Skip to comments.Are dinosaurs fossils really that old? [vanity]
Posted on 10/28/2011 6:39:41 AM PDT by Ancient Drive
I read that carbon dating method is only accurate for up to 30,000 yrs. So how are scientists coming up with millions yrs. old fossils? For all we know dinosaurs died off not millions but 100's of thousands of yrs ago.
I am biased though, I’m of the belief in the six day creation deal :)
You have to realize that when you go backwards in time you lose your digital processors and it's all reactive silver plates from then on.
Fortunately dinos find silver distasteful so they keep their distance from us.
They were too big for the Ark...
could they have died off in the flood?
This leads to a further insight: if the bulk of the fossil record was buried only thousands of years ago, then the biomass in that record was part of the biosphere before that time. That means that C-14 produced back then was diluted amongst much greater amounts of C-12 than we have at present. And that means that current estimates of age using C-14 dating will be telescoped out several times too far. (For example, if 15/16's of the biomass of the earth were buried one C-14 half-life ago - around 5570 years ago - then any C-14 dating of samples from before that point will be off by a factor of 4 half-lives, or over 20,000 years).
that would explain why we find them in sedimentary rock...
Or....a "cubit" is to 236.25 centillions as a "that" is to ????
Your expertise needed -ping
If you had been watching the show Terra Nova, you would know. s/
Really? In just 144hours?
"And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female."
"Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive." - Genesis 6:19-20
Are you saying that Noah disobeyed God by not bringing dinosaurs onto the ark?
They use other forms of radiometric dating for dating volcanic rocks above and below the rocks (rock layers) that fossils are found in.
I know dinosaurs never co-existed with man: you certainly would never see cave paintings of people chasing antelope with spears.
They’d all be of villages running in terror from Allosaurs and Tyrannosaurs.
How long does it take for the content of bone structure to be replaced by minerals, transforming it to rock? Well over six thousand years, that’s for sure. God created the universe in six days, but remember that when the prophets wrote the Bible there was no concept of geological ages. Days were easy for even the uneducated to understand.
Missing the message by dwelling on the minutia.
Are the two mutually exclusive? :-)
“Radiometric dating (often called radioactive dating) is a technique used to date materials such as rocks, usually based on a comparison between the observed abundance of a naturally occurring radioactive isotope and its decay products, using known decay rates. It is the principal source of information about the absolute age of rocks and other geological features, including the age of the Earth itself, and can be used to date a wide range of natural and man-made materials. Together with stratigraphic principles, radiometric dating methods are used in geochronology to establish the geological time scale. Among the best-known techniques are radiocarbon dating, potassium-argon dating and uranium-lead dating. By allowing the establishment of geological timescales, it provides a significant source of information about the ages of fossils and the deduced rates of evolutionary change. Radiometric dating is also used to date archaeological materials, including ancient artifacts.
Different methods of radiometric dating vary in the timescale over which they are accurate and the materials to which they can be applied.”