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G1213:  Living snails were C-14 dated at 2,300 and 27,000 years old.


Edited by Greg Neyman



Hovind claims that living snails were carbon dated at 2,300 and 27,000 years old

Source:   Hovind, Kent, n.d. Doesn't carbon dating or potassium argon dating prove the Earth is millions of years old?




  1. Both samples come from instances where "dead carbon" has been incorporated into the shells by the snails.  The snails lived in an environment where ancient limestones contributed dead carbon.  There is nothing wrong with the carbon dating has to do with the material being dated

  2. Scientists know about this problem, and test for it.    In cases where corrections for dead carbon cannot be made, the dates are recognized as erroneous and discarded


To learn more on this topic, read the rebuttal.

Radiocarbon Dating (Wikipedia)



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