Radiometric dating disproved
But without reliable witnesses the accuracy of the watch makes no difference.You can only establish the time for the race if it was timed by two or more qualified eyewitnesses who observed the start, the progress and the finish.We note that at the instant the swimmer touches the edge of the pool our wristwatch reads and 53 seconds.How long has the competitor taken to swim the 1,500 metre race?For some reason, which I have not yet figured out, at least one person per week has been asking me about the Carbon-14 Radiometric Dating Technique.They want to know if it is accurate or if it works at all.He claimed that it was capable of dating animal, plant and human remains of fairly recent origin. As they say on Star Trek, we are all carbon based units.
If you check this educational page by the US Geological Society you will see that they spend all their time talking about the technicalities of radioactive decay.
And you have to check to make sure he touches the edge at the end of each lap.
Without these observations you cannot be sure that the time is valid.
That is why you need at least two, sometimes three judges to measure the time of the race to the standard needed to enter the record books.
It would make no difference how accurate or high-tech the wristwatch was.