It has been summed up most succinctly in the words of American neuroscience Professor Bruce Brew: that samples of moss could be brought back to life after being frozen in ice. That carbon dating deemed the moss to have been frozen for over 1,500 years.Now, if this carbon dating agrees with other evolutionary methods of determining age, the team could have a real discovery on their hands.Post questions, thoughts or simply whether you like the content.November 2017 In this Issue Articles - How to Achieve Ultimate PCR Optimisation Spotlight Features - Incubators, Freezers & Cooling Equipment - Balances & Strain Gauges - Proteomics, Genomics & Mic...When their dating methods say that something lived 30,000 years ago, they sound certain.
However, in the 1960s, the growth rate was found to be significantly higher than the decay rate; almost a third in fact.
But that's not really how it is when scientists are working in their labs.
To understand how the C-14 clock works and what processes are involved, let us consider the egg-timer.
At least to the uninitiated, carbon dating is generally assumed to be a sure-fire way to predict the age of any organism that once lived on our planet.
Without understanding the mechanics of it, we put our blind faith in the words of scientists, who assure us that carbon dating is a reliable method of determining the ages of almost everything around us.