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Carbon dating doesn work

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Yet, instead of seriously attempting to rebut them with up-to-date evidence, Barnes merely quoted the old guesses of authors who wrote before the facts were known. So, in the end, external evidence reconciles with and often confirms even controversial C dates.

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This would mean that eighty-two hundred years worth of tree rings had to form in five thousand years, which would mean that one-third of all the bristlecone pine rings would have to be extra rings. Of course, some species of tree tend to produce two or more growth rings per year. If they are right, this means all C ages greater than two or three thousand years need to be lowered drastically and that the earth can be no older than ten thousand years.

One such assumption was that the megalith builders of western Europe learned the idea of megaliths from the Near-Eastern civilizations. The second assumption isn't as reasonable seeing as we know that the carbon to carbon ratio changes. However, that is all that can be determined. So, creationists who complain about double rings in their attempts to disprove C dating are actually grasping at straws. Since plants breath carbon dioxide, they will intake some C as well and make it part of their tissue.

If either assumption is wrong carbon dating doesn't work. It was decaying while it was alive, but now there is nothing coming in to replace it. Most of the tree-ring sequence is based on the bristlecone pine. For this reason, it is simply impossible for carbon dating to give dates as old as millions of years. Again it is obvious that they are not millions of years old.

If the dates received from carbon dating are accurate, it would be a huge problem for those who believe in the Genesis account of creation. Carbon is a naturally abundant element found in the atmosphere, in the earth, in the oceans, and in every living creature.

It is derived from a transcript of Dr. The earth was divided up into layers. His videos and materials are not copyrighted. This is another assumption that is often made, but rarely addressed.