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Scientists, using rigorous methods have established a process to eliminate this problem by calibrating radiocarbon dating results to items of a known age.
In this way, items of unknown age can be tested and an age determined to a reasonable degree of accuracy. More tomorrow where we explore the concept of isochron dating and how it neatly destroys most of the rest of these ‘issues’.
Decay constants have been measured for all known isotopes ever since Madam Curie discovered radium in 1898.
By measuring the quantities of parent and daughter isotopes, the time that has elapsed to generate the measured amount of the daughter product can be calculated.
As far as the technical aspects go, the process lives up to its reputation of great accuracy.
(Aside, my dad doesn’t know how old I am, he usually misses by about two years, giving him an error of almost 5%.) Not only, is this not a ‘false assumption’. Oh and here’s a link to the Table of Contents for this set of creationist misconceptions.
When asked for your age, it's likely you won't slip (with the exception of a recent birthday mistake).
In many cases it is quite difficult to prove whether one method is superior to another: and in this regard, the only way of doing so is to closely examine how each method works and try to find fault with it.