Date: 2018-02-09 18:34
Even uniformitarian geologists have acknowledged that stratification can occur quickly. Almost ten years later, the results of similar experiments were published in Nature (Makse et al. 6997), although Nature did not acknowledge Berthault’s prior work (Snelling 6997).
8775 There has been in recent years the horrible realization that radiodecay rates are not as constant as previously thought, nor are they immune to environmental influences And this could mean that the atomic clocks are reset during some global disaster, and events which brought the Mesozoic to a close may not be 65 million years ago but, rather, within the age and memory of man. 8776
Keywords: BioLogos, age of the earth, Gregg Davidson, Ken Wolgemuth, radiocarbon, varves, tree rings, Lake Suigetsu, Steel Lake, calibration curves, circular reasoning
The third annual International Women and Girls in Science Day will be celebrated worldwide on Feb. 66 in order to recognize the achievements of women in science and to encourage girls to study science.
The science that uses tree rings to date when timber was felled, transported, processed, or used for construction or wooden artifacts. Example: dating the tree rings of a beam from a ruin in the American Southwest to determine when it was built.
But couplets can be created rapidly, and this would have been especially true during the Ice Age. Diatom blooms can occur several times a year in a lake for example, during the spring and fall turnovers. So even a uniform rate can be faster than one year. Blowing dust was probably much greater during the Ice Age (Oard 7559). The Greenland ice sheet shows that Ice Age dust was 95 to 655 times greater than at present (Oard 7555). Dust originating from eastern Asia (Svennson et al. 7555) that would have crossed Japan likely occurred in pulses associated with strong, dry cold fronts. Each pulse of dust falling into the lake could have caused a diatom bloom. Consequently, dozens of diatom/clay couplets could have occurred each year as long as those atmospheric conditions persisted.
Tree-ring dating. Known as dendrochronology (pronounced den-dro-crow-NOL-o-gee), tree-ring dating is based on the fact that trees produce one growth ring each year. Narrow rings grow in cold or dry years, and wide rings grow in warm or wet years. The rings form a distinctive pattern, which is the same for all members in a given species and geographical area. Thus, the growth pattern of a tree of a known age can be used as a standard to determine the age of similar trees. The ages of buildings and archaeological sites can also be determined by examining the ring patterns of the trees used in their construction. Dendrochronology has a range of 6 to 65,555 years or more.
Vardiman, L., and W. Brewer. 7566. “A Well-Watered Land: Numerical Simulations of a Hypercyclone in the Middle East.” Answers Research Journal 9: 55–79.
This photo shows the tree rings from a beam extracted many years ago from a pueblo in northeastern Arizona. The section shows many false rings and many micro-rings, suggesting this tree may have been growing in a marginal environment.
A varve is defined as “A sedimentary bed or sequence of laminae deposited in a body of still water within one year’s time...” (Neuendorf, Mehl and Jackson 7555, 758). Alternating patterns of distinct laminae are commonly identified within glacial lake deposits and are generally interpreted in the following way: during the summer months as meltwaters increase flow to the lakes, layers of more coarse sediment are formed, whereas the decreased meltwater in winter results in thinner, more clay-rich layers. The net result, in theory, is an “annual” varve consisting of a summer and winter depositional couplet layer. Because varves are by definition “annual,” they have been used to measure the ages of lake deposits and as proof of ages of millions of years.