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Carbon 14 Dating

Puck
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12/20/2010 2:53:39 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
It's application on first dates should be treated with extreme caution. Many a daring young adventurer has come afoul of insisting his date is upwards of 10 000 years old.
Lock
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12/20/2010 4:11:35 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/20/2010 2:53:39 AM, Puck wrote:
It's application on first dates should be treated with extreme caution. Many a daring young adventurer has come afoul of insisting his date is upwards of 10 000 years old.

True enough, seeing as it's only reliable as a dating method out to around 80,000 years. I would seriously doubt any date that came back that old, though.
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12/22/2010 6:08:19 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/20/2010 4:11:35 AM, Lock wrote:
At 12/20/2010 2:53:39 AM, Puck wrote:
It's application on first dates should be treated with extreme caution. Many a daring young adventurer has come afoul of insisting his date is upwards of 10 000 years old.

True enough, seeing as it's only reliable as a dating method out to around 80,000 years. I would seriously doubt any date that came back that old, though.

Sigh.