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Creationism vs carbon 14 dating

The challenge is that it operates under a set of assumptions.

Worse still, sometimes they want to know how evolutionists use Carbon-14 to date dinosaur fossils!

Radiometric Dating Technologies are presented to the public by evolutionists as utterly reliable clocks for dating earth rocks or biological materials.

For some reason, which I have not yet figured out, at least one person per week has been asking me about the Carbon-14 Radiometric Dating Technique.

They want to know if it is accurate or if it works at all.

He claimed that it was capable of dating animal, plant and human remains of fairly “recent’ origin. As they say on Star Trek, we are all carbon based units.

Laboratory research has shown that the radioactive decay of Carbon-14 occurs in a half-life of 5,73040 years through beta decay that causes the Carbon-14 to revert back to Nitrogen-14.

Add to that the rather unscientific term "prove" and the question of the title can be seen, rightly, as something of a To give Scott some credit, though, his first task in the article is to dispel the "common myth" that carbon-14 dating has any bearing on measurements of the age of the Earth.

In fact, he spends the first four paragraphs giving a basic, but roughly correct, description of what C-14 is and what C-14 dating is based upon.

It is not a matter of whether the science itself is faulty.

The reality is that the science is rather elegant in its function.

However, he limits his myth dispelling to correcting only the misconception that C-14 dating is used for age determinations of "millions of years", which of course it is not.