Coyote, you are welcome to start a one on one public discussion if you would like. I feel bad that this thread was started by you in response to my request and yet I haven't given it the attention it deserved. Other than the moderation problem there are just too many posts in these public forums for me to keep up with.
I'm proposing a Great Debate between Mindspawn and Coyote on the subject of radiocarbon dating.
I contend that radiocarbon dating is reasonably accurate (Â±10% or better), and as such has disproved the young earth claim, as well as the claim of a global flood at about 4,350 years ago.
Evidence should be limited to accepted science, and not include numerous rabbit-holes which lead nowhere. "What-ifs" with no evidence supporting them should not be permitted.
This thread should be in the Science Forum.
If this thread is promoted, and Mindspawn agrees to participate, I will let Mindspawn have the first post.
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