Lessons & Chapters
Lessons 13 & 14 How did all the animals fit on Noah’s Ark?and How did freshwater and saltwater fish survive the Flood? (Chapters 13 & 14)
The Creation Answers Book Study Guide
Lesson 4: What about carbon dating?
Text: The Creation Answers Book, chapter 4
Section: How the carbon ‘clock’ works
How is 14C made?
What is the ‘carbon clock’?
What types of substances does the carbon dating method work on?
What is the half-life of 14C?
Theoretically, how does carbon dating work?
How did the industrial revolution affect the 14C / 12C ratio?
How did the Flood affect the 14C / 12C ratio?
What other factors affect the 14C / 12C ratio? How?
Is carbon dating reliable? Why or why not?
Section: Other radiometric dating methods
What types of rocks are used with radioisotope dating methods such as Potassium-Argon, Uranium-Lead, etc? (See also Radio-dating in rubble.)
Theoretically, how does the radioisotope dating method work?
What is meant by the phrase, ‘isotope concentrations are not dates’?
What assumptions are made when using radioisotope methods? (See also The Young Earth (book).)
Section: ‘Bad’ dates?
What is ‘posterior reasoning’?
How has ‘posterior reasoning’ been used?
What is meant by the phrase ‘bad dates’?
Section: Methods should work reliably on things of known age
In a short essay, summarize the content and conclusions of these articles.
Section: More evidence something is wrong
Section: Many physical evidences contradict the ‘billions of years’
If a friend said to you, “But I thought carbon-dating proved the earth is millions of years old”, how would you respond?