Carbon dating christian
At this point, the carbon dating data is simply disregarded.
Half-life refers to the amount of time it takes for an object to lose exactly half of the amount of carbon (or other element) stored in it.This difference means that C-14 dating can usually distinguish between items from ca. 130 to 220 CE, even though it is the same time-span. Oxyrhynchus 1353 (Gregory-Aland 0206), the “Wyman fragment” (Gregory-Aland 0220), and a Septuagint manuscript, P. In all these cases, the C-14 tests produced most likely dates that were compatible with the palaeographically based dates.Another part of Dru’s presentation reported on C-14 tests for several manuscripts that had previously been dated palaeographically. Dru estimates that C-14 results are compatible with palaeographical dates in roughly 80% of cases.The C-12 is a very stable element and will not change form after being absorbed; however, C-14 is highly unstable and in fact will immediately begin changing after absorption.Specifically, each nucleus will lose an electron, a process which is referred to as decay.