Carbon 14 dating theory
Henry Morris (he got his ideas from previous research). The rate at which the water is poured into the barrel (C-14 production) is not constant.
It varies because of the earth's magnetic field.
Scientists take this, and produce calibration curves, which are applied to the carbon dating process.
This removes the first assumption..the amount of C-14 is thought to be constant.
The major mistake Hovind makes in this article relates to his claim of equilibrium. I will continue documenting the historical evidence for the Shroud's existence from the 13th to the 1st century in my "The Shroud of Turin" series when I get to "4. AD 1260-1390":"Very small samples from the Shroud of Turin have been dated by accelerator mass spectrometry in laboratories at Arizona, Oxford and Zurich. The results provide conclusive evidence that the linen of the Shroud of Turin is mediaeval ... ".]See my last post in that series, "Revised #5," for the background to this new series. Their results, published on 16 February 1989, in the scientific journal Nature, claimed that "the linen of the Shroud of Turin is mediaeval ...However, a "candle" can hardly be compared to "radioactive decay." These are merely empty words meant to impress his gullible readers..gives no real scientific evidence.He says "Present testing shows the amount of C-14 in the atmosphere has been increasing since it was first measured in the 1950's." True, but we also know, based on the tree ring data, that it has not always been increasing.
Sometimes, it is near zero, other times it is greatly increased.