Carbon dating quotes
An asterisk ( * ) by a name indicates that person is not known to be a creationist. "Well authenticated dates are known only back as far as about 1600 B. "There are two basic assumptions in the radiocarbon method.Of over 4,000 quotations in the books this Encyclopedia is based on, only 164 statements are by creationists. One is that the carbon 14 concentration in the carbon dioxide cycle is constant.Much more must be done on chemical purification of samples."—*F. This is a most serious limitation, for who can be sure that a given sample has not been moistened? “I came into the room, which was half dark, and presently spotted Lord Kelvin in the audience and realised that I was in for trouble at the last part of my speech dealing with the age of the earth, where my views conflicted with his.
Few archaeologists who have concerned themselves with absolute chronology are innocent of having sometimes applied this method. ." In spite of its flaws, it is far more accurate than radiodating. In other words, the whole picture is now consistent with the non-equilibrium model. C., there are no suitable [historically dateable] materials for calibration purposes, and so it is not possible to trace the curve back further in time . "Conventional C-14 calibration has the effect of `stretching out' radiocarbon time and slowing down, for example, the rate of man's cultural development.
To my relief, Kelvin fell fast asleep, but as I came to the important point, I saw the old bird sit up, open an eye and cock a baleful glance at me!