And this big sequence is then used to 'correct' C14 dates. (3.) Even if the rate of decay is constant, without a knowledge of the exact ratio of C12 to C14 in the initial sample, the dating technique is still subject to question.

(4.) Traditional 14C testing assumes equilibrium in the rate of formation and the rate of decay.

In fact, 14C is forming FASTER than the observed decay rate.

This skews the 'real' answer to a much younger age.

We believe all the dates over 5,000 years are really compressible into the next 2,000 years back to creation.

So when you hear of a date of 30,000 years for a carbon date we believe it to be early after creation and only about 7,000 years old.

by Helen Fryman Question: What about radiocarbon dating? Response: I asked several people who know about this field. (1.) C14 dating is very accurate for wood used up to about 4,000 years ago.

This is only because it is well calibrated with objects of known age.

If something carbon dates at 7,000 years we believe 5,000 is probably closer to reality (just before the flood).

Robert Whitelaw has done a very good job illustrating this theory using about 30,000 dates published in Radio Carbon over the last 40 years.

Radio carbon dating carried out in 1988 was performed on an area of the relic that was repaired in the 16th century, according to Ray Rogers, who helped lead the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STRP).