False carbon dating reads

19 Jan

Carbon 14 is a radioactive variation of carbon, and because plants pick up both types through photosynthesis, all living organisms — cotton plants included — have the same ratio of carbon 14 to stable carbon as the atmosphere.

But a series of nuclear bomb tests in the 1950s and 1960s spiked this normally consistent ratio.

Stalagmites are calcium carbonate deposits left behind when carbon dioxide evaporates out of cave seepage water.

They found that carbon-14 concentrations were twice their modern level during that period.

But Beck and colleagues believe that the ratio of stable and radioactive carbon in the atmosphere may have changed considerably over the last 50 thousand years.

"After 1955 the level of radiocarbon in the atmosphere, and thus in living organisms, almost doubled in about 10 years," Pier Andrea Mandò, head of the Florence division of the INFN, explained in a statement.

"It is due to this rapid change that works from those years can be dated extremely accurately," Mandò added.

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.