And it does not work on rocks or thoroughly mineralized fossils; it is only useful for relatively well-preserved organic materials such as cloth, wood, and other non-fossilized materials.
Other methods must be used to estimate the age of rocks and minerals.
Two of the most widely-known systems are the potassium-argon method and the uranium-lead method.
The lowest age defended on a scientific basis is in the 6 to 10 thousand year range.
Evolutionism, of course, requires billions of years to support the plausibility of life's emergence and of subsequent Evolution from “amoeba” to man.
Theoretically, Creationism remains workable within a wide range of age estimates.
Scientists have proposed numerous age estimation methods.
Most systems promoted by Evolutionists involve radioactivity.
Various radioactive elements are involved, including Carbon-14, Uranium-238, Thorium-232, and Potassium-40.
By the way, it is important to understand that most rock strata “dates” were actually assigned long before the first use of radioactive age estimating methods in 1911.
The Carbon-14 age estimating method is, at best, only useful for estimating the age of things that are thousands of years old, not millions or billions.
It disintegrates at a measured rate into calcium and argon.
Similarly, the radioactive element uranium decomposes into lead and some other elements.
How are these processes used to estimate the age of rocks?