Scientists suggest that the King Clone Creosete bush of the Mojave desert is about 11,700 years old. How can this be?
The scientists are wrong. They use carbon dating and growth rates and extrapolate the results backwards in time. They failed to consider that the natural laws of the universe were only fixed 6,000 years ago, so it is unreasonable to use current day measurements to project backwards in time for any age in excess of 6,000 years.