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Today's Creation Moment

Sep
02
One Smelly Amoeba
Job 9:25-26
"Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey."
Not all dangerous predators can be seen. One of the most dangerous predators in a drop of pond water is Amoeba proteus. This amoeba literally terrorizes its one celled pond mates because they can...
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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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