Wouldn't this make all the rocks appear the same age?"The rock question is fairly simple and has to do with the basic elements which made up these rocks in the beginning.Many people are under the false impression that carbon dating proves that dinosaurs and other extinct animals lived millions of years ago.
( "Radioisotopes and the age of the earth" pg vii) To know if carbon dating is accurate, we would have to know how much carbon was in the atmosphere in the beginning, and also how long it has been increasing, or decreasing. It's like trying to figure out how long a candle has been burning, without knowing the rate at which it burns, or its original size.
See my commentary on Genesis 3 verse 17 "..cursed is the ground for your sake" When this happened there was a burst of radioactity that made the rocks appear older than they were.
Let's say initially every radioactive element was "exploded" into existence from pre-existent elements.
None of these early faster half-lives would be the same as they are today.
16.000 years by the way is still 10,000 years before your God supposedly created the Earth." Amy M 12/11/01 My response: I explain the limits of Carbon dating below.