Methods dating dinosaur bones
Seek and ye shall find: creationists boldly go where no evolutionists have gone before.
With the recent announcement of soft tissue in off-the-shelf dinosaur bones (6/09/15, 6/10/15), complete with enriched carbon, the obvious question is: does any of it contain carbon-14?
(This issue was prepared and printed before the announcement in has been found in dinosaur bones.
Brian Thomas and Vance Nelson report: Measurable amounts of radiocarbon have been consistently detected within carbonaceous materials across Phanerozoic strata.
Samples came from a variety of locales around the globe, including Canada, Germany and Australia. All samples were prepared by standard processes to eliminate contamination, then were submitted to a lab for atomic mass spectrometry (C in all 14 of our dinosaur and other fossils.
Assuming these strata were largely deposited by the Noahic Flood occurring within the time range of radiocarbon’s detectability with modern equipment under uniformitarian assumptions, we hypothesized that fossils from all three erathems, including dinosaur fossils, should also contain measurable amounts of radiocarbon.Consistent with this hypothesis, we report detectable amounts of radiocarbon in all 16 of our samples.Because of the isotope’s short half-life (5,730 years), no in dinosaur bone. Bones millions of years old, including those of all dinosaurs, should be “radiocarbon dead.” But like Mary Schweitzer said about soft tissue in general, “If you don’t look, you won’t find.But if you do, you never know.” The Creation Research Society ((51:4), they published a special report with results of their i DINO project: an investigation into soft tissue remains in dinosaur bones.Thomas and Nelson began by predicting radiocarbon in dinosaur bone based on long-standing published reports of measurable radiocarbon in coal, diamonds, and other materials assumed by evolutionary geologists to be millions of years old.