Radiometric dating on mt st helens

Now, this article was published originally in 1989, which means two things. Aardsma’s statement that “no reliable historically dated artifacts exist…older than 5,000 years” is no longer true.

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The atmosphere contains trace amounts of radioactive carbon (14C).

Plants absorb that carbon through photosynthesis, and animals via plants.

Instead, he takes the more honest approach, which is to say that since radiocarbon dating yields ages often exceed 6,000 years, YEC’s can only assume that the Flood somehow distorted the carbon cycle and undermined the method’s assumptions.

From now on, whenever you encounter the claim that radiocarbon dating supports a young Earth, I hope you remember Libby’s Law.

A Summary of the Million Dollar RATE Research Project (Radioisotopes and the Age of The Earth) Introduction: Rocks and fossils do not come with dates on them.

In fact, the very concept of strata representing long ages does not come from the rock strata themselves.

It is not too difficult to supply contaminating radiocarbon since it is present in relatively high concentrations in the air and in the tissues of all living things including any individuals handling the sample.

For this reason special precautions need to be exercised when sampling materials which contain only small amounts of radiocarbon.

And today we know through lab experiments and natural disasters (such as the eruption of Mt. Helens) that major layering of rock strata can happen catastrophically in a short period of time.

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