Dinosaurs supposedly died out 65 million years ago. Carbon-14 dating was recently performed on dinosaur fossils,1 and the results were presented at the Western Geophysics Meeting in Singapore, August 2012, a gathering of approximately two thousand scientists.1 The carbon-14 dating involved precautions against contamination.
Several tests were done by the University of Georgia using accelerator mass spectrometry.
The age for all these fossils was found to be less than 50,000 years1.
This is not predicted by conventional evolutionary theory; and other discoveries have been made concerning dinosaurs which also are not predicted by evolutionary theory such as the discovery of soft tissue in bones that are not or are only partially fossilized.
Below is a list of some dinosaur fossils and their dated ages from the Miller paper.
Assuming no intrusion of carbon-14 from external sources, the existing amount of carbon-14 resident in the animal’s remains will decay, assuming the current known decay rate.
No, the University of Georgia had extended the maximum limit up over 50,000 years, and the ages were all well below this. After all, even though these ages are much younger than conventional ages, many creationists believe life on earth to be much younger than even the reported carbon-14 ages of these dinosaur fossils.
This question will be dealt with in a later section of this article.
The carbon-14 decays at a known rate, but since it is being replenished while the animal is alive, only after the animal dies is no carbon-14 added.
Of course, this assumes that carbon-14 is not inadvertently added to the dead animal’s remains.
Special care was taken to prevent this kind of contamination. 10 Living animals take in carbon-14 on a regular basis.