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One of the more recent developments is the carbon dating of bones and other carbon-containing materials that are supposedly millions of years old.
Carbon dating uses the radioactive decay of carbon-14 into nitrogen-14, which currently has a half-life of 5,730 years.
For example, this study shows detectable levels of carbon-14 in a range of carbon-containing materials that are supposedly 1-500 million years old.
Surprisingly, the study includes from several different locations!
However, creation scientists have carbon-dated fossils, diamonds, and coal that are all supposed to be millions of years old.
Nevertheless, they all have detectable amounts of carbon-14 in them.
So I said maybe it's 5,730 years since this bone was part of a living animal, or it's roughly that old.This Radiocarbon reference must originally have been translated from Russian and it is not unreasonable to suppose that there was some loss of descriptive clarity as a result.But it seems pretty clear that what is being described here is certainly not "Pennsylvanian coal".Presented here are a few examples, exposing the truth about these stories.A brief look at the original reference [Vinogradov et al., page 319.]...immediately reveals that the sample was not Pennsylvanian coal at all.