Many people are under the false impression that carbon dating proves that dinosaurs and other extinct animals lived millions of years ago. 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. But there is the problem. They assume dinosaurs lived millions of years ago instead of thousands of years ago like the bible says.
They ignore evidence that does not fit their preconceived notion. What would happen if a dinosaur bone were carbon dated? The age they came back with was only a few thousand years old. This date did not fit the preconceived notion that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago. So what did they do? They threw the results out. And kept their theory that dinosaurs lived "millions of years ago" instead.
This is common practice. They then use potassium argon, or other methods, and date the fossils again. They do this many times, using a different dating method each time. The results can be as much as million years different from each other! They then pick the date they like best, based upon their preconceived notion of how old their theory says the fossil should be based upon the Geologic column.
So they start with the assumption that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago, then manipulate the results until they agree with their conclusion. Their assumptions dictate their conclusions.
So why is it that if the date doesn't fit the theory, they change the facts? Unbiased science changes the theory to support the facts. They should not change the facts to fit the theory. A Dinosaur carbon dated at 9, and 16, years old NOT millions of years old like evolutionists claim I have documentation of an Allosaurus bone that was sent to The University of Arizona to be carbon dated.
The result was sample B at 16, years. The Allosaurus dinosaur was supposed to be around ,, years. The samples of bone were blind samples. That method is only accurate to 40, years. So I would expect to get some weird number like 16, years if you carbon date a millions of years old fossil. I explain the limits of Carbon dating below. One thing you might want to ask yourself though, is how do you know it is millions of years old, giving an "incorrect" date one that you think is too young or if it actually is only a few thousand years old.
As far as your comments that 16, years is older than when God created the earth, we know that there is more carbon in the atmosphere than there was a thousand years ago. So a date of 9, or 16, years is more likely to be less. Perhaps only 6, years old. Something that is years old for example. But it is far from an exact Science. It is somewhat accurate back to a few thousand years, but carbon dating is not accurate past this.
Thirty thousand years is about the limit. However, this does not mean that the earth is 30 thousand years old. It is much younger than that. Libbey knew that atmospheric carbon would reach equilibrium in 30, years. Because he assumed that the earth was millions of years old, he believed it was already at equilibrium.
This would make the earth less than 10, years old! But there is more carbon in the atmosphere now than there was 4 thousand years ago.
Carbon dating makes an animal living 4 thousand years ago when there was less atmospheric carbon appear to have lived thousands of years before it actually did. What was the original amount of Carbon in the atmosphere? A great book on the flaws of dating methods is "Radioisotopes and the age of the earth" edited by Larry Vardiman, Andrew Snelling, Eugene F.
Published by Institute for Creation Research; December Dating methods are based on 3 unprovable and questionable assumptions: That the isotope abundances in the specimen dated have not been altered during its history by addition or removal of either parent or daughter isotopes 3 That when the rock first formed it contained a known amount of daughter material "Radioisotopes and the age of the earth" pg v We must recognize that past processes may not be occurring at all today, and that some may have occurred at rates and intensities far different from similar processes today.
Since no one was there, no one knows for sure. It's like trying to figure out how long a candle has been burning, without knowing the rate at which it burns, or its original size. God cursed the ground the rocks too! See my commentary on Genesis 3 verse 17 ".. Wouldn't this make all the rocks appear the same age? When each of these elements, uranium, potassium, radium etc. Let's say initially every radioactive element was "exploded" into existence from pre-existent elements.
None of these early faster half-lives would be the same as they are today. As time progressed each would begin to acquire its slower modern-day stable half-life, but would they all acquire these stable rates in a uniformity which would keep them all in synchrony? If they did, all would give the same ages, you are right.
Each would probably arrive at equilibrium at different times. Look at biological breakdown everywhere, it proceeds at different rates. Look at the world from a devolutionary viewpoint and see how perfection has been lost and breakdown has proceeded in spurts and stasis periods. Some of us have lost more information than others, that's why some are at Harvard, but others, more unfortunate, [the same] age struggle with debilitating genetic degenerative diseases like Lupus, MS, ALS, Crohn's and many other autoimmune diseases.
The keys of which are locked in the "vault of degeneration knowledge" that evolutionists are unwilling to open for fear that we creationists might be correct. Here are some Carbon 14 dates that were rejected because they did not agree with evolution If you do not see a chart below, then your web browser does not support tables - please email me for these dates Penguins Living penguins have been carbon dated and the results said that they had died 8, years ago!
This is just one of many inaccurate dates given by Carbon dating. Mollusks The shells of living mollusks have been dated using the carbon 14 method, only to find that the method gave it a date as having been dead for 23, years! Well, they dated one of those too, the results stated that the seal had died 1, years ago. Consequently organisms living there dated by C14 give ages much older than their true age. A lake Bonney seal known to have died only a few weeks before was carbon dated.
The results stated that the seal had died between and years ago. Antarctic Journal, Washington Snails Shells from living snails were dated using the Carbon 14 method.
The results stated that the snails had died 27, years ago. But the ones above give you a general idea. There are other methods of dating. They too, give varied results. Potassium-argon dating The potassium-argon method was used to date volcanic material in this next example.
But these lava flows happened only about years ago in and Gary Parker Image coming soon Volcanic ash has also been known to give dates much older than they actually were.
Lava flows at Mt Ngauruhoe, New Zealand gave erroneous dates from K-Ar analyses ranging from The equipment was checked and the samples were run again to exclude the possibility of lab error but similar results were obtained. Creation Ex Nihilo 22 1: Explosive Evidence for Catastrophe Dr. Steve Austin Has the rate of decay remained constant? The biggest problem with dating methods is the assumption that the rate of decay has remained constant. There is no way to prove it. In fact there is much evidence to show this rate has not remained constant, and that it is decaying quicker and quicker.
Just what the bible, and a Devolution and degenerating model of the earth would predict. One of them asked the guard, "Can you tell me how old the dinosaur bones are? If you have any questions on Creation, Evolution, or just want to say "Hi" please feel free to email me.