But nice job trying to redirect. Radiocarbon dating works quite well even matches assumptions behind carbon dating multiple types. I do continue to find it interesting that you quote large amounts of text without a reference. Is it Dahmer et al.
Is radiocarbon dating based on assumptions? Combatting Misinformation with Facts 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. Assertion 1. Radiocarbon dates are based on the assumption that the atmospheric 14C to 12C ratio has been constant in the past. This idea is advanced, for example, in The Young Earth. but the assumption of the original concentration is once again the technique's Achilles' heel.
Print Radiocarbon Dating and Bomb Carbon One of the assumptions of the radiocarbon dating method is that the global concentration of carbon-14 has not changed over time. Nuclear weapons testing has increased the global radiocarbon levels. A reference standard is now used to account for the addition of artificial radiocarbon. Although nuclear weapons testing has been banned, the bomb effect still remains. The radiocarbon dating method is based on certain assumptions on the global concentration of carbon 14 at any given time.
Introduction The wide use of radiocarbon dates in determining the approximate age of specimens is evidence of the acceptance that scientists and archeologists have of both the laboratory process as well as the assumptions needed in producing the numbers generated. The reason why Radiocarbon dates are viewed so positively is that the answers seem to be consistent with what is expected to occur by those who think in terms of time as being longer than what the Bible presents as the history of our world.