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The Carbon Dating Issue

I meant to put this up yesterday (February 12th), as it would have tied in a bit better, but better late than never, and the next date to tie it into wouldn’t be until November 24th.
I recall hearing in church, or reading stuff from church and the like about how a live seal would carbon date thousands of years old, among other examples this video talks about. The point they were trying to make was that the Earth couldn’t be as old as scientist say, or at least cast doubt on their measurement methods.
Well, this video goes into a bit on the actual science going on in fairly simple terms.
EDIT: Since from the comment below it may not be obvious, but the point of the video is to point how Creationist are wrong when they say carbon dating doesn’t work. I thought the video was self explanatory, but…

I may post more of this guys videos as time goes on.

The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass (Amazon link coming soon, but for some reason the link builder isn’t working) is coming to theaters soon (trailer) and a whole bunch of Christian groups are preparing to protest the movie, New Line (the film’s distributors) and in general making a fuss over the whole film and books. The controversy undoubtedly will make the film more popular then it would have been without the protest, as these things always do; however, unlike the Last Temptation of Christ, a crappy film that few would have seen had it not been for the protests, the Golden Compass has broad appeal and would be a huge commercial success even without the controversy, now it gets to be even more popular.
Some minor spoilers may be coming so keep that in mind as we go on. To be safe, I’ll bury the rest below the break.
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