A small percentage of carbon atoms have an atomic weight of 14 AMUs. Carbon-14 is an unstable, radioactive isotope of carbon 12.
As with any radioactive isotope, carbon-14 decays over time.
In fact, the experiments cited by the creationists appear to be attempts to establish the measurement error of there equipment.
Older carbon dating techniques directly detected decays of C14 atoms. The most common contaminant is nitrogen, 0.1% in gem-quality diamonds.
Carbon-14 dating can be used on objects ranging from a few hundred years old to 50,000 years old.
Libby and others (University of Chicago) devised a method of estimating the age of organic material based on the decay rate of carbon-14.
The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom determines the element.
We filter these ads as we find them, but this takes time. Carbon-14 dating is the standard method used by scientists to determine the age of certain fossilized remains.
As scientists will often claim something to be millions or billions of years old (ages that do not conform to the Biblical account of the age of the earth), Christians are often left wondering about the accuracy of the carbon-14 method.
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