Diamonds and a Billions of Years Old Earth

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Beautiful diamonds are primarily comprised of pure carbon, which, acccording to current research, includes some radiocarbon. However, since radiocarbon should have decayed in less than a million years, diamonds, rather than supporting an old earth, are consistent with a recent creation of the earth. Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, author of numerous articles and books supporting young earth creationism, has written a brief but insightful article, “Diamonds: A Creationist’s Best Friend,” Creation 28 (September-November 2006): 26–27. His thesis is that the radiocarbon “age” of diamonds is far less than an earth of a million years. The article was made available yesterday for the internet by Creation Ministries International, at Creation on the Web.

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