MYTH 4. For concerns on copyright infringement please see: The ratio of carbon 12 to carbon has remained constant in the atmosphere throughout time. As long as the plant or animal is alive, it keeps ingesting carbon, which is a mixture of stable carbon 12 and radioactive carbon Younger objects can easily be dated, because they still emit plenty of beta radiation, enough to be measured after the background radiation has been subtracted out of the total beta radiation. You can help RationalWiki by expanding it. Living organisms are constantly incorporating this C into their bodies along with other carbon isotopes.
Carbon dating can be used to date stones or bricks.
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Since no reliable historically dated artifacts exist which are older than 5, years, it has not been possible to determine the relationship of radiocarbon years to calendar years for objects which yield dates of tens of thousands of radiocarbon years. Thus Carbon is found in very low levels in the fossil fuels produced from plants and the animals that eat them. Eric Hovind grew up immersed in the world of apologetics and following college graduation inhe began full-time ministry. We believe these tools were created for the construction of Stonehenge or its upkeep. The Handy Dandy Evolution Refuter.