Carbon dating paper

16 Jul

Clocks may be used to estimate how long a process has been taking place.

This presents a problem for those who claim "millions of years" for the age of oil, simply because rocks are porous.

It also strongly suggests that something happened around 4,500 to Note also that it is possible for trees to produce more than one growth ring per year, which would shorten the above estimated ages of these trees.

Also, with regard to fossil tree rings, the author has been unable to find any documented instances of fossil trees having more than about 1500 rings.

This results in a constant yearly increase in the distance between the Earth and Moon." "One cannot extrapolate the present 4 cm/year separation rate back into history.

It has that value today, but was more rapid in the past because of tidal effects.