The latest high-tech equipment permits reliable results to be obtained even with microscopic samples.Radiometric dating is self-checking, because the data (after certain preliminary calculations are made) are fitted to a straight line (an "isochron") by means of standard linear regression methods of statistics.The ratio of C-12 to C-14 is approximately 1 billion to one in today’s atmosphere.All living things, directly or indirectly, absorb carbon from the atmosphere.The carbon absorbed is both C-12 and C-14 and it is absorbed at the same ratio as it exists in the atmosphere.Once a living thing dies, it stops absorbing both C-12 and C-14.The level of atmospheric Radiometric dating in general, of course, poses a huge problem for people who believe that the universe is 6000-odd years old.A favorite tactic of Young-Earthers involves citing studies which show trace amounts of Indeed, this results from a unique decay mode known as "cluster decay" where a given isotope emits a particle heavier than an alpha particle (radium-226 is an example.) This fact is extremely inconvenient and creationist literature, accordingly, usually does not mention it.
Therefore it is not possible to date inorganic material.Anything that was never alive cannot be dated using carbon dating methods.References to carbon dating of rocks, for example, are inaccurate since rocks were never alive.ost people think carbon dating can be used to establish the age of anything old.They believe every artifact dug up or discovered by archeologists, anthropologists, geologists, or other scientists can have its age accurately determined, within a narrow range, by carbon dating. Let’s look at carbon-14 dating to discover just how accurate and reliable it really is. First, it is based on the ratio of two elements—carbon 12 (C-12) to carbon 14 (C-14)—found in a sample of the object being dated.