The impact of the radiocarbon dating technique on modern man has made it one of the most significant discoveries of the 20th century.No other scientific method has managed to revolutionize man’s understanding not only of his present but also of events that already happened thousands of years ago.It takes another 4,460,000,000 years for half of the remaining sample to decay into Pb206 and then another 4,460,000,000 years for half of what’s then left to decay, and so on.The time it takes for half of a sample to decay is called a “half-life.” By measuring radioactive half-lives, by measuring how much parent and daughter are present in any given specimen, and by making certain key assumptions, scientists believe they are able to accurately determine the age of a specimen. The question is what are the underlying key assumptions and how reliable are they?
" Answer: Radiometric dating does not fit with the “young earth” view.
Radiocarbon, or carbon 14, is an isotope of the element carbon that is unstable and weakly radioactive. Carbon 14 is continually being formed in the upper atmosphere by the effect of cosmic ray neutrons on nitrogen 14 atoms.
It is rapidly oxidized in air to form carbon dioxide and enters the global carbon cycle.
The process is unhindered in development, it is separate from outside factors. If it were changed, then any calculation of the earth's age or the sample's age would be incorrect. The idea that a system in nature could remain closed (that is, not influenced by any outside sources) for millions or billions of years is absurd to the highest degree. Is it possible to know the original components of a system formed billions of years ago?
b.) Not have any of the daughter components present in the initial system. If there existed any of the daughter components in the original system, you would have to know that amount and incorporate it into your calculations. To obtain a proper date, you would need to compensate for the fluctuating process rate. Is there such a thing in nature as a closed system? According to evolutionists, there were no humans around during that time, so the notion that we can know the original components is once again absurd. What process rate in an open system remains unchanged?