This is a major arguement for atheists. This is their "scientific proof" that makes the bible obsolete. So lets examine shall we? After all...I am accused all the time of never reading a science book because of my belief in God so today I will examine it for all you atheists. So we use carbon dating to see how old something is. So lets look at carbon dating. Carbon 14 has a half life of 5,730 years so if you do the math, you can not carbon date something that is 60,000 years old because the carbon 14 just wont exist after that time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon-14 The initial 14C level for the calculation can either be estimated, or else directly compared with known year-by-year data from tree-ring data to 10,000 years ago Interesting! Although I find it odd that the worlds oldest tree which is 9,550 years old does not seem like it has 9,550 rings. But hey...thats ok...they used carbon 14 dating to figure out its age! So in order to calibrate carbon 14s initial calculation they compare it with 10,000 year old tree ring data yet to get the age of this 10,000 year old tree they use carbon 14 to figure it out. hmmm sounds a little fishy to me...but lets move on. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080416104320.htm Now lets look at what fossils are. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossil The study of fossils across geological time, how they were formed, and the evolutionary relationships between taxa (phylogeny) are some of the most important functions of the science of paleontology. Such a preserved specimen is called a "fossil" if it is older than some minimum age, most often the arbitrary date of 10,000 years ago Ok...so in general a fossil is over 10,000 years old. Interesting! I know some of you now are going to say "Hey Peil! They use radioMETRIC dating to date the really old fossils, not carbon 14, you dumb ass!" But is this right? No its not! They do not date the fossils with radiometric dating. They date the surrounding material. They date the rocks AROUND the fossil. Again...you come at me. "Peil! If the stuff around the fossil is 10 million years old, then the fossils MUST be 10 million years old too, you dumb ass!" Really? So lets say a cat is out in the rain one day. It walks by a mountain and there is a landslide and the cat gets buried. Next year an archeologist is digging around and finds cat bones. The archeologist dates the rocks AROUND the cats bones. Now...do you think those rocks AROUND the cat bones are going to be 1 year old? Or are they going to come back as millions of years old. Well if the rocks say millions of years old...the cat MUST be that old! Right? Whats most interesting in all the carbon/radiometric dating methods that exist, things get a little "fishy" at the 10,000 year mark. You will notice they have to "change things around" at that mark. I wonder why? hmmm. But hey, do your research, dont take my word for it OR the scientists word for it. Go find out how dating methods like argon-argon are calibrated or the various inconsistencies with Cosmogenic isotopes. I could probably fill 100 pages writing about this, but its already getting too long and I think alot of you will not read it then. When you get tired of reading all the inconsistancies and and lies of the evolutionists and wish to know the truth, pick up the bible, as the word of God will never fail you the way man does.