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Be cautious of accepting a carbon age One should not accept any age from a dating method, including carbon dating, without knowing exactly how the dating method works and its limitations.

Many people also don’t realize that carbon dating (along with other radioactive dating methods) is based upon unverifiable assumptions.

How carbon dating is supposed to work Once an organism dies, its C-14 decay is no longer being replaced by intake.While this doesn’t render the dating method useless, it does bring its overall accuracy into question.How radioactive carbon is formed Normal carbon atoms weigh 12 atomic mass units, while a radioactive form of carbon weighs 14 atomic mass units, which is called carbon-14 (C-14). It is estimated that only one out of every trillion carbon atoms is C-14.Most authorities agree that C-14 decays at such a rate that half of it will be gone in approximately 5,730 years.This means if a specimen contained, say, a pound of C-14 (to make things understandable), in 5,730 years, half of it will be gone, and in another 5,730 years, half of the remaining C-14 will disappear.

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