Carbon-dating Carbon dating, like other radiometric dating methods, requires certain assumptions that cannot be scientifically proved.These include the starting conditions, the constancy of the rate of decay, and that no material has left or entered the sample.
Ironically, given how supposedly useless carbon dating is claimed to be, Creation Ministries International rests part of their "101 Evidences" on carbon dating being a useful method for within several thousand years.
The lead presenter was Dr Thomas Seiler, a German physicist whose Ph D is from the Technical University of Munich.
The video of his presentation was up on You Tube at the time of writing this report.
This update isn’t about the lawsuit; I have no knowledge of how that is going. Since the current half-life of carbon-14 is “only” about 5,700 years, there should be no detectable levels of it in the original parts of the fossil, if the fossil is millions of years old. Cherkinsky’s lab found very detectable levels of carbon-14.
In fact, there was so much carbon-14 in the fossil that it was given a date of 41,010 ± 220 years.