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These blog posts are based on the introductory essays that accompany each of the topics.
Today we are using the topic of the Age of the Earth.
Carbon-14 dating is a method when these data are put in perspective some of the research effort was focused on investigating radiocarbon (carbon-14) dating.
Radiocarbon: the c14 method: there are over 130 radiocarbon dating laboratories around the world producing radiocarbon assays for the scientific community the carbon14 technique has been and continues to be applied and used in many, many different fields including hydrology, atmospheric science, oceanography, geology, palaeoclimatology.
Largely evangelical themselves, these ASA members have also attempted to formulate ways of approaching this question that take seriously the Bible and evangelical Christian theology.
The last group of papers deals with the idea of apparent age. old age is the conclusion you would draw from the scientific data.
Adam was created in the beginning when God created the earth... Just because it says In the Beginning God created the heavens and the earth, it does not say when the beginning was!
We are now in another earth age, and we are now also awaiting the NEXT new heaven and earth to be replenished.
This is the fifth of a series of posts introducing Resources on Science and Christian Faith from the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA).Using radiometric dating modern science has concluded that the earth is 4.54 billion years old.Geologists since the 18th and 19th centuries began to understand that the earth has a vast age (measured in millions and billions of years rather than thousands of years).Already in 1949 based on radiometric dating techniques, ASA member Laurence Kulp said, “One of the most probable facts in geology, I believe, is that the earth is close to two billion years old…” Kulp’s early paper supporting the old earth position and criticizing YEC is featured in the collection below.A paper written for the ASA web site, “Radiometric Dating: A Christian Perspective” by physicist Roger Wiens has proved to be one of the most popular in terms of electronic downloads.