For some reason, which I have not yet figured out, at least one person per week has been asking me about the Carbon-14 Radiometric Dating Technique.
They want to know if it is accurate or if it works at all.
Carbon 14 dating flawed
If this water vapor did exist in the past, then it would have effectively shielded the atmosphere from much of the cosmic radiation.
This shielding would have drastically reduced the amount of Carbon-14 produced.
There is then a ratio of Carbon-14 to Carbon-12 in the bodies of plants, animals and humans which could be considered as fixed at the time of death.
After death, the Carbon-14 would decay and the ratio of the two isotopes would change.
Besides the aforementioned items, the amount of cosmic radiation in the past, and in particular the amount reaching the atmosphere, may have been dramatically different.
If one were to believe the Bible, the earth was surrounded by a layer of water vapor between Creation and the Flood.That means that starting with one pound of 100% Carbon-14, half of it would decay in 5,730 years, leaving 50%, or half a pound.Then, in another 5,730 years, a second decay period would occur, leaving one quarter of a pound.There are more than 80 such technologies that are claimed to work.Prior to looking at the many flaws in the Carbon-14 Dating Technique, it should be noted that no radiometric technique is reliable.The theoretical limit of the usefulness of Carbon-14 dating would only be 50,000 years.