I'm fairly sure C14 cannot date anything less than several hundred years.
Date: 25 Mar 2009 18:58
Number of posts: 18
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C14 Dating is unique in that, as its halflife is 5,730 years, it can be used to date things relatively accurately in the recent past, as long as it is a)organic and b)dead. However, subsequent to 1950 and the nuclear testing binge the world went on, assigning dates has been made somewhat trickier, as various parts of the globe were exposed to different amounts of fallout. To circumvent this uncertainty, the SCP states a minimum age, rather than an exact age. I'm not about to go running the calculations to figure out the probable error and all that other crap.
If you want to learn more about C14 dating, you can go read about it at the other wiki.
Not bad. You mean C14 though.
Actually, to get nitpicky, it's 14C. C14 would be a molecule consisting of 14 carbon atoms. I copypasta'd out of laziness above, hence the propagating error. :-P
HAs anyone checked the opposite side of the world from this thing?
I like it, though I think it could maybe use a little something extra that might push it from weird to interesting (strange bio matter is a little overdone).
Also, for a hole in the mountains that nothing comes out of, you could have a smaller containment area easily. A 20km radius is about 450 square miles. It's in the mountains, just block off nearby peaks, or build a wall… way easier
I beg to differ. Tone issues, LOLfoundation, and bothersome expungement.
I liked the last addendum, but it doesn't go into detail enough to change my vote.
You may differ, but you can't differ my vote! +1 FOREVER!
May I ask what reasons allow you to like this?