Christian response carbon dating
No mention is made anywhere in the film that highly respected church fathers, going back at least to But let’s allow for a moment the possible truth of the claim that the earth is young and was catastrophically shaped by a global flood.
In exploring the natural evidence for such truths, should one only seek the input of those who agree with you?
This looks remarkably like evidence of rising and falling oceans at a time when birds, mammals, dinosaurs, and flowering plants did not yet exist.
How does an earth-scouring watery cataclysm, with a miraculous removal of all traces of these organisms, provide “the only explanation that makes sense"?
Additional tests were done on six grain samples from the destruction level resulting in dates between 16 B. and 12 charcoal samples from the destruction level resulting in dates between 16 B. The literature on the subject is enormous, so I will not attempt to give you references.
There is a heated debate going on among scholars concerning this, especially with regard to the date of the eruption of Thera (Santorini).
It is a documentary hosted by Del Tackett, who is known to many Christians as the host of Focus on the Family’s Truth Project, which was used as a small group curriculum by many churches a decade ago.
Tackett purports to go on a journey to discover whether a literalist interpretation of Genesis yields a historically reliable account of earth’s history.
A bit later in the film, we are informed that the layers of the canyon preserve a succession of marine ecosystems, each washed in and deposited by flood surges. “The only explanation that makes sense is a global flood!We have several people in our network writing responses.This first one is by a group of scientists who have extensively investigated the Grand Canyon, a (badly misportrayed) centerpiece of the young-earth position. We believe God created the universe, that sin really did enter the world through human disobedience, that Jesus died and rose from the dead, and that there is life and judgement beyond the grave. Jericho is just one example of the discrepancy between historical and C14 dates for the second millennium B. C14 dates are consistently 100–150 years earlier than historical dates. is based on pottery, which, in turn, is based on Egyptian chronology.