Age of Earth?
So a very strong creationalist from my school has been talking to me and last night at a football game, we got into another friendly debate. We are friends but we both enjoy debating which is a good thing.
Anyway, so he believes the Earth is only like 6,000 years old or so. Or older, I suppose and that the Flood DID happen and it happened in around 4,000 BC -ish. Then he also talks about the whole dinosaur idea and about how dinosaurs were alive when people were and many tribe chiefs (a slavic chief for instance) became chief for killing dinosaurs. And their was a book a long time ago talking about how to kill a beast that is described the same as a T-rex.
Then this is what I really have questions about. He was talking about how Radioactive Carbon 14 dating is false. I understand it only goes to about 50,000 years ago, but if that's the case, that instantly debunks his 6,000 year old Earth arguement. He then goes into how the different environmental effects change the decay of the carbon 14 isotope (such as atmospheric conditions, and the flood).
He got a LOT of this information from the book "The Creation Answers Book" which I read part of and it just smells of a creationalist writer. So is there anything about the book that I can say is completely false (or is it actually all true?) and how do I prove the age of the Earth is older than what he says?