Dating lava

Some books mention other bogus ages: 140 million years, or 2.96 billion years. The scientists in question reported the lava's measured age as approximately zero.

Carbon-14 dating has been used successfully on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Minoan ruins and tombs of the pharaohs among other things. The half-life of carbon-14 is approximately 5,730 years. dinosaurs the evolution alleges lived millions of years ago.Various creationist books mention the 1801 eruption of the Hualalai volcano in Hawaii.They claim that scientists dated the 200 year old lava, and got the utterly bogus age of 22 million years.This lava was not hot enough to melt olivine, so the chunks were carried along when the eruption brought lava up from the depths.Of course the olivine inclusions dated as being old. In fact, the scientists weren't trying to date the olivine inclusions - the xenoliths.