Re: modern use of moon dust by YECs

McCarrick, Allan (
Wed, 04 Nov 1998 09:13 EST

A quick check of the CRC Isotope table shows that the half life of U-236
listed as 2.39 x 10^-7 years. (I know that this seems an unusual way of
presenting that number and might be an error: could it be 10^+7 years or
10^-7 seconds.)

If that number is correct, the half life works out to 7.5 seconds. Even
if the moon were 10,000 years old, there would be no U-236.

In trying to backout a source for U-236, I found myself wandering around
progressively larger transuranic elements of progressively short half
lives. There seems to be no good explanation for U-236 appearing at all.
One might question to source of this information.