Nitrogen atoms in the upper atmosphere are struck by cosmic radiation and create C14 atoms.These atoms rapidly decay into radiocarbon-dioxide and along with ordinary CO2 are absorbed by living plants.- At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Scientists dated dinosaur bones using the Carbon dating method.The age they came back with was only a few thousand years old. And kept their theory that dinosaurs lived "millions of years ago" instead. They then use potassium argon, or other methods, and date the fossils again.What many do not realize is that carbon dating is not used to date dinosaurs. Carbon dating is only accurate back a few thousand years.So if scientists believe that a creature lived millions of years ago, then they would need to date it another way. They assume dinosaurs lived millions of years ago (instead of thousands of years ago like the bible says).
In the following article, some of the most common misunderstandings regarding radiocarbon dating are addressed, and corrective, up-to-date scientific creationist thought is provided where appropriate. Radiocarbon is used to date the age of rocks, which enables scientists to date the age of the earth.
Knowing the limitations of this dating method can help avoid colossal archaeological misinterpretations that would otherwise distort history.
Radiocarbon or C14 dating employs complex systems of measuring the unstable isotopes in once living matter.
Radiocarbon is not used to date the age of rocks or to determine the age of the earth.
Other radiometric dating methods such as potassium-argon or rubidium-strontium are used for such purposes by those who believe that the earth is billions of years old.