ICR creationists claim that this discredits C-14 dating. Answer: It does discredit the C-14 dating of freshwater mussels, but that's about all.Kieth and Anderson show considerable evidence that the mussels acquired much of their carbon from the limestone of the waters they lived in and from some very old humus as well.However, they were able to date many personal objects found with the object in the same archaeological layer of the Willendorf deposit.
For example: Scientists have dated a female figurine commonly called the Venus of Willendorf or the Woman of Willendorf to 24,000 to 22,000 BCE.
They were unable to date the object directly since it is made from oolitic limestone.
New-Earth creationism is mainly promoted by people who believe that the Bible authors were inspired by God to write text that is inerrant -- free of error.
New-earth creationists obviously cannot accept the accuracy of the C-14 dating method.
This recasting of the scientific method throws suspicion on entire disciplines of science, including the work of radiometric dating.
On the other hand, the classical Christian view of the natural world is more consistent with the general assumptions of the scientific method.
Young-earth creationists generally affirm the reliability of carbon-14 methods for biblical artifacts dating back to the time of Noah’s flood.
At that point, however, they suggest the physical world dramatically changed, thereby rendering the results of carbon-14 and related radiometric methods as unreliable.
The creation proclaims the glory and righteousness of God (Ps. –20), but one need not be a believer in the God of the Bible in order to accurately study it.