PROVES that the earth is indeed young and that the bible is correct.