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Scott concedes that scientists generally don't use the method for organic remains much older than ~40,000 years, although, had he bothered to check sources beyond YEC's he would have read that in some circumstances age determinations can be made up to ~70,000 years and possibly more with increasingly refined methods such as AMS (Accelerator Mass Spectrometry).Add to that the rather unscientific term "prove" and the question of the title can be seen, rightly, as something of a To give Scott some credit, though, his first task in the article is to dispel the "common myth" that carbon-14 dating has any bearing on measurements of the age of the Earth.In fact, he spends the first four paragraphs giving a basic, but roughly correct, description of what C-14 is and what C-14 dating is based upon.However, he limits his myth dispelling to correcting only the misconception that C-14 dating is used for age determinations of "millions of years", which of course it is not.He also gives the correct reason for this, being that C-14 is a radioisotope with a half-life of ~5,600 neutrons striking nitrogen in the atmosphere thus converting it to C-14), he then manages to arrive at the odd assumption that carbon dating agrees with the YEC timescale of the Earth being only some 6,000 10,000 years old.

We should also note Scott's caveat that this supposed concordance is only apparent via interpretation "within a Biblical framework which includes a global flood ...".As we shall see, it takes considerably more than that to make carbon dating agree with YEC timescales., and things never really improve much through its nine paragraphs.The question itself is a complete nonsense, as no one except creationists ever mention carbon-14 dating and the age of the Earth as being related topics.

Actually, the later established figure, known as the "Cambridge half-life", is 5730 40 years, whereas the initial figure established by Libby et al. (What is curious are the conclusions that Scott reaches in his article.

Having dutifully explained how C-14 is primarily created (i.e.