Then why do evolutionists think that this can be used to determine the age of the earth? They've claimed species that have gone extinct "millions of years ago" -- only to be discovered years later alive and well in our oceans. Am I just not "faithful enough" to ignore these details? Desiree: Wrong. Your side claims science but in reality it's pseudoscience. Our sides is about faith and about real science.
Radiocarbon dating also referred to as carbon dating or carbon dating is a method for determining the age of an object containing organic material by using the properties of radiocarbon , a radioactive isotope of carbon. The method was developed in the late s at the University of Chicago by Willard Libby , who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in It is based on the fact that radiocarbon 14 C is constantly being created in the atmosphere by the interaction of cosmic rays with atmospheric nitrogen. The resulting 14 C combines with atmospheric oxygen to form radioactive carbon dioxide , which is incorporated into plants by photosynthesis ; animals then acquire 14 C by eating the plants.
How exact is carbon dating used today? Doesn't carbon dating prove millions of years? S ince I was asked this question twice this weekend I felt I should answer it here.