Unfortunately, a lot of misinformation about radiocarbon dating has been circulated by individuals who have neither training nor hands-on experience in this area.
We feel a responsibility to make sure readers of this site go away with factual, truthful information, and this requires a frank correcting of some prevalent misinformation.
It is assumed that the ratio has been constant for a very long time before the industrial revolution.
Is this assumption correct (for on it hangs the whole validity of the system)?
What methods do they use and how do these methods work?
In this article, we will examine the methods by which scientists use radioactivity to determine the age of objects, most notably carbon-14 dating.
Use of radioisotopic dating Radiocarbon dating or in general radioisotopic dating method is used for estimating the age of old archaeological samples.
[PDF] - View the entire 'Fairbanks0107' calibration curve with the option to zoom in on areas of interest.
(Ham et al., page 72.) As with Assertion 1, Assertion 2 fails to account for the tree-ring calibration which is a routine part of modern radiocarbon dating.
Although no convincing argument for a change in the speed of light over time has been made, the question is irrelevant to the validity of tree-ring calibrated radiocarbon dates.
Because of the distortions and lies spread by fundamentalists about scientific dating there is a need for a centralized source of information on the topic.
A few examples of such lies are presented at the very bottom of this page.