The procedures used are not necessarily in question. The secular (evolutionary) worldview interprets the universe and world to be billions of years old. The use of carbon-14 dating is often misunderstood.Carbon-14 is mostly used to date once-living things (organic material). Carbon-14 is constantly being added to the atmosphere.The illustration below shows the three isotopes of carbon.
An “isotope” is any of several different forms of an element, each having different numbers of neutrons.Recall that atoms are the basic building blocks of matter.