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A strawman argument is presenting an argument as being the other person's position (but is not) that can be easily defeated, that is, knocked down like so much straw. What you refer to in the blog post is thus not a strawman.
Carbon dating of fossils actually shows that the fossils cannot possibly be millions of years old. C-14 decays away in only a few thousand years. Thus any once-living matter buried in the ground for millions of years should long since have had all its C-14 decay away. The presence of C-14 in all fossils tested so far proves all of them had to have been buried no more than a few thousand years ago.
Carbon dating does not test to 3.4 billion years. This is radiometric dating, employing the decay of other radioactive elements. However, fossils cannot be dated in this way. These methods' date results are supposed to give us the date at which volcanic deposits cooled and solidified. Bones and other organic matter, of course, burns up completely in lava, so none would remain to be tested. Thus, it is only the fossils in sedimentary layers above or below a volcanic layer which can be dated comparatively with the supposed date of the volcanic layer.
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The book of Genesis (particularly the first twelve chapters) is critically important to the Bible and to the Christian world view. Why? Because in it we find the record not...
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