|MadSci Network: Earth Sciences|
Why does uranium and carbon dating not come up with numbers like the one in the "Question" field? They measure how much of an element decomposed since the fossil formed, but what about before that? The carbon you extracted from a 5000-year-old wild horse or uranium from a millionarian (is that a word? Centenarian is) piece of rock existed and decomposed before they became a horse and a rock. So, why is that not reflected?
Re: Age of fossil: Y10G
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