What Are the Uses of X-Rays? This article will answer several of the most common creationist attacks on carbon dating, using the question-answer format that has proved so useful to lecturers and debaters.
That carbon dating deemed the moss to have been frozen for over 1, years. Even if the rate of decay is constant, without a knowledge of the exact ratio of C12 to C14 in the initial sample, the dating technique is still subject to question. In the past I've held my ground quite firmly on this topic, but as of recently he has made some claims from some "scientific journals" that carbon dating may not be as accurate as thought, and that it is misleading. These variations, or offsets, of up to 20 years in the calibration of precise radiocarbon dating could be related to climatic conditions. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Quite clearly the thickness of the rings has NOTHING to do with temperature, and so devising a temperature record from tree-rings is voodo-science.