Carbon 14 Dating – Pt1

Written by Mike Riddle

Mike is the founder and president of Creation Training Initiative. He is an international speaker and teacher on biblical creation, apologetics, and Christian education. He has been involved in creation apologetics for over 40 years.

February 1, 2017

defending-faith-imgOur topic for today is a semi-technical topic – Carbon 14 Dating. Scientists use a technique called Radiometric Dating to estimate the age of rocks and fossils. In this episode Mike is going to focus on one form of Radiometric Dating called Carbon 14. Sometimes it referred to as Radio Carbon or C14. Carbon 14 is not used to date rocks as millions of years old but is generally used date once living things or Organic matter.

For today’s program Mike is breaking the show into 3 parts – “What is carbon 14?”, “Where does it come from?” and “How can it be used to determine age?”.

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