You wrote: "It' silly, is what it is. Fire does not effect isotopic ratios of carbon."
You meant heat, right? In a fire, definate contamination from movement of gaseous products can change the overall molecular level mixture. The heat does not change isotopic ratios of carbon; on that point you are right. But what is the point. It is trivial and not the cause of the carbon 14 error.
As for alien: hmm. Do you know how the image was formed? As we do not know, and as we do not presume a contact mechanism, I don't know how we can simply say it does not conform. The image does definately appear to be collimated. I don't know how the image was formed, and like you I agree that it does not conform to human geometry -- but only for contact mechanisms. I am quite certain it was not faked.
posted on 04/14/2004 3:13:52 PM PDT
> In a fire, definate contamination from movement of gaseous products can change the overall molecular level mixture.
Errrr.... no. A piece of linen on fire still only has it's own carbon. Fire does nothign to it, with the exception of turning some of it to carbon dioxide, and this is doen at an equal ratio regardless of isotope. Any carbon dioxide in the air nearby *remains* carbon dioxide at any fire temperature likely to be found Way Back Then.
> Do you know how the image was formed?
Artificially seems by far the most likely explanation.
> I am quite certain it was not faked.
I have this bridge...
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