Bible radiocarbon datings
Of course, species of tree tend to produce two or more growth rings per year.
But other species produce scarcely any extra rings.
If we extrapolate as far back as ten thousand years ago, we find the atmosphere would not have had any C-14 in it at all.
If they are right, this means all C-14 ages greater than two or three thousand years need to be lowered drastically and that the earth can be no older than ten thousand years. Answer: Yes, Cook is right that C-14 is forming today faster than it's decaying.
The older an organism's remains are, the less beta radiation it emits because its C-14 is steadily dwindling at a predictable rate.
So, if we measure the rate of beta decay in an organic sample, we can calculate how old the sample is. Question: Kieth and Anderson radiocarbon-dated the shell of a living freshwater mussel and obtained an age of over two thousand years.
There are two ways of dating wood from bristlecone pines: one can count rings or one can radiocarbon-date the wood.When dating wood there is no such problem because wood gets its carbon straight from the air, complete with a full dose of C-14.The creationists who quote Kieth and Anderson never tell you this, however.Question: But don't trees sometimes produce more than one growth ring per year? Answer: If anything, the tree-ring sequence suffers far more from missing rings than from double rings.This means that the tree-ring dates would be slightly too young, not too old.