Wednesday, October 19, 2016
... on Dendrochronology, LXX Dates and My Own C14 Research
With CMI, I half appreciate, half polemise against certain points.
Tree ring dating (Creation Magazine LIVE! 5-21)
3:10 4700 sth? Predate Noah's Flood? Not according to LXX chronology, they don't!
2957 BC = Flood year, according to the Christmas proclamation (replaced in 1994 with non-Biblically based chronology things, which as a Trad I reject). St Jerome's Ussher-method chronology, but he did it on a LXX text.
Christ was born 5199 after "the beginning when God created Heaven and Earth" and 2957 "after the Flood of Noah". References to Abraham, Exodus and King David + to Rome and to Olympiads + "in the sixth age, when the world was at peace" ( = during the peace of Augustus).
So if we take LXX as more correct text, oldest living bristle cone pine is from AFTER flood even by conventional dendrochronology.
A thing in favour of LXX, not very decisive, but still.
If organic material from Flood dates to 20,000 to 50,000 years before present, that would be a medium of 35,000 years before present, which if Flood was 2957 BC (as per St Jerome's reading of LXX), means an extra of
32,000 years which implies a C14 level of around ...
11460 (two half lives)
11460 (two more halflives)
05730 (one halflife)
03350 (nearly another half life)
100 > 25 > 6.25 > 3.125 > somewhat more than 1.625 %. Of C14 content compared to present stable level.
I actually counted a few percent more at flood than that. If you think Flood was more recent, you need to add more years that are there for original low C14 content and lower the percentage further.
Then even if the Flood is as far past as 2016+2957 years ago, you need to get the rise in C14 by additions faster than those of the present near stable additions. In medium about 3 times faster to reach stable level at around 500 BC.
Then you need the graph to curve so as to smooth out to horizontal at 2500 years ago. This means it must have been steeper before.
THAT in turn would be even steeper again if Flood was more recent.
So, by my LXX calculation, I get a milliSieverts per year of over 7 of just cosmic radiation at time of Flood. That is higher than total background radiation at Princetown, which has one of the higher in the world.
Meaning, your milliSieverts at Flood would have to be even higher than that. Which would have been unhealthy.
20:16 "another time zone" - a solution reminiscent of yours to Distant starlight paradox ... thank you!
Obviously, since I am geocentric and believe stars are one light day away, that is not a paradox for me. (Two light days might work too).
27:46 I'd like you to have also adressed the overlap of tree ring series and how matches are erratic.
I saw examples of that (or one example with a "bottleneck" in European series, one about 2000 years ago), but lost the reference.
The graphs showed very erratic overlap of ring thickness, so that matches can be considered as far from certain.