C-14 nuclei emit particles and energy at a steady, measurable rate as they decay to become stable nitrogen-14 nuclei.
Researchers build a carbon-based age estimate by comparing the amount of C-14 in a specimen with the amount it had when it was first deposited.
This likely explains those news reports citing carbon ages of tens of thousands of years.
What could have caused Ice Age or Flood animals and plants to have less C-14 than modern creatures?
Should carbon-based “ages” force us to reject biblical history?
Consider a shell or bone deposited during the Ice Age.Would it have started out with more or less C-14 than today’s shells or bones?