Bang goes theory carbon dating

When I have asked an audience this question they have looked at me incredulously and said, “Starting time?” You cannot know how long the swimmer took unless you knew the time on the wristwatch when the race started.

The product of these collisions is a radioactive form of carbon, C14.But they do not even mention the basic problem that you cannot know the radioactive concentrations that existed in the rock in the past.In other words, the fatal problem with all radioactive dates is that they are all based on assumptions about the past.But they omit discussion of the basic flaw in the method: you cannot measure the age of a rock using radioactive dating because you were not present to measure the radioactive elements when the rock formed and you did not monitor the way those elements changed over its entire geological history.If you check this educational page by the US Geological Society you will see that they spend all their time talking about the technicalities of radioactive decay.

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