Creationist radiocarbon dating
This argument was popularized by Henry Morris (1974, p.164), who used some calculations done in 1968 by Melvin Cook to get the 10,000-year figure. Whitelaw, using a greater ratio of carbon-14 production to decay, concluded that only 5000 years passed since carbon-14 started forming in the atmosphere!
The argument may be compared to filling a barrel which has numerous small holes in its sides.
Ironically, given how supposedly useless carbon dating is claimed to be, Creation Ministries International rests part of their "101 Evidences" on carbon dating being a useful method for within several thousand years.Arkansas Board of Education • Missouri House Bill 1227 • Santorum Amendment • School vouchers • Teach the controversy • Tennessee monkey bill • Thomas More Law Center • Truth in Science • Model academic freedom statute on evolution • Text of Arkansas Balanced Treatment for Creation-Science and Evolution-Science Act • Text of Missouri House Bill 1226 • Text of Missouri House Bill 1227 • Text of Tennessee House Bill 368 • Text of the Butler Act • Text of the Louisiana Academic Freedom Act • Text of the Santorum Amendment • Abuz Zubair • Aimee Semple Mc Pherson • Alan Clifford • Alan Hayward • Alan Keyes • Alan O'Reilly • Alex Jones • American Thinker • Andrea Minichiello Williams • Andrew Schlafly • Ann Coulter • Anthony Peake • Anthony Powell • Arthur Robinson • B. Deutsch • Glenn Beck • Got Questions • Grant Jeffrey • Grover Norquist • Hank Hanegraaff • Harun Yahya • Hugh Dower • Hugh Ross • Humans Are Free • Ian Juby • Ian Paisley • Issac Bourne • J. Nelson • Paul Broun • Philip Snow • Presents Of God Ministry • Rand Paul • Ray Comfort • Richard Kent • Richard William Nelson • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum • Robert E. Clark • Robert Mc Luhan • Ron Paul • Ron Wyatt • Ross Mc Kitrick • Roy Moore • Roy Spencer • Rush Limbaugh • Russ Miller • Sam Brownback • Sarah Palin • Scott Huse • Shaun Johnston • Sheik Feiz Muhammad • Shockofgod • Stephen E.Jones • Steve Fuller • Steve Milloy • Steven Anderson • Steven Crowder • Sye Ten Bruggencate • Ted Cruz • Ted Holden • The April and Wayne Show • Thomas E.Beyond that timespan, the amount of the original C formed by irradiation of nitrogen by neutrons from the spontaneous fission of uranium, present in trace quantities almost everywhere.
For older samples, other dating methods must be used.
The barrel represents the earth's atmosphere in which the carbon-14 accumulates.