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Make Your Minds Up, Answers In Genesis!!

From an article about Noah’s Ark possibly being ‘found’

“Even so, during our conference call I asked whether any scientific tests had already been conducted. It was quickly indicated that samples of wood from the structures on Mt. Ararat had been tested for radiocarbon (C-14). My curiosity was naturally aroused, as such tests would potentially be a good indication of the structure’s possible antiquity. So without any hesitation on their part, these Chinese members of the discovery team tabled their full compilation of C-14 test results, and sent me a copy.”  (my emphasis)

But what’s this, from elsewhere on Answers in Magic?

“It must also be concluded, therefore, that because nuclear decay has been shown to have occurred at grossly accelerated rates when molten rocks were forming, crystallizing and cooling, the radiometric methods cannot possibly date these rocks accurately based on the false assumption of constant decay through earth history at today’s slow rates. Thus the radiometric dating methods are highly unreliable and don’t prove the earth is old.” (also my emphasis)

Which is it??

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2 thoughts on “Make Your Minds Up, Answers In Genesis!!

  1. These folks must really want to believe their god is real, or perhaps sustain belief in others (since it makes for such lucrative business). Consider the cognitive dissonance, the compartmentalization and the willful suppression of conscience that belief in all this demands from the invested believer. The price is tremendous. I don’t understand how anyone would find it completely unbearable. Perhaps this is managed by means of self-sacrifice. When an individual sacrifices himself, the first thing to go is his mind.The AiG quote says: “…the radiometric methods cannot possibly date these rocks accurately based on the false assumption of constant decay through earth history at today’s slow rates.”But what about the uniformity of nature? Hmm…. If it’s inconvenient to the program of pretense, it gets chucked out the door without any ado.Of course, if the decay rate is variable rather than constant, who’s to say then that at some time in the past that rate wasn’t even much slower than it is today? Their apologetic casuistry is just a demonstration of the fact that they want to have their cake, and to eat it, too.Just amazing!Regards,Dawson

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