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November 18, 2006 

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Q: Some Australian scientists reported they’d found an Aboriginal site to be 176,000 years old. Donít solid dates like this disprove the Bible?

A: The problem is, most people don’t realize how “solid” these dates actually are.

Huge publicity was given to the report that scientists had dated this Aboriginal site to be around 176,000 years old. However, some independent experts have looked at the data and said that on the basis of their experiments, this date should be changed to 20,000 years! What an incredible difference—156,000 years different than what the other scientists had stated.

Then, another scientist said that when he checked the data on a sample dated at 50,000 years, his figure would be 5,000 years or less! So much for “solid” dates!

So what dates are solid? The answers can be obtained from the only truly reliable history book: the Bible. Scientists continually flip-flip on their dates, overturning the dates that were once considered solid. Knowing that the Bible says Noah’s Flood occurred about 4,500 years ago helps us understand that Australian Aboriginal history has taken place in under 4,500 years—and that the Bible, not science, gives us a solid foundation for understanding history.

How do scientists come up with the long-age dates that are so widely publicized and lead some to doubt Genesis?  Read the shocking truth in The dating game.

Recommended resources:

Does Carbon Dating Disprove the Bible?
Does Carbon Dating Disprove the Bible?
Thousands Ö Not Billions (DVD)
Thousands … Not Billions (DVD)
Dating Fossils and Rocks (DVD)
Dating Fossils and Rocks (DVD)
War of the Worldviews
War of the Worldviews

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