Carbon dating half life period
Anyone have any ideas about this apparent anomaly with C14 in coal?
supposedly has an article on this very subject (per Google), but I haven't been able to get to talkorigins for some time. The small apparent non-zero values are less than measurement error.
I'm probably teaching grandmother to suck eggs, as the old saying goes.
Getting back to my OP - I feel that some definitive work needs to be done in this area.
The cracker managed to get the TOA de-indexed by Google, and when the TOA was re-indexed on 2006/12/05, the cracker stepped up his efforts to direct webspam to the Google-bot.
It's easy to see that the sceptical creationist is simply going to see the scientific response as making excuses for the data instead of holding up some hard data that either explains or explodes the anomaly.
Another thing I've heard from creationists is that fossils made by soaking samples in tar pits appear to be extremely old.
Of course, the problem is that this process results in contamination with old carbon, making the sample appear older.
In the case of old samples with almost no C-14, even the tiniest bit of contamination would make the sample appear far younger.