the dating game times 2 - Carbon dating lab activity
Noah's flood might just as easily deposit the same crystal in one place as another. Pressure has nothing to do with it, and zircon crystals all have about the same density as their total lead content is small.Just what is it that a Cambrian stratum has which a Cretaceous stratum lacks?
With a half-life of only 5730 years, carbon-14 dating has nothing to do with dating the geological ages! Hovind is confusing the carbon-14 "clock" with other radiometric "clocks." The only thing in the geologic record which has anything to do with calibrating carbon-14 dating is the coal from the Carboniferous Period.
Being ancient, the C-14 content has long since decayed away and that makes it useful in "zeroing" laboratory instruments. Hovind would take the trouble to do a little reading from something other than creationist publications he would not make such an outrageous statement.
(Far from being a rubber stamp, radiometric dating would go on to revolutionize our understanding of the Precambrian.) Thus, it became possible to date strata directly from index fossils.
Note that evolution has nothing to do with how the index fossils are used to date strata!
The depth of burial, itself, has little to do with our mystery.
In some parts of the world the Cretaceous is found deeper than is the Cambrian in other parts of the world.
One can hardly accuse these pioneers of evolutionary prejudice.
Nearly a half-century would pass before Darwin's book, The Origin of Species, was published!
(See Topic A1 for claims of bad dates.) Creationists, on the other hand, must explain to us how sediment and rock laid down in a mere year can yield such fantastic, orderly differences in radiometric ages.
This poses a fatal problem whether one believes in the accuracy of radiometric dating or not!
One would think that the flood sediments (gathered from the four corners of the old antediluvian world) and their associated igneous rock (formed during the flood) would all register very little radiometric age.