Radio carbon dating dinosaurs
Are the dates beyond the range of testing technology?No, the University of Georgia had extended the maximum limit up over 50,000 years, and the ages were all well below this. After all, even though these ages are much younger than conventional ages, many creationists believe life on earth to be much younger than even the reported carbon-14 ages of these dinosaur fossils.Notice the titles of 4 and 6 correspond in both lists, which in the opinion of some, hints strongly that the list with number 5 present was an original list." href="#footnote5_ny0mhb7"Why is the information presented in the paper important?If the accepted ages of millions of years for dinosaurs were to be found to be in error, this would be a problem to evolution.
It appears that the researchers approached the matter with considerable professionalism, including taking great pains to eliminate contamination with modern carbon as a source of the C signal in the bones.
You will see presentation 5 is missing between 4 and 6.
Compare this with Abstract.pdf, which does include presentation 5.
If young organic material became mixed with the dinosaur material that was carbon-14 dated, then the younger material would skew the result to a younger age.
Special care was taken to prevent this kind of contamination. 10 Living animals take in carbon-14 on a regular basis.