As scientists will often claim something to be millions or billions of years old (ages that do not conform to the Biblical account of the age of the earth), Christians are often left wondering about the accuracy of the carbon-14 method.
The truth is, carbon-14 dating (or radiocarbon dating, as its also called) is not a precise dating method in many cases, due to faulty assumptions and other limitations on this method.
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Also, the atomic bomb testing around 1950 caused a rise in neutrons, which increased carbon-14 concentrations.
The great flood which Noah and family survived would have uprooted and/or buried entire forests.
In fact, changing the environments surrounding the samples can alter decay rates.
The second faulty assumption is that the rate of carbon-14 formation has remained constant over the years.
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As with any radioactive isotope, carbon-14 decays over time.