“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 nitrogen 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 and corrections were worked out, they turned out to be about 4,300 years old.
Clearly the wood can not 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.
Lord, I believe Your Word. Help me to overcome my unbelief, and help me to better know Your truth. Amen.
Acts & Facts, 1/08, pp. 10-13, Andrew A. Snelling, “Radiocarbon in ‘Ancient’ Fossil Wood.” Photo: Creation scientist Andrew Snelling performing geological research. Fair Use: Publicity photo by the Institute for Creation Research.