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What Has Evolution Given to the World?
Ecclesiastes 1:14
"I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit."
We get lots of interesting letters and e-mails here at Creation Moments. Most of them are positive, but occasionally we hear from someone who disagrees with us. One such writer told us that there are...

The Deception of Evolutionary Dating

II Corinthians 11:3
"But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ."

We have all heard evolutionists claim certain rocks and fossils to be millions of years old. They claim to arrive at these long ages using index fossils. Index fossils are creatures that supposedly lived during specific ages. We are told that these ages are independently verified using radiometric dating methods. But is all of this as neat and certain as evolutionists say it is?

A common index fossil – a Jurassic ammonite.Recently, a rock formation in England yielded more than just rocks. This rock layer is said to be 189 million years old, based on its index fossils. The index fossils, ammonites and belemnites, were bottom living deep sea creatures. Along with these deep sea creatures, however, partially petrified wood was also found. One piece was found immediately adjacent to a deep sea fossil. Scientists who believe in young Earth creationism sent samples of the wood to three different radiocarbon dating laboratories. If the index fossil was really as old as evolutionists say, it is almost 4,000 times too old to give a radiocarbon date. Yet all the samples dated at the three laboratories showed consistent young dates. Adjusted by biblical considerations, they date to the time of Noah's Flood.

We would expect to find land-based life mixed in with deep sea creatures in any rocks that are a result of the violence of the Flood. This find illustrates and supports the biblical account of a worldwide Flood.

Lord, the Earth witnesses Your Truth. Help me to do the same. Amen.
Creation, 3-5/00, pp. 44-47, "Geological Conflict." Photo: A common index fossil – a Jurassic ammonite. Courtesy of Maksim. (CC BY-SA 3.0)