The spring 2015 edition of the Creation Research Society Quarterly (CRSQ) is a special issue that focuses on the investigation of dinosaur proteins inside fossil bones. The last article presents never-before-seen carbon dates for 14 different fossils, including dinosaurs.
Because radiocarbon decays relatively quickly, fossils that are even 100,000 years old should have virtually no radiocarbon left in them. But they do.
The CRSQ study tested seven dinosaur bones, including a Triceratops from Montana, hadrosaurids, a cartilaginous paddlefish, a bony fish, and fresh-looking wood and lizard bones from Permian layers in Canada and Oklahoma. Five different commercial and academic laboratories detected carbon-14 in all the samples,from Cenozoic, Mesozoic, or Paleozoic source rocks. How did C-14 get there?
The team also compared the results to several dozen published carbon-14 results for
fossils, wood, and coal from all over the world and throughout the geologic column.
How do the C-14 dates match with the Biblical dates?
A sample purporting to be from the Flood era would not be expected to give a ‘radiocarbon age’ of about 5,000 years, but rather 20,000–50,000 years. That is also consistently what one obtains from specimens of oil, gas and fossil wood from layers allegedly ‘millions of years’ old.
The reason is: radiocarbon dating assumes that the current 14C/12C ratio of about 1 in a trillion (after adjusting for the Industrial Revolution) was the starting ratio, but this ratio would have been much smaller before the Flood, which removed virtually all living carbon from the biosphere through burial. Because pre-and para-Flood objects would have started with a much lower initial 14C/12C ratio, the measured amount today would also be smaller, and would be misinterpreted as much older.
Check out this video about soft tissue in Dinos on my Science Page: