| However, an article out yesterday notes plants even older. This is another
| young-earth argument that is dying on the vine. Part of article follows
| PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Along an unremarkable stretch of desert on the
| outskirts of town, just off a road named for singing cowboy Gene Autry and
| tucked amid heaps of garbage raked by winds strong enough to polish granite,
| Jim Cornett thinks he's found the world's oldest living thing.
| Radiocarbon tests now under way may reveal the unassuming creosote bush
| sprouted 11,000 or more years ago, the scientist said, meaning it could
| rival in age another creosote bush growing 50 miles away in the Mojave
How does radiocarbon dating apply to living organisms?
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