[meteorite-list] Age of Man

From: Chris Peterson <clp_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:26:22 -0600
Message-ID: <41213CB59DD84F02A77D1AE33F9A54A7_at_bellatrix>

What the video is suggesting is rubbish. The likelihood of man being much
older is very, very small. Dating artifacts is notoriously difficult; dating
techniques for organic material are very sensitive to contamination, and
geological dating is unreliable (artifacts can easily end up in unexpected
strata). Dates are generally determined by looking at lots of examples, so
that the statistical uncertainty can be reduced. Taking a very small number
of outliers and basing your conclusions on them is generally poor science.

What is it exactly that you are suggesting could be the case with


Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory

----- Original Message -----
From: <cdtucson at cox.net>
To: "meteoritelist" <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Friday, June 19, 2009 10:12 AM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Age of Man

> List,
> I have two questions about this very interesting video that may be a bit
> off topic. The questions are ; Could this possibly be true and does this
> sort of thing happen in meteoritic's. see link below.Thank's.
> Carl Esparza
Received on Fri 19 Jun 2009 12:26:22 PM PDT

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