posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 04:21 AM
Originally posted by TotallyFEDup88
Ok this is my issue with this Carbon Dating stuff...A rock is formed and since it has been formed it has gone through some changes and movement.
How can someone come out and say that 300 million years ago someone made this screw, or tapered a rock into a screw....300 million years ago. Isn't
that just the age of the rock alone?
Please can someone explain to me how someone can Carbon date a rock?
1. How can you tell a Rock is a MAN-MADE 300 million years old?
2. How can we really know that a rock was worked on/made 300 million years ago..I
Is there some Carbon 'handprint'?
well first you need to realize no one carbon dates rock, you can't carbon date something that doesn't have carbon.
they use many radiometric dating methods including argon-argon dating, potassium-argon dating and a few others.
these methods work by measuring the decay rate in isotopes from the time of the rock formation or crystallization.
it could be used to date the rock around the object, but not the object. it of course doesn't matter, since it isn't a screw.
the "object" is part of the rock, it is a fossil.
all so called so-called OOPARTS turn out to be concretions and the people that find them lie about their age.