Jacquelyn channelFrom Slough (Berkshire)
Making those finds several decades younger would disconnect them from their supposed biblical connections. There are other potential problems with the radiocarbon testing process such as old carbon eroding into the environment being tested. Generally speaking, the more complex a poem or piece of pottery is, the more advanced it is and the later it falls in the chronology. For instance, creationist Walt Brown has pointed out inconsistencies in some radiocarbon dates of mammoths -- one part was dated to 40, years, another to 26, years and wood surrounding it to 10, years , and yet another to between 15, and 21, years before the present epoch [ Brown ].
When the section of wood that is supposedly 3, years old based on the number of rings in the complete sequence is radiocarbon tested, the raw result is 3, years old. Since the universe is estimated to be millions of years old, it was assumed that this equilibrium had already been reached. Half-life refers to the amount of time it takes for an object to lose exactly half of the amount of carbon or other element stored in it. Generally speaking, the more complex a poem or piece of pottery is, the more advanced it is and the later it falls in the chronology. This carbon comprises a steady ratio of Carbon and Carbon