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Today's Creation Moment

Apr
16
Do the Bible and Science Mix?
John 3:12
“If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things.”
Scientific principles learned in the Bible have led to countless scientific discoveries and saved millions of lives. It’s true. Without the Bible, we would never have the blessings of modern science...
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There are two major problems. First is the fact that you are claiming that the 14C dates for dinosaur bones are reliable in indicating a far younger age than a vast quantity of other evidence indicates, while at the same time radiometric dating is slandered as unreliable by creation science, and even a date of 22,000 years is far older than creation science is willing to accept. Secondly, the claim that this particular dating is likely to be reliable has two serious problems with it. First, the claim that 14C is reliable up to 40-50,000 years requires significant caveats. Ages that high for 14C require very precise measurement, not possible with all instruments. Also, contamination is a serious problem even for a very clean sample. Anyone touching the sample, any trace of bacteria or fungi or modern dirt, or even any modern air will provide a significant input of 14C compared to what's in a sample essentially lacking 14C. Even if every possible precaution has been taken to keep a sample clean, the act of analyzing it will allow small amounts of 14C from the air to get mixed in with the sample. Secondly, the consistent values across multiple samples from multiple localities is strong evidence that the results come from contamination rather than from the samples, which would be expected to show different values. Dinosaurs existed for a large interval of time. Whether you are trying to squeeze them into a young-earth type model (e.g., RATE) or following conventional geologic time, there should be a major difference between the Triceratops and Apatosaurus due to their occurence in different, widely separated layers if in fact the measured dates were really derived from the bones.

Yes, this is an age of great deception. Creation Moments and other creation science organizations are telling ridiculous lies (whether through ignorance or willful deception) to promote their false gospel of creationism. Salvation is through the work of Jesus, not by believing something in particular about the time and method of creation.

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