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It might take a millisecond, or it might take a century. But if you have a large enough sample, a pattern begins to emerge.

It takes a certain amount of time for half the atoms in a sample to decay.

Plants absorb C-14 during photosynthesis, so C-14 is incorporated into the cellular structure of plants.

Plants are then eaten by animals, making C-14 a part of the cellular structure of all living things.

Scientists look at half-life decay rates of radioactive isotopes to estimate when a particular atom might decay.

A useful application of half-lives is radioactive dating.

Scientists know the half-life of C-14 (5,730 years), so they can figure out how long ago the organism died.

Carbon-14 dating can only be used to determine the age of something that was once alive.

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In the process the paper refutes a number of misconceptions prevalent among Christians today.

This has to do with figuring out the age of ancient things.