I WAS WATCHING AN HOUR LONG LECTURE ON THE “PURE-FLIX” CHANNEL. IT WAS A GUY TALKING ABOUT CARBON DATING, EVOLUTION, CREATION AND ALL THAT DEBATE. HE SAID NO DINOSAURS HAD BEEN CARBON DATED, AND JUST KINDA LEFT YOU HANGING SOMEWHAT. I THOUGHT I BETTER LOOK INTO CARBON DATING AND IF ANY DINOSAURS HAVE BEEN CARBON-14 DATED.
CONCERNING CARBON 14 DATING HERE IS A SHORT OVERVIEW FROM THE INTERNET——
How Does Carbon 14 Dating Work?
Carbon-14 dating uses the ratio of radioactive carbon-14 to non-radioactive carbon-12 to determine if the ratio is the same as in living organisms, or if it is lower, indicating that the carbon-14 has decayed during a period of thousands of years. Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years, which is the amount of time that it takes for half of a given sample of carbon-14 to decay.
Carbon-14 is only a small percentage of the total carbon in the environment and originates in the atmosphere when cosmic rays and high-speed particles from space hit nitrogen atoms. Although the physics are more complicated than this, essentially the nitrogen atoms lose a proton and gain a neutron to become carbon-14.
Plants take up carbon-14 when they convert CO2 into sugar and build cellular structures. Animals take up carbon-14 when they eat plants or other animals. These organisms no longer take in new carbon-14 once they've died, so the carbon-14 isn't replenished as it decays back into nitrogen.
Carbon-14 dating currently uses a technique called accelerator mass spectrometry, and it's able to determine the ratio of carbon-14 to carbon-12 in a sample. The older technique takes longer and relies on the detection of beta radiation from the decaying carbon-14. Measure the number of decay events, and then compare the number of decays per unit mass per unit time to the decay activity in living organisms.
Carbon-14 dating has a 95 percent accuracy when determining the age of organic material up to 50,000 years old. After 50,000 years, however, the amount of carbon-14 remaining is too low for an accurate reading.
A HALF LIFE IS LIKE A 12 INCH BLOCK HALF OF ITS LIFE IN
5,730 YEARS BRINGS IT DOWN GTO 6 INCHES; HALF LIFE OF THAT, ANOTHER 5,730 YEARS BRINGS IT DOWN TO 3 INCHES AND SO ETC.
READING MORE ABOUT CARBON 14 DATING, YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE WHAT YOUR DATING IS NOT CONTAMINATED BY OTHER THINGS; SO YOU COULD SAY IT HAS TO BE SUPER CLEAN TO GET ACCURATE CARBON DATING. THIS WE SHALL SEE ON OTHER UPLOADS I’LL BRING. AND WE MUST REMEMBER WAS THE BREAK DOWN OF CARBON ALWAYS THE SAME....NO ONE KNOWS BUT GOD, IF NOT MANY DATES COULD WELL BE IN THE DUGOUT, AND WE ARE IN THE DUG WAITING FOR THE NEXT BATTER OF SCIENCE TO COME OUR WAY WITH BETTER SCIENCE