Fun facts about carbon dating
Ironically, despite its popularity, it is also one of the most misunderstood methods of dating.Many people mistakenly believe carbon dating can be used to date objects that are millions or even billions of years old.Earlier this week they told us about the common myths about creationism that I had a fun time dissecting as not myths at all, and now they have presented us with, So I would like to take a look at these 10 pieces of evidence and explain why they could not be further from evidence for something as silly as young earth creationism.1.
Misconception # 1: Carbon dating can be used to date objects that are millions or even billions of years old Carbon dating is one of the most popular radioactive dating methods used today.
Researchers can find out how long ago something died using radiocarbon dating.
Bones and teeth from animals and humans, as well as artefacts made out of wood, fabric or paper are just some of the objects that can be aged using this process.
Misconception #2: Carbon dating can be used to date virtually anything Another misconception people have about carbon dating is that it can be used to date virtually anything.
Carbon dating can only be used to date objects that were once living or even apart of a living organism. It cannot be used to directly date inorganic objects, such as rocks (other radioactive dating methods are used to date radioactive rocks).