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Most people accept the current old-earth (OE) age estimate of around 4.6 billion years.
This age is obtained from radiometric dating and is assumed by evolutionists to provide a sufficiently long time-frame for Darwinian evolution.
The changing ratio of C-12 to C-14 indicates the length of time since the tree stopped absorbing carbon, i.e., the time of its death.
Obviously, if half the C-14 decays in 5,730 years, and half more decays in another 5,730 years, by ten half-lives (57,300 years) there would be essentially no C-14 left.
Perhaps no concept in science is as misunderstood as "carbon dating." Almost everyone thinks carbon dating speaks of millions or billions of years.
But, carbon dating can't be used to date either rocks or fossils.
Carbon normally occurs as Carbon-12, but radioactive Carbon-14 may sometimes be formed in the outer atmosphere as Nitrogen-14 undergoes cosmic ray bombardment.
A full discussion of the topic must therefore include the current scientific challenge to the OE concept.
Since it would only take less than 50,000 years to reach equilibrium from a world with no C-14 at the start, this always seemed like a good assumption.
That is until careful measurements revealed a significant disequalibrium. All the present C-14 would accumulate, at present rates of production and build up, in less than 30,000 years!
Thus carbon dating says nothing at all about millions of years, and often lacks accuracy even with historical specimens, denying as it does the truth of the great Flood.
In reality, its measured disequilibrium points to just such a world-altering event, not many years ago.
Thus the earth's atmosphere couldn't be any older than this.