Methods of radiometric dating

The strength of the Earth's magnetic field affects the amount of cosmic rays entering the atmosphere.

A stronger magnetic field deflects more cosmic rays away from the Earth.

Since the flood was accompanied by much volcanism (see Noah's Flood…, How did animals get from the Ark to isolated places? ), fossils formed in the early post-flood period would give radiocarbon ages older than they really are.

In summary, the carbon-14 method, when corrected for the effects of the flood, can give useful results, but needs to be applied carefully.

It does not give dates of millions of years and when corrected properly fits well with the biblical flood.

There are various other radiometric dating methods used today to give ages of millions or billions of years for rocks.

Furthermore, different types of plants discriminate differently.

This also has to be corrected for.[2] Second, the ratio of C in the atmosphere at that time to be estimated, and so partial calibration of the “clock” is possible.

Accordingly, carbon dating carefully applied to items from historical times can be useful.

So, we have a “clock” which starts ticking the moment something dies.

Obviously, this works only for things which were once living.

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