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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    What do AM and the oldest mushroom have in common?
    Parasites!

    June 6, 2007 — A mushroom found embedded in a 100-million-year-old piece of amber is about 20 million years older than other known mushroom fossils, an Oregon scientist says.

    The ancient mushroom is especially interesting because it contains two parasites, one feeding on the mushroom and the other feeding on its fellow parasite.
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    Since it had two parasites I guess it was a CPA network offer with a Zango app
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    Grandma broke her coccyx! Uncle Rico's Avatar
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    I am always fascinated or skeptical on how "scientist" date things like this. I mean counting the rings on a tree is one thing, but being able to date a mushroom has got to be something very different.

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    No one has ever seen this three-tier association before.
    Kellie can handle this one hahahahahah.
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    Even parasites have parasites LOL

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    SeymourButts, go look up "radioactive isotope dating." All will be revealed.

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    wow.... great analogy Haiko... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea
    SeymourButts, go look up "radioactive isotope dating." All will be revealed.
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    Grandma broke her coccyx! Uncle Rico's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea
    SeymourButts, go look up "radioactive isotope dating." All will be revealed.
    Science is some cool stuff.

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    Wisdom from the Supreme Nerd Goddess.
    Thank you dear, but don't forget I'm only half nerd. The other half is geek.

    Science is some cool stuff.
    Yes it is! I think science is the coolest stuff there is. The best thing about science is that every time you get the answer to a question you also get a bunch of new questions!

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    Thank you dear, but don't forget I'm only half nerd. The other half is geek.
    Please pardon my ignorance Your Geekness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea
    SeymourButts, go look up "radioactive isotope dating." All will be revealed.
    From what I've read it is supposedly more accurate than carbon dating, but I believe I read that it is still an imperfect calculator. But what the heck, 50 million years one way or the other is close enough for government work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeymourButts
    I mean counting the rings on a tree is one thing, but being able to date a mushroom has got to be something very different.
    I'd think dating a mushroom would also be a bit awkward. Where can you take her where you'd both be comfortable, and how would others react to seeing you together?
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    Carbon dating is only accurate for dates less than 60,000 years old. Radioactive element isotope dating is used for time spans greater than that.

    This explains why carbon dating isn't 100% reliable:
    A raw BP date cannot be used directly as a calendar date, because the level of atmospheric 14C has not been strictly constant during the span of time that can be radiocarbon dated. The level is affected by variations in the cosmic ray intensity which is affected by variations in the earth's magnetosphere caused by solar storms. In addition there are substantial reservoirs of carbon in organic matter, the ocean, ocean sediments (see methane hydrate), and sedimentary rocks. Changing climate can sometimes disrupt the carbon flow between these reservoirs and the atmosphere. The level has also been affected by human activities—it was almost doubled for a short period due to atomic bomb tests in the 1950s and 1960s and has been reduced by the release of large amounts of CO2 from ancient organic sources where 14C is not present—the fossil fuels used in industry and transportation, known as the Suess effect.
    The entire article can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_dating

    One of the ways in which global climate change has been identified is through examining oxygen isotope concentrations in polar ice cap drill cores.

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    Thanks Haiko,

    Finally with this thread I have a reference about my "work" that I can get my super scientist wife interested in

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    Wow I thought the answer to:

    "What do AM and the oldest mushroom have in common?"

    Was they both get you really high on life!

    Wrong again am I.
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