Carbon dating of mount st helens
The standard Geological Column became the reference point, even though it does not appear anywhere on earth except in text books.
And the ages assigned to the layers were derived from long age evolutionary assumptions – not from the scientific facts, – as the column was established long before we even had radiometric dating.
Plants absorb that carbon through photosynthesis, and animals via plants.
When they die, however, the radioactive carbon decays at a known rate.
Measuring the ratio of radioactive to stable carbon, we can estimate the age of carbon-bearing samples.
Now, this article was published originally in 1989, which means two things. Aardsma’s statement that “no reliable historically dated artifacts exist…older than 5,000 years” is no longer true.
Radiocarbon dating is relatively easy to visualize and understand on a basic level, unlike many other methods in geochronology.
The atmosphere contains trace amounts of radioactive carbon (14C).
They present radiocarbon dating as straightforward and easy to understand, while building their case on technical discussions that are simply inaccessible to the non-specialist reader.
According to organizations like ICR, CMI, and Ai G, ancient samples of coal, graphite, diamond, petrified wood, and even dinosaur bones have been dated confidently to only 30–70,000 years old, rather than the of years assigned to them via other techniques. It’s abundantly clear why apparent contradictions involving the radiocarbon method are the preferred soundbite references for the everyday Young-Earth Creationist.