# Carbon dating science

He starts out with an explanation of what carbon dating is, which proves to be adequate for this discussion.The only notable exception is that he says carbon dating is only good for objects less than 40,000 years old. As technologies advance, so does our ability to detect the amount of C-14 in a sample.At some point, the amount being poured in, and the amount leaking out, will be the same, thus the water level will remain constant.The original claim about this process originated with Dr.Therefore, the basic question which Hovind is answering is no.

The major mistake Hovind makes in this article relates to his claim of equilibrium.

It does not "upset" data obtained by C-14 dating..confirms C-14 dating!

Hovind goes on to show that he knows absolutely nothing about the science of Carbon Dating.

Scientists take this, and produce calibration curves, which are applied to the carbon dating process.

This removes the first assumption..the amount of C-14 is thought to be constant.

In other words, this function takes in a number of years, t, as its input value and gives back an output value of the percentage of carbon-14 remaining.