I also believe it to be a sentient being based on my experiences with it as a living plant.

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Their successful entry into this state was said to demonstrated to onlookers by their unresponsiveness to a toothy gar-fish jaw being raked across their flesh.

After intense headache, profuse vomiting and violent convulsions, a[See Schultes & Hofmann 1980 & 1992 for a broader discussion and also Hatfield et al.

Three types of carbon occur naturally in living material: C12, C13 and C14.

Carbon14 (C14) is unstable and present in a very small percentage relative to the other components.

C14 is widely used as a biomedical tracer to help trace the path/rate of absorption of various chemicals throughout the body.

Despite the information provided through radiocarbon dating, the process does have its limitations.

Samples must be large enough to allow for purification, and they need to be carefully removed and packaged to prevent any chance of contamination.

Also, because of the relatively small amount of C14 in life forms and the long half-life, dating is not accurate for recent samples or for those beyond nine half-lives, or approximately 50,000 years.

Anthropologists and archeologists want to have factual dates so that they can understand the spread of cultures across the world.

The discovery of radiocarbon dating, while over 50 years old, still provides new opportunities to scientists on a regular basis.

This is a fascinating article that is often mentioned in conjunction with their proposal that, over the millennia, sacramental plants were progressively replaced by safer ones.