This belief necessitates a reinterpretation of a vast amount of data into a highly compressed timeframe.
The operations of carbon-14 dating rest on the same basic assumptions about the natural world as the scientific method; namely, that reality is objective and consistent, that humans have the ability to perceive reality correctly, and that information about the world can be studied and known.
Young-earth creationists generally affirm the reliability of carbon-14 methods for biblical artifacts dating back to the time of Noah’s flood.
Then, in recent years, the pace of revelations picked up.
In 2011, scientists at Italy’s National Agency for New Technologies, Energy, and Sustainable Economic Development found that the markings on the shroud could have been created only by a “blinding flash of light.” Other, new experiments detected the ancient version of a “death certificate” on the shroud, while a recent study showed that the blood patterns on this “Man of Sorrows” indicated he was crucified on a Y-shaped cross — not the traditional T-shaped one that is the central icon of Christian art, and so central to Western civilization.
There are two techniques for dating in archaeological sites: relative and absolute dating.
Relative dating stems from the idea that something is younger or older relative to something else.
This recasting of the scientific method throws suspicion on entire disciplines of science, including the work of radiometric dating.