The problem with carbon dating
16.000 years by the way is still 10,000 years before your God supposedly created the Earth." Amy M 12/11/01 My response: I explain the limits of Carbon dating below.
One thing you might want to ask yourself though, is how do you know it is millions of years old, giving an "incorrect" date (one that you think is too young) or if it actually is only a few thousand years old.
The age they came back with was only a few thousand years old. And kept their theory that dinosaurs lived "millions of years ago" instead. They then use potassium argon, or other methods, and date the fossils again.
This date did not fit the preconceived notion that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago. They do this many times, using a different dating method each time.
Consequently organisms living there dated by C14 give ages much older than their true age.
Because he assumed that the earth was millions of years old, he believed it was already at equilibrium.
So if scientists believe that a creature lived millions of years ago, then they would need to date it another way. They assume dinosaurs lived millions of years ago (instead of thousands of years ago like the bible says).
They ignore evidence that does not fit their preconceived notion.
However each time they test it, they find more c14 in the atmosphere, and have realized that we are only 1/3 the way to equilibrium.
Since carbon dating measures the amount of carbon still in a fossil, then the date given is not accurate.
What would happen if a dinosaur bone were carbon dated?