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There are two reasons uncalibrated dates must be mentioned: 1) this prevents people from making up any number they please, and 2) it is for the sake of posterity, where future scientists can check the results and apply new ideas of calibration. Radiocarbon dates are affected by many outside factors.The accuracy of the machines is not in question (especially modern ones, which are astoundingly accurate when properly zeroed in). But, any source of old carbon in the ancient environment can affect the amount of C-14 in a sample.
As Einstein said "A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be." Every time you try to debunk a dating method by using a reference to the flood, I get the impression that you are looking for what you think should be, rather than what is.
See: The walls of Jericho, The story of Jericho, and Q and A pages on the Ice Age and radiometric dating.
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Examples: For all of these, and more, reasons, calibration is needed in C-14 dating.
Thus, reports generally specify the ‘raw’ numbers and the ‘fudged’ numbers.
A variable rate would only make the case worse for secular archaeology.