quote:Assuming that you are correct about the energy requirements, that's not a logic conclusion. Paper makes energy by burning. Do you think we could reverse the process of combustion by super cooling?
It is a logical conclusion. Supercooling has been known to do the reverse of "electron" capture. The Wikipedia chart has some example of Argon "decaying" into Potassium. I also doubt heat and pressure together will ever be tried. It would ruin the lab equipment.
Are you suggesting that the decay of Potassium-40 is reversible?
It seems only implied, so far. And reversibility at the same rate sounds to me, atomically unlikely. But if you want to get into tree rings and ice core samples as proof; you should be disappointed by it. Tree rings are the training ground of radiocarbon daters, and ice core samples is impossibly stupid; I mean total nutjob, as in worse than making a wacky assumption.
By the Argon isotope chart under "Argon" in Wikipedia.
Cool. Let's hear about why those things are nutjobs.
Tree rings don't determine the age of trees. Carbon-14 does, and I believe carbon-14 date don't match tree ring dating.
Ice melts, and the artic's icecap is constantly shifting. You can't prove it caused a flood or dates anything. Current research in this area is done at taxpayers expense, whereas most radiometric dating isn't.