While there is no proof that the rates were different in the past than they are today, there is also no proof that they were the same.
People wonder how millions of years could be squeezed into the biblical account of history. Christians, by definition, take the statements of Jesus Christ seriously.You can help Amazing Discoveries reduce costs by upgrading or replacing your internet browser with one of the options below.We thank you in advance for partnering with us in this small but significant way. All methods of radioactive dating rely on three assumptions that may not necessarily be true: It is assumed that the rate of decay has remained constant over time.Radiometric dating is the method of establishing the age of objects by measuring the levels of radioisotopes in the sample. Carbon 14 is created by cosmic rays in the upper atmosphere.It decays to nitrogen 14 with a half life of 5730 years.Familiar to us as the black substance in charred wood, as diamonds, and the graphite in “lead” pencils, carbon comes in several forms, or isotopes.