Creationism vs radiometric dating
In order to function properly, natural clocks need an irreversible process that occurs at a constant and known rate.Nuclear decay has a constant rate of decay, but as it turns out, the formation of C has been reliably calibrated to tens of thousands of years.In conjunction with other creationist organizations, the Institute for Creation Research has assembled a team of researchers to challenge existing notions about the age of the Earth.The RATE team (Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth) have studied a variety of subjects pertaining to the age of the Earth including radiocarbon dating.
Through the process of photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide which contains C left in a sample to accurately measure without contamination.
5) Therefore, the oldest dates possible by radiocarbon dating of approximately 50,000 years are inflated by a scale of 10 because the use of modern ratios of C does not reflect the historical reality of ratios in the pre-flood world.
This means that radiocarbon dating actually proves the fossils are 5,000 years old, not 50,000.
Carbon isotopes are generally measured through the use of a machine called the accelerated mass spectrometer.
A small portion of the sample is put into the machine which then vaporizes it.
The logic for the theory is as follows: 1) The Bible reveals the age of the earth to be somewhere around 6,000 years.