Thursday, April 21, 2016


In 1958 when I first read about creation science questioning evolutionary science I had just finished four semesters of graduate courses in Nuclear Engineering. General Dynamics was designing a nuclear-powered bomber and I thought a Master's in Nuclear would improve my job opportunities. When the project was cancelled I changed degree programs to a MS in Mechanical Engineering. But reading the difference between a universe created 6000 years ago and one created by evolution from a Big Bang 4 billion years ago, I immediately said that we can solve this problem using radioactive dating techniques. I went to the FW Public Library to look at the just published papers on using Carbon 14, C14, as a dating tool. Immediately I had a problem. There are always assumptions in every scientific venture and C14 dating assumed that the C14 in the atmosphere had been constant for 100,000 years, I said that if the earth was only 6000 years old that there would be discontinuities in the dates reported using C14. When I looked at the data available at the time, I saw what looked to me like such a jump in dates.

I would like to see a C14 model use a couple of assumptions. One that there was no C14 in the original atmosphere and that there was little formed during the pre-flood era because the magnetic field deflected more of the high energy particles that are supposed to strike N14 and change the atoms to C14. After the flood and with the changing magnetic field more C14 would be generated down through recent time. Another assumption would be that God created C14 in the original atmosphere and it was absorbed by the abundant plants in the world up to Noah.

Assuming that the coal beds were formed during the flood from burying the abundant and heavy forests that existed in the tropical rain forest climate all over the globe, then the presence of C14 in coal would establish a base line for the dates. Because many trees at that time would have been there from day one, you would have less C14, so that the amount would be less than what would be found in trees or carbon materials after the flood. I want to look at C14 measurements in coal and oil and in material known to be in the last few centuries. We can probably assume that the C14 in the atmosphere has been fairly constant for the last 4000 years.

Now my job is to start researching C14 measurements to find some consistency in the measurements.

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