After all, the scientists haven’t been around that long, have they?
There are a variety of different ways to figure out how old an object is.
Thus, as living things take in carbon, they inevitably will take up a small amount of radioactive carbon into their bodies.
When these lifeforms die, they stop taking in new carbon.
Carbon-14 dating is a way of determining the age of certain archeological artifacts of a biological origin up to about 50,000 years old.
It is used in dating things such as bone, cloth, wood and plant fibers that were created in the relatively recent past by human activities.
Those who don’t accept the Biblical account of history look for other ways to discover the age of things.
Most carbon on Earth is not radioactive, but a very small percentage is.
It’s important that we allow God’s written record of history, the Bible, to guide our thinking about the past—this includes our understanding of the age of the Earth/universe How many times have you heard something like, “This animal lived 50,000 years ago”, or “This person died 20,000 years ago’?
Have you ever wondered how the scientists knew the age of the bone?
Carbon is one of the most important elements to life on planet Earth.
It forms more compounds than any other element and forms the basis to all plant and animal life.