Creationism Geology

DNA half-life only 521 years, so is dino DNA and insect amber DNA young?

If paleontology lives by radiometric dating, it also dies by radiometric dating. Either DNA trapped in 200 million-year-old Jurassic insect amber is young or it has some unexplained source. I argue it is young. Radiometric C-14 dates of fossils say the fossils are young. As I’ve said many times, the radiometric date of 65 million-year-old Read More…

Biophysics Cosmology Geology News Physics

Vodka! Can nuclear structure be affected by electrical, chemical, mechanical and biological means?

The answer appears to be yes (at least for electrical and mechanical means, don’t know for sure about chemical and biological means). A physics professor assigned our class term papers of our choosing. Our goal was to learn something new. I chose to explore the effects of electricity and chemistry on nuclear processes. I thought Read More…

Evolution Geology

Question for evolutionists: “If fossils are actually young, would you find ID more believable?”

The question of the fossil ages is comparable to a central problem in forensic crime investigation, namely establishing the time of death. Did the creatures in the fossil record die tens of millions of years ago or did they die recently (say less than 50,000 years ago). It is mildly unfortunate that criticism of accepted Read More…

Geology News

Cocktails! ICC 2013, C14 dates conflict with Carboniferous era dates (300 million years ago)

C14 should not be found in the Carboniferous era supposedly 300 million years old. If the presence of C14 is not due to contamination or other processes, the carboniferous layer is then much younger — on the order of 40,000 years or less. [the “Cocktail” designation in the title refers to ideas that are possibly Read More…