Until the raw data does become available for general scrutiny, creationists are clearly justified in maintaining a high degree of skepticism. Skip to main content. The limestone is so ancient that the carbon consists almost entirely of carbon atoms and almost no carbon Hurley, Patrick M. The point is, we do have a decent idea when a sample is contaminated, and since collectors of specimens do their best to collect a large number of samples from a site, we are sure to have many readings to compare. They have been slowly built up by matching ring patterns between trees of different ages, both living and dead, from a given locality.
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Thanks to Fossil Fuels, Carbon Dating Is in Jeopardy. One Scientist May Have an Easy Fix
Queen's University paleoclimatologist Paula Reimer points out that measuring Carbon will often not be necessary, since archaeologists can usually use the sedimentary layer in which an object was found to double-check its age. The technique can be used to date specimens that died tens of thousands of years ago, but not millions. Existence of God. The older an organism's remains are, the less beta radiation it emits because its C is steadily dwindling at a predictable rate. Creationist claims: