Table of Contents
- Does God exist?
- Did God really take six days?
- What about the ‘gap theory’?
- What about carbon dating?
- How can we see distant stars in a young universe?
- How did bad things come about?
- What about arguments for evolution?
- Who was Cain’s wife?
- Were the Nephilim extraterrestrials?
- Was Noah’s Flood global?
- What about continental drift?
- Noah’s Flood-what about all that water?
- How did the animals fit on Noah’s Ark?
(Chapter 13 &
- Where are all the human fossils?
- What about the Ice Age?
- How did animals get to Australia?
- How did all the different ‘races’ arise?
- What happened to the dinosaurs?
Creation Answers Book
What about Carbon Dating?
The Answers Book, Chapter 4
How the Carbon ‘clock’ works (pp. 75-79)
- How is 14C made?
- What is the ‘carbon clock’?
- What types of substances does the carbon dating method work on?
- Define ‘half-life’.
- What is the half-life of 14C?
- Theoretically, how does carbon dating work?
- How did the industrial revolution affect the 14C /12C ratio?
- How did the Flood affect the 14C /12C ratio?
- What other factors affect the 14C /12C ratio? How?
- Is carbon dating reliable? Why or why not?
Other radiometric dating methods (pp. 79-81)
- What types of rocks are used with radioisotope dating methods such as Potassium-Argon, Uranium-Lead, etc? (See also Radio-dating in rubble.)
- Theoretically, how does the radioisotope dating method work?
- What is meant by the phrase, ‘isotope concentrations are not dates’?
- What assumptions are made when using radioisotope methods? (See also The Young Earth (book)).
‘Bad’ dates (pp. 81-83)
- What is ‘posterior reasoning’?
- How has ‘posterior reasoning’ been used?
- Define ‘paradigm’.
- What is meant by the phrase ‘bad dates’?
Methods Should Work Reliably on Things of Known Age (pp. 83-85)
From these examples, what conclusions can you draw about the reliability of using radioisotope dating methods to date items of unknown age?
- In a short essay, summarize the content and conclusions of these articles.
More Evidence Something is Wrong (pp. 85-86)
What conclusions can you draw from the information found in these articles?
Many Physical Evidence Contradict the ‘Billions of Years’-Orphan Radiohaloes (pp. 86-91)
See also Q&A: Young Age Evidence and Q&A: Geology. Write a report on the topic: Is there evidence for a young Earth?.
If a friend said to you, ‘But I thought carbon-dating proved the Earth is millions of years old’, how would you respond?