|Author:||afdave1 [ Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:35 am ]|
MORE DETAILS ON WHY CREATIONISTS THINK DENDROCHRONOLOGY INVOLVES CIRCULARITY
David Rohl has pointed out some serious problems with dendrochronology in A Test of Time (Pharoahs and Kings: A Biblical Quest), 1995, Appendix C, and an excerpt is provided below.
Note the highlighted portion above …
And further questions would be …
Why does Mazar reject the dendro curve? How about the wiggle-match problems? How about auto-correlation? How about inflated t-values? How about the Sweet Track Chronology being withdrawn? The South German sequence abandoned? Why did Kuniholm reject the date with the highest t-value? And so on?
FERGUSON’S STUDY IS FUNDAMENTAL AND VERY REVEALING
CHRONOLOGY BUILDING PROCEDURE
Once this is done, I suppose that various wooden items such a roof beams from ancient sites can be placed in the approximate time frame by C14, then placed more accurately by matching rings in the master sequence.
As far as I can tell, this is the supposed value of dendrochronology “calibraton” of C14.
Note that physicist SAWells (PhD in earth sciences from Cambridge) confirmed point (2) above in this Forum in the Dendro Comment thread …
OBVIOUS (TO ME) PROBLEMS
Do you get the picture?
It seems that if we strip away all the pre-conceptions of uniform C14 and >10,000 year history of civilization, what we have left is some extremely questionable assumptions applied to some not-very-robust data sets to come up with some very shaky conclusions.
Not the way I like doing science.
Now, BWE … please …
I am not interested in later papers at the moment. I am INITIALLY interested understanding MASTER SEQUENCE BUILDING.
Ferguson seems to be a key player in this as basically the “foundation layer” for all that followed.
I should certainly like to see hi-res photos of the 17 samples he used to build that chronology pictured in my last post. Have you seen these samples? Any way to get hi-resolution photos of them? Are the hi-res photos published in some paper somewhere that I can obtain? And how about my questions on the Comment Thread? Can you explain Mean Sensitivity=0.33 and Serial Correlation=0.46? What does this mean?
Thanks. Over to you.
- Moderator’s Introduction
- BWE’s 1st Post
- Dave’s 1st Post
- BWE’s 2nd Post
- Dave’s 2nd Post
- BWE’s 3rd Post
- Dave’s 3rd post
- BWE’s 4th Post
- Dave’s 4th Post
- BWE’s 5th Post
- Dave’s 5th Post
- BWE’s 6th Post
- Dave’s 6th Post
- BWE’s 7th Post
- Dave’s 7th post
- BWE’s 8th Post
- Dave’s 8th Post
- BWE’s Penultimate Post
- Dave’s Penultimate Post
- BWE’s Final Debate Post