How do I explain to my kids, or to anyone for that matter, about the unreliability of carbon dating??

When I hear that such and such is millions of years makes me wonder how that is possible and how that could possibily be measured??

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Comment by Diana Bogardus on March 25, 2010 at 4:04pm
The Archaeology Book explains why Carbon 14 dating is unreliable and so much more. Helpful review posted here-
Comment by Tommy Lynch on March 24, 2010 at 12:37pm
Thank you for your responses. Once I have the chance tyo read them I will get back to you with comments or questions. Cheers!
Comment by Arthur Smith on March 24, 2010 at 12:06pm
Oh, and C-14 can never measure millions of years. Only to about 50-60 thousand IF you accept all the assumptions as true. By then it has all 'run out' so to speak...
Comment by Arthur Smith on March 24, 2010 at 12:03pm
It can't be measured without making unknowable, unmeasurable assumptions that stretch believability. Check my blog at It has an easy experiment you can even do to show them.

In His service... Arthur Smith

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