* The 2021 Version of a RSR Classic: Carbon-14 doesn't lie. It has a relatively brief life and yet is plentiful in fossils and diamonds claimed to be millions and billions of years old. Carbon-14 can't be an anomaly, because it's not here and there but it's everywhere it shouldn't be. This radiocarbon is so unstable that a solid ball of 14c the size of the Earth would all decay into nitrogen in less than a million years. Real Science Radio hosts Bob Enyart and Fred Williams begin today's Carbon-14 program by airing Bob's phone conservation from 15 years ago with Jurassic Park film advisor Jack Horner. Bob offered Jack $23,000 to carbon date the soft tissue T. rex that his team had recently excavated. (See bflist.rsr.org for a list of dinosaur biomaterial fossil papers.)
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* Correction: As reported already back in 1962 and 1984, plants do absorb carbon dioxide from their roots, but at 27:20 into today's program Bob unintentionally implied that was the only way. Of course most CO2 is abosbed through leaf stomata, pores that form typically on the underside of leaves. Also, at 25:45 the guys are talking about Prof. Steve Taylor of the University of Liverpool.
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