Salvation Daily Devotion About. Evolution's Radiometric Dating Methods: Are they accurate? How tall was the candle to begin with? Has it always burned at the same rate?
Carbon dating accuracy called into question after major flaw discovery
How Accurate is Carbon Dating? Labmate Online
On a dry, windy cape in southern Antarctica , the ground is strewn with dead, mummified penguins. Where had the remains of this ghostly colony suddenly materialized from? Now, in a study published Sept. A radiocarbon analysis of bones, eggshells and mummified skin samples collected at the site reveals that the seemingly fresh penguin remains at Cape Irizar are actually hundreds to thousands of years old.
Carbon dating really did date living snails at 27,000 years old? LOL?
There are other sources of "old carbon" as well, these days -- we've been putting "old carbon" into the atmosphere via burning of fossil fuels in the last odd years, so carbon dating will give a misleading result for anything that's been dead less than the odd years. Creationists who use this claim fail to note that the snails lived in an environment that did not have access to atmospheric C14 a pool formed from a limestone sinkhole. The C14 that the snails did have access to was dissolved out of the limestone, itself, and as a result, was "old" C The scientist didn't measure the living snails themselves.
Laura Suffield. Hailed two years ago as one of the most important archaeological discoveries in Europe, the painted caves at Alave in northern Spain are decorated with images of animals, symbols and splashes of colour. The results of further tests released this summer have proved them to be skilful fakes. The Spanish student who discovered them is now thought to have painted the cave with natural pigments but using modern rubber sponges, fragments of which were found on the walls. Presumably more by good luck than judgement, the Spanish student avoided the use of charcoal underdrawing in his scheme at Alave.