How dose carbon dating work
This article will answer several of the most common creationist attacks on carbon-14 dating, using the question-answer format that has proved so useful to lecturers and debaters. Answer: Cosmic rays in the upper atmosphere are constantly converting the isotope nitrogen-14 (N-14) into carbon-14 (C-14 or radiocarbon).
Carbon-14 is radioactive, with a half-life of about 5,700 years.
How does Carbon 14 Dating work and does it support an old or young earth?
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It may be used to date organic materials up to roughly 40,000 years old.
BTW, ordinary nonradioactive carbon (Carbon-12 and Carbon-13) by definition have a half life of infinity (not 0), as they do not decay! Carbon dating is not useful for dating things more than about 50,000 years old.