dating a woman who is going through a divorce - Problems with carbon 14 dating method
Creationists don't want their readers to be distracted with problems like that -- unless the cat is already out of the bag and something has to be said.
(Strahler, 1987, p.158) Lingenfelter actually attributed the discrepancy between the production and decay rates to possible variations in the earth's magnetic field, a conclusion which would have ruined Morris's argument.
Henry Morris chose not to mention that portion of the paper!
This argument was popularized by Henry Morris (1974, p.164), who used some calculations done in 1968 by Melvin Cook to get the 10,000-year figure. Whitelaw, using a greater ratio of carbon-14 production to decay, concluded that only 5000 years passed since carbon-14 started forming in the atmosphere!
The argument may be compared to filling a barrel which has numerous small holes in its sides.
The curve is roughly 180 degrees out of phase with the C-14 curve.