by Dr Carl Wieland An attempt to explain this very important method of dating and the way in which, when fully understood, it supports a ‘short’ timescale.
The sample may be converted into liquid, gas or solid form.
Think of it like a teaspoon of cocoa mixed into a cake dough—after a while, the ‘ratio’ of cocoa to flour particles would be roughly the same no matter which part of the cake you sampled.
The fact that the C doesn’t matter in a living thing—because it is constantly exchanging carbon with its surroundings, the ‘mixture’ will be the same as in the atmosphere and in all living things.
The method of carbon dating was based on the true fact that the atmosphere formed radiocarbon from the interaction of atmospheric nitrogen and cosmic rays.
The contamination of the object with the modern carbon can make the object looks younger. It is not easy to find out the date of the object using the carbon dating. The samples that the people collect should be converted into a sample which can be measured in 14 C content.