Originally Posted by Fish
Actually, we do know that carbon dating is correct. It's good to be skeptical of work done by others, but at the same time, you can't simply discount proven repeatable methods that are accepted as fact by the entire scientific community. And no amount of college philosophical discussion can take the truth away from that. I see now where you got your "How do we know that 1+1=2?" comment, but you're applying that philosophical ponderance to something of which it is unable and unsuited to explain. That's just not how it works.
I'm not trying to build a case against your beliefs. I'm trying to encourage you and others to equally apply the same amount of skepticism to both evolution and religion. Challenge both equally and see which provides more evidence in return.
Carbon Dating: http://science.howstuffworks.com/env.../carbon-14.htm
His "how can we be sure of anything" is a typical cop out of the intellectually lazy.