What about radiocarbon dating? I just listened to a series of lectures on archaeology put out by John Hopkins Univ. We believe all the dates over 5, years are really compressible into the next 2, years back to creation. The other major factor affecting the results of carbon dating is gauging the original proportion of carbon itself. The equation for the radioactive decay of 14 C is:
It was unclear for some time whether the wiggles were real or not, but they are now well-established.
ERRORS ARE FEARED IN CARBON DATING
Younger objects can easily be dated, because they still emit plenty of beta radiation, enough to be measured after the background radiation has been subtracted out of the total beta radiation. Unfortunately, tree ring dating is itself not entirely reliable, especially the "long chronology" employed to calibrate the carbon dating method. The Handy Dandy Evolution Refuter. Creation Evolution Journal Title: Climate change caused empire's fall, tree rings reveal May 15,