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Even humans contain C-14 because, of course, we also eat either animals or plants (I don’t know what else there is to eat).

Throughout an organism’s life, it is constantly balancing its C-14 decay with intake so that it will always contain C-14.

The displaced neutrons bond with nitrogen-14 (N-14) converting it into C-14.

Because C-14 is radioactive, it is unstable, and is constantly decaying back into N-14.

The fact is, carbon dating can only be used to date things up to approximately 50,000 years old.

In fact, if an object contains (radioactive) carbon, this should be a clue that the object may not be any older than 50,000 years.

Therefore, all the C-14 remaining in the organism will eventually decay and disappear.

If one can measure the rate in which it decays, and the amount the organism started off with, then one might be able to figure out when the organism, such as a frog, croaked.

With this said, it would be worth while to check out this feedback session which does seem to suggest that there might have been an accelerated decay rate in the past, at least for the uranium-lead method.

“It is important to realize that an accurate radiometric date can be obtained only if the mineral remained a closed system during the entire period since its formation.

However, when one starts with the Bible and interprets the information received from carbon dating accordingly, one will soon learn that in no way does carbon dating disprove the young earth.

Misconception # 1: Carbon dating can be used to date objects that are millions or even billions of years old Carbon dating is one of the most popular radioactive dating methods used today.

Ironically, despite its popularity, it is also one of the most misunderstood methods of dating.

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