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Carbon 14 decay dating

There are various other radiometric dating methods used today to give ages of millions or billions of years for rocks.These techniques, unlike carbon dating, mostly use the relative concentrations of parent and daughter products in radioactive decay chains.

It does not give dates of millions of years and when corrected properly fits well with the biblical flood.Anything over about 50,000 years old, should theoretically have no detectable C.That is, they take up less than would be expected and so they test older than they really are.For example, potassium-40 decays to argon-40; uranium-238 decays to lead-206 via other elements like radium; uranium-235 decays to lead-207; rubidium-87 decays to strontium-87; etc.These techniques are applied to igneous rocks, and are normally seen as giving the time since solidification.Accordingly, carbon dating carefully applied to items from historical times can be useful.

However, even with such historical calibration, archaeologists do not regard C produced and therefore dating the system.

One rare form has atoms that are 14 times as heavy as hydrogen atoms: carbon-14, or C ratio gets smaller.

So, we have a “clock” which starts ticking the moment something dies.

This will make old things look older than they really are.

Also, the Genesis flood would have greatly upset the carbon balance.

People wonder how millions of years could be squeezed into the biblical account of history. Christians, by definition, take the statements of Jesus Christ seriously.