As scientists will often claim something to be millions or billions of years old (ages that do not conform to the Biblical account of the age of the earth), Christians are often left wondering about the accuracy of the carbon-14 method.
The truth is, carbon-14 dating (or radiocarbon dating, as its also called) is not a precise dating method in many cases, due to faulty assumptions and other limitations on this method.
In fact, the experiments cited by the creationists appear to be attempts to establish the measurement error of there equipment.
After the passage of two half-lives only 0.25 gram will remain, and after 3 half lives only 0.125 will remain etc.are automatically placed based on the content of the page in which they appear.We do not have the option of choosing which ads appear on the site.C14 has a half life of 5730 years and is only good to date objects to 50,000 years or so.Although I can find any number of references to this seemingly vital finding on the creationist sites, I can find almost no attempt to refute or explain this anomaly on serious science sites. There seem to be some unsubstantiated references to the possibility of neutrons generated by uranium decay resulting in an anomalously high presence of C14.