Scientific proof against carbon dating

07 Feb

This assumption is backed by numerous scientific studies and is relatively sound.However, conditions may have been different in the past and could have influenced the rate of decay or formation of radioactive elements.It is too soon to know whether the discovery will seriously upset the estimated dates of events like the arrival of human beings in the Western Hemisphere, scientists said.But it is already clear that the carbon method of dating will have to be recalibrated and corrected in some cases.Modern science accepts that the Earth is about 4.54 billion years old and the entire universe is around 13.77 billion years old.These limits usually take the form: "Because we observe [X], which occurs at rate [Y], the universe must be at least [Z] years old".You can help Amazing Discoveries reduce costs by upgrading or replacing your internet browser with one of the options below.

It is possible that these rates changed — but under uniformitarianism, which is necessary for science to function, we must assume that rates did not change unless there is evidence for this change.

Always the starting time of the ‘clock’ has to be assumed as well as the way in which the speed of the clock has varied over time.

Further, it has to be assumed that the clock was never disturbed.

Second, creationists appeal to the Omphalos hypothesis and argue that God deceptively created the world to appear old.

This is an unfalsifiable hypothesis, and is unscientific.