Carbon dating coal

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In fact, the experiments cited by the creationists appear to be attempts to establish the measurement error of there equipment.

After two half lives, a quarter is left; after three half lives, only an eighth; after 10 half lives, less than a thousandth is left.

I've been poking about on the internet again (as you do) and found a whole load of stuff by creationists about the problems with carbon 14 radiometric dating.

Specifically they report (with some glee) that coal has been found to contain measurable amounts of carbon14 which it should not of course because it is about 300 million years old and dates from the carboniferous period.

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.

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