Bible and radiocarbon dating
"The rock question is fairly simple and has to do with the basic elements which made up these rocks in the beginning.When each of these elements, uranium, potassium, radium etc.What many do not realize is that carbon dating is not used to date dinosaurs. Carbon dating is only accurate back a few thousand years.So if scientists believe that a creature lived millions of years ago, then they would need to date it another way. They assume dinosaurs lived millions of years ago (instead of thousands of years ago like the bible says).Each would probably arrive at equilibrium at different times.Look at biological breakdown everywhere, it proceeds at different rates.The samples of bone were blind samples.""Of course carbon dating isn't going to work on your Allosaurus bone. So I would expect to get some weird number like 16,000 years if you carbon date a millions of years old fossil.16.000 years by the way is still 10,000 years before your God supposedly created the Earth." Amy M 12/11/01 My response: I explain the limits of Carbon dating below.
Libbey knew that atmospheric carbon would reach equilibrium in 30,000 years.But what happens when there's no written information available and the design of an object can't peg it to a particular time?If the artifact is organic—like wood or bone—researchers can turn to a method called radiocarbon dating.It's a process that dates an object by analyzing the different forms of carbon it contains.Many people are under the false impression that carbon dating proves that dinosaurs and other extinct animals lived millions of years ago.