The way carbon dating works and the dating technique described by the person on the podcast are two distinct different things.Bare with me, I'm a chemist: Carbon 14 is a naturally occurring isotope found in a specific concentration in LIVING organisms (animals, plants, etc..).I do think the medications are a useful tool to bring someone down from a manic episode--that was certainly the case for my dad.But I am beginning to question their use as a long term solution.Truth is, journalists these days are not even willing to follow their journalistic ethics - their reporting is biased sensationalism intended to brainwash you into a certain point of view, facts be damned.So I have a hard time believing a poor unethical journalist (of which most are) will turn out to be a great and correct physicist.I have now scratched Radio Lab off of my list of NPR programs to listen to and will make my views known to my local public radio station. A great episode on a subject that seems to be getting more and more coverage.It should have been mentioned that many people now collect samples of the elements with the aim of getting one of each. From the first minutes of this wonderful episode, my mind furnished the Tom Lear Elements song (remembering from mid 1960s). It is a favorite and at the same time, my mind shut up and let me listen to the rest of the show. Hi Guys, Can report with much glee that Sylvan Esso recently added Jamie's Song to Spotify.
I loved it and would like to display it at my home :) I could not find it with a google search.Scientists took about 300 years to lay out the Periodic Table into neat rows and columns. This episode, we enlist journalists, poets, musicians, and even a physicist to help us tell stories of matter that matters.You’ll never look at that chart the same way again.There they put me on lithium when they found out that I had bipolar. Then I started reading about the long-therm kidney problems.It did bring me to "normalcy" but I never liked it. My depression was getting worse and worse untill I changed psychiatrist and he decided that Lithium was not the drug for me. I still don't feel like my former self, I'm constantly tired and depressed, but I'm functional, somewhat stable and hoping that some day the treatments will be improved.