If a fossil contains 60% of its original carbon, how old is the fossil? That means this is how long it takes for half the nuclei to decay.
After 5600 years, if we start with a gram, we end up with half a gram.
Vance acquired most of the fossils and their radiocarbon results.
I added more and compared them with already published carbon dates for fossils as well as the RATE team’s ten coal samples.
If Cenozoic, Mesozoic, and Paleozoic sources were deposited in the single Flood year, we would expect them to contain comparable amounts of radiocarbon.
So, we have a “clock” which starts ticking the moment something dies.
Obviously, this works only for things which were once living.