Tree ring dating kit
A tree ring pattern that matches is found close to where the carbon ‘dates’ are the same. It assumes that it is approximately correct to linearly extrapolate the carbon ‘clock’ backwards. The closer one gets back to the Flood the more inaccurate the linear extrapolation of the carbon ‘clock’ would become, perhaps radically so.And so the tree-ring sequence is extended from the living trees backwards. Conventional carbon-14 dating assumes that the system has been in equilibrium for tens or hundreds of thousands of years, and that , chapter 4).Grades 6-12Using the specially designed simulated tree cores, students will learn the important effects of climate on living things as they unravel secrets about the age and history of trees.They will also be asked to estimate the climate of a particular year in the distant past by carefully studying a trees annual rings. I can’t believe it, but graduation is right around the corner!
) of the White Mountains of Eastern California, were dated in 1957 by counting tree rings at 4,723 years old.
As a tree physiologist I would say that evidence of false rings in surely counts much more strongly against such the notion. Considering that the immediate post-Flood world would have been wetter with less contrasting seasons until the Ice Age waned (see Q&A: Ice Age), many extra growth rings would have been produced in the Bristlecone pines (even though extra rings are not produced today because of the seasonal extremes).
Creationists have shown that the biblical kind is usually larger than the ‘species’ and in many cases even larger than the ’genus’—see my article Ligers and wholphins? Taking this into account would bring the age of the oldest living Bristlecone Pine into the post-Flood era.
The best match (using statistical tests) is often rejected in favour of a less exact match because the best match is deemed to be ‘incorrect’ (particularly if it is too far away from the carbon-14 ‘age’).
So the carbon ‘date’ is used to constrain just which match is acceptable.