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Can you use carbon dating of dinosaur bones images


Dinosaur bones are supposed to be around 65 million years old, right? But what happens if you date them using carbon dating, which is theoretically useful for dating organic materials that are much younger, having died up to 50, years ago?

This should be a no-brainer, right? The theory predicts that the test results should say that the bones are at least 50, years old. Carbon dating works by measuring the amount of carbon interspersed with regular carbon in a sample of organic matter.

They rely on Can you use carbon dating of dinosaur bones images methods. Carbon forms in the upper atmosphere when cosmic rays bounce into nitrogen atoms and dislodge some of their protons. The result is a carbon atom. Plants absorb the carbon in the air through the standard photosynthesis process.

Animals eat the plants. People eat plants and animals.

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