Dating in ma

09-Jun-2017 19:58

Obviously, this works only for things which were once living.

It cannot be used to date volcanic rocks, for example.

In summary, the carbon-14 method, when corrected for the effects of the flood, can give useful results, but needs to be applied carefully.

It does not give dates of millions of years and when corrected properly fits well with the biblical flood.

This also has to be corrected for.[2] Second, the ratio of C in the atmosphere at that time to be estimated, and so partial calibration of the “clock” is possible.The flood buried a huge amount of carbon, which became coal, oil, etc., lowering the total C ratio in plants/animals/the atmosphere before the flood had to be lower than what it is now.Unless this effect (which is additional to the magnetic field issue just discussed) were corrected for, carbon dating of fossils formed in the flood would give ages much older than the true ages.A stronger magnetic field deflects more cosmic rays away from the Earth.

Overall, the energy of the Earth's magnetic field has been decreasing,[5] so more C is being produced now than in the past.This will make old things look older than they really are.