Carbon Dating Is Becoming Useless
July 28, 2022
Due to atmospheric trends, the usefulness of carbon dating may die.
Recent Plants Found Under Greenland Ice
March 16, 2021
Plant materials in an ice core cannot be a million years old. They look like they were buried in the recent past.
57,000 Years Is Too Old for a Young Puppy
December 26, 2020
Inflated age is not the only questionable claim about a frozen wolf pup found buried in permafrost.
Radiocarbon Calibration Is Stretchy
August 20, 2020
The latest calibration curve for radiocarbon dating is raising eyebrows. Will it upset what is "known" about the past?
Guesswork in Carbon Dating Exposed
May 25, 2020
It's the best-known radiometric dating technique for recent events, but it relies on numerous shaky input measures.
Radiocarbon Assumptions Questioned
March 21, 2020
Every dating method involves assumptions, because historical sciences are not repeatable like laboratory experiments.
Crucial Geological Proxy May Be Misinterpreted
November 11, 2019
Many inferences about past climate and evolution depend on a measurement with dubious interpretations.
Radiocarbon Dating Is Not Globally Uniform
May 31, 2018
Adjustment required for dates in the Levant could undermine published results by decades and impact debates about Biblical chronology.
Lightning Can Produce Carbon-14
November 29, 2017
In a surprise announcement, Japanese researchers found that lightning bolts can be powerful enough to cause nuclear fission, leading to new isotopes— including carbon-14.
Doubts About Dates and Climate
February 4, 2017
New findings cast doubt on scientists' ability to be certain about their consensus views.
"Extraordinary" Radiocarbon Anomaly Found in Tree Rings
January 19, 2017
A tree ring sample from a bristlecone pine reveals something weird happened to the sun around 5480 BC.
Copper Mine at Timna Shows Solomon's Power
January 12, 2017
Continuing discoveries in the Timna Valley in southern Israel near the Gulf of Aqaba show the widespread and dominant influence of Solomon's kingdom.
Lyell Loses in a Landslide
November 8, 2016
Politics is on the minds of Americans today. Landslides are turning geological votes away from Lyell's uniformitarianism toward catastrophism.
Radiation, Mistakes, and Assumptions
August 19, 2016
Three news items about atomic radiation should cause us to beware of academic overstatement.
Bad Assumptions Confuse Geological Ages and Processes
July 8, 2016
The best models in a scientific field can be overturned at any time when someone takes a critical look at the underlying assumptions.