C) dating usually want to know about the radiometric[1] dating methods that are claimed to give millions and billions of years—carbon dating can only give thousands of years.

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We will deal with carbon dating first and then with the other dating methods.

Carbon has unique properties that are essential for life on Earth.

That is, they take up less than would be expected and so they test older than they really are.

Furthermore, different types of plants discriminate differently.

Also, the Genesis flood would have greatly upset the carbon balance.

The flood buried a huge amount of carbon, which became coal, oil, etc., lowering the total C ratio in plants/animals/the atmosphere before the flood had to be lower than what it is now.

When a “date” differs from that expected, researchers readily invent excuses for rejecting the result.

The common application of such posterior reasoning shows that radiometric dating has serious problems.

It does not give dates of millions of years and when corrected properly fits well with the biblical flood.

There are various other radiometric dating methods used today to give ages of millions or billions of years for rocks.

These techniques are applied to igneous rocks, and are normally seen as giving the time since solidification.