Well, the editorial mentions that labs now grow diamonds so, obviously, it does not necessarily take long ages to form a diamond. All it takes is the right conditions, which we can simulate in a lab and produce diamonds relatively quickly. The idea that diamonds take millions of years to form is an assumption based on a naturalistic worldview that assumes slow and gradual processes. Even some secular sources (such as this article from Smithsonian.com) admit we don’t actually know how long it takes to form a diamond.
But there’s great evidence that diamonds are actually young. Diamonds are the hardest substance on earth, so nothing gets in to contaminate them. Yet testing has shown that diamonds contain carbon-14. This is an important discovery, because, in the conventional paradigm, C-14 is only detectable up to 80,000 years—so they can’t be older than that. And yet these diamonds are considered billions of years old!
Diamonds aren’t billions of years old.
Diamonds aren’t billions of years old. They’re young, just like our earth, likely formed deep in the earth during the global flood of Noah’s day. You can learn more about diamonds in this article by geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling: “Dazzling Diamonds by Special Delivery.”
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