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14 years ago
AndyBlackard
True, there are some flood myths that date to around 3200bce, just before the rise of the great Sumerian cities of Ur and the Egyptian Old Kingdom. The Mayans and Indians have contemporaneous flood myths. The flood myth in Gilgamesh is not that precisely dated, only that it was before at the time of Gilgamesh (2600bce). However, most of the other flood myths date to different times. And many
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14 years ago
AndyBlackard
I think I see where you are going but there is a big problem with rationalizing a single global flood by using the various, different flood myths of around the world. The problem is that these floods in various areas were not contemporaneous! They occurred at different times over the span of over 4000 years. Therefore, a flood in China in 2000bce, and a Black Sea flood of 5500-5800bce, and
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14 years ago
AndyBlackard
MJT, since you've studied Khufu's pyramid at length, how do you feel about the possiblity of it being built on top of an earlier structure?
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14 years ago
AndyBlackard
"Then essentially Darwinism can be boiled down to: A is true, and B is true, therefore B causes A. But this does not follow. The fact that A may be true, and independently B may be true, does not mean that B causes A. This is in fact the real crux of the criticism of Darwinism." No. Anybody can misstate a theory and then prove their own misstatement of the original theory is incorrect
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14 years ago
AndyBlackard
4055. Re: MAYA
Thanks. You are right. That's so easy to forget. As far as I know, they never ranged into Guatamala so what you posted is very true.
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14 years ago
AndyBlackard
You have merely contrasted the differences between physical, mathematical and biological theories. That proves nothing. Do you propose that every biological theory, other than evolution, can be expressed mathematically? SunSword wrote: > > Why is the Theory of Evolution less valid than say the Theory > of Gravity? > > Just because both use the word "theory" doesn't m
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14 years ago
AndyBlackard
You seem to be shooting from the hip again GV. Your remark "Carbon 14 dates from during the Ice Age" doesn't pertain to Stonehenge which was constructed long after the ice age.
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14 years ago
AndyBlackard
I believe that I wrote "can be." I never meant "must be in all possible instances" as you seem to imply. ;) can : Used to indicate possibility or probability: www.dictionary.com
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14 years ago
AndyBlackard
4059. Re: MAYA
"Aztecs never were in Central America." Paoputzu, maybe you mis-typed something. The Aztec capital,Tenochitlán, was in the location of current Mexico City in Mexico, Central America.
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14 years ago
AndyBlackard
This is so ridiculous, I won't bother refuting it. However, I would pass on, for the benefit of others who are interested, that a linguistics expert in Eastern Europe recently passed me some very interesting information from a study that used statistical analysis, the total number of human sounds and the average word-lengths and vocabulary sizes of known human languages. The results showed stat
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
I don't think it works that way. From the studies that I've read, when more water becomes tied up as ice/snow in the extreme lattitudes then it is drier in the mid-lattitudes. It works like the conservation of mass principle. The drought that destroyed the Maya in the 9th century occurred at the same time as extreme cold in Scandanavia.
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
Relatively few compare to the vast number of Noah's Ark hoaxes including "eye-witnesses."
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
Yes, I'm sure. But such practices invoke the principle of "once a questionable source, always a questionable source." The problem cannot be resolved until someone, independently validates the results. I just had an amusing thought. As far as I know, there has *never* been a case of fraud involving someone trying to disprove the bible.
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
"a supreme evil being dedicated to the temptation, corruption, and destruction of man'" George Dubya Bush.
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
"Why do Revisionist ignoring archaeological evidence which supports some of the biblical texts?" Honestly, I think the answer to your question is that there have been so many forgeries and deliberate misinterpretations of archeological evidence in an effort to "prove" the literal interpretation of the bible, that everything that along those lines realistically has to be re-e
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
4066. Re: MAYA
Hi, I am a Maya nut too. Did you know that our words shark and hurricane came from the Mayan words Xoc (jaws of death god) and Hurakan (storm god)?
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
Hi Andy, Andy here, I have been trying to find a copy of "The Bible Unearthed" By Israel Finkleman for months and everybody is out of stock. Can you point me to a place to get a copy? thx, Andy Blackard
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
Change in precipitation RATE? Not true. Annual layers are defined by seasonal variations in the ice, not by some assumed annual deposition(precipitation) rate.
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
I don't have that information for this glacier, Kim. But in the Peruvian glaciers the annual layers average 0.75mm. I saw an estimation of annual sublimation rate for the Beacon glacier in Anarctica of 0.02-0.2 mm/yr for the top layer.
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
If that were the case then the Greenland ice cap slipped, and sublimed and compressed IDENTICALLY since both agree. That is not likely if such had happened.
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
Ice core data near both poles agree that the warming event that ended the last great ice age was 10,500bce. That's much stronger than just a single source. "Antarctic Ice Core Hints Abrupt Warming Some 12,500 Years Ago May Have Been Global An analysis of an ancient Antarctic ice core indicates an abrupt climate warming occurred there about 12,500 years ago, an event previously thought to
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
Because there are 740,000 layers in the ice core, one per year.
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
"The core from Dome C, high on East Antarctica's plateau, contains snowfall from the last 740,000 years and is by far the oldest continuous climate record obtained from ice cores so far." I doubt that it is a coincidence that the beginning of this ice cap nearly coincides with the established date of the earth's most-recent magentic pole reversal with is dated at 780,000 years ago.
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
1)its pretty 2)it was accessible without advanced mining/refining technology 3)it was easy to craft 4)it does not corrode and so it was assumed to be special
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
Stephanie, you are probably aware that many older studies based solely on blood groups have been invalidated. None-the-less, I think blood type data is significant to supplement DNA analysis. "Only Native Americans and East Asians seem to have the Diego factor in their blood, which has helped to prove that Native Americans did indeed originally come from Asia"
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
The first pic are Taiwanese and the second pic is a Crow Indian from America for comparison. Neither are from the Ainu, and they really are similar. I'm not aware of any others of this appearance still in Asia though, are you?
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
Hi Stephanie, Do these Native Taiwanese from the 1920s look familiar? Those Israelites really got around didn't they? These are really aboriginal Taiwanese! My friends from Taiwan tell me that they live in the mountains there today. They were there when the mainland Chinese immigrated to Taiwan. I just learned this recently. Andy
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
Yes, it is an attempt to the Native American population backcasting to 1500. But that is more useful information that where all the Irish, Swiss, Germans and Han Chinese settled, no? There have been formal studies that validate much of what is shown. Its not perfect, but its the best that I've seen so far. One must understand that the state-of-the-art in genetic genealogy is changing about ev
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
Hi. I put a lot of stock in the work of Dr. Harvey Weiss and he dates the Younger-Dryas climatic episode (what we call the end of the great ice age) about 12900 to 11600 years ago (10,900-9,600bce). But there have been possibly 3(?) mini-ice ages since then according to various other authors. Hope this helps.
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15 years ago
AndyBlackard
Marduk, Wales also had the highest quality natural iron found in the old world. They also had coal to process it.
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