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With this said, it would be worth while to check out this feedback session which does seem to suggest that there might have been an accelerated decay rate in the past, at least for the uranium-lead method.
“It is important to realize that an accurate radiometric date can be obtained only if the mineral remained a closed system during the entire period since its formation.
A correct date is not possible unless there was neither the addition nor loss of parent or daughter isotopes.” This assumption is not one that I am willing to concede on.
In order for carbon dating to work (and this applies to other dating methods as well), the parent and daughter concentrations must have not been altered throughout the specimen’s history.
These cosmic rays shatter the nuclei in gas atoms in the upper atmosphere releasing neutrons.
Introduction Many people have been led to believe that carbon dating (along with other radioactive dating methods) proves the earth to be much older than 6,000 years old.
If the dates received from carbon dating are accurate, it would be a huge problem for those who believe in the Genesis account of creation.
The fact is, carbon dating can only be used to date things up to approximately 50,000 years old.
In fact, if an object contains (radioactive) carbon, this should be a clue that the object may not be any older than 50,000 years.