How were fossils dated before radioactive dating
16.000 years by the way is still 10,000 years before your God supposedly created the Earth." Amy M 12/11/01 My response: I explain the limits of Carbon dating below.
One thing you might want to ask yourself though, is how do you know it is millions of years old, giving an "incorrect" date (one that you think is too young) or if it actually is only a few thousand years old.
Consequently organisms living there dated by C14 give ages much older than their true age.
- At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Scientists dated dinosaur bones using the Carbon dating method.
Many people are under the false impression that carbon dating proves that dinosaurs and other extinct animals lived millions of years ago.
What many do not realize is that carbon dating is not used to date dinosaurs. Carbon dating is only accurate back a few thousand years.
Look at biological breakdown everywhere, it proceeds at different rates.
Look at the world from a devolutionary viewpoint and see how perfection has been lost and breakdown has proceeded in spurts and stasis periods.