Does carbon dating fossils work

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.Many people are under the false impression that carbon dating proves that dinosaurs and other extinct animals lived millions of years ago.

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As time progressed each would begin to acquire its slower modern-day stable half-life, but would they all acquire these stable rates in a uniformity which would keep them all in synchrony? If they did, all would give the same ages, you are right.

Each would probably arrive at equilibrium at different times.

However each time they test it, they find more c14 in the atmosphere, and have realized that we are only 1/3 the way to equilibrium.

Since carbon dating measures the amount of carbon still in a fossil, then the date given is not accurate.

Unbiased science changes the theory to support the facts.

They should not change the facts to fit the theory.

The age they came back with was only a few thousand years old. And kept their theory that dinosaurs lived "millions of years ago" instead. They then use potassium argon, or other methods, and date the fossils again.

This date did not fit the preconceived notion that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago. They do this many times, using a different dating method each time.

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.

Wouldn't this make all the rocks appear the same age?

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