Skip to comments.Are dinosaurs fossils really that old? [vanity]
Posted on 10/28/2011 6:39:41 AM PDT by Ancient Drive
I read that carbon dating method is only accurate for up to 30,000 yrs. So how are scientists coming up with millions yrs. old fossils? For all we know dinosaurs died off not millions but 100's of thousands of yrs ago.
How would you even know what a day was, if God hadn’t created the Sun until Day 4?
I doubt that the carbon dating method is accurate even for the 30,000 years. There are many uniformitarian assumptions in the method and all are questionable, IMHO.
Dino fossils are dated by the rock layers the fossils are found in. The rock layers are dated by the fossils they contain. If this seems like circular reasoning to you, that is because it is circular reasoning.
Don’t worry about it. Time is something they made up just to get you through your day.
You might want to inform your two Indian friends that smoking that Peyote sh&^%$%t does strange things to the mind.
And what about the SWIMMING dinosaurs? The flood wouldn’t have bothered them a bit.
There have been legends about things that sound a lot like dino’s among the Plains Indians.
Heard a few growing up, and there have been some cave paintings of “dragons”. In fact, there was one in Illinois.
The Bible does not say that God created Adam as a child, He created him as a man.
God can create maountain ranges that ‘appear’ any way He desires. And the ‘appearance’ is only what we perceive or interpret anyway.
Lean not into your own understanding, only have faith.
We still got swimming dino’s, they are called gars and grennels.
You would know because the creation account was written, by Moses, inspired by God. God would obviously Know.
Heard stories similar to that.
Go talk with some of the old hands on the High Plains. You get some interesting stories.
Is that even enough time to fill up all the rivers, lakes and oceans? Or for rocks to erode enough to provide soil for plant life?
Um, the key word is ‘creation’ not filling.
Mountain formation takes 10s of millions of years. Compared to a ~4.6 billion year old Earth, I suppose that's relatively quick.
The fact that even on very tall supposedly billions of year old mountains are found sea shells from recent geological periods should cause the open minded to realize that large movement have occurred in the past.
The tectonic process which raised the mountains is obviously younger (more recent) than the rocks and fossils that make up the mountains, although molten rock is often injected into preexisting rocks during the mountain building process.
An interesting example is the Matterhorn where very old (billion years or so old) rock sits *atop* younger rock, the explanation being that the older rock layers were folded over the younger ones in the tectonic 'collision' which raised the Alps (the ongoing collision between the African Plate and European Plate).
You would know because the creation account was written, by Moses, inspired by God..................................................Because Moses said so, right?
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