Young earth dating carbon

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I understand calibration might have something to do with this, but then in the article it says in italicized words that the uncalibrated date “Must Always Be Mentioned”. CMI’s Dr Rob Carter responds: Anthony, As a fan of biblical archaeology, I was asked to address your question.

Thus, reports generally specify the ‘raw’ numbers and the ‘fudged’ numbers.The changing ratio of C-12 to C-14 indicates the length of time since the tree stopped absorbing carbon, i.e., the time of its death.Obviously, if half the C-14 decays in 5,730 years, and half more decays in another 5,730 years, by ten half-lives (57,300 years) there would be essentially no C-14 left.It is only useful for once-living things which still contain carbon, like flesh or bone or wood.Rocks and fossils, consisting only of inorganic minerals, cannot be dated by this scheme.

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