Creation and carbon dating
‘There are some, again, who, though they do not suppose that this world is eternal, are of opinion either that this is not the only world, but that there are numberless worlds or that indeed it is the only one, but that it dies, and is born again at fixed intervals, and this times without number.’There is nothing new under the sun.Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this is new”?
A review and critique of pertinent creationist writing. ‘The Egyptians, indeed, with their boastful notions of their own antiquity, have put forth a sort of account of it by the hand of their astrologers in cycles and myriads of years … More recently, scientists have been thinking up ‘new’ theories to explain how life could have developed on Earth, given the vanishingly small probability of spontaneous evolution actually happening.The late Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of DNA’s structure (along with James Watson and Maurice Wilkins), came to believe that aliens, and not God, were responsible for life on earth. Catastrophic overturn of the earth’s mantle driven by multiple phase changes and internal heat generation. The role of cellulosic and lignitic components in articulate coalification. Steven Boyd, a biblical Hebrew scholar, also joined the RATE effort. The RATE project was sponsored and promoted by leading creation science organizations that included the Institute for Creation Research and the Creation Research Society.