Span classnews_dtfeb 17 2016spannbsp018332ive been poking about on the internet again as you do and found a whole load of stuff by creationists about the problems with carbon 14 radiometric dating.
I hope this helps your understanding of carbon dating if you have any more questions about it dont hesitate to write 2 i just listened to a series of lectures on archaeology put out by john hopkins univ the lecturer talked at length about how inaccurate c14 dating is as corrected by dendrochronology.
Carbon dating is used to work out the age of organic material in effect any living thing the technique hinges on carbon14 a radioactive isotope of the element that unlike other more stable forms of carbon decays away at a steady rate organisms capture a certain amount of carbon14 from the atmosphere when they are alive.
They have their work cut out for them however because radiocarbon c14 dating is one of the most reliable of all the radiometric dating methods this article will answer several of the most common creationist attacks on carbon14 dating using the questionanswer format that has proved so useful to lecturers and debaters.
Carbon14 is used for dating because it is unstable radioactive whereas 12 c and 13 c are stable radioactive means that 14 c will decay emit radiation over time and become a different element during this process called beta decay a neutron in the 14 c atom will be converted into a proton.
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He received his phd from the university of toronto doing research in accelerator mass spectrometry a technique now widely used in radiocarbon dating cite this article aardsma g a 1989 myths regarding radiocarbon dating acts amp facts 18 3.
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