Author: Tom Shipley
In Exposé #2, we looked at the disinformation campaign regarding the dinosaur figurines from Acámbaro, Mexico conducted by the Smithsoniam Institution and Charles DiPeso. We turn, once again, to dinosaurs and the Carbon-14 dating tests performed on several dinosaur remains. It would appear that evolutionists feel very proprietary when it comes do dinosaurs and they are simply not willing to concede them to the Creationists camp. The evolutionists, it would seem, have a knee-jerk inclination to making information disappear.
A) Jeff Speakman, Center for Applied Isotope Studies, University of Georgia
B) Peter Swart, University of Miami,
and Minhan Dai, Xiamen University, both of Asia Oceana Geosciences Society
When it comes to the subject of creation and evolution in academia, censorship, suppression and repression of information, campaigns of disinformation and persecution of evolution doubters is the order of the day.
This is most emphatically NOT an issue in which we can expect objective, dispassionate research among secular-minded academicians. It is worthy of very strong emphasis that Naturalism is a RELIGION, a system of faith-based dogmas founded upon unproven and unprovable philosophical presuppositions about the ultimate nature of reality. It is a faith commonly called atheism. They have even set forth their own sectarian Confession of Faith, complete with their naturalistic Articles of Faith.
Now, personally, I do not believe there is any such thing as an atheist in the purest sense. The dictionary may define an atheist as a person who believes there is no God. In the real world of everyday stark reality, an atheist is not a person who does not believe in the existence of God; at the core, an atheist is a person who wishes there wasn’t a God. Atheism is the desperately sought-after refuge of the guilty conscience, laden with the self-knowledge of sin. Atheism is a pathological form of psychological denial. Atheism is, in essence, a compulsive denial disorder of the human psyche, the dynamic of which is rooted in self-condemnation, the recognition of real moral guilt, and the drive to escape this guilt.
These are the Furies that drive the thoughts and words and actions of evolutionists. These are the underlying internal psychological dynamics which impel evolutionists to engage in the all-too-common censorship and repression of information, dissemination of misinformation, and to indulge in persecution of evolution doubters. They apparently cannot help themselves. They are slaves to this psychological dynamic.
This is Exposé #3 of the Great Darwinian Propaganda Machine.
Our subjects of this exposé are Jeff Speakman of the Center for Applied Isotope Studies at the University of Georgia; and Peter Swart and Minhan Dai, of the Asia Oceana Geosciences Society. Peter Swart is from the University of Miami and Minhan Dai is from Xiamen University.
In an ironic way, this is my favorite example of the suppression and repression of information among evolutionists because it is so blatant and so very representative of the entire cadre of evolutionists in the academic world. I wish to thank Mike Fischer and the Geochronology Group who have given me permission to use their content freely.
Between November 10, 1989 and November 29, 2011, 20 different radiocarbon (Carbon-14) dating tests were performed on 20 samples from eight different dinosaur bones from Texas, Alaska, Colorado, and Montana by the Center for Applied Isotope Studies at the University of Georgia. The samples were submitted to the Center by the Paleochronology Group.
Let’s start with bare data.
The data: Carbon-14 in dinosaur bones
Dinosaur, C-14 Years B.P., Date of Test, USA State
Acrocanthosaurus, >32,400, 11/10/1989, Texas
Acrocanthosaurus, 25,750 + 280, 06/14/1990, Texas
Acrocanthosaurus, 23,760 + 270, 10/23/1990, Texas
Acrocanthosaurus, 29,690 + 90, 10/27/2010, Texas
Acrocanthosaurus, 30,640 + 90, 10/27/2010, Texas
Allosaurus, 31,360 + 100, 05/01/2008, Colorado
Hadrosaur #1, 31,050 + 230/-220, 10/01/1998, Alaska
Hadrosaur #1, 36,480 + 560/-530, 10/01/1998, Alaska
Triceratops #1, 30,890 + 200, 08/25/2006, Montana
Triceratops #1, 33,830 + 2910/-1960, 09/12/2006, Montana
Triceratops #1, 24,340 + 70, 10/29/2009, Montana
Triceratops #2, 39,230 + 140, 08/27/2008, Montana
Triceratops #2, 30,110 + 80, 08/27/2008, Montana
Hadrosaur #2, 22,380 + 800, 01/06/2007
Hadrosaur #2, 22,990 +130, 04/04/2007, Montana
Hadrosaur #2, 25,670 + 220, 04/10/2007, Montana
Hadrosaur #2, 25,170 + 230, 04/10/2007, Montana
Hadrosaur #2, 23,170 + 170, 04/10/2007, Montana
Hadrosaur #3, 37,660 + 160, 11/29/2011, Colorado
Apatosaur, 38,250 + 160, 11/29/2011, Colorado
For evolutionists, these facts are earth-shattering information. Though not matching the biblical timeframes, they are relatively very close to them. We are certainly dealing with remains which are THOUSANDS of years old and nowhere near millions.
Note well that all of the dating results fell into the 22,000 – 39,000 years range. It is the consistency of the results which is very telling here. In other words, this is no fluke! There is real time measurement happening here. These dinosaur samples came from various locations and were from bones from eight different dinosaurs. No matter how we are to calibrate the radioisotope dating equation, it is clear that the millions-of-years scenario of evolutionists is unquestionably dead wrong due to the short half-life of Carbon-14 (5730 years). After supposed 65 million years of dinosaur extinction, there would be ZERO C-14 in these dinosaur samples. In fact, this would be the case after roughly 100,000 years. It cannot be stressed too strongly that these results CONCLUSIVELY disprove the evolutionary scenario.
