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17-Apr-2017 15:43

That’s just over half a percent error in something that is supposedly multiple billions of years old.Of course, that error estimate is complete nonsense.

Obviously, then, the error in that measurement is 1.4 billion years, not 0.3 billion years!If those rocks really have been sitting around on the moon for billions of years, I suspect that the the wide range of physical and chemical processes which occurred over that time period had a much more profound effect on the uncertainty of the age determination.This is best illustrated by the radioactive age of a sample of diamonds from Zaire.Most likely, the effect will be dependent on the age.