Dating dinosaur bones
Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
In that case, weighing the ball would be a natural way of testing the idea.
Actually, a more realistic comparison would be with what looks like a family car.
(I would be delighted beyond words if scientists had already begun dating pterosaur fossils through radiocarbon methods, but it appears we need to wait for that.) Shellac contamination?
A 1990 experiment that involved radiocarbon dating of pieces from two dinosaur bones—that test will not be covered, for it involved a controversy regarding a report of shellac that may have contaminated one of the two sample sources.
In that case, we really can “triumphantly” declare that the ball weighs only a few ounces.