Through the life of the organism, the proportion of C-14 to C-12 reaches the same proportion as in the rest of the environment.
When the organism dies, however, it ceases to incorporate carbon into its body.
This assumes, however, that today's C-14 increase is only the result of the industrial revolution (which is unfalsifiable) and that the proportion was in equilibrium prior to the 19th century (which is also unfalsifiable).
In other words, while acknowledging the problem posed by the increasing C-14, the uniformitarian scientists have failed to solve it, and yet continue to use the methodology.
This dilution effect would be so profound in the pre-Flood world that if we were to take a living organism and measure its Carbon-14 using today's ratio, it would appear to be many tens of thousands of years old.
This would mean that, given a relatively constant C-14 production, the living systems prior to the Flood would have diluted the overall available C-14.Let's say that 1/4th of the water evaporates each day, so that at the end of day 3, someone notes that there is 1/4th of the water remaining, where 3/4ths have evaporated.Now take the same one-pint container and pour it evenly into four graduated flasks, each one initially containing 1/4th of a pint.Given that the C-14 proportion is currently increasing, the actual age could in fact be much lower.But it cannot be higher, because if the coal and natural gas were as old as the evolutionary paradigm requires, the C-14 in them would have decayed long ago. Evolutionists have speculated that the C-14 may be due to contamination from other radioactive elements in the surrounding rock.