In 1997, a project was started to determine the age of our planet Earth, consisting of 8 scientists, who had PhDs in Atmospheric Science, Physics, Geophysics, Geology, and Hebraic and Cognate Studies. This group was titled RATE (Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth).
"The objective was to gather data commonly ignored or censored by evolutionary standards of dating. The scientists reviewed the assumptions and procedures used in estimating the ages of rocks and fossils. The results of the carbon-14 dating demonstrated serious problems for long geologic ages."*
In various experiments, the samples resulted being dated thousands of years old, not millions as they had been dated by other radiometric dating methods.
"The RATE scientists are convinced that the popular idea attributed to Charles Lyell from nearly two centuries ago, 'the present is the key to the past,' is simply not valid for an earth history of millions or billions of years. An alternative interpretation of the carbon-14 data is that the earth experienced a global flood catastrophe which laid down most of the rock strata and fossils... . Whatever the source of the carbon-14, its presence in nearly every sample tested worldwide is a strong challenge to an ancient age. Carbon-14 is now firmly on the side of the young-earth view of history."** [emphasis added]
*Ham, Ken, The New Answers Book 1, Master Books, Green Forest, Arkansas, 2010.
**D. DeYoung, Thousands...Not Billions, Master Books, Green Forest, Arkansas, 2005, 61.