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This is WHY Radioactive Dating Methods Are Flawed (Answers in Genesis)

If you want to understand more about radioactive dating and how dating methods in science actually point to a young earth, today’s video recommendation is for you.

For a long time, I was pretty netural on the age of the earth. I didn’t really lean one way or the other. The best argument I had heard for young earth was that it supported the Bible better and gave us great evidence for our Creator. Which sounds awesome, but the statement alone was not enough to help me. We are instructed in scripture not to have a blind faith, so believing the earth was young simply because it sounds good was not enough for me.

All the more reason why I want to share with you the evidence and the position of a young earth theory. It was the evidence that persuaded me and helped me agree that science actually points to a Creator. Through evidence, not mere feeling, I believe the whole world points to a Creator, and I hope you find the evidence just as encouraging and challenging.

To encourage you to check out the video, I’m summarized the commentary by turning it mostly into question form, while listing a few key points. If you would like the answers, please check out the video.

  • How do radioactive dating methods work?
  • What is a rock chemical tested for?
  • What do daughter atoms tell people?
  • What are three assumptions made with the Hourglass Clock?
  • If you’re not there to examine it all the time, how do you not know there wasn’t a contamination?” -Andrew Snelling
  • Why are these assumptions not provable?
  • Why are the assumptions not reasonable?
  • How is contamination a constant problem?
  • What is important about Mt. St Helens and the new lava dome?
  • What is the importance of understanding inheritance?
  • What did diamonds inherit?
  • What does the Uinkaret Plateau Basalt lavas tell us?
  • How can young lava flows yield the same Rb-SR age?
  • What is the contamination of granites with “inherited” zircons?
  • How can grains in a rock be older than the rock itself?
  • How can decay rates relate to the Flood?
  • What do the rocks in the Grand Canyon show us?
  • Why is radioactive dating not reliable?
  • How are radioactive decay rates measured?
  • What does the potassium-40 half-life tell us?
  • How is age dating subjective?
  • What happened in the 1970s regarding samarium -147 half-life?
  • What is the earth’s age according to science? What are some of the problems?
  • What age (old or young earth) do most dating methods give?
  • What do comets tell us about the solar system?
  • What does earth’s magnetic field tell us?
  • Why is the sea not salty enough?
  • What does it mean that “biological material decays too fast?”
  • The fact fossils have radiocarbon means what?
  • What does it mean that there were not enough Stone Age graves?
  • How does the Tower of Babel explain the “Stone Age?”
  • Why does the age of the earth matter?
  • John 3:12
  • “If we cannot trust Genesis on the young age of the earth, how can we trust God’s offer of salvation?” – Andrew Snelling

Check Out: This is WHY Radioactive Dating Methods are Flawed by Andrew Snelling from Answers in Genesis

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