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The Earth was made in 7 days. PLAIN AND SIMPLE! And just to let people know... carbon dating is crap. Lighting strikes create carbon14,which is used to date objects, so when lighting hits the ground or an object or the atomsphere, more is creatd, thus you cannot have an accurate representation of how old something is.

Breaking_Borders, POD Warrior Forum 26 Comments [12/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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please tell me s/he didn't just imply that lighting is some kind of materials-cloning mechanism!some kind of magic carbon maker...

12/26/2007 9:30:44 PM

Safaraz

Carbon Dating doesn't work that way!

12/26/2007 10:24:00 PM



And if it did, wouldn't making more carbon-14 make something seem YOUNGER?

12/27/2007 12:19:56 AM

Tempus

First, lightning isn't like a Star Trek replicator. Lightning strikes don't create nuclear isotopes.

Second...can you name any other radioisotope dating methods scientists use? Any at all? Why do I get the feeling you can't?


12/27/2007 1:06:21 AM

Philbert McAdamia

{ thus you cannot have an accurate representation of how old something is. }

Unless there's a claim from some crackpot from thousands of years back. That's as good as proof.

12/27/2007 2:22:50 AM



@#398532

Actually, carbon14 is constantly being created in the atmosphere. It has such a short half life that if it wasn't always being made it wouldn't exist anymore. Though most carbon 14 is made in the upper atmosphere from cosmic rays...

3/17/2008 9:56:29 PM

Jordan666

I thought the world was made in 6 days....

5/20/2008 3:26:49 PM



One needs 1.21 JIGGAWATTS to perform carbon dating!

5/21/2008 6:30:25 PM

avowed_cynic

But its also easy to tell where the lightning struck because it melts the dirt and turns it into glass. Problem solved, next.

5/21/2008 7:03:45 PM

apYrs

sigh....

the world was made in 6 days according to the babble; which just under 6 days too long for an omnipotent being. And why did he need to rest on the seventh?

5/21/2008 7:43:09 PM

agentCDE

@apYrs: 'Cause God is a lazy douchebag.

Oh, yeah, and ignoring that LIGHTNING DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY, more carbon-14 would make the Earth seem younger. Didn't quite think that one through, eh BB?

5/21/2008 7:52:19 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Didn't do too well in Jr High science, did you?

5/21/2008 8:15:07 PM

Darwin's Lil Girl

I can't even reply to this it's so stupid...

5/21/2008 8:29:03 PM

sammi

Stupid for JESUS!!

5/21/2008 10:16:48 PM

Funnyguts

And even if increased C14 meant that things got older, we could easily see the difference on anything below the soil.

5/21/2008 10:24:44 PM

QuarkyHadron

If lightning could induce a nuclear reaction cold fusion would have been a reality.

7/29/2008 3:18:29 PM

BloodFoxTK

"1.21 JIGGAWATTS"

Carbon Dating has NOTHING to do with Lightning Marty!!

1/13/2011 9:28:02 PM

Anon

You Fail Physics Forever.

Also: while it is good for archaeology, carbon-14 is irrelevant when it comes to the age of the Earth. The half-life is way too short.

You want uranium-lead, or maybe potassium-argon. The Earth is 4.56 billion years old, and took 10 million to accrete.

And the cosmic microwave background 13.7 billion lightyears away means that the universe is a bit over three times older than the Earth.

Either that, or Last Thursdayism is correct.

1/13/2011 9:34:39 PM

Philbert McAdamia

@ Quantum Mechanic
Didn't do too well in Jr High science, did you?


Jr High? I suspect B_B got a D- in Sandbox 101.

1/14/2011 5:47:37 AM

Swede

But dearie, it's the amount of C14 left IN objects that is meassured. Mostly of stuff left in the ground for millions of years. Or, is your magical lightning-created carbon seeping into the ground as well?

1/14/2011 5:56:16 AM

Justanotheratheist

I'm pretty useless at science, but I didn't know lightning strikes went underground. Which is odd, because we get a heck of a lot of lightning where I live, so I think I'd have noticed by now.

I do know, though, that putting plain and simple at the end of a false statement does not render the statement any less false, even if the words are SHOUTED.

1/14/2011 9:45:05 AM

jas43

O NOES!

a member of a shitty rock bands forum is debunking all of modern science. "PLAIN AND SIMPLE!"

1/14/2011 9:47:07 AM

Anon-e-moose

"The Earth was made in 7 days. PLAIN AND SIMPLE!"

Well, simple things please simple minds. Certainly explains fundies & their 'beliefs'.

'Americans hate complexity'

-Stephen Fry, Stephen Fry in America"

"And just to let people know... carbon dating is crap."

And toilet paper is a rip-off. Your point, B_B?

"Lighting strikes create carbon14,which is used to date objects, so when lighting hits the ground or an object or the atomsphere, more is creatd, thus you cannot have an accurate representation of how old something is."

List! What is yon sound in the distance? Why, it's all the meteorologists, geologists, archaeologists, and physicists in the world laughing their tits off at you.


1/14/2011 9:52:56 AM

Quantum Mechanic

Fail physics much?

Idiot.

11/8/2012 10:08:34 AM

Joel

"Lighting strikes create carbon14" ha ha ha

Whatever you say Stein.

11/9/2012 3:16:18 PM

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