The Drool-o-tron™ summoned us with its sirens and flashing lights, and the blinking letters of its wall display said WorldNetDaily (WND). It had found the latest video by the brilliant and articulate leader of David Rives Ministries.
Our computer was locked onto this headline at WND: How diamonds disprove evolution. That looked interesting — especially since diamonds were never alive. We had to take a look.
The actual title of the rev’s video is “C-14 in Diamonds.” The rev says that C-14 decays rapidly, so it can’t be used to date things that are supposed to be millions of years old. Evolution, however, requires millions of years. So why do diamonds, which are supposed to be billions of years old, have C-14 in them? Diamonds must be young — and so is the Earth! That means evolution makes no sense.
The TalkOrigins website has an article on Carbon-14 in Coal Deposits. It explains that there are various ways C-14 can contaminate coal samples. The article doesn’t discuss diamonds, but we assume the same factors would be applicable. To be candid, however, your Curmudgeon doesn’t know much about C-14 in diamonds, so perhaps you, dear reader, can assist in debunking the rev’s video. We’re not particularly worried, because there are other isotopes with far longer half-lives than C-14 that are routinely used to date old rock formations, but the video doesn’t mention any of those.
The rev is wearing the same gray bible-boy suit without a necktie that he was wearing for the last couple of videos. It seems that he does several of them at the same time. But it doesn’t matter what he wears. He’s the cutest rev you’ve ever seen! This video runs almost four minutes before the commercial at the end. Go ahead, click over to WND and watch it.
As we always do with the rev’s videos, we dedicate the comments section for your use as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. You know the rules. Okay, the comments are open. Go for it!
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