To: Ancient Drive
Old-earthers use indirect methods to estimate the age of fossil-bearing rocks. However, it is worth pointing out that C-14 dating can and has been done with unfossilized material associated with coal mines and dinosaur fossils and other deep carbon samples, and consistently shows measurable C-14 (indicating an age of only thousands of years).
This leads to a further insight: if the bulk of the fossil record was buried only thousands of years ago, then the biomass in that record was part of the biosphere before that time. That means that C-14 produced back then was diluted amongst much greater amounts of C-12 than we have at present. And that means that current estimates of age using C-14 dating will be telescoped out several times too far. (For example, if 15/16's of the biomass of the earth were buried one C-14 half-life ago - around 5570 years ago - then any C-14 dating of samples from before that point will be off by a factor of 4 half-lives, or over 20,000 years).
posted on 10/28/2011 6:48:48 AM PDT
(Daddy to Lily Ann, born 3:50 AM, 10/15/11, 9 lb/4 oz. of joy!)
I don’t know what you said, but I agree 100%. LOL!
posted on 10/28/2011 7:27:25 AM PDT
(Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
Daddy to Lily Ann, born 3:50 AM, 10/15/11, 9 lb/4 oz. of joy!
posted on 10/28/2011 7:35:34 AM PDT
(Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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