Virtually all fossils found within sedimentary rocks are the remains of creatures that perished during the Genesis Flood about 4,500 years ago.
We find that about 18 such halvings are required for the p MC value to drop below 0.001 (Figures 1 and 2).
(We could “round up” the value of 0.0007 p MC at 17 half-lives to 0.001 p MC, but the 0.00038 p MC at 18 half-lives is definitely below the detection threshold.) Since each half-life is 5,730 years, this means that no C has even been detected in diamonds, which some scientists claim are billions of years old!
And a radiocarbon result that contradicts old-earth dogma is not a good enough reason by itself to invoke contamination!
Assumptions…Assumptions Instead of arbitrarily blaming these anomalous results on contamination, a far better (and more scientific) approach would be to question the correctness of the assumptions behind radioisotope dating methods.
If the scientist did not realize that the pre-Flood C/C ratio was hundreds of times smaller than today’s value, he would calculate the animal’s age to be approximately 9 × 5,730 years = 51,570 years old—even though it had just died!
Of course, he would realize that this age was nonsense, because he saw the fresh carcass.This value of 0.2 p MC is very close to the value of 0.195 p MC found within Figure 1.About nine half-lives would have to elapse for a starting value of 100 p MC to decrease to 0.2 p MC.Second, such large calculated ages are based on the C/C ratio has remained unchanged for tens of thousands of years.A global flood like the one described in the Bible would invalidate this assumption.Are these high radiocarbon “ages” a problem for the biblical worldview? First, remember that no detectable should be present within these samples if they really are millions of years old.