Introduction Many people have been led to believe that carbon dating (along with other radioactive dating methods) proves the earth to be much older than 6,000 years old.If the dates received from carbon dating are accurate, it would be a huge problem for those who believe in the Genesis account of creation.For some reason, which I have not yet figured out, at least one person per week has been asking me about the Carbon-14 Radiometric Dating Technique.They want to know if it is accurate or if it works at all.He claimed that it was capable of dating animal, plant and human remains of fairly recent origin. As they say on Star Trek, we are all carbon based units.
Radiometric Dating Technologies are presented to the public by evolutionists as utterly reliable clocks for dating earth rocks or biological materials.There are more than 80 such technologies that are claimed to work.Prior to looking at the many flaws in the Carbon-14 Dating Technique, it should be noted that no radiometric technique is reliable.They believe this despite the fact that everything we know about biology, geology and astronomy points to the fact that the first appearance of any life — not even talking about humans — occurred 3.5 billion years ago, the Earth was formed a billion years before that, and the universe had been hanging around for more than nine billion years prior! How can a bunch of otherwise not clinically insane human beings discard the cumulative knowledge and research of all civilization in favor of a belief that is so profoundly cockamamie? The simple fact of the matter is that if not for religion — specifically fundamentalist Christianity — this belief (to call it a theory gives it too much credence) would have died out long, long ago.
Instead, it’s been placed on life support, revived and even strengthened by zealots who promote a painfully literal interpretation of the Bible.Misconception #2: Carbon dating can be used to date virtually anything Another misconception people have about carbon dating is that it can be used to date virtually anything.