Understanding through Discussion


Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 87 (8993 total)
73 online now:
nwr, Pollux (2 members, 71 visitors)
Newest Member: Juvenissun
Post Volume: Total: 879,210 Year: 10,958/23,288 Month: 210/1,763 Week: 177/390 Day: 66/32 Hour: 0/2

Announcements: Topic abandonment warning (read and/or suffer the consequences)


Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
  
Author Topic:   Uranium Dating
ringo
Member
Posts: 18504
From: frozen wasteland
Joined: 03-23-2005
Member Rating: 1.6


Message 100 of 153 (574043)
08-13-2010 5:56 PM
Reply to: Message 89 by archaeologist
08-13-2010 5:10 PM


archaeologist writes:

... that word [erosion] explains why that particular poster cannot make the claim that all dinosuar skeletons and bones are found in 60,000,000 rock and dirt.


Maybe it wasn't explained clearly enough to you. All dinosaur fossils are found in rocks that are at least 60,000,000 years old. Sometimes erosion removes the younger rocks on top and exposes the fossils but the rocks that the fossils are in are still at least 60,000,000 years old.

So you can dispute the dating of the rocks if you want but you can't really use the fact that they're on the surface as an indication of young age.


Life is like a Hot Wheels car. Sometimes it goes behind the couch and you can't find it.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 89 by archaeologist, posted 08-13-2010 5:10 PM archaeologist has responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 103 by archaeologist, posted 08-13-2010 6:24 PM ringo has responded

  
ringo
Member
Posts: 18504
From: frozen wasteland
Joined: 03-23-2005
Member Rating: 1.6


Message 109 of 153 (574058)
08-13-2010 7:01 PM
Reply to: Message 103 by archaeologist
08-13-2010 6:24 PM


archaeologist writes:

and you cannot use the fact that they are found in supposedly 60,000,000 ear old rocks as an indication of old age.


You're using the word "fact" in a clumsy way. You make it sound like you're agreeing with the measured age of the rocks. I suggest that you learn some basic vocabulary if you want to talk about science.

But the point is that the rocks are measured to the same age, regardless of the depth that they're buried. You didn't seem to understand that concept, so I tried to clarify it for you. If you want to dispute those measurements, that's what this thread is for.


Life is like a Hot Wheels car. Sometimes it goes behind the couch and you can't find it.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 103 by archaeologist, posted 08-13-2010 6:24 PM archaeologist has not yet responded

  
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:


Copyright 2001-2018 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.0 Beta
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2020