But anyewho, I've had no credible proof to why Carbon dating would be bad.
[edit on 18-7-2007 by Gorman91] OK, lets say for the sake of argument that I'm neither overly educated, nor religious.
Lets also say that I read this thread, and then looked at what the arguments against radio carbon dating are.
Lets add that from what I just read on Google Scholar, there are some difficulties with radio carbon dating.
This is just an exersize, using a random article on the internet. First, for carbon-14 dating to be accurate, one must assume the rate of decay of carbon-14 has remained constant over the years.
Indicating its not a simple process, and that there is plenty of room for mistakes.
Finally lets say that I found an article that provides the exact arguments that the religious folks use to put down radio carbon dating. Now, given those circumstances, please debunk each of the arguments, in an attempt to shed light on the subject for the unenlightened masses. Please be sure to address each of the 5 arguments one at a time, then we can move to the google scholar articles later.
It divides by HALF its previous amount based at a CONSTANT rate. There are other materials that can be used, however. Great post and I can tell that you do have a brain!
Unfortunately carbon dating is attacked as being inaccurate.