Radiocarbon dating is not useful for most fossils
Wouldn't this make all the rocks appear the same age?"The rock question is fairly simple and has to do with the basic elements which made up these rocks in the beginning.The age they came back with was only a few thousand years old. And kept their theory that dinosaurs lived "millions of years ago" instead. They then use potassium argon, or other methods, and date the fossils again.This date did not fit the preconceived notion that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago. They do this many times, using a different dating method each time.Libbey knew that atmospheric carbon would reach equilibrium in 30,000 years.Because he assumed that the earth was millions of years old, he believed it was already at equilibrium.
They should not change the facts to fit the theory.However each time they test it, they find more c14 in the atmosphere, and have realized that we are only 1/3 the way to equilibrium.Since carbon dating measures the amount of carbon still in a fossil, then the date given is not accurate.Consequently organisms living there dated by C14 give ages much older than their true age.A lake Bonney seal known to have died only a few weeks before was carbon dated.