Questions on carbon dating
As the reaction would proceed, the water would heat up and vaporize, thereby depriving the neutrons of the moderating influence of liquid water, and the reaction would slow down.As the water vapor condensed and reformed, the reaction would pick up the pace again.These variations, or offsets, of up to 20 years in the calibration of precise radiocarbon dating could be related to climatic conditions.Manning, professor of archaeology at Cornell University and director of the Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory, is the lead author of "Fluctuating Radiocarbon Offsets Observed in the Southern Levant and Implications for Archaeological Chronology Debates," published in the .Both are, however, 'children' of the same parent -- the Zero Point Energy.Because of this, and because the speed of light is in the numerator of every reduced radio decay rate equation, any changes in the speed of light are indicating changes in atomic decay rates. Importantly, the original short half-life elements were also a contributor and they have gone now.On pages 186 and 187 he describes the discovery at Oklo in the West African Republic of Gabon, of the remnants of an ancient site where an accident of geology produced, for a while, the conditions suitable for a sustained chain reaction to take place - a sort of natural nuclear reactor.It was moderated by water permeating a deposit of uranium.
"There has been much debate for several decades among scholars arguing for different chronologies sometimes only decades to a century apart -- each with major historical implications. may all be inaccurate since they are using the wrong radiocarbon information," Manning said.
This does not mean that Terah was 70 years old when Abram was born.
[See Genesis , , and .] The son mentioned first may simply be the most prominent, as was Abraham. Genesis 11: 32, Genesis 12:4, and Acts 7:4 tell us that Terah lived 205 years, and when Abram was 75 years old, Terah died.
It is through this mechanism that the radiometric age of the universe is usually calculated as being on the order of ten billion years.
Professor Fowler did exactly this and has maintained his calculated radiometric age for the universe at about 10 billion years, with which I am basically in agreement.