Problems with radio carbon dating

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.

When each of these elements, uranium, potassium, radium etc.

were switched on, it would only be natural for them to behave according to their individual properties, eventually acquiring stable half-lives of decay, at different rates.

What would happen if a dinosaur bone were carbon dated?

- At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Scientists dated dinosaur bones using the Carbon dating method.

"We didn't tell them that the bones they were dating were dinosaur bones. The Allosaurus dinosaur was supposed to be around 140,000,000 years.

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.

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.

Let's say initially every radioactive element was "exploded" into existence from pre-existent elements.

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