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(The numbers 12, 13 and 14 refer to the total number of protons plus neutrons in the atom's nucleus.

Thus carbon-14 has six protons and eight neutrons.) Carbon-12 is by far the most abundant carbon isotope, and carbon-12 and -13 are both stable.

Carbon dating has a certain margin of error, usually depending on the age and material of the sample used.

Carbon-14 has a half-life of about 5730 years, so researchers use the process to date biological samples up to about 60,000 years in the past.

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.

This of course contradicts claims that the Great Flood messed up how carbon was deposited, destroying their own argument.The technique is based on measuring the ratio of two isotopes of carbon.Carbon has an atomic number of 6, an atomic weight of 12.011, and has three isotopes: carbon-12, carbon-13, and carbon-14.Dover Area School District • Lists of creationist scientists • Melvin Mulder • Michael Behe • Michael Egnor • Model academic freedom statute on evolution • Non-materialist neuroscience • Of Pandas and People • Phillip Johnson • Project Steve • Richard Weikart • Science and Human Origins • Stephen C.Meyer • Teach the controversy • Texas Board of Education • Text of The Wedge Strategy • Text of the Santorum Amendment • Wedge Strategy • Wedgie strategy • What is intelligent design?• 12 Arguments Evolutionists Should Avoid • Affirmations and Denials Essential to a Consistent Christian (Biblical) Worldview • Andrew Snelling • Answers Research Journal • Answers in Genesis • Answers in Genesis-Creation Ministries International's Statement of Faith • Answers in Genesis Dawkins interview controversy • Ark Encounter • Atheists Outline Their Global Religious Agenda • Bodie Hodge • Creation Ministries International • Creation Museum • Hanzi of Genesis • Jason Lisle • Ken Ham • Lists of creationist scientists • Answers Research Journal • Answers Research Journal volume 1 • Answers Research Journal volume 10 • Answers Research Journal volume 11 • Answers Research Journal volume 12 • Answers Research Journal volume 2 • Answers Research Journal volume 3 • Answers Research Journal volume 4 • Answers Research Journal volume 5 • Answers Research Journal volume 6 • Answers Research Journal volume 7 • Answers Research Journal volume 8 • Answers Research Journal volume 9 • Alpha-Omega Institute • Andrew Snelling • Brian Thomas • Danny Faulkner • David A. Morris • Institute for Creation Research • Jason Lisle • Jeffrey Tomkins • Jerry Bergman • John D.