Carbon dating fossils for kids

The lead presenter was Dr Thomas Seiler, a German physicist whose Ph D is from the Technical University of Munich.

The video of his presentation was up on You Tube at the time of writing this report.

He was employed at Caltech's Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences at the time of writing the first edition.

He is presently employed in the Space & Atmospheric Sciences Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Radiometric dating--the process of determining the age of rocks from the decay of their radioactive elements--has been in widespread use for over half a century.

Although most attention in today's world focuses on dinosaurs and why they became extinct, the world of paleontology includes many other interesting organisms which tell us about Earth's past history.How one explains the formation of this fossil bed depends on one’s worldview.When viewed from a biblical perspective, the evidence is consistent with what one would expect from a worldwide Flood. video Do fossils require millions of years to form? Even secular geologists now recognize that rocks form very quickly.Each visitor to Dinosaur National Monument sees the same evidence—massive amounts of dinosaur (and other) fossils all jumbled together.It has become increasingly clear that these radiometric dating techniques agree with each other and as a whole, present a coherent picture in which the Earth was created a very long time ago.Further evidence comes from the complete agreement between radiometric dates and other dating methods such as counting tree rings or glacier ice core layers.‘Looks like collagen, behaves like collagen, and it’s 68 million years old! ’ (David Martill, University of Portsmouth, UK.) Of course, this again begs the question, and leaves unsolved how protein could have survived that long.C) could not possibly be present in such ‘old’ fossils generally prevents carbon dating being attempted.Time factors of millions and billions of years is difficult even for adults to comprehend.However, "relative" dating or time can be an easy concept for students to learn.