Carbon dating is used to determine the age of biological artifacts up to 50,000 years old. This technique is widely used on recent artifacts, but educators and students alike should note that this technique will not work on older fossils (like those of the dinosaurs alleged to be millions of years old). Carbon-14 dating is a method, based on unprovable assumptions about the past, used to date things that contain carbon (e.g. fossils). 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. Radiometric Dating. How radiometric dating works in general . Why methods in general are inaccurate . Why K-Ar dating is inaccurate. The branching ratio problem * Three Related Lines of Evidence Shoring Up the Young Earth Interpretation: The interaction between dinosaur soft tissue, unracemized left-handed amino acids, and Carbon 14 must all be explained to understand the true age of the geologic column.(1) Significant amounts of short-lived 14c, in quantities far above the least count (margin of error) of our state-of-the-art equipment, is measured. The following material has been taken from a sheet entitled Several Faulty Assumptions Are Used in all Radiometric Dating Methods. Carbon 14 is used for this example:, which was put out by Dr. Hovind. Dr. Hovind (R1): The atmospheric C-14 is presently only 1/3 of the way to an equilibrium value. 1 Requires GC analysis. Radiocarbon Analysis ( 14 C, carbon-14) Radiocarbon analysis can be carried out on methane or carbon dioxide gas, or dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) in water samples. The Questions What is the Shroud of Turin? Why don't you believe it's the burial cloth of Jesus Christ? How was the shroud image formed? What about the alleged Carbon Dating flaws and conspiracies? Latest environmental news, features and updates. Pictures, video and more. Carbon Footprint, by Jeff Parker - A carbon footprint is a measure greenhouse gases produced through our daily activities. The average individual's carbon footprint is around three and a half. Deborrah. Veteran social researcher, relationship advice columnist, author and radio host. Author of hundreds of articles on American and black culture, gender issues, singles, dating and relationships.