Carbon-14, Radiometric Dating and Index Fossils
Carbon dating is used to determine the age of biological artifacts up to 50,000 years old. This technique is widely used on recent artifacts, but educators and students alike should note that this technique will not work on older fossils (like those of the dinosaurs alleged to be millions of years old). This technique is not restricted to bones; it can also be used on cloth, wood and plant fibers.
Is Evolution Science?
Evolution is widely accepted as indisputable scientific fact when, in truth, it is not based on scientific evidences which are measurable by the scientific method. Our everyday lives revolve around science and technology. The cars we drive, the food we eat, and the vitamins we take are the result of the application of some scientific principle. Just as science is important to everyday life, so it sets foundational principles by which evidence is acquired, analyzed, and transmitted.
The Myth of Beneficial Mutations
Mutation occurs at a rate of one for every ten million cell duplications. This is an insignificant number when compared to 100 trillion cells in a human body. Thus, the chance of having a couple of cells with a mutated form for every gene is possible without any noticeable effect.
Why Darwin Couldn’t Define the Word Species
You would think that a book entitled On the Origin of Species would have no difficulty at all defining such a central term. When you examine that publication for clarification of the word species, Darwin’s only attempt is found here: No one definition has as yet satisfied all naturalists; yet every naturalist knows vaguely what he means when he speaks of a species. Generally, the term includes the unknown element of a distinct act of creation.
Evolution versus Creation
The Theory of Evolution describes how all living things came into existence naturally. You know that because that is what you learned in school science classes. Evolution is taught with other scientific theories and natural laws. Evolution is claimed to be a scientific theory, which means it must be supported by considerable scientific observations and data. What are the supporting data? Is evolution really a scientific fact as claimed?