At around 44:40 Andrew goes on about “evidence” as if evolutionists must be right because they base their thinking on evidence, unaware of the beliefs and philosophy behind their e-stories (see Refuting Evolution chapter 1: Evolution & creation, science & religion, facts & bias).
Andrew says, “Tim however is just interested in the evidence. He has dug up hundreds of human-like skulls from the same valley in Ethiopia. Carbon dating has put them at different ages.”
Carbon dating? I thought Andrew’s was an interesting statement because carbon-14 has a relatively short half-life of 5,730 years and can only be used to ‘date’ samples around 40,000 years maximum. (Theoretically the instruments can discriminate c-14 levels that would represent around 100,000 years, but there is a problem with ‘background radiation’ that makes the practical limits around 40,000.)
I listened carefully and, sure enough, Tim White says to team member Sam, “Let’s go. Take that [skull]. That’s from a million years old …”
A million years. Obviously that was not ‘dated’ by carbon dating.
A little later Tim White said of another skull that it was 4½ million years old (according to their evolutionary scenario, of course).
Clearly they did not date that skull using carbon dating either.
I thought it funny that the whole purpose Andrew Maxwell’s show was to trick and flat-foot the creationists, but he fell for the blooper of the novice: “Doesn’t carbon dating prove the world is millions of years old?” (see The Creation Answers Book Chapter 4: What about carbon dating?)