If one believes the story of Noah and applies that assumption to current scientific models, they do not conflict. In many ways, Carbon Dating is another example of science demonstrating the literal truths found in the Bible.
* * * For further research from a different angle, here’s an interesting video compiled from research done in the 70s and 80s that points to other effects of the flood.
It also partially explains the various ages associated with fossils of creatures from before the flood.
The days were measured at 360 per year prior to the flood and eventually the calendars were shifted to the current 365 day model.
Did this happen because the earth had started spinning more rapidly, causing more days to occur during a single revolution around the sun?
If the earth were thousands of years old, the results of these tests would have fit in perfectly. Since the former is radioactive and decays at a constant pace while the latter is stable, the ratio between the two can determine the age of anything that was on the earth and breathed.
I’m going to go through this very quickly and touch on the basics; one could write a book on this topic and still have more to say. Once it stops breathing, it stops taking in C, scientists can use this to determine how long ago the creature leaving behind their remains had died.
The challenge is that it operates under a set of assumptions.
Any scientist with an open mind would tell you that if these assumptions were shifted towards a Biblical view, the carbon dating process would still work, though at a much shorter time scale.
This is the biggest assumption that is challenged by many scientists today because C.
Since the amount of cosmic rays hitting these Nitrogen atoms is affected by the magnetic field of the earth and that field has been in a diminishing state since it was first observed in the mid-19th century, many scientists have a hard time assuming that the levels of If one were to adjust their assumptions and apply the Biblical telling of Creation, Carbon Dating still fits.
But that assumes that the amount of carbon-14 in the atmosphere was constant — any variation would speed up or slow down the clock.