Carbon dating correct

08-Mar-2016 09:08

That means if you took one pound of 100 percent carbon-14, in 5,730 years, you would only have half a pound left.Carbon-14 is created in the upper atmosphere as nitrogen atoms are bombarded by cosmic radiation.are automatically placed based on the content of the page in which they appear.We do not have the option of choosing which ads appear on the site.As scientists will often claim something to be millions or billions of years old (ages that do not conform to the Biblical account of the age of the earth), Christians are often left wondering about the accuracy of the carbon-14 method.The truth is, carbon-14 dating (or radiocarbon dating, as its also called) is not a precise dating method in many cases, due to faulty assumptions and other limitations on this method.This can result in the appearance of Ads we do not endorse and with which we seriously disagree.

Carbon has a weight of twelve atomic mass units (AMUs), and is the building block of all organic matter (plants and animals).

A small percentage of carbon atoms have an atomic weight of 14 AMUs. Carbon-14 is an unstable, radioactive isotope of carbon 12.

As with any radioactive isotope, carbon-14 decays over time.

The half-life of carbon 14 is approximate 5,730 years.

For every one trillion carbon-12 atoms, you will find one carbon-14 atoms.The carbon-14 that results from the reaction caused by cosmic radiation quickly changes to carbon dioxide, just like normal carbon-12 would.