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.It is naturally unstable and so it will spontaneously decay back into N-14 after a period of time.It takes about 5,730 years for half of a sample of radiocarbon to decay back into nitrogen.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. It only matters that you received the message that was meant for you. We are not classically trained at seminary or other religious institution.
This assumption allows for C in the environment is mostly constant. This is how carbon dating works: Carbon is a naturally abundant element found in the atmosphere, in the earth, in the oceans, and in every living creature.C-12 is by far the most common isotope, while only about one in a trillion carbon atoms is C-14.The reason that it fits is based upon the Flood of Noah. The world itself has been dramatically changed on two occasions according to the Bible – during the Great Flood and in the resulting shifts that occurred.The Genesis Flood tells of a planet that was much more rich in life than it is today.As the shelf of water spewed forth into the land and the land masses themselves collapsed into the void, the earth may have in essence, shrunk.