> Harte Wrote:
> > Mammoths found frozen died in different time
> > periods spread over tens of thousands of years.
> How do you know the time periods? That reliable
You are using one set of fringe writers to back up what another fringe writer claims.Quote
Richard Firestone, Allen West and Simon
> Radiocarbon, or 14C is usually formed
> when a cosmic ray, traveling at at he nearly the
> speed of light, strikes a nitrogen atom
> (14N) in the atmosphere, transforming
> it into a radioactive form of carbon, called
> 14C. Scientists use the rate of
> radioactive decay of those atoms to estimate the
> age of old carbon-based objects such as charcoal,
> wood, seeds, and bones, which may be associated
> with harder-to-date items such as pottery and
> stone tools.
> Although this technique is reliable in most
> cases, radiocarbon researchers have discovered a
> major flaw in the theory. At one time, scientists
> thought the radiocarbon in the atmosphere remained
> constant, but to their surprise, they discovered
> that radiocarbon levels varied considerably over
> thousands of years--a fact that makes radiocarbon
> dating substantially less reliable for those times
> when atmospheric radiocarbon changed dramatically.
> At its worst, the effect is so dramatic that
> scientists refer to it as a “radiocarbon
> plateau,” or a reversal, meaning that the
> 14C dates are in reverse order, with
> younger dates seeming to predate older ones.
> During such a reversal, radiocarbon dates can be
> off by many thousands of years, as you can see
> from ……
> For example, dates from the Paleo-Indian sites at
> Leavitt and Gainey, in Michigan, came from layers
> that scientists knew were 12,000 years old; and
> yet the radiocarbon date came back suggesting
> that, inexplicably, the long-vanished Ice Age
> Indians were still hunting extinct camels when the
> Egyptian pharaohs were building the Temple of
> Karnak 2,00 years ago.
> Another 13,000-year-old site, at Thedford,
> Ontario, Canada, seemed to show that the long dead
> Indians miraculously came back to life and lived
> up until about the time of Jesus. In addition, the
> most astounding Clovis-era site of all was at
> Grant Lake in Nunavut Province in northern Canada,
> where the long gone Ice Age Paleo-Indians had
> apparently been hunting mammoths during the time
> of the Battle of Gettysburg in the U.S. Civil
Might as well ask Pat Robertson about ancient history.
If the above is all you know about C14, it's no wonder you hold a worldview that is utterly incorrect.
> > Was there some sort of environmental calamity
> > every year?
> You have no idea what catastrophes there were, the
> testing that has been performed nor the info
> written about it.
> > Animals die. When they die in the tundra, they
> > sometimes get frozen.
> > There was no "flash" freezing, and there's
> > at all unusual about these mammoths nor the
> > contents of their mouths/stomachs.
> Except for the magnetic grains in the tusks and
> the black mat covering.[/quote]
Otherwise, I can tell you they were all dated by the parasols they held in their trunks.
> You've got a lot of catching up to do.
You have no idea what I know, and you have no idea about what I know. This is obvious since you believe these animals were all flash frozen in some kind of environmental calamity.
So, why don't you check Hancock's source on this? That's what I did and that's how I know it's malarkey.