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Living snails were C14 dated at 2,300 and 27,000 years old (Talk.Origins)

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This article (Living snails were C14 dated at 2,300 and 27,000 years old (Talk.Origins)) is a response to a rebuttal of a creationist claim published by Talk.Origins Archive under the title Index to Creationist Claims.


Claim CD011.3:

Living snails were carbon-14 dated at 2,300 and 27,000 years old, showing that the dating method is invalid.

Source: Hovind, Kent, n.d. Doesn't carbon dating or potassium argon dating prove the Earth is millions of years old?


CreationWiki response:

It is agreed that this is a bad example, because it is a special case. However it does illustrate importance of initial carbon-14 content in dating objects. If the Flood was followed by a rapid increase in the carbon-14 ratio, then the initial carbon-14 ratio would be universally low immediately after the Flood, thus giving erroneously old dates.

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