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Percy
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Message 31 of 35 (767111)
08-26-2015 8:04 AM
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08-26-2015 5:40 AM


Re: Neanderthal extinction
Biblewarrior writes:

Why are the ages assumed?
How did they come to these ages?

The most common dating method for ages less than 50,000 years is radiocarbon dating. Is there something specific you have in mind where you'd like to know how it was dated?

--Percy


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Message 32 of 35 (767113)
08-26-2015 8:18 AM
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08-26-2015 5:40 AM


Re: Neanderthal extinction
Why are the ages assumed?
How did they come to these ages?

As Percy notes, ages up to about 50,000 years are measured by radiocarbon dating.

Older ages are measured or estimated based on a variety of other techniques, some of which are radiometric.

Do you have some problem with ages of that magnitude?


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dwise1
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Message 33 of 35 (767215)
08-27-2015 2:11 AM
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08-26-2015 5:40 AM


Re: Neanderthal extinction
Why are the ages assumed?
How did they come to these ages?

There is a difference between assumptions and estimates. Estimates are based on something factual, whereas assumptions are usually based on nothing more than personal beliefs.

What ages are you assuming? How did you come to those ages?

After all, since you asked us to show you ours, that obligates you to show us yours.

Or did you simply commit a run-by fruiting?


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Message 34 of 35 (767225)
08-27-2015 7:45 AM
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08-26-2015 5:40 AM


ages and assumptions
Welcome to the fray, Biblewarrior.

Why are the ages assumed?

Why do you think they are assumed rather than measured or determined based on correlations with things of known age?

Did someone tell you they were assumed?

How did they come to these ages?

There are many ways to determine ages of items -- see Age Correlations and An Old Earth, Version 2 No 1 for several examples of how age determinations are correlated.

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Message 35 of 35 (767257)
08-27-2015 12:26 PM
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08-26-2015 5:40 AM


Re: Neanderthal extinction
Why are the ages assumed?

They aren't: they're deduced.

How did they come to these ages?

Since I've already written tens of thousands of words on this subject, I may as well just give a link. Have a look as section 5 of this book. Any questions?


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