Carbon dating can be used to date

We say that the input and output of water is in equilibrium.

The water level just sits there even though the hose is going full blast.

That is, we can use carbon-14 dating on a given tree-ring (the 8000-year sequence having been assembled from the overlapping tree-ring patterns of living and dead trees) and compare the resulting age with the tree-ring date.

A study of the deviations from the accurate tree-ring dating sequence shows that the earth's magnetic field has an important effect on carbon-14 production.

(The barrel is made deep enough so that we don't have to worry about water overflowing the rim.) Henry Morris argued that if we started filling up our empty barrel it would take 30,000 years to reach the equilibrium point.

Thus, he concluded, if our Earth were older than 30,000 years the incoming water should just equal the water leaking out.

What the magnetic field does is to partially shield the earth from cosmic rays which produce carbon-14 high in the atmosphere.

Creationists don't want their readers to be distracted with problems like that -- unless the cat is already out of the bag and something has to be said.

Tree-ring dating (see Topic 27) gives us a wonderful check on the radiocarbon dating method for the last 8000 years.

This nullifies the carbon-14 method as well as demonstrating that the earth is less than 10,000 years old. One suspects that the scientific world would not be using the carbon-14 method if it were so obviously flawed.

Could it be that the whole scientific community has missed this point, or is it another case of creationist daydreaming?

Leave a Reply

  1. sex camaras gratis 19-Oct-2017 11:51

    But it’s a thorny issue - and one that must be tackled, as more and more of us turn to the online dating.

  2. vera zvonereva dating 24-Jun-2017 07:49

    Explore our killer quality Asian cam-site featuring live chat with cute girls and couples; just tap on the photo or video to start chatting.

  3. pure dating site without subscription 17-Nov-2017 15:36

    We welcome previous users of UKChatterbox, and of course, UKChatters, which has been recently taken over, and no longer supports m IRC.

  4. crystal castles courtship dating mp3 13-Nov-2017 19:07

    That’s why Xpress gives you more choices than any other dating site.