Radiocarbon dating the earth
Carbon isotopes are generally measured through the use of a machine called the accelerated mass spectrometer.A small portion of the sample is put into the machine which then vaporizes it.Before proposing their alternate theory about the residual C dead and thus providing an age for the samples around 50,000 years, the RATE team has come up with a theory for how such an inconsistency could occur.After rejecting contamination as a possibility for the presence of background radiocarbon, the team has come up with a model in which the accounts outlined in the Bible, specifically Noah's flood, explains the observed C.The logic for the theory is as follows: 1) The Bible reveals the age of the earth to be somewhere around 6,000 years.
The RATE team (Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth) have studied a variety of subjects pertaining to the age of the Earth including radiocarbon dating.
In the traditional model of science, radiocarbon has little to do with the age of the Earth, since its lifespan is so short.
However, RATE is attempting to fit all radiometric dating into a young earth model.
RATE researcher John Baumgardner has dealt specifically with radiocarbon dating.
The RATE research in the area of radiocarbon has focused on the "blank" sample date.