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Flaws in Carbon Dating - what are your thoughts?

I found this article while doing research for a History paper I'm writing about archeology in Egypt and Iraq. I found it very interesting, and wanted some opinions on it.

http://www.essortment.com/hobbies/carbondatingac_szhq.htm

I am in the process of looking for other, non-biased (religious) articles.

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jennijune_21

Asked by jennijune_21 at 2:40 PM on Mar. 30, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • No one's perfect. It's ok if mistakes are made and flaws are found. At least we learn what we need to improve on. It's just not something I'm interested in. Good luck with your paper.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 3:17 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • http://www.carm.org/secular-movements/evolution/carbon-dating-reliable

    http://www.answersingenesis.org/

    http://www.icr.org/

    http://www.probe.org/site/c.fdKEIMNsEoG/b.4465819/k.D1F7/Origins.htm

    I have a ton more for you, if you need it.

    Have fun. lol.
    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 4:01 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Cinnamon-mom - none of your articles are non-biased. They are actually extremely biased. They are all Christian based which means they have a set idea before they start. They are not taking evidence and looking at with a non-biased view. They are taking evidence and fitting into Genesis and the Bible
    jcsscfam5

    Answer by jcsscfam5 at 6:02 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • I read the article and I am not very impressed. First of all, the site is not a scientific based site. There aren't any requirements for posting articles. I would look into scientific journals. I also couldn't find very much that Anita Moon had written. So I am not sure who she is and if her opinions are backed by fact. A lot of what she said didn't make a lot of sense.
    jcsscfam5

    Answer by jcsscfam5 at 6:09 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Science is based on the discovery of new facts and new methods of testing. It changes with these new facts and better methods. That's the nature of the beast, after all. Such pronouncements are often premature and have to be retracted at a later date, so I would say wait and see. I am not a qualified scientist, so I can't give an opinion. I've no idea how the carbon-dating thing works.
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 10:14 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Radiometric Dating - A Christian Perspective might be a helpful article. It's written by a man with PhD in Physics and a minor in Geology and actually explains the science pretty well.  There's even a Common Misconceptions section.  As the paper says:


    This paper describes in relatively simple terms how a number of the dating techniques work, how accurately the half-lives of the radioactive elements and the rock dates themselves are known, and how dates are checked with one another. In the process the paper refutes a number of misconceptions prevalent among Christians today.

    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 10:40 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • It's Satin I tell ya, Satin!!

    Oops, my bad. Thank you witchqueen for explaining my position much better than I ever could have. See, science must always be open to new information, that's the basic definition of a "scientific theory." And, that is why creation cannot be called a theory, because it refuses to allow new information to be added and change the basis of how we do things.
    krisr169

    Answer by krisr169 at 10:45 AM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • nswered at 5:02 PM on Mar. 30, 2009 by: jcsscfam5
    Cinnamon-mom - none of your articles are non-biased. They are actually extremely biased. They are all Christian based which means they have a set idea before they start. They are not taking evidence and looking at with a non-biased view. They are taking evidence and fitting into Genesis and the Bible

    That's a problem I've been having too - finding non-biased scientific articles. Maybe I should change my topic, LOL.
    jennijune_21

    Answer by jennijune_21 at 11:02 AM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • "other, non-biased (religious) articles."

    That;s an oxymoron if I've ever heard one.

    But you're going to have a hard time finding any non-biased articles, religious or not. An article written by a person is never going to be 100% non-biased, because no matter what, what is written is going to be colored by the person's thoughts and beliefs.
    LokisMama

    Answer by LokisMama at 11:17 AM on Mar. 31, 2009

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