C-14 dating dinosaur bones






The use of the definite article "the" in the designation of the days implies a literal 24-hour day. Also, the specific mention of the day cycle, "the evening and the morning" further proves that the author implies literal days.

Carbon dating has a certain margin of error, usually depending on the age and material of the sample used. Carbon-14 has a half-life of about 5730 years, so researchers use the process to date biological samples up to about 60,000 years in the past. Beyond that timespan, the amount of the original 14 C remaining is so small that it cannot be reliably distinguished from 14 C formed by irradiation of nitrogen by neutrons from the spontaneous fission of uranium, present in trace quantities almost everywhere. For older samples, other dating methods must be used.


C-14 dating dinosaur bones

C-14 dating dinosaur bones



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