C14 and the age of the fossil record

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Re: C14 and the age of the fossil record

Postby stcordova » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:48 pm

Nice to see you.

Walt Brown reasonably speculates that the original creation was free of radio-isotopes. That is, all carbon was C14-free until the flood. This is, btw, testable on various levels.

When I studied astrophysics, I was bothered by the claim of how the elements in the periodic table were synthesized. Many new elements created from scratch in the Proton-21 lab have no radio-isotopes!

I believe the presence of C14 in things like diamonds was from some nuclear reactions that happened world wide. Walt Brown suggests the mechanism.

That said, suppose for the sake of argument we find coal fossils that are millions of years old, it doesn't negate the fact we find coal fossils, shell fossils, etc. that are young.

So even though I'm a YEC, I don't defend the YEC model as much as the YLC (Young Life Creation) or YFR (Young Fossil Record) model. You can assume for the same of argument that the Earth is old, and there are some old fossils hanging around, but it still doesn't negate the fact there is a serious problem that YOUNG fossils are abundant, especially the ones that are needed to prove evolutionary theory.

BTW, I'm reading about potassium argon dating. You might want to interact with the guys at reddit or elsewhere to draw out their thoughts. I was astonished at what I found.

Thanks for visiting.
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