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

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Sat Apr 22 09:23:40 EDT 2006


Peter:

I got my information from sites such as these:

http://snrs.unl.edu/amet351/damon/intro.html
http://geography.otago.ac.nz/Courses/283_389/Resources/PrinciplesDendrochronology.html

Notice, uniformitarianism is listed first.

I am no expert, I merely take what they say.

Karl W. Randolph.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Kirk" <peter at qaya.org>
> 
> 
> 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.
> 
> > 2) Only one ring is added per year. Yet it is known that, under 
> > the right conditions, trees can add two rings per year.
> >
> >
> Yes, this is an assumption, and not always a valid one.
> 
> 
> -- Peter Kirk
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> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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