>How does radiocarbon dating apply to living organisms? <
Most wood is dead and thus no longer taking up 14C from the environment.
Although the existence of the plants enumerated by Glenn should pose problems for YECs, there are two obvious dodges for advocates of a recent global catastrophic flood. Denial of the merits of radioactive dating is already popular. Secondly, I believe that older parts of a creosote plant die off completely as the plant grows, so that a hollow ring or part of a ring results (sort of like the mushroom rings you see on lawns). Thus, there is extrapolation involved.
Dr. David Campbell
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That is Uncle Joe, taken in the masonic regalia of a Grand Exalted Periwinkle of the Mystic Order of Whelks-P.G. Wodehouse, Romance at Droigate Spa
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