Carbon has a weight of twelve atomic mass units (AMUs), and is the building block of all organic matter (plants and animals).
A small percentage of carbon atoms have an atomic weight of 14 AMUs. Carbon-14 is an unstable, radioactive isotope of carbon 12.
Plants utilize, or breath in carbon dioxide, then ultimately release oxygen for animals to inhale.
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As scientists will often claim something to be millions or billions of years old (ages that do not conform to the Biblical account of the age of the earth), Christians are often left wondering about the accuracy of the carbon-14 method.
The truth is, carbon-14 dating (or radiocarbon dating, as its also called) is not a precise dating method in many cases, due to faulty assumptions and other limitations on this method.
For every one trillion carbon-12 atoms, you will find one carbon-14 atoms.
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