Week 6 Reflection.docx - Week 6 Reflection This week I have learned a great deal about what goes into carbon dating It is truly amazing how much thought

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Week 6 Reflection This week I have learned a great deal about what goes into carbon dating. It is truly amazing how much thought and research humans before me have done to prove how long we have been around. I found it interesting how the first person, James Ussher, used the bible to help him determine how old the earth actually is. Since that time, our process of finding out how old something is really has changed tremendously and is a lot more accurate at least to our knowledge. Who knows in hundreds of years we could be off by billions of years because of the technology that we will have then could be more efficient and effective than what we are currently using, however, that is just speculation. It is crazy to see all the different types of decay that we have and how groundwater and other natural effects on earth can
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