Mighty Through God… (2 Cor. 10)

2014/02/06

Through The Eye of a Needle

Filed under: Uncategorized — nomemoleste @ 11:48

The headlines create a furor
…spewing pop science
…and selling souls

Bad logic re: Camel Dating

The doubters say: (in current news)
http://goo.gl/z1syCx

 

The faithful say: (in 2009)
http://www.diggingsonline.com/pages/rese/arts/other/camel.htm

quote: …critics frequently forget that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Early researchers found no evidence for camels, but that did not prove that camels were absent; it merely showed that the scholars had not looked in the right places. In fact, the latest evidence is that camels were domesticated in the first half of the third millennium BC.

 

note refs:
(from Digging Up The Past, http://www.diggingsonline.com)

Richard W. Bulliet, Younker, Randall W. The Camel and the Wheel, 1997.
Grigson, C., J.A.J. Gowlett, and J. Zarins ,”Late Bronze Age Camel Petroglyphs in the Wadi Nasib, Sinai”, Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin 42: 47-54., 1989
Zeder, M.A., E. Emshwiller, B.D. Smith, and D.G. Bradley, “The Camel in Arabia: A Direct Radiocarbon Date, Calibrated to about 7000 BC.” Journal of Archaeological Science 16:355-362, 2006
“Documenting domestication: the intersection of genetics and archaeology”, Trends in Genetics 22(3):139-155.
Epstein, H. The origin of the domestic animals of Africa. Vol. 2, London, African Publishing corporation, 1971.
Ripinsky, M.. “The camel in dynastic Egypt”, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 17: 131-141. 1985
Rowley-Gonwy, P. “The camel in the Nile Valley. New Radiocarbon Accelerator (AMS) dates from Qasr Ibrim”, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 74: 245-248 1988.
Saber, A. S. “The Camel in Ancient Egypt”, Proceedings of the Third Annual Meeting for Animal Production Under Arid Conditions, Vol. 1: 208-215
P. Wapnish, “Camel Caravans and Camel Pastoralists at Tell Jemmeh”, JANES 13, 1981, p. 104-105.

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