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Why cant carbon dating be used for fossil fuels

Published: 10.10.2017

Carbon gets produced as a by-product of cosmic rays mucking around with the atmosphere, and that was going on millions of years ago as well. The method was developed by Willard Libby in the late s and soon became a standard tool for archaeologists. Coal and oil began to be burned in large quantities during the 19th century.

Apr 25, 2009 · I had something in a chemistry exam yesterday about carbon-14 dating, and it asked why fossil fuels can't be dated. Now I was first going to write it's.

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Also, volcanoes emit much CO 2 depleted in 14 C. However, with radiometric dating, the different techniques often give quite different results. Archived from the original on 25 September Cook recognized that the current understanding of nuclear physics did not seem to allow for such a conversion under normal conditions, but he presents evidence that such did happen, and even suggests how it could happen.

March 14, at Geologist John Woodmorappe, in his devastating critique of radioactive dating, [8] points out that there are other large-scale trends in the rocks that have nothing to do with radioactive decay. The supernova remnants SNRs should keep expanding for hundreds of thousands of years, according to physical equations. Those involved with unrecorded history gather information in the present and construct stories about the past. There is a reason for this.

The primary natural source of carbon on Earth is cosmic ray action on nitrogen in the atmosphere, and it is therefore a cosmogenic nuclide.

    1. Anton_Babich - 21.10.2017 in 00:10

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      Alan_Woods - 30.10.2017 in 18:09

      I hope this brief oversight is helpful.

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