Now don’t get me wrong. There are ASSUMPTIONS built into these age results of C-14 dating, as surely as there are assumptions built into radiometric dating in the use of the uranium-to-lead model of dating. One of these assumptions is that there was as much Carbon-14 in the earth’s atmosphere before the great flood as afterwards, an assumption I deem as highly unlikely. It is also ASSUMED that there was as much Carbon-14 in the atmosphere shortly after the great flood as there is today. If the amount of C-14 in the atmosphere before or immediately after the great flood was significantly less than today, as I believe was the case, then this would give us inflated ages for these dinosaur samples. In other words, the dinosaur ages determined in these C-14 dating tests could actually be erroneously older than the actual time which has passed. The actual time could be merely four and a half thousand years.
What empirical proof is there that the amount of C-14 in the atmosphere was the same when these dinosaurs lived as it is today? This assumption can actually be disproven because THE MEASURABLE AMOUNT OF C-14 IN OUR ATMOSPHERE IS HIGHER TODAY THAN IT WAS WHEN WE WERE FIRST ABLE TO MEASURE C-14 IN THE ATMOSPHERE. The amount of C-14 in our atmosphere is INCREASING day after day, and should reach equilibrium starting at zero in about 30,000 years, or about 25,000 years from today. Or are we to once again ASSUME that the amount of C-14 in our atmosphere only began to increase exactly since we have been able to measure it?
Note well: since equilibrium will occur at about 25,000 years, this puts the upper possible age limit of our current atmosphere at about 5,000 years!
According to the website of the Geochronology group:
“Members of the Paleochronology group presented their findings [of the dinosaur dating results detailed above] at the 2012 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting in Singapore, August 13-17, a conference of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS).
“Since dinosaurs are thought to be over 65 million years old, the news is stunning – and more than some can tolerate. After the AOGS-AGU conference in Singapore, the abstract was removed from the conference website by two chairmen because they could not accept the findings. Unwilling to challenge the data openly, they erased the report from public view without a word to the authors. When the authors inquired, they received this letter:”
Here is a slight enlargement of the main paragraph for easier viewing or click on the letter image above for a full enlarged view.
Let it be noted, first of all, as a matter of FACT, that the results of the radiocarbon tests performed on the dinosaur remains were not the “interpretations” of Hugh Miller or the Paleochronology Group, but the conclusions of the technicians of the Center for Applied Isotope Studies at the University of Georgia which results THEY reported to the Paleochronology Group. Minhan Dai and Peter Swart have their facts precisely BACKWARDS in their letter to Hugh Miller.
Mike Fischer comments:
“They did not look at the data and they never spoke with the researchers. They did not like the test results, so they censored them.
“Carbon-14 is considered to be a highly reliable dating technique. Its accuracy has been verified by using C-14 to date artifacts whose age is known historically. The fluctuation of the amount of C-14 in the atmosphere over time adds a small uncertainty, but contamination by ‘modern carbon’ such as decayed organic matter from soils poses a greater possibility for error.
“Dr. Thomas Seiler, a physicist from Germany, gave the presentation in Singapore. He said that his team and the laboratories they employed took special care to avoid contamination. That included protecting the samples, avoiding cracked areas in the bones, and meticulous pre-cleaning of the samples with chemicals to remove possible contaminants. Knowing that small concentrations of collagen can attract contamination, they compared precision Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) tests of collagen and bioapatite (hard carbonate bone mineral) with conventional counting methods of large bone fragments from the same dinosaurs. ‘Comparing such different molecules as minerals and organics from the same bone region, we obtained concordant C-14 results which were well below the upper limits of C-14 dating. These, together with many other remarkable concordances between samples from different fossils, geographic regions and stratigraphic positions make random contamination as origin of the C-14 unlikely’.
“The theoretical limit for C-14 dating is 100,000 years using AMS, but for practical purposes it is 45,000 to 55,000 years. The half-life of C-14 is 5730 years. If dinosaur bones are 65 million years old, there should not be one atom of C-14 left in them.”
“But in 2014, someone told the director of the facility, Jeff Speakman, that the Paleochronology group was showing the Carbon-14 reports on a website and YouTube and drawing the obvious conclusions. So when he received another bone sample from the Paleochronology group, he returned it to sender and sent an email saying: “I have recently become aware of the work that you and your team have been conducting with respect to radiocarbon dating of bone. The scientists at CAIS and I are dismayed by the claims that you and your team have made with respect to the age of the Earth and the validity of biological evolution. Consequently, we are no longer able to provide radiocarbon services in support of your anti-scientific agenda. I have instructed the Radiocarbon Laboratory to return your recent samples to you and to not accept any future samples for analysis.”
Here is a copy of Speakman’s letter. Click letter image for an enlargement.
You’ve gotta love this Speakman guy. His nickname should be “Mr. Rigid and Frigid.” When I read this letter, I get visions of the uptight college Dean in the Robin Williams movie, “Patch Adams.”
“Notice that he did not say the radiocarbon reports of the dinosaur bone samples were inaccurate. No, his objection was that the Paleochronology Group was using the reports to draw the obvious conclusion that dinosaurs lived thousands, not millions, of years ago. So I asked him 3 times over 3 weeks what is the right conclusion to draw from the test results they provided us; then I asked his entire scientific staff. None of them had an answer.
“This is an attitude we have encountered among members of academia: there is an established truth, and all evidence contrary to it is rejected. Anyone who challenges the established truth is made an enemy.”
The people who are suppressing information of this sort, in this case JEFF SPEAKMAN of the University of Georgia, PETER SWART of the University of Miami, and MINHAN DAI of Xiamen University are not functioning as scientists, but as religious zealots, self-appointed Protectors of Darwinian Orthodoxy and the Religion of Naturalism. They are agents of the Great Darwinian Propaganda Machine.
In our next article, we shall look at the American Inquisition and examine how true it is that, as Stephen Jay Gould has observed, “Academia is a den of vipers.”