As you might guess, radioactive carbon (C) is quite rare.Only one out of every trillion carbon atoms is C14. The C14 created in the upper atmosphere reacts with oxygen to become carbon dioxide.
This atom is not stable, and will break down, releasing nuclear energy in the process.
They found large variations in the radiocarbon 'dates' of objects of known age sent to 38 radiocarbon 'dating' laboratories around the world.
Thirty-one of the labs gave results that the British group called unsatisfactory.
BASIS OF RADIOCARBON DATING Radiocarbon dating compares the amount of normal carbon with the amount of radioactive carbon in a sample.
What effect would the declining strength of the earth's magnetic field and a catastrophic worldwide flood have on radiocarbon dates?