Acquiring and Distributing Knowledge November 1, 2018
Regarding God's Creation
Isotope Dating and the Flood, Part 3
In the last two months in our year
of geology and the Flood, we have concentrated on radioisotope dating.
We have seen that the presence of fast decaying radioactive carbon C-14 in all parts of the fossil bearing rock layers of the geologic column has been thoroughly documented in the scientific literature. Some presume this is a result of contamination but no one can present a viable old age source or contamination mechanism. Since C-14 decays completely away in less than a hundred thousand years one must conclude that all of these fossil bearing rock layers are less than a hundred thousand years old.
C-14 is through all rock layers including the Tapeats Sandstone and above !
This presence of substantial C-14 is in direct conflict with the evolutionary concept of the development of the diversity of life over the last half billion years. However this presence of C-14 is entirely consistent with our hypothesis that all of these rock layer and their fossil content were ripped up from a previously existing biome and redeposited in much less than a hundred thousand years ago.
Last month Dr. Andrew Snelling's lec
ture examined the slow decaying isotopes like uranium with half-lives on the order of a billion years. These isotopes are the ones conventional evolutionary scientists used to "prove" that rock layers with fossils go back 540 million years and the age of the Earth is about 4.5 billion years. However, this evolutionary "proof" works only if the conventional evolutionary
theorists ignore the presence of C-14 in all of these fossil bearing rock layers.
Of course the presence of slow decaying isotopes like uranium and many others is easily explained in the young creation hypothesis as coming from the rock layers that were ripped up and redeposited during the Flood. So that is consistent with the young creation hypothesis as well as the C-14 content.
On the other hand, the presence of these slow decaying isotopes raise some interesting questions. Studying these questions to discover what mechanisms could provide some systematically consistent answers might actually suggest some additional details about the six days of creation, the preflood period, or the Flood itself.
In Dr. Snelling's lecture we presented on 10/4 we saw that different isotopes in the same rock commonly produce very different ages. Also, isotopes in different minerals in the same rock often produce different ages. We also saw that there are at least three error sources that fool even the most sophisticated isochrone dating methods.
Some additional topic from other resources include radiohaloes, some containing all of the decay chain of uranium and other containing only the very fast decaying isotopes
of polonium. Additional topics are zircons, diffusion clocks, and fission tracks. When we look at these topics we will begin to see some interesting and revealing patterns.
Join the GHCA for the November 1st meeting and the adventure of exploring the mystery of how these isotope dating puzzle pieces fit together. We will not be able to answer every question yet! But, you will be amazed how well this data confirms our hypothesis of a young supernatural creation as described in the Creation and Flood narratives of Genesis.
November 1, 2018
Isotope Dating and the Flood, Part 3
eeting space kindly provided at:
Houston's First Baptist Church
7401 Katy Freeway at Post Oak
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Examples of Important YEC Scientific Evidences
Some major examples of physical evidence we point to include:
- Remains of original soft tissue still found in dinosaur bones. Along with that tissue is C-14 that would decay completely away in less than a hundred thousand years, a tiny fraction of the dinosaur fossil's supposed age.
- For many years geologists have found C-14 in fossil carbon throughout the fossil record.
- The origin of the information and molecular machinery in the first living self-reproducing cell remains a complete enigma for biologist and biochemists.
- In the origin of the universe, big bang theory is being recognized as a dead end by increasing numbers of secular scientists. The hypothesized inflation has nothing to start it, drive it forward, or stop it. Without inflation fatal flaws appear with the absence of predicted antimatter, magnetic monopoles, or any means for the whole universe to come to the same precise background temperature. Then the formation of the first stars is as enigmatic as the origin of the first biological cell. Dark matter and dark energy are as enigmatic as the deep space motions they are needed to explain.
At the root of all standard science are many assumptions that may be quite incorrect. At the top is that there is no God. Another is that present process can be used to explain everything in the past. When we look at a canyon we are taught to assume the river at the bottom cut the canyon. But perhaps tectonic events made the canyon and there is a river at the bottom because water always flows downhill. At the root of big bang theory is a pure assumption that has been named the "Cosmological Principle". Perhaps inaccuracies there are responsible for the big bang's multitude of problems.
There is more about the role of assumptions in science found on our website here. There are many more resources on young earth and young universe evidences here.
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Ongoing Prayer Needs and Praises!
Among these is our own bookseller Tom Henderson. Pray for God's provision, enabling, and protection as they make recovery efforts.
Christians around the world are being persecuted and murdered to force them out of their homes or to change their faith. Pray for protection for and support from Christian organizations in the West.
is said to be recovering well now. But continue to pray for John and all the leaders, researchers, and writers in the YEC community.
AIG, CMI, CRS, ICR, and LRA (Logos Research Ass.)
the big five YEC creation organizations doing active research, publication and speaking. Pray for inspiration, enabling and financing.
GHCA and Roger Sigler, Fred Bauhof, Tony Comeaux, Pete Moore, Frank Mayo a
other GHCA members working to do research, publication, or local teaching ministries in creation science. We all need the Lord's guidance, enabling and funding.
Jobe and Jenna Dee Martin:
Give thanks for continued good health and continued production of great creation DVDs and speaking tours.
David and Mary Jo Nutting, f
ounders of Alpha Omega Institute. Pray for their speaking staff and continued training young speakers.
John and Eileen Pendleton doing creation and gospel ministry in Zacatecas Mexico, Central and South America, and Cuba! Pray for support and funds.
News from Houston, Texas & around the World
Let us know of events in Houston (just reply to this email newsletter).
Houston Science & Culture Network
Houston chapter of the Discovery Institute's division of Science and Culture.
The San Antonio Bible Based Science Association (SABBSA) usually meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., at Jim's Restaurant located on the corner of Ramsey and San Pedro, approximately 1 mile outside Loop 410 across from Hovey's Motor Cars. More info is at
The Metroplex Institute of Origin Science (MIOS) meets at the Dr. Pepper Starcenter, 12700 N. Stemmons Fwy, Farmers Branch, TX, usually at 7:30 pm on the first Tuesday of each month.
Lubbock Area (Crosbyton):
All year: Consider a visit to the
Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum
, directed by Joe Taylor. The Museum is definitely worth the visit if you live near or are traveling through the Panhandle near Lubbock. If you call ahead and time permitting, Joe has been known to give personal tours, especially to groups. For more information, visit
Also see the nearby Dinosaur Valley State Park with many dino tracks, although presented with secular view of evolution,