As I have noted previously, it’s a wonderful time to be a young-earth creationist.All sorts of interesting data are being uncovered that challenge the supposedly “rock-solid” idea that the earth is billions of years old.Another study showed that fossil ammonites and wood from a lower Cretaceous formation, which is supposed to be 112-120 million years old, also have detectable levels of carbon-14 in them.If these studies are accurate, they show that there is something wrong with the old-earth view: Either carbon dating is not the reliable tool it is thought to be for “recent” dating, or the fossils and materials that are supposed to be millions of years old are not really that old. While these studies use several different samples, they represent the work of only a few scientists.The plants were all in the group that had the lowest level of carbon-14, while the dinosaurs and megafauna formed three other groups. They for a discord between carbon-14 dating and old-earth thinking, but they are by no means conclusive.
Second, in some cases, they were examining actual proteins, such as collagen.
More importantly, the data are obviously threatening to some old-earth scientists, as the talk has actually been removed from the meeting’s official program!
According to this source: Since dinosaurs are thought to be over 65 million years old, the news is stunning. After the AOGS-AGU conference in Singapore, the abstract was removed from the conference website by two chairmen because they could not accept the findings.
Also, until there is some explanation for the trends in the data, such as the grouping I mentioned above, there is always the possibility of an alternative explanation.
Despite my caution, I can say two things for sure about these data.
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As a result, it is always possible that they are not as reliable as they seem.