Dinosaurs supposedly died out 65 million years ago. Carbon-14 dating was recently performed on dinosaur fossils,1 and the results were presented at the Western Geophysics Meeting in Singapore, August 2012, a gathering of approximately two thousand scientists.1 The carbon-14 dating involved precautions against contamination.

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Another question that might come up with respect to these studies is the issue of contamination.

If young organic material became mixed with the dinosaur material that was carbon-14 dated, then the younger material would skew the result to a younger age.

Accessed 2013 Oct" href="#footnote11_ml4b748"11 Soft tissue normally will deteriorate over time.

Soft tissue should not last 65 million years, yet it has been found in a dinosaur fossil which “has” to be at least that old.

So if an object contained 1,000 carbon-14 atoms, after 5,730 years it should contain approximately half that many, or 500 carbon-14 atoms.

There is one other pertinent point to be made about carbon-14 dating, however.No, the University of Georgia had extended the maximum limit up over 50,000 years, and the ages were all well below this. After all, even though these ages are much younger than conventional ages, many creationists believe life on earth to be much younger than even the reported carbon-14 ages of these dinosaur fossils.This question will be dealt with in a later section of this article.If the accepted ages of millions of years for dinosaurs were to be found to be in error, this would be a problem to evolution.The dinosaur dates reported below and discussed in the AOGS 2012 paper discussed throughout this article, included triceratops, hadrosaur, allosaurus, and acrocanthasaurs.The age for all these fossils was found to be less than 50,000 years1.