Carbon dating supports evolution
How could scientists know how much C-14 was being absorbed 10,000 years ago?This is one of the difficulties for those relying on carbon dating.It would take 30,000 to 50,000 years to go from zero C-14 until equilibrium is reached.Since scientists accept the concept of evolution, they conclude that the atmosphere is millions of years old.Each C-14 atom will lose an electron from the nucleus.The process of losing electrons is referred to as decay.
They believe every artifact dug up or discovered by archeologists, anthropologists, geologists, or other scientists can have its age accurately determined, within a narrow range, by carbon dating. Let’s look at carbon-14 dating to discover just how accurate and reliable it really is. First, it is based on the ratio of two elements—carbon 12 (C-12) to carbon 14 (C-14)—found in a sample of the object being dated.
Some of the neutrons react with the nitrogen-14 near them and form carbon-14 and an extra (free) proton.
Remember, once C-14 is produced, it immediately begins to decay, so C-14 is decaying at the same time it is being made.
C-14 is constantly being produced when cosmic rays strike the upper atmosphere.
Cosmic rays hit gasses in the upper atmosphere and knock off neutrons.
Further steps were needed since even this point of reference did not produce ages for material complementary to evolutionist thinking.