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Love-hungry teenagers and archaeologists agree: dating is hard.
Below I have outlined a few of the most extreme examples of direct disagreement. On the other hand, according to the biblical story in Genesis 1 and Genesis 2: a. The heavens, earth, and life were created in just six “days”. A New Earth Through the use of radiometric dating, scientists have been able to estimate the age of the earth to be within a percent or two of 4.54 billion years.
God created plants (on the third day) prior to creating the sun and the moon (on the fourth day). God created birds (on the fifth day) prior to creating land dwelling mammals (on the sixth day). God created the first man from “dust of the ground”. God created the first woman after the first man from the first man’s rib. Let There Be Light The big bang theory for the development of our universe is now accepted as truth by nearly every physicist, supported as it is by a great deal of evidence (including the cosmic background radiation, the observed velocities of galaxies, the distribution of elements throughout the galaxies, and the distribution of galaxies throughout space). The original earth (or perhaps the whole universe since the language is ambiguous) is covered in water. God created a “firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” In doing so, He “divided waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament”. A literal reading of these statements clearly contradicts the scientific evidence for how our earth and universe formed. A literal interpretation Genesis, however, tells us something very different.
On the other hand, there are of course many Christian beliefs that are related to issues (such as ethics) about which science has nothing to say.
Finally, if we are willing to interpret the Bible as freely as we please, contradiction can be avoided.
Scientists have found no physical evidence to support the claim that there was a massive flood that wiped out nearly all life from the face of the earth, and which would have caused substantial geological changes to the planet.
What’s more, archeologists are aware of a number of ancient civilizations that survived through this period when the great flood was supposed to have occurred.
Each of these events is incompatible with the laws of physics, as understood today by science.
By examining the object's relation to layers of deposits in the area, and by comparing the object to others found at the site, archaeologists can estimate when the object arrived at the site.
Though still heavily used, relative dating is now augmented by several modern dating techniques.
After death the amount of carbon-14 in the organic specimen decreases very regularly as the molecules decay.
Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 ± 40 years, meaning that every 5,700 years or so the object loses half its carbon-14.