Creationism and carbon 14 dating
New-earth creationists obviously cannot accept the accuracy of the C-14 dating method.For example: Scientists have dated a female figurine commonly called the Venus of Willendorf or the Woman of Willendorf to 24,000 to 22,000 BCE.Did you know that you can be a Christian, and believe that the earth is billions of years old?You can even believe in evolution and be a Christian.
Christian comments: "Presumably, the laboratories know that anomalous dates are common, so they need some check on whether they have obtained a "good" date." Lab personnel often ask for the approximate age of a specimen in advance of testing, so they can optimize their instruments in order to maximize the accuracy of the results. C-14 testing of a Lake Bonney seal estimated its age as 615 years ~ mn~ 100.Creation scientists cannot accept these dates as accurate since they believe that the world was created sometime between 40 BCE.Since the accuracy of the Bible cannot be questioned, C-14 dating must contain massive errors -- by as much as a factor of five.Again, if it did have an effect, it would be corrected by the calibration process.Volcanoes emit a great deal of carbon dioxide which contains very little C-14.