Can radio carbon dating wrong

CONTENTS: Scientists Speak about Radiocarbon Dating This material is excerpted from the book, DATING OF TIME IN EVOLUTION. Lee, "Radiocarbon: Ages in Error," in Creation Research Society Quarterly, September 1982, pp. But only the scientific community is told that fact.

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"Muscle tissue from beneath the scalp of a mummified musk ox found in frozen muck at Fairbanks Creek, Alaska, has a radiocarbon age of 24,000, while the radiocarbon age of hair from a hind limb of the carcass is 17,200.

A life span exceeding 7,000 years for a specimen of this species is doubtful.

All animals in the food chain, including carnivores, get their carbon indirectly from plant material, even if it is by eating animals which themselves eat plants.

The net effect of this is that all living organisms have the same radiocarbon to stable carbon ratio as the atmosphere.

Brown, "Radiocarbon Age Measurements Re-examined," in Review and Herald, October 28, 1971, pp. Radiocarbon in the atmosphere was markedly different prior to 1600 B. "It was found that the activity of radiocarbon in the atmosphere was going up and down even before the Industrial Revolution [when additional smoke began polluting the air]."—*H. For a 40,000 year old sample, the figure is only 5 percent, while an error of 50,000 years can be produced by about 1 percent of modern material. The age of prehistoric artifacts, the age of the earth, and that of the universe would be thrown into doubt."—*F. Jueneman, article in Industrial Research, 14 (1972), p. "Some geologists question the use of the C-14 method for samples stored under moist conditions. von Fange, "Time Upside Down," in Creation Research Society Quarterly, June 1974, p.

Much more must be done on chemical purification of samples."—*F. This is a most serious limitation, for who can be sure that a given sample has not been moistened? The dating process is always designed to try to extract the carbon from a sample which is most representative of the original organism.In general it is always better to date a properly identified single entity (such as a cereal grain or an identified bone) rather than a mixture of unidentified organic remains. Arnold and I had was that our advisors informed us that history extended back only 5,000 years . You read books and find statements that such and such a society or archaeological site is [said to be] 20,000 years old. Olsson introduce their report with these words: "C-14 dating was being discussed at a symposium on the prehistory of the Nile Valley.At normal [present] growth rates, between 500-2,000 solar years would be required for the development of an eighteen-inch peat layer."A mastodon skeleton, found at Ferguson Farm near Tupperville, Ontario, provided a radiocarbon age of 8,900 for the collagen fraction of bones and a radiocarbon age of 6,200 for high organic-content mud from within the skull cavities. Flint, "Radiocarbon Dating," in Science, February 8, 1957, p. Only if all the factors producing C-14 in living tissue are unchanged, can past radiodating results be reliable "An earlier increase in neutrino levels] must have had the peculiar characteristic of resetting all our atomic clocks.

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