Creationists are forced into accepting such outlandish conclusions as these in order to jam the facts of nature into the time frame upon which their "scientific" creation model is based. Paul Braterman March 26, at You are commenting using your Facebook account. It cannot be used to directly date inorganic objects, such as rocks other radioactive dating methods are used to date radioactive rocks. However, you now know why this fact doesn't at all invalidate radiocarbon dates of objects younger than twenty thousand years and is certainly no evidence for the notion that coals and oils might be no older than fifty thousand years. For plants, it is straightforward to match like with like. How carbon dating is supposed to work Once an organism dies, its C decay is no longer being replaced by intake.
But other species produce scarcely any extra rings.
Answers to Creationist Attacks on Carbon-14 Dating
I have discussed this before. Inspiration of the Bible. Starting with the Bible as our assumption, we must interpret the evidence based on a Biblical foundation. Of course, some species of tree tend to produce two or more growth rings per year. However, as Renfrew demonstrated, the similarities between these Eastern and Western cultures are so superficial that.