Scientific proof against carbon dating

The topic of radiometric dating has received some of the most vicious attacks by young earth creation science theorists.

However, none of the criticisms of young earth creationists have any scientific merit.

In the process the paper refutes a number of misconceptions prevalent among Christians today.

Many people have been led to be skeptical of dating without knowing much about it. In spite of this, differences still occur within the church.

Radiometric dating remains a reliable scientific method.

For articles on the RATE project, see the Rate Index.

Assuming a strictly literal interpretation of the week of creation, even if some of the generations were left out of the genealogies, the Earth would be less than ten thousand years old.

Radiometric dating techniques indicate that the Earth is thousands of times older than that--approximately four and a half billion years old.

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