we know exactly what happened. Can you describe it? Andrew: First of all we need to clear a confusion. Most people think that radiocarbon was used to date rocks. When they think of radioactive dating, they think of radiocarbon because that’s what they’re used to hearing. And what we need is organic carbon because it’s the core of the methodology or how you understand how radiocarbon works. Del: So how does a tree get carbon-14? Andrew: Yes, very simple because radiocarbon is produced in the upper atmosphere.
Cosmic rays bombard the earth – the atmosphere, converting the nitrogen atoms into carbon-14 atoms that turn into the carbon dioxide we breathe. And it is taken up by plants during photosynthesis. In other words, the wood, the leaves, the vegetables we eat; animals take it in their bodies, so it becomes the animals we eat. So it gets into our body. All these plants around us are not just radiocarbon radio activities, we are ourselves too. Andrew: Right. And as long as we live, we get more radiocarbon into our bodies, but when we die, we stop getting radiocarbon into our bodies, and so a dinosaur dies – it stops getting radiocarbon – and then less and less radiocarbon over thousands of years. And as I said before, you know, after 90,000 years, dinosaur bones should not have radiocarbon residue.
If every atom on earth were radiocarbon, they would all decay in less than a million years and you still do That’s one of the things we find in the geological record when we work on petrified wood like this at different levels. I was collecting samples – in England, Australia – and sent them to radiocarbon labs, and of course it had radiocarbon in it. So this is another aspect of all this time because if these things are believed to be millions of years old – like this petrified tree – and yet there is radiocarbon inside that says it’s only thousands of years old – then that means it questions the traditional time frame. literature – this is in the traditional literature – in the 1980s they developed a new methodology for measuring radiocarbon and could count radiocarbon atoms.
That’s it … how good. However, they wanted to make sure there was no contamination in their lab. And so they took samples like petrified wood. They took samples of dinosaur bones, coal, oil, natural gas, and even limestone and put them into their equipment; and every sample they tested had radiocarbon inside. So we decided well in our research, we will test it for ourselves. We wanted to make sure that this was not a work of traditional experimental method. So we selected examples from the prone coal deposits around the United States: some coal beds traditionally as young as 40 million years old, some traditionally older than 300 million years old are called beds.
And when we tested them for radiocarbon, they had radiocarbon in them and they all gave the same radiocarbon age, which meant that these plants must have all lived and died at the same time. And this fits with the flood paradigm, because these would be pre-flood trees buried together at the same time. But we went further. Okay, we thought let’s test some of the materials that come from inside the world with carbon. We chose diamonds because they come from the depths of the earth. Do you remember the volcano we were in? Del: Yes Andrew: SP Crater. Well, we have volcanic eruptions that expose diamonds from within the earth. They are made in the depths of the earth, which means diamonds never come into contact with the atmosphere until they come to the surface.
Since carbon-14 is produced in the atmosphere, we do not expect radiocarbon to be present in them. So, whatever diamond from the depth is bottled and locked. That’s why we tested diamonds. We bought several diamonds from Africa and each of these diamonds gave radiocarbon almost the same age. It was an identifiable radiocarbon. Now we presented this at a conference: the American Geophysical Union – one of the greatest geologists ever met. We had a poster presentation and, unaware of us, one of the scientists who saw our presentation on the diamond proof was from a radiocarbon lab. So he went back to his university’s radiocarbon lab, took his own diamonds and reported results similar to the ones we had.