Therefore, the basic question which Hovind is answering is no.
Carbon dating cannot prove that something is millions of years old.
Sometimes, it is near zero, other times it is greatly increased.
Therefore over time, we could have reached equilibrium many times. Since the rate of C-14 production is far from constant, the theory that the earth is less than 30,000 years old based on equilibrium is unreliable.
For more than ten years now a paper by Roger Wiens entitled ‘Radiometric Dating: A Christian Perspective’ has been saying that radio-isotopic dating is absolutely reliable and the earth is definitely millions of years old.
Wiens, a physicist employed by the Space & Atmospheric Sciences Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, presents his paper as a long and detailed tutorial on the theory behind radioactive dating.
The only notable exception is that he says carbon dating is only good for objects less than 40,000 years old. As technologies advance, so does our ability to detect the amount of C-14 in a sample.
Hovind goes on to claim "This also means that plants and animals that lived in the past had less C-14 in them than do plants and animals today.
Just this one fact totally upsets data obtained by C-14 dating." A study of plants of the past, using tree-rings, confirms a direct correlation between C-14 levels and the earth's magnetic field, over the last 8,000 years.
The problem is that the Bible plainly says that the world was created by God in six days.
That is clear to anyone who reads it for the first time.