Carbon dating wrong
Carbon has a weight of twelve atomic mass units (AMUs), and is the building block of all organic matter (plants and animals).A small percentage of carbon atoms have an atomic weight of 14 AMUs. Carbon-14 is an unstable, radioactive isotope of carbon 12.Plants utilize, or breath in carbon dioxide, then ultimately release oxygen for animals to inhale.The carbon-14 dioxide is utilized by plants in the same way normal carbon dioxide is.In addition to the reasons mentioned in the previous paragraph, the flood provides another evidence that this is a faulty assumption.During the flood, subterranean water chambers that were under great pressure would have been breached.This would have resulted in an enormous amount of carbon-12 being released into the oceans and atmosphere.
There is then a ratio of carbon-14 to carbon-12 in the bodies of plants, humans, and other animals that can fluctuate, but will be fixed at the time of death. The premise behind the method is to determine the ratio of carbon-14 left in organic matter, and by doing so, estimate how long ago death occurred by running the ratio backwards.
The formation of carbon-14 increases with time, and at the time of creation was probably at or near zero.
Since carbon-14 is radioactive, it begins to decay immediately as its formed.
As with any radioactive isotope, carbon-14 decays over time.
The half-life of carbon 14 is approximate 5,730 years.