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Today's Creation Moment

Sep
01
The Most Complex Structure in the Universe
Job 38:36
"Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?"
Whether you know it or not, you are the proud owner of the most complex arrangement of matter in the universe. I am speaking of your brain. Even though it weighs only three pounds, the brain's...
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Wood Contradicts Rock

Psalm 118:8
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

Radioactive carbon, carbon-14, accumulates in all living things when alive. Once they die, half of any given amount of carbon-14 in a once-living thing decays to non-radioactive carbon in 5,730 years. Thus, by measuring the amount of carbon-14 left in a once-living thing, scientists can get a rough idea of when it died. It can be used to date things that are only thousands of years old, not millions.

In Colorado there is a formation caused by volcanic activity in the distant past out of which much gold has been mined. Evolutionists date the last volcanic activity at this formation at 27 million inflated years ago. When the eruption took place, it apparently engulfed a forest. As a result, many pieces of carbonized wood are found sealed in the hard rock. Working from deep within a mine, researchers drilled down even further, looking for an uncontaminated piece of carbonized wood. They hit their target over 3,000 feet from the actual surface. They found several fragments which were decontaminated as a precaution.

After four separate carbon datings were obtained – similar to inflated dates for coal beds that must have formed during or shortly after the Flood – we can be confident that they are likely only about 4,300 years old. Besides, the wood cannot be millions of years younger than the lava around it. Evolutionary claims of great age for the creation have scientific problems as well as contradicting the Bible.

Prayer: 
Lord, I believe Your Word. Help me to overcome my unbelief, and help me to better know Your truth. Amen.
Notes: 
Acts & Facts, 1/08, pp. 10-13, Andrew A. Snelling, "Radiocarbon in 'Ancient' Fossil Wood."