Creationist arguments carbon dating

Obviously, this works only for things which were once living. Climate records from a Japanese lake are set to improve the accuracy of the dating technique, which could help to shed light on archaeological mysteries such as why Neanderthals became extinct.Most young earth creationists reject all of these points.As a scientific skeptics, we ask ourselves: is this really the case?It makes no sense at all if man appeared at the end of billions of years.We will deal with carbon dating first and then with the other dating methods.

You can even believe in evolution and be a Christian.

A very common claim of young earth creationists in trying to reject the evidence for an old earth is to loudly proclaim that radiometric dating methods “makes assumptions” and that these “assumptions” are somehow fatally flawed or not supported by evidence.

These claims generally land in three different categories: (1) radiometric dating assumes that initial conditions (concentrations of mother and daughter nuclei) are known, (2) radiometric dating assumes that rocks are closed systems and (3) radiometric dating assumes that decay rates are constant.

This serves as strong evidence for the reliability of radiometric dating methods. These isotopes differ in the number of neutrons they have in their nuclei.

Those isotopes that are not stable decay into daughter nuclei.