Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner. Selector .selector_results_container.form_buttons.form_buttons a.form_buttons input[type='submit'].form_buttons .submit_button.form_buttons .submit_button.form_buttons .action_button.hover_menu.hover_menu:before,.hover_menu:after.hover_menu.show_nub:before.hover_menu.show_nub:after.hover_menu.show_nub.white_bg:after.hover_menu .hover_menu_contents.hover_menu.white_bg .hover_menu_contents. Carbon-14 dating is a method, based on unprovable assumptions about the past, used to date things that contain carbon (e.g. It can only give maximum ages of around 50,000 years and yet C-14 has been found in fossils and diamonds thought to be millions and billions of years old respectively.The charge of “contamination by modern carbon” is even more unlikely given that modern laboratories are equipped with sophisticated procedures to ensure that results are not contaminated by modern carbon…Dr Baumgardner also accounted for the amount of modern carbon However, as you have pointed out, the same RATE project also found radiocarbon measurements in not just coal, but also diamonds.This is highly problematic for evolutionists and those who want to teach that the Earth is millions of years old.In an attempt to defend the paradigm of millions of years, some propose that the coal samples could have been contaminated by migration of Carbon14 from the atmosphere to the Coal Seam, double capture of thermal neutrons produced by fission of uranium in the surrounding rock, or by contamination with modern carbon during the testing process.The unprocessed diamond samples probably reflect instrument background.Coal and diamond samples have been measured by others down to instrument background levels, giving no evidence for intrinsic radiocarbon.
It again appears to be nothing more than a convenient attempt at ignoring the evidence because the data does not fit their uniformitarian worldview.
We will see that carbon dating strongly supports a young earth.
If radiocarbon lasts only a few hundred thousand years, why is it found in all the earth’s diamonds dated at billions of years old?
I was looking at talk origins’ little archive on Diamonds and C14 in summary.
They say Radioisotope evidence presents significant problems for the young earth position.