This has caused many in the church to reevaluate the biblical creation account, specifically the meaning of the word “day” in Genesis 1.With our focus on one particular form of radiometric dating—carbon dating—we will see that carbon dating strongly supports a young earth.
Uniformitarian geologists consider this form of dating strong evidence that the Earth is billions of years old.
In 1947, picking up where Kamen and Rubin had left off, Libby first proposed the theory of radiocarbon dating, and demonstrated its effectiveness soon afterward.
Libby’s theory was rooted in the principal that all living things are composed of carbon.
Recall that atoms are the basic building blocks of matter.
Atoms are made up of much smaller particles called protons, neutrons, and electrons.