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I understand calibration might have something to do with this, but then in the article it says in italicized words that the uncalibrated date “Must Always Be Mentioned”. CMI’s Dr Rob Carter responds: Anthony, As a fan of biblical archaeology, I was asked to address your question.But when I read articles about the results, they never mention the uncalibrated data, which could actually be correct. I am not an expert in every subject that impinges on the discussion, but I will do my best.There are two reasons uncalibrated dates must be mentioned: 1) this prevents people from making up any number they please, and 2) it is for the sake of posterity, where future scientists can check the results and apply new ideas of calibration. Radiocarbon dates are affected by many outside factors.The accuracy of the machines is not in question (especially modern ones, which are astoundingly accurate when properly zeroed in). But, any source of old carbon in the ancient environment can affect the amount of C-14 in a sample.The illustration below shows the three isotopes of carbon.Some isotopes of certain elements are unstable; they can spontaneously change into another kind of atom in a process called “radioactive decay.” Since this process presently happens at a known measured rate, scientists attempt to use it like a “clock” to tell how long ago a rock or fossil formed.This does not mean that Terah was 70 years old when Abram was born. [See Genesis , , and .] The son mentioned first may simply be the most prominent, as was Abraham. Genesis 11: 32, Genesis 12:4, and Acts 7:4 tell us that Terah lived 205 years, and when Abram was 75 years old, Terah died.
The number of neutrons in the nucleus can vary in any given type of atom.However scientists to date have not yet found any coal completely lacking all carbon 14.While this may baffle many scientists it makes perfect sense to creation scientists who believe that the earth is relatively young.This does not mean that recalibration is bad, indeed it is necessary, but it should make one more soberly assess any reported dates as being tentative.The problem is that most people reporting on these issues fail to report the initial number along with the calibrated date. The Jericho controversy is soundly rooted in C-14 calibration.
The first excavations were performed prior to WWII, and supported the biblical chronology.