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The article goes on to explain that there are two categories of dating: relative and absolute.
Before scientists developed absolute methods of dating, relative dating methods were used.
Anything else compared to this artifact is assigned an age range based on the range that was initially assigned to the artifact that it is being compared to. “The components of a circular argument are often logically valid because if the premises are true, the conclusion must be true.” However, “the premises are just as much in need of proof or evidence as the conclusion, and as a consequence the argument fails to persuade.” Far from being exact or reliable, these methods are open to major error.
If one mistake is made in dating, it translates into multiple mistakes down the line.
Relative methods are still used today, and scientists assign a numerical age range based on the absolute dating methods they now have at their disposal. If the absolute dating method that dates the area in which the fossil or artifact is found is incorrect, so is the age range applied to the artifact.
Scientists then use some of these fossils or artifacts as “index fossils” or “guide fossils” to determine the dates of other items.
Carbon-14 dating has been used successfully on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Minoan ruins and tombs of the pharaohs among other things. The half-life of carbon-14 is approximately 5,730 years. dinosaurs the evolution alleges lived millions of years ago.
The age of the carbon in the rock is different from that of the carbon in the air and makes carbon dating data for those organisms inaccurate under the assumptions normally used for carbon dating.There are a lot of people who believe, unequivocally, that the ages scientists assign to all rocks and fossils are certain.It’s what we are taught in school and the evidence provided to us seems unarguable.The numbers that are given are the and you have to know their respective values in order to solve for a.Although the scientific equations that calculate the ages of rocks and fossils are obviously much more complicated, the same principle applies. in Finance, Minor in Economics, and a passion for science, research, Christian apologetics, and writing.