Carbon 14 not used for dating dinosaur
In the spring 2015 issue of their peer-reviewed (51:4), they published a special report with results of their i DINO project: an investigation into soft tissue remains in dinosaur bones.(This issue was prepared and printed before the announcement in .) The bombshell announcement is that measurable C14 has been found in dinosaur bones.
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 (AMS).Consistent with this hypothesis, we report detectable amounts of radiocarbon in all 16 of our samples.Attempts to falsify our hypothesis failed, including a comparison of our data with previously published carbon-dated fossils.In the paper, they consider whether it was a bad day at the lab that did the testing, leading to uniformly biased results.That is highly unlikely to be the case, they argue, since four other labs have published radiocarbon presence in specimens thought to be millions of years old.Eventually, non-creationists are bound to run their own C-14 tests to remove all doubt. Danny Faulkner says that “it is appropriate that creationists take the lead in the study of soft tissue in fossils” given that the scientific world only “begrudgingly has come to accept” the soft tissue evidence.
More work remains for the i DINO project (investigation of Dinosaur Intact Natural Osteo-tissue), he says, and preliminary filming for a video has begun.
They also considered whether groundwater might have leached carbon-14 into the samples.
If so, one would expect samples from drier conditions to differ from those in wetter locales, or portions taken from the interior of a bone to differ from those closer to the exterior.
“We also compared radiocarbon results acquired at five different laboratories, ruling out lab-induced contamination,” he says.
Lab technicians know the procedures to remove contaminating carbon.
Brian Thomas and Vance Nelson report: Measurable amounts of radiocarbon have been consistently detected within carbonaceous materials across Phanerozoic strata.