Overall, the energy of the Earth's magnetic field has been decreasing, so more C is being produced now than in the past.
This will make old things look older than they really are.
We will deal with carbon dating first and then with the other dating methods.
So, we have a “clock” which starts ticking the moment something dies.
Obviously, this works only for things which were once living.
Clearly, such huge time periods cannot be fitted into the Bible without compromising what the Bible says about the goodness of God and the origin of sin, death and suffering—the reason Jesus came into the world (See Six Days? He said, This only makes sense with a time-line beginning with the creation week thousands of years ago.
It makes no sense at all if man appeared at the end of billions of years.
The strength of the Earth's magnetic field affects the amount of cosmic rays entering the atmosphere.