Re: General Response

Jason Bode (
Thu, 27 May 1999 15:53:31 PDT

> >The only truly reliable methods of dating past events are carbon-14,
> >dendrochronology and uranium series dating, but these are good only back
> >about 350.000 years.
>The Queen of Romania speaks:
>carbon-14 dating only goes back to about 10,000 years. As a scientist I'm
>surprised you don't know that.

Hold off a sec in your rant. It seems perfectly okay to me to pick the
oldest valid dating method of the three and characterize them by that one to
establish the inability to date MORE than that. I'm sure he does indeed know
c-14 is only good to 10k yrs back, but uranium series and dendrochronology
allow dating much older.

Semi-aside: lots of ad-hominem lately!


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