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This page, assembled by Craig Rusbult, is an "overflow" from a collection of pages with Examples of Old-Earth Evidence. Phillips Viewed from the air, Pacific coral reefs generally appear as circular islands called atolls.
That said, the existing coral rubble dates are all radiocarbon dates, which may contain some biases when applied to this type of material.
This is why I am now at the University of Minnesota performing U-Th dating on the radiocarbon-dated coral rubble.
This is a little unnerving considering all paleo-applications rely on the accuracy of the dates. Before I move on to addressing these questions, first I want to present a first glance of the age distribution of the coral rubble on Christmas Island (based on the fast-screen radiocarbon dates). Many came back post-bomb, meaning they are younger than 1950. Only a few were older than a thousand years old, and most of those were from larger fossil coral that the team drilled from people's lawns (with permission of course), not the rubble.
At first I was a bit disappointed because I am really interested in nailing down mean tropical Pacific climate through the Holocene (really anything older than the last thousand years).