Posts Tagged ‘science’

Dinosaurs and Blind Dates

April 15th, 2015

For several generations, many scientists in Western countries have assumed that all dinosaurs became extinct by many millions of years ago. Some non-scientists have assumed the ancient dates were obtained by directly testing those old dinosaur bones, but a new investigation has shattered that myth.

Modern carbon-14 dating of samples of bones from eight dinosaurs (fossils excavated in Texas, Alaska, Colorado, and Montana) revealed shocking ages when those animals actually lived on the earth: only about 22,000 to 39,000 years ago.

It came to light at the Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting in Singapore, held August 13-17, 2012, a conference of the American Geophysical Union and the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society.

Carbon-14 dating shows dinosaurs lived recently

Dr. Thomas Seiler, a physicist from Germany, gave the presentation for the Paleochronology group, using data from years of investigating and sending samples to Carbon-14 labs for testing.

The dinosaurs tested included Acrocanthosaurus, Allosaurus, Hadrosaurus, Triceratops, and Apatosaur. The findings were so shocking that two chairpersons later deleted the lecture abstract, without prior warning, from the official web site of the conference.

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Dinosaur Bones Less Than 40,000 Years Old

Since dinosaurs are thought to be over 65 million years old, the news is stunning – and more than some can tolerate. After the AOGS-AGU conference in Singapore, the abstract was removed from the conference website by two chairmen because they could not accept the findings.

Carbon-14 Dinosaur Dating

Radiocarbon dating is the most accurate and most verifiable of the radiometric dating systems. Dates for carbon material can often be independently verified by testing something that is known historically, from records of human observations.

Scientific Dating and Young Dinosaurs

A number of pieces of dinosaur bones found in North American have been dated in recent years. So how many millions of years old are those fossils? Well, they’re not actually that old, apparently, dated at tens of thousands of years old, according to carbon-14 testing.

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Glowing Orbs of the Mekong River

April 15th, 2010

What attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators, every October, to Nong Kai Province? The Naga Fireballs of Southeast Asia have attracted crowds for many years, and these strange glowing orbs have been seen emerging from the Mekong River for centuries.

What causes these lights? Is it the gravitational pull of the moon on methane gas? Are the legends true about the eggs of the giant snake? Could Laotin monks be playing hoaxes? Scientific explanations appear to fall flat, for at least one scientist strongly opposes any natural cause such as methane; it seems to unbelievable to imagine gas bubbles that start burning in the water and then continue to burn in the form of a balls as they emerge and float up above the river. Yet any attempt at a human explanation evaporates like the lights themselves: Lights slowing emerging from the water–that seems impossible for monks to create every year for centuries.

Perhaps the ancient legends may have some truth to them, for a living organism, not yet classified in Western science (albeit bioluminescent rather than mystical) appears to be the best explanation for the Naga Fireballs of the Mekong River. We know that some insects glow and some insects emerge from rivers to fly away. This may be a large bioluminescent insect.

There appears to be no direct relationship to the nocturnal glowing kor of Papua New Guinea.