Edited by Greg Neyman
The Answers Book makes the claim that the C-14 method is flawed because it does not account for the disruption of the carbon balance during the Flood some 4,500 years ago. The Flood buried large amounts of C-12 rich plants and animals, and this would result in a lower C-14/C-12 ratio, which would wrongly give great ages
Source: The Answers Book, 1999. Pages 63-82.
The Dating Game (answersingenesis.org/creation/v26/i1/game.asp
The ratio of C-14 to C-12 has been calibrated with dendrochronology (tree ring dating). There are no notable variations in the ratio from 4,500 years ago. In other words, there is no evidence from ratios that a worldwide flood happened 4,500 years ago
There is no geological evidence for a worldwide flood, therefore making adjustments for an event that never occurred is unnecessary. A local flood, as proposed by old earth creationists, would not drastically influence the C-14/C-12 ratio
Radiocarbon Dating (Wikipedia)
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