With less carbon-12 to dilute the carbon-14 continually forming from nitrogen in the upper atmosphere, the ratio of carbon-14 to carbon-12 in the atmosphere would increase.If the atmosphere's ratio of carbon-14 to carbon-12 has doubled since the flood and we did not know it, radiocarbon ages of things living soon after the flood would appear to be one half-life (or 5,730 years) older than their true ages.
) Gen1Denying Evolution Evolution=Millions Of Years Your Imagination 2 Peter 3:5 "For this they are willingly ignorant of, that by the Word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:" New Light on Radiometric Dating (Creation Moments.com)Most people find the subject of radiometric dating too technical to understand.
Until recent years, scientists who believe in creation haven't had the necessary resources to explore radiometric dating in detail.
If we knew the amount of carbon-14 in an organism when it died, we could attempt to date the time of death.
The key questions then are: Has the atmospheric ratio of carbon-14 to carbon-12 changed in the past, and if so, why and how much?
Most carbon-14 quickly combines with oxygen to form radioactive carbon dioxide, which then spreads throughout the atmosphere.
Plants take in carbon dioxide, incorporating in their tissues both carbon-14 (unstable) and normal carbon-12 (stable) in the same proportion as they occur in the atmosphere .Radiocarbon ages less than 3,500 years old are probably accurate.However, before accepting any radiocarbon date, one should know how the technique works, its limitations, and its assumptions.The most common radioactive element in granite is Uranium-238.This element is locked in tiny zircons within the granite. While it stays within the zircon for a period of time, being a very small atom, helium escapes the zircon within a few thousand years. Carbon-14 dating can be used on objects ranging from a few hundred years old to 50,000 years old.