Carbon dating science Non subscription adult chat
Despite its limitations, carbon dating has proven to be an extremely useful way to determine the age of important archaeological discoveries, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Iceman remains.
It has also given scientific weight to arguments surrounding controversial objects and their dates of origin.
Henry Morris (he got his ideas from previous research). The rate at which the water is poured into the barrel (C-14 production) is not constant.
This removes the first assumption..the amount of C-14 is thought to be constant.
Hovind goes on to claim "This also means that plants and animals that lived in the past had less C-14 in them than do plants and animals today.
Just this one fact totally upsets data obtained by C-14 dating." A study of plants of the past, using tree-rings, confirms a direct correlation between C-14 levels and the earth's magnetic field, over the last 8,000 years.
So, objects older than that do not contain enough of the isotope to be dated.
Conversely, the method doesn't work on objects that are too young.