Radio carbon dating disproved
Long regarded with as much vitriol as Darwin's revolutionary idea of Evolution, carbon dating debunks the "Young Earth" Creationist Model: Because of its ability to date fossils upwards to 60,000 years, radiocarbon dating has long been regarded as Darwin's (Read Satan's) advocate.Discovered by Willard Frank Libby and his colleagues in 1949, during his tenure as a professor at the University of Chicago, Libby invented what would eventually change the face of archaeology by giving a time frame to fossilized specimens.In short, the older the object, the wider the discrepancy.Any fossil more than 60,000 yrs old would have too little C-14 to carry out any meaningful C-14 dating.At this point, the C-14 atoms begin to decay, while the C-12 atoms remain constant.Because of C-14's ability to decay in contrast to C-12's constant, a prediction can be made towards the age of a fossil.The truth is, C-14 decomposition is highly consistent, with a margin error of plus or minus 40 years.
So, without further ado, I would like to proceed to one of the more controversial topics amongst the Creationist community (not the Scientific Community): Carbon Dating.
As such, the absorption rate is fairly constant, that is, until death starts to kick in.
When an animal dies, the animal stops absorbing carbon, for the obvious reason that it no longer can consume food.
When a cosmic ray collides with an atom in the atmosphere, a secondary cosmic ray is formed in the form of an energetic neutron.
When this neutron collides with a nitrogen atom (N-14), a chemical reaction takes place: The Nitrogen 14 (seven protons, seven neutrons) converts into a carbon-14 aom (six protons, eight neutrons) and a hydrogen atom.
Before I begin to illustrate the basics of carbon dating (otherwise referred to as radiocarbon dating), it is prudent to explain how Carbon-14, the carbon compound that serves as a testing material for dating carbonaceous, fossilized matter.