Their method, a type of radiometric dating called uranium-lead (U-Pb) dating, relies on the fact that uranium isotopes radioactively decay to form lead isotopes.
By comparing the amount of each isotope in a sample, the age of the sample can be calculated.
Many people are under the false impression that carbon dating proves that dinosaurs and other extinct animals lived millions of years ago.
What many do not realize is that carbon dating is not used to date dinosaurs. Carbon dating is only accurate back a few thousand years.
Our understanding of the shape and pattern of the history of life depends on the accuracy of fossils and dating methods.
They ignore evidence that does not fit their preconceived notion.
) is only 5,730 years—that is, every 5,730 years, half of it decays away.
After two half lives, a quarter is left; after three half lives, only an eighth; after 10 half lives, less than a thousandth is left.
C at all if they really were over a billion years old, yet the radiocarbon lab reported that there was over 10 times the detection limit.
Thus they had a radiocarbon ‘age’ far less than a million years!