[b-hebrew] Genesis 1:2 - And the earth was without form, and void
smille10 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Apr 17 13:30:49 EDT 2006
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Kirk Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 11:10 AM
> > I know of know of no facts that mankind is > 6K years old.
> Vast amounts of human bones, as well as tools, art etc etc, radiocarbon,
> stratigraphically and climatologically dated to tens of thousands of
> years old? Yes, I accept that radiocarbon dating is not always reliable,
> nor are stratigraphy and palaeo-climatology. But do you know enough
> about these disciplines to judge whether the results they give can be
> trusted or not? I don't claim that I do, but I do trust those who
> present the evidence.
> I had better not go into this in any more detail in this forum. But
> presuppositions about such matters can skew our interpretations of Hebrew.
[Steve Miller] None of these are _facts_ that mankind is > 6K years old. All
the radioactive dating methods assume a constant rate of radiation into the
earth's atmosphere, which is a false and unreasonable assumption.
I know enough to tell that such things are not scientific or logical. Of
reading many books there is no end.
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