Robert D. Robot wrote:
So, to Mr. Ham: Who is currently living that was around in the first few centuries A.D. to confirm how and when the Bible was written and if it was truly the authentic word of the Creator?
I agree it's basically a form of special pleading. That's why he wanted to confuse science with religion. The problem is that what he called "assumptions" are facts. Radioactive decay is constant. The speed of light is consistent. Contamination can be accounted for by finding what isotopes you are dealing with. Tree ring growth is consistent. So is ice deposition (more snow means thicker layers NOT more layers).
Oh and that list of inaccurate dating methods. All of them show that the earth is more than 4,000 years old. Ham never explained that.