Dr. Ben Carson Thinks the Earth Was Created 6000 Years Ago

FFL (GOP Delenda Est)4/01/2013 10:53:06 am PDT

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an acquaintance of mine actually made that argument, that geology does not take the flood into account and carbon dating doesn’t work.

Carbon dating is a massive misnomer in geology. Doesn’t work past 60,000 years or so and is really mainly of use for archeology and climatology in that period where you have recovered organics to analyze.

The different uranium and argon based aging techniques whose results cross-support each other are a lot more important. Nay-saying these boils down to arguing about contamination of samples, ignoring geomorphic exposure (which is a contamination cause), and finally arguing that radioactive decay rates were different in the past. (The last of which opens a massive can o’ worms in regards to physics.)

Plus there are a number of other aging techniques in use as well. But that is typical since the approach is to cherry pick a point or two while ignoring the wide spectrum of research already done in that field.

Caveat: I have a dog in this fight since my brother is a geologist and does biostratigraphy, etc. with trace fossils, conodont teeth, etc. I don’t think he’s part of any Grand Conspiracy to deny God or that the Earth is only 6,000 years old.