A half-life is just how long it takes for half the radioactive atoms to decay to a stable atom. It is not much different than "it takes me 3 minutes to eat half my plate of spaghetti." It MAY take 3 minutes or longer to finish it off... depending on how full you are.7Serpent wrote:How does this even make sense? Why would exactly half of this radiactive material not decide to decay? Is this radioactive intellectual material that makes this choice as to which atoms decay first and which ones wait? and why is it only half, why not 2/3 ?
But it is nonsense, as we have found that radioactive decay is actually due to energy being transmitted across time (intra-atomic) from the core of the sun. Therefore, atoms are ALWAYS radioactive... some of them just break down to smaller atoms, so it takes a lot longer to become radioactive again.
I would suggest you read Gustave LeBon's book, "The Evolution of Matter" (1907). Quite enlightening, as it deals with this material before the hoax was in full swing.
Only under a very high magnetic ionization level, that would allow the isotopic level to reach the 236 mass limit--such as you find in a star. Earth has a magnetic ionization level of 1, so not going to happen here.7Serpent wrote:Sounds like this is validation of Larson's age limit to me.