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Secondly, try substituting phrases like "apple sauce" and "chicken salad" in for "carbon dating"; note how many hits you get.

Thirdly, since when was Google a substitute for peer-reviewed science?

I understand the issue is that the current ratio (100 Trillion to 1) when extrapolated back has remained fairly constant according to the "old age" camp and was much different according to the "young age" camp.

If the focus was on the reasons for the accepted extrapolated ratio surely the "controversy" could be managed without turning the article into a discussion of religion etc In a section titled "Calibration" the last paragraph is: As a consequence, the radiocarbon method shows limitations on dating of materials that are younger than the industrial era.

The article has no mention of industrial era or predictions for decreased assay accuracy in the future.

The article concludes that, as common sense would dictate, a refined calibration curve for a particular assay improves the assay accuracy.

The dates assume that the samples are not contaminated and that the decay has been constant for the life of the sample, which cannot be proven.

Desoto10 (talk) , 25 February 2011 (UTC) Where did that paragraph go? It is generally true that for any given sample eventually "the radiocarbon method will become less effective" if for no other reason than the usual 30,000 - 60,000 year fuzzy boundary of the technique's precision. For industrial revolution samples, we can worry about that in 30,000 years time.

Generally there are problems with accounting for industrial effects, partly because of the unequal distribution of such effects around the globe. Carbon dating is beginning to be useful at around 200 radiocarbon years, which allows for use in industrial history.

The "wiggles" in question are short-timescale events (about a human generation long) where the radiocarbon year:real year curve actually reverses slope.

These "ambiguous regions" in the calibration curve mean problems of date matching are even more pronounced than those associated with the longer term so-called plateaux.

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