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Further, dates generated by new techniques are often at odds with the timing of events given by Scripture. In a world with such a history we would expect nonequilibrium conditions. The above study by Stuiver shows that the C fluctuations in the atmosphere were quite reasonable as far back as 22, years ago. Carbon dating thus presents a deadly challenge to young-earth creationists. It is available on the Internet at the following link: Apologetics Press article on Carbon The article is by Trevor Major, who apparently has some education in science.
Also, they must consider variables like local climate and aging, which affect the width of the rings. Before proposing their alternate theory about the residual 14C found in very old samples, the Rate team first discusses the possibility of contamination. Residues or solutions which do migrate can usually be washed out of the structural matrix of the sample with various chemicals. But like the equilibrium method, it must still rely on certain assumptions. This argument has been refuted by Brush 20 , who points out that Dudley's hypothesis not only requires rejection of both relativity and quantum mechanics, two of the most spectacularly successful theories in modern science, but is disproved by recent experiments.