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For some reason, which I have not yet figured out, at least one person per week has been asking me about the Carbon-14 Radiometric Dating Technique.
As of the mid-1940s, radioactive dating had not attracted serious attention from the majority of evangelicals.
Since the invention of the C-14 method and the appearance of evangelical professionals in this field, however, American evangelicals have divided themselves into two groups.
As you learned in the previous page, carbon dating uses the half-life of Carbon-14 to find the approximate age of certain objects that are 40,000 years old or younger.
In the following section we are going to go more in-depth about carbon dating in order to help you get a better understanding of how it works.
They want to know if it is accurate or if it works at all.
Worse still, sometimes they want to know how evolutionists use Carbon-14 to date dinosaur fossils!
There are more than 80 such technologies that are claimed to work.Age determinations can also be obtained from carbonate deposits such as calcite, dissolved carbon dioxide, and carbonates in ocean, lake, and groundwater sources.Cosmic rays enter the earth's atmosphere in large numbers every day and when one collides with an atom in the atmosphere, it can create a secondary cosmic ray in the form of an energetic neutron.adiocarbon (C-14) dating has several implications for Christianity, particularly in terms of the interpretation of the first part of Genesis.Since its advent in the mid-20th century, it has been one of the central topics in the creation-evolution controversy.Laboratory research has shown that the radioactive decay of Carbon-14 occurs in a half-life of 5,73040 years through beta decay that causes the Carbon-14 to revert back to Nitrogen-14.