Carbon dating radiation type
...[Some authors have said] they were "not aware of a single significant disagreement" on any sample that had been dated at different labs.
This method is claimed to be more accurate than the older and slower method of counting the number of radioactive decay emissions from a quite large sample.
However, because it has too many neutrons for the number of protons it contains, it is not a stable atom.
Every 5,730 years, approximately half of this radioactive carbon spontaneously converts itself back into nitrogen by emitting an electron from a neutron.
Radiocarbon dating has somehow avoided collapse onto its own battered foundation, and now lurches onward with feigned consistency.
The implications of pervasive contamination and ancient variations in carbon-14 levels are steadfastly ignored by those who base their argument upon the dates.