Can carbon dating trusted

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A major contention of young-earth creationists* is that radiometric dating* (measuring radioactive decay) is not reliable because the rate of nuclear decay was greater in the past than it is in the present.First, this contention creates more problems than it solves. Undergoing renovation and need new exterior timber cladding?Weathertex is a specialist exterior wall panels supplier and weatherboard company offering the best quality products available on the market. Furthermore, the ratio is known to fluctuate significantly over relatively short periods of time (e.g. Unfortunately the ratio of carbon-12 to carbon-14 has yet to reach a state of equilibrium in our atmosphere; there is more carbon-14 in the air today than there was thousands of years ago.

Carbon dating is thus accurate within the timeframe set by other archaeological dating techniques.100% Australian owned and manufactured, we offer a wide range of high quality timber cladding weatherboard and architectural panels like our Weathergroove, plus also our wall shingles.We only use PEFC certified state forest or private hardwoods from controlled sources. In order for carbon dating to be accurate, we must know what the ratio of carbon-12 to carbon-14 was in the environment in which our specimen lived during its lifetime.during the industrial revolution more carbon-12 was being produced offsetting the ratio a bit).

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