There are various other radiometric dating methods used today to give ages of millions or billions of years for rocks.These techniques, unlike carbon dating, mostly use the relative concentrations of parent and daughter products in radioactive decay chains.Understand how decay and half life work to enable radiometric dating.
One rare form has atoms that are 14 times as heavy as hydrogen atoms: carbon-14, or C ratio gets smaller.
So, we have a “clock” which starts ticking the moment something dies.
It makes no sense at all if man appeared at the end of billions of years.
We will deal with carbon dating first and then with the other dating methods.
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Learn about different types of radiometric dating, such as carbon dating.
The flood buried a huge amount of carbon, which became coal, oil, etc., lowering the total C ratio in plants/animals/the atmosphere before the flood had to be lower than what it is now.
Unless this effect (which is additional to the magnetic field issue just discussed) were corrected for, carbon dating of fossils formed in the flood would give ages much older than the true ages.
Anything over about 50,000 years old, should theoretically have no detectable C.
That is, they take up less than would be expected and so they test older than they really are.
In summary, the carbon-14 method, when corrected for the effects of the flood, can give useful results, but needs to be applied carefully.