Does carbon dating work dinosaurs
However, scientists are consistently finding 14c everywhere it shouldn't be.As reported in 2011 in the journal PLo S One, in an allegedly 80-million year old mosasaur.This The theory predicts that the test results should say that the bones are at least 50,000 years old.Carbon-14 dating works by measuring the amount of carbon-14 interspersed with regular carbon-12 in a sample of organic matter.Scientists who are Christians who adhere to a six-day creation would recognize that it’s expected that there would be some carbon-14 in the bones because not enough time has passed for all of it to decay (since the age of the earth is less than 2 half-lives of carbon-14).But since the age predicted by the method is wrong (i.e.
But what happens if you date them using carbon-14 dating, which is theoretically useful for dating organic materials that are much younger, having died up to 50,000 years ago?
The half-life of carbon-14 is 5,730 years, which means it takes that long for half of any initial amount amount of carbon-14 to decay.
A FLY IN THE OINTMENT – WHAT WERE THE INITIAL AMOUNTS?
With the scientific breakthroughs and discoveries coming in daily, this is a great time to be alive!
* Update: At creation.com/c14-dinos, see the great summary of this presentation from Carl Wieland, president of Creation Ministries International.
Evolutionists “know” the dates are wrong because they believe the earth is much, much older than what God tells us it is. “Carbon dating dinosaur bones is ludicrous, and the fact they yielded numbers is meaningless.” Another remark noted in the article was “. An objective scientist would explore the discrepancies produced by the dating methods. If dinosaur bones are not 65 million years old, then this poses serious problems to the entire modern science guild who has built its house upon the sandy shores of evolution theory. Another common “explanation” — other than contamination — though it’s really just a theory, is that the carbon-14 that exists in the bones was produced by millions of years of uranium and thorium decaying underground and injecting the bones with carbon-14 isotopes produced during the decay process.