Carbon dating is not flawed

(The electrons are so much lighter that they do not contribute significantly to the mass of an atom.) C), also referred to as radiocarbon, is claimed to be a reliable dating method for determining the age of fossils up to 50,000 to 60,000 years.

If this claim is true, the biblical account of a young earth (about 6,000 years) is in question, since C dates of tens of thousands of years are common.1 When a scientist’s interpretation of data does not match the clear meaning of the text in the Bible, we should never reinterpret the Bible.

Neutrons that come from these fragmented atoms collide with C to be useful in age estimates.

This is a critical assumption in the dating process.

The procedures used are not necessarily in question. The secular (evolutionary) worldview interprets the universe and world to be billions of years old. The use of carbon-14 dating is often misunderstood.

Carbon-14 is mostly used to date once-living things (organic material). Carbon-14 is constantly being added to the atmosphere.

The atomic number corresponds to the number of protons in an atom.

Atomic mass is a combination of the number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus.

Atoms are made up of much smaller particles called protons, neutrons, and electrons.

This has caused many in the church to reevaluate the biblical creation account, specifically the meaning of the word “day” in Genesis 1.

With our focus on one particular form of radiometric dating—carbon dating—we will see that carbon dating strongly supports a young earth.

Protons and neutrons make up the center (nucleus) of the atom, and electrons form shells around the nucleus.

The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom determines the element.

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