Carbon dating not flawed
What would happen if a dinosaur bone were carbon dated?
- At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Scientists dated dinosaur bones using the Carbon dating method.
( "Radioisotopes and the age of the earth" pg vii) To know if carbon dating is accurate, we would have to know how much carbon was in the atmosphere in the beginning, and also how long it has been increasing, or decreasing. It's like trying to figure out how long a candle has been burning, without knowing the rate at which it burns, or its original size.
See my commentary on Genesis 3 verse 17 "..cursed is the ground for your sake" When this happened there was a burst of radioactity that made the rocks appear older than they were.
However each time they test it, they find more c14 in the atmosphere, and have realized that we are only 1/3 the way to equilibrium.
Since carbon dating measures the amount of carbon still in a fossil, then the date given is not accurate.
The results can be as much as 150 million years different from each other! They then pick the date they like best, based upon their preconceived notion of how old their theory says the fossil should be .
So a date of 9,000 or 16,000 years is more likely to be less. Carbon dating is a good dating tool for some things that we know the relative date of. Willard Libby (December 17, 1908 September 8, 1980) and his colleagues discovered the technique of radiocarbon dating in 1949.When each of these elements, uranium, potassium, radium etc.were switched on, it would only be natural for them to behave according to their individual properties, eventually acquiring stable half-lives of decay, at different rates.Let's say initially every radioactive element was "exploded" into existence from pre-existent elements.None of these early faster half-lives would be the same as they are today.
Some of us have lost more information than others, that's why some are at Harvard, but others, more unfortunate, [the same] age struggle with debilitating genetic degenerative diseases like Lupus, MS, ALS, Crohn's and many other autoimmune diseases.