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Author Topic:   Discussing carbon 14 in fossils
Dr Adequate
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Message 10 of 25 (690519)
02-13-2013 10:54 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by Coyote
02-13-2013 10:15 PM

Re: One rebuttal
Diamonds have no C14, in spite of what the lead paragraph of your website claims ...

Can this be demonstrated directly? If, for example, the diamond emitted no electrons, then I suppose that would demonstrate it completely. But I don't suppose diamonds are bereft of all radioactive isotopes capable of undergoing beta minus decay. But perhaps it is still possible to rule out 14C as a source of the radiation by analysis of the emissions; I think this is probably the case, but I don't quite know enough about it.

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