As of the mid-1940s, radioactive dating had not attracted serious attention from the majority of evangelicals.
Since the invention of the C-14 method and the appearance of evangelical professionals in this field, however, American evangelicals have divided themselves into two groups.
by Helen Fryman Question: What about radiocarbon dating? Response: I asked several people who know about this field. (1.) C14 dating is very accurate for wood used up to about 4,000 years ago.
This is only because it is well calibrated with objects of known age.
Dates up to this point in history are well documented for C14 calibration.
The other, non-literalist group of evangelicals accepted some kinds of evolutionary uniformitarian hypotheses and radioactive dating.We will deal with carbon dating first and then with the other dating methods.Carbon has unique properties that are essential for life on Earth.After all, this what the archeologist guessed in their published books.Some believe trees are known to be as old as 9,000 years. A lot of people doubt this claim for various good reasons I wont go into here.
So, we have a “clock” which starts ticking the moment something dies.