Radio dating problems

In fact, 14C is forming FASTER than the observed decay rate.This skews the 'real' answer to a much younger age.(They conveniently forget to mention that the tree ring chronology was arranged by C14 dating.The scientists who were trying to build the chronology found the tree rings so ambiguous that they could not decide which rings matched which (using the bristlecone pine).You can find some further good information here: -- read the full page if you get the chance.

Some believe trees are known to be as old as 9,000 years. A lot of people doubt this claim for various good reasons I wont go into here.Knowing this, calculate the first order rate constant for the decay of radium-226 and the fraction of a sample of this isotope remaining after 100 years.Sign up for INFObytes and receive an MP3 (audio presentation) called Genesis, The Gospel and the Creation/Evolution Issue by Dr Emil Silvestru—free for you to download! Libby, the discoverer of the C14 dating method, was very disappointed with this problem.He understood that archaeological artifacts were readily available.

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