> I think they got data returns that tumble their timeline.
> They can't face it....how do you revise and who
> will put their head in the Guillotine?
Others in this discussion apparently have tried to discredit C14 methods by citing Onvlee regarding the observation that mortar at top courses is older than mortar in lower courses. They neglect to consider the notion that various degrees of restoration have been done on those ancient monuments and that the C14 results may indeed be far more accurate than the traditionally accepted timeline. They also fail to consider that most modern tourists that attempted to climb the pyramid never got past the lower levels and left various organic traces on the rocks (hand oil, excrement, clothing filaments and rubber shoe sole scuffs, food waste, etc.) which would contaminate surface samples at those lower levels. Here is some additional perspective from Onvlee; excerpts from an email volley almost 2 years ago:
- "Dear Philip...Not even the experts in the field had noticed that these old dates were deliberately kept uncalibrated. If they had done so, they would have had to admit that they missed the boat...and that the actual scientific date was close to 3600 BC instead!...Think about rewriting all those serious academically approved books which all state their dates with no explanation whatsoever as to their reliability...It is all still an ongoing "hidden war" among Egyptologists, and some are attempting to lower the current dates further...but it requires a complete make-over of this scheme. And who has the time to do just that. I can imagine why most simply accept what is collectively believed to be true, because first of all most people have other interests, such as how to make a living for themselves and keep their spouses and kids happy, and usually lack the time to meditate on the validity of any so-called established systems..."
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 15-Jun-16 13:55 by Origyptian.