Generally speaking, archaeologists make the assumption that if the grains in and around of a clay pot are, say, 8, years old, then the pot itself is roughly the same age. Not only does he consider this proof that the earth can be no older than ten thousand years but he also points out that a greater magnetic strength in the past would reduce C dates. See Bailey, Renfrew, and Encyclopedia Britannica for details. The presence of carbon C in specimens that are supposedly millions of years old is a serious problem for believers in an old earth. Furthermore, the assumptions on which it is based and the conditions which must be satisfied are questionable, and in practice, no one trusts it beyond about 3, or 4, years, and then only if it can be checked by some historical means.
Generally speaking, archaeologists make the assumption that if the grains in and around of a clay pot are, say, 8, years old, then the pot itself is roughly the same age.
Doesn't Carbon Dating Prove the Earth Is Old?
Thus it can be demonstrated that the magnetic field of the earth has reversed itself dozens of times throughout earth history. If we extrapolate backwards in time with the proper equations, we find that the earlier the historical period, the less C the atmosphere had. Skip to main content. It is a fact that new oceanic crust continually forms at the mid-oceanic ridges and spreads away from those ridges in opposite directions. So, creationists who complain about double rings in their attempts to disprove C dating are actually grasping at straws.