When their dating methods say that something lived 30,000 years ago, they sound certain.And on the basis of these methods, many scientists announce that the Bible's record of history is not accurate.In last Tuesday’s lecture, radiocarbon dating was covered briefly.It is an essential technology that is heavily involved in archaeology and should be explored in greater depth.Libby, the discoverer of the C14 dating method, was very disappointed with this problem.
For instance, remnants of organic matter formerly held up as solid evidence of the most recent, large-scale global warming event some 40,000 years ago may actually date back far earlier to a previous ice age.
Example: wood found in a grave of known age by historically reliable documents is the standard for that time for the C14 content.
This standard content of C14 can then be used for wood not associated with a historically documented date.
Anything that was once alive or that was produced by a living thing can be dated by using the radiocarbon method of dating.
This method, which received widespread attention in connection with the Dead Sea Scrolls, relies on the fact that all living things take in carbon, some of which is very slightly radioactive. To hear some people tell it, scientists have nearly absolute confidence in the dating methods they use.
Dates up to this point in history are well documented for C14 calibration.