Radiocarbon dating and religion

[frame_right][/frame_right]The most common scientific means to calculate the age of once living things is “Radiocarbon dating”.

This relies on knowing the ratio of stable carbon-12 to radioactive carbon 14 in the cells of once living things, and measuring the amount of carbon-14 that remains when the specimen is found. The carbon cycle begins in the atmosphere where nitrogen is hit by solar radiation and converted into radioactive carbon dioxide in the form of Carbon-14.

The atmospheric ratio of stable Carbon-12 and radioactive Carbon-14 is now mirrored inside plant which is eaten by Man and animals, and animals in turn get eaten by Man.In 2008, the Italian team had already identified the tomb of the apostle."For years we try to find the tomb of the saint," said D'Andria, a professor at the University of Lecce. Radiocarbon dating is destructive testing, which means that some of the sample has to be destroyed in the process of testing.This tendency to decay, called radioactivity, is what gives radiocarbon the name radiocarbon.The atmosphere contains many stable carbon atoms and relatively few radiocarbon atoms.

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