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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycad View Post
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    I have always thought it odd how Creationists obsess over C14 in particular, as though it were central to the argument for an old earth or evolutionary theory, which it really isn't.
    If you believe earth is 7000 YO, then C14 dating is indeed central.



    Meanwhile : there is no fucking carbon in it ! :-)
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    If you believe the Earth is 7,000 YO, then a date of 40,000 YO explodes your hypothesis just as thoroughly as a date of 80,000,000 YO does.

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    True. But we knew the earth was much older than 7,000 years old for more than a century before radiocarbon dating came along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Politesse View Post
    True. But we knew the earth was much older than 7,000 years old for more than a century before radiocarbon dating came along.
    The YECs didn't. And still don't.

    Of course there are dozens of dating techniques that owe nothing to radioactivity; And oddly, they all agree with each other (within their respective margins of error) that the Earth is about 4.6 eons old.

    But adding up the dates and times in a collection of old stories gives an age that's off by a six orders of magnitude - so all those other methods must be wrong

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    Or the book might just be incomplete in its historical memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Politesse View Post
    Or the book might just be incomplete in its historical memory.
    I prefer the terms 'Utter nonsense' or 'Pure fiction', but sure.

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    I just manually measured the length of the equator... it is about 12 inches long... according to my ruler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Nut View Post
    I just manually measured the length of the equator... it is about 12 inches long... according to my ruler.
    That could be an extremely accurate measurement depending on how you define your inch. However, your inch wouldn't be very useful except maybe for describing the size of oceans, continents. or the distance to the moon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skepticalbip View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Nut View Post
    I just manually measured the length of the equator... it is about 12 inches long... according to my ruler.
    That could be an extremely accurate measurement depending on how you define your inch. However, your inch wouldn't be very useful except maybe for describing the size of oceans, continents. or the distance to the moon.
    that's what "she" said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    If you believe the Earth is 7,000 YO, then a date of 40,000 YO explodes your hypothesis just as thoroughly as a date of 80,000,000 YO does.
    But if you can prove a scientists estimate of 80 million for one specific fossil is off by a factor of 2000, then you can pretend that everything you dislike can be dismissed, because big numbers are silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Nut View Post
    I just manually measured the length of the equator... it is about 12 inches long... according to my ruler.
    And you forgot to tell us what scale an inch represents in the real world. Was that deliberate, or were you trying to be contrary to make a point? And if so, what point would that be? Are you trying to say that humans do not have the ability to measure the length of the equator, or something else?

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