Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Major Issue With Carbon Dating

People these days have blind faith in what scientists claim. The problem however is that there generally is not a consensus among scientists when it comes to new findings, or research methods. While it is generally claimed among scientists that Carbon Dating has been improved, over when it was first established, and can now be trusted at giving reliable ages, the reality is that this is far from the truth.

It is the methods at which one collects the data, which in this case is the 14C to 12C ratio within a carbonaceous substance, may have been improved, the fundamentals behind the concept of radiometric dating in general is flawed. Moreover, these fundamentals are more amplified in carbon dating as the atmospheric 14C to 12C ratio is not a constant as it is claimed. This is where the issue lies with carbon dating.

As with any form of radiometric dating, there are many assumptions that have to be made since the ratio of a parent to daughter isotope were not collected at the formation of a substance in question. While some radio-isotopes are calibrated via other radio-isotopes, causing a deviation in the accuracy, the claims that the 14C to 12C ratio has not changed over time is quite bogus. Moreover, it is these claims which allow scientists to use these techniques despite their accuracy. Therefore it is essential at better grasping the fundamentals behind each radio-isotope used for dating to know how to better establish accurate dates to ensure scientists base their research on proven methods and not on assumptions. However, since the isotopic ratios are not really known when an object was formed, unless scientists were there to determine the ratios at formation, then there is no real way to consider any radiometric form of dating viable.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Big Bang And The Bible

Many people do not have a well developed creation cosmology. Either they believe that the waters above the firmament are clouds or a canopy of water that used to exist high up in earth's atmosphere or they embrace the Big Bang cosmology and end up believing an old earth view.

Although the discovery of the red shift lead to a Big Bang cosmology whereas the discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation cemented it as the prevailing cosmology among old earth uniformitarians, there is no need to reinterpret Genesis 1 so that it conforms to a Big Bang Cosmology. This does not mean that the Big Bang Theory and the Bible agree with each other. Remember that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump and therefore a Big Bang cosmology is not really the means God used.

While the Big Bang Theory is the main cosmology embraced by old earthers, it is not the only one. The Quasi-Steady State Theory, Plasma Cosmology, Meta Model Cosmology, Variable Mass Cosmology, the Universe Cycle Model and the Aetherometric Model are other cosmologies used to explain inconsistencies with the Big Bang Theory. Many young earth creationists also have differing cosmologies based on their interpretation of Genesis as well as their understanding of the universe. For example, Dr. Russell Humphreys, in his book Starlight and Time, presents a cosmology based on a white hole, instead of a black hole (which he explains in his book). Dr. Jason Lisle, presents the anisotropic synchrony convention as a means to explain distant starlight and claims that gravitational time dilation embraced by Dr. Humphreys is not significant enough to explain distant starlight in a young universe. As a side note, the current observed size of the universe is too large even for a Big Bang cosmology where an accepted age for the universe is 13.7 billion years. Therefore, a better understanding of the propagation of distant starlight through the vacuum of space is warranted.

Due to the fact that there are differing cosmologies among both young and old earthers, it is evident that we do not yet comprehend the entire scope of the nature of the universe and much further research is required. Hopefully the insight gained from this video can provide one with a better understanding in how observations agree with the Bible, and inferences made by old earth uniformitarians from these observations defy logic.

Disclaimer: Since making this video, I realized cosmology which better explains how God created the cosmos. Stay tuned.
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