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Recently, I conversed with an educated man who maintained Earth must be millions of years old because radiocarbon dating proved it. Although this argument is common, it’s simply inaccurate. Even evolutionary scientists acknowledge that radiocarbon dating cannot prove ages of millions or billions of years. Why?To read the rest (it won't take too much time), click on "Radiocarbon Dating Can't Prove an Old Earth".
Radiocarbon (14C) is an unstable form of carbon that spontaneously decays into nitrogen over time. The best instrument for detecting radiocarbon is an accelerator mass spectrometer (AMS), which can typically detect one radiocarbon atom per quadrillion (1015) carbon atoms. Most AMS devices cannot detect radiocarbon in something older than 57,000 years because the amount of 14C will have decayed to unmeasurable levels.