C) dating usually want to know about the radiometric dating methods that are claimed to give millions and billions of years—carbon dating can only give thousands of years.
People wonder how millions of years could be squeezed into the biblical account of history. Christians, by definition, take the statements of Jesus Christ seriously.
(Aside, my dad doesn’t know how old I am, he usually misses by about two years, giving him an error of almost 5%.) Not only, is this not a ‘false assumption’. Oh and here’s a link to the Table of Contents for this set of creationist misconceptions.
It’s science and many believe “science” to be synonymous with “always true” and therefore don’t question the data given, even when it contradicts the Bible – which also claims to be always true in information that it affirms.
Diamonds are probably the most intensely sought after of all the mineral gems known to man.
The water coming out of the hose is analogous to the continuous production of carbon-14 atoms in the upper atmosphere.Diamonds remained very rare and only a privileged few had them, until the first commercial diamond mine was opened in the late 1860s in South Africa.1 It was Marilyn Monroe who in 1953 immortalized the phrase, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” in a song from the movie Of course, it had already become accepted practice for a marriage proposal to be secured with a diamond ring.It was De Beers, a privately owned commercial enterprise, and still the largest seller of diamonds in the world with revenues of US billion in 2005 alone, who in 1947 launched the successful “A Diamond is Forever” marketing campaign.2 The unmatched brilliance of the sparkle of diamonds, their sizes and colors make them desirably attractive, but it is their unique hardness and resistance to physical weathering that give them their durability. The first is that atoms have always decayed at the same rate.And this isn’t really an assumption as the decay rates have been tested in the laboratory for a hundred years or so, we have an example of a natural nuclear reactor where we can measure the various products and determine the decay rates (and the fine structure constant), and we can observe the past by looking deep into the past of the universe. The sigh isn’t for the effort of writing, it’s for the effort of finding all the references.