[b-hebrew] Genesis 1:2 - And the earth was without form,

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Fri Apr 21 11:24:59 EDT 2006


On Friday 21 April 2006 03:01, Peter Kirk wrote:
> On 20/04/2006 06:26, Karl Randolph wrote:
> > Oh man, the things we end up discussing on this
> > group    ;-)
> >
> > Doing a googlewhack on dendrochronology, and
> > looking at a few sites, dendrochronology has the
> > same faults that beset other non-historical dating
> > methods.
> >
> > 1) it is based on uniformitarianism. In the case of
> > dendrochronology, we have no records that the
> > climate has remained constant during the period
> > those trees grew.
>
> This is not true. I am not an expert on this either, but I know more
> than a little from Google searches. I am almost certain that there is no
> assumption that the climate has remained constant, only that, as God
> promised, the sequence of summer and winter, each once per year, has
> continued. So there is no reliance on uniformitarianism, only on what
> God has promised.

Even that sequence of seasons isn't always constant.  In Wyoming, USA, where I 
lived for 10 years, for example, the 4 seasons are cold, really cold, 
ridiculously cold, and road construction :-)

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Dave Washburn
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