Now, many would say "Well he's God, why take so long to do it?
" But then you have to realize: would you have more value to just have something pop up and know its invincible, or to have something that took ages to be formed into it's current state?
God exists, it just has to deal with opening your mind to all forms of him.
If you look past the thousands of years of corruption by man, God remains the same: a peace loving God who protects those when he promises to and opens his hands to all peoples of the universe.
But anyewho, I've had no credible proof to why Carbon dating would be bad.
[edit on 18-7-2007 by Gorman91] OK, lets say for the sake of argument that I'm neither overly educated, nor religious.
Well, what's wrong with it is that there is absolutely no empiric evidence for the existence of a god whatsoever, so at best the existence of such a being is a belief that not everyone shares, and even people who believe in a god don't necessarily believe in the same one, or even the same version of one. That's why certain arguments drive many atheists to distraction -- they just seem absolutely ludicrous from a scientific point of view. The most optimistic calculations give a radiocarbon dating uncontrolled error range of 1200 years of arbitrarily added or subtracted age. Boutomo, is of a more realistic opinion: "due to the considerable fluctuations of C-14's specific activity rate, the radiocarbon datings of relatively young specimens (under 2000 years of age) cannot be used as fundamental referential data for the absolute chronological scale." See p-83 To really get into the carbon dating problems, see the book C-14 Crash by Blöss and Nimitz. Fossils are underground, how can anything effect them from space?
Some people don't like it when they're looking at a Primate such as an Ape and someone says "You're descended from that, you know". Not to mention it would have to be a carbon based molecule of the isotope C14 in order to disrupt this (proving life in space) .Lets also say that I read this thread, and then looked at what the arguments against radio carbon dating are.Lets add that from what I just read on Google Scholar, there are some difficulties with radio carbon dating.To take it in an off topic stance, whose to say Jesus doesn't just go planet to planet "saving" all beings?But on topic, has it ever made you wonder perhaps it was God who made it so you could track down the ages of things and feel at awe at all the work he did before you ever were?It divides by HALF its previous amount based at a CONSTANT rate. There are other materials that can be used, however. Great post and I can tell that you do have a brain!