Do christians believe carbon dating
…Results show that because of all the helium still in the zircons, these crystals (and since this is Precambrian basement granite, by implication the whole earth) could not be older than between 4,000 and 14,000 years.In other words, in only a few thousand years, 1.5 billion years’ worth (at today’s rates) of radioactive decay has taken place” (Some believe trees are known to be as old as 9,000 years. A lot of people doubt this claim for various good reasons I wont go into here.We believe all the dates over 5,000 years are really compressible into the next 2,000 years back to creation.Robert Whitelaw has done a very good job illustrating this theory using about 30,000 dates published in Radio Carbon over the last 40 years.One of the impressive points Whitewall makes is the conspicuous absence of dates between 4,500 and 5,000 years ago illustrating a great catastrophe killing off plant and animal life world wide (the flood of Noah)!
If something carbon dates at 7,000 years we believe 5,000 is probably closer to reality (just before the flood).
Is there any evidence for the Bible's view of a young earth?
What is Progressive Creationism and is it biblical?
While the second and third assumptions have always been a bit troublesome, especially the third assumption, which considers the original constitution of a particular specimen, the first assumption was thought to be a pretty safe bet since scientists were not able to vary the decay rates much in a lab. Carl Wieland explains, “When uranium decays to lead, a by-product of this process is the formation of helium, a very light, inert gas which readily escapes from rock.
Recently, however, new research has revealed that the decay rates may have been drastically different in the unobservable past. Certain crystals called zircons, obtained from drilling into very deep granites, contain uranium which has partly decayed into lead.