2010年4月25日，一隊由香港與土耳其人組成的探索隊於香港舉行新聞發佈會，向世界宣佈在土耳其亞拉臘山上發現可能是挪亞方舟的餘骸。在新聞發佈會前後，這支探索隊伍的代表四出聯絡、謹慎地尋找能給他們正面支持又認同此事的科學家。

## Skype 視頻會議

2010年4月20日，我跟這支探索隊伍的數名香港隊員進行Skype視頻會議(我當時身處美國肯塔基州北部，時間為清晨，香港時間則為晚上)。在視頻會議上，他們給我播放在亞拉臘山探險的錄影片段，這片段也在發佈會當天播出。他們也給我展示了一些照片，顯示埋在亞拉臘山上的一件木結構及其內部情況(如圖1)。

## 未曾披露的碳-14測定結果

Table 1. The C-14 test results obtained by the discovery team

Labora- tory Sample A (DB) Sample B (SS) Sample C (PW) Sample D (BS) Details Remarks
Labora- tory 1 N/A δ13C =
-26.9% Activity higher than 100% of modern level. It means that this tree was growing after 1955.
C-14 age = 120±25 years BP δ13C =
-26.5%
I asked the lab that B and C belonged to the same structure and how came the great difference. He replied that he did not know our collection method and the place and explained that C was from the inner part of the tree and B was the bark.
C-14 age = 610±25 years BP δ13C =
-26.4%
Labora- tory 2 Modern Age post-1950 AD as it clearly shows signs of nuclear weapons testing enrichment Samples A and B were practically collected from the same site (the location team members abseiling down), in reply to my query whether the samples were contaminated by moss and bacteria growth. The lab replied: the older age of sample B might be due to Suess Effect of diluted C-14 by fossil fuel.
C-14 age = 135±30 years BP δ13C relative to VPDB =
-25.2%
Labora- tory 3 C-14 age = 4269–4800 years BP Method employed: Radiocarbon and Dendro- chronology; Calendric Age calBP 6891±4647; 68% range calBP: 2243–11538; Calendric Age calBC: 4941±4647

-26.9‰ 碳活性較現代水平高100% 意思是此樹在1955年之後生長

碳-14

±25年
δ13C =
-26.5‰

碳-14

±25年
δ13C =
-26.4‰

碳-14

±30年
δ13C 相對於VPDB標準 =
-25.2‰

4800年
所用方法︰放射性碳測年法及樹輪年代法；日曆年齡為BP校正6891
±4647年；BP校正範圍68%可能性: 2243 -11538年;日曆年齡為公元前校正4941
±4647年

## 大洪水前木化石的碳-14測年

 (a) (b) (c) (d)

(a) 漸新世木，來自美國科羅拉多州Cripple Creek的 Cresson礦場
(b) 始新世木，來自澳洲昆士蘭省Crinum礦場
(c) 侏羅紀木，來自英國沃里克郡Edge Hill的Horton採石場
(d) 三叠紀木，來自澳洲新南威爾士省Bundanoon的Hawkesbury砂岩

Table 2. C-14 dating results for fossil woods from the geologic record of the Flood.

Location Conventional Age C-14 age (BP)
Geologic Numerical
Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA Oligocene 32 million years 41,260±540 years
Crinum, Queensland, Australia Eocene 45 million years 29,544±759 years
37,800±3,450 years
44,700±950 years
Redding area, California, USA Cretaceous 112–120 million years 32,780±230 years
33,490±240 years
37,150±330 years
42,390±510 years
Edge Hill, Warwickshire, England, UK Jurassic 189 million years 20,700±1,200 years
22,730±170 years
24,005±600 years
28,820±350 years
Bundanoon, New South Wales, Australia Triassic 22–230 million years 33,720±430 years
Toukley, New South Wales, Australia Permian 250 million years 33,700±400 years

±540年

±759年
37,800
±450年
44,700
±950年

1億2,000萬年
32,780
±230年
33,490
±240年
37,150
±330年
42,390
±510年

±12,00年
22,730
±170年
24,005
±600年
28,820
±350年

2億3,000萬年
33,720
±430年

±400年

## 附錄 - δ13C參數

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