He concludes the C in fossil material actually has been reported from the earliest days of radiocarbon dating.Whitelaw,2 for example, surveyed all the dates reported in the journal Radiocarbon up to 1970, and he commented that for all of the over 15,000 specimens reported, “All such matter is found datable within 50,000 years as published.” The specimens included coal, oil, natural gas, and other allegedly ancient material.The reason these anomalies were not taken seriously is because the older beta-decay counting technique had difficulty distinguishing genuine low levels of C in the samples from background counts due to cosmic rays.
C “dead.” These measurements were performed in many different laboratories around the world and reported in the standard peer-reviewed literature, mostly in the journals Radiocarbon and Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B.
Despite the fact that the conventional uniformitarian age for these samples is well beyond 100,000 years (in most cases it is tens to hundreds of millions of years), it is helpful nonetheless to be able to translate , where t is the time in years.
The reason they are presently stuck at this 40,000-year barrier is that they consistently and reproducibly measure C levels measured in the shells of six different species of mussels and snails varied from 0.1 to 0.5 pmc.
In the case of one species, Spisula subtruncata, measurements were made on both the outside and inside of the shell of a single individual specimen.
.) An astonishing discovery made over the past 20 years is that, almost without exception, when tested by highly sensitive accelerator mass spectrometer (AMS) methods, organic samples from every portion of the Phanerozoic record show detectable amounts of C/C ratios from all but the youngest Phanerozoic samples appear to be clustered in the range 0.1–0.5 pmc (percent modern carbon), regardless of geological “age.” A straightforward conclusion that can be drawn from these observations is that all but the very youngest Phanerozoic organic material was buried contemporaneously much less than 250,000 years ago.
This is consistent with the biblical account of a global Flood that destroyed most of the air-breathing life on the planet in a single brief cataclysm only a few thousand years ago.In terms of the standard geological timescale, all these samples should be equally C content invites an explanation.A third observation, although weaker that the first two, is that the distribution of values for non-biogenic material displays a peak offset from zero.The foraminifera from this core showed a range of C values from 0.16 to 0.4 pmc with an average, taken over 115 separate measurements, of 0.23 pmc.A benthic species of foraminifera from another core, chosen because of its thick shell and smooth surface in the hope its “contamination” would be lower, actually had a higher average C level of 0.58 pmc!Applying this formula, one obtains values of 0.79 pmc for t = 40,000 years, 0.24 for t = 50,000 years, 0.070 pmc for 60,000 years, 0.011 pmc for 75,000 years, and .001 pmc for 95,000 years, as shown in graphical form in Fig. Table 1 contains most of Giem’s9 data plus data from some more recent papers.