How to do carbon dating calculation
Bales Opening Statement In this argument, I'll stick to the evidence which indicates the earth has a young age.
Any young-earth theory must also explain evidence that seems to indicate that the earth is millions of years old.
These methods don't assign an exact age; the rates and initial conditions are not exactly known.
However, since the "young" and "old" age ranges differ by 5 1/2 orders of magnitude, it is easy to say which pieces of evidence favor which theory.
He gives the likely source for these particles to be comets, since we know that comets can create meteors.
Wilkening, University of Arizona Press, 1982), the answer is unknown.By my implication, this indicates that whether the old solar system theory adequately explains observations is also unknown. Presence of small particles in the solar system This is an astronomical observation consistent with a young solar system but which, as in the case of comets, requires extra assumptions if the solar system is old.Because of the forward motion of an object in orbit around the sun, the sun's radition strikes it at an angle and exerts a backwards force. In the case particles on the order of 1 mm or less in diameter, this force degrades the orbit, causing the particle to fall into the sun within thousands to a few million years.If such a source of comets exists, observations are consistent with an old solar system.