Living snails were C14 dated at 2,300 and 27,000 years old (Talk.Origins)
- Living snails were carbon-14 dated at 2,300 and 27,000 years old, showing that the dating method is invalid.
Source: Hovind, Kent, n.d. Doesn't carbon dating or potassium argon dating prove the Earth is millions of years old?
It is agreed that this is a bad example, because it is a special case. However it does illustrate importance of initial carbon-14 content in dating objects. If the Flood was followed by a rapid increase in the carbon-14 ratio, then the initial carbon-14 ratio would be universally low immediately after the Flood, thus giving erroneously old dates.