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Author Topic:   Carbon-14 Dating Debate Assistance Thread
Zucadragon
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Message 1 of 38 (443271)
12-24-2007 9:00 AM


Hello,
A while ago I found myself challenging a dutch young earth creationist to a debate as his website "evolutie.eu" states he would put any debate on his website, whatever the outcome.
I have been reading a lot around here and through links provided here and had challenged him about data concerning dendrochronology partially because he had no data on it and partially because there aren't a lot of ways to doubt the scientific validity of the data.
He refused that challenge because he stated he wasn't informed enough but was still interested in the information I had to offer though meanwhile challenged me to discuss one of the topics on his website on C14 dating problems.
Now I'm at a point where I know a little about it and about some of the missconceptions made on C14 dating but I'm unsure if I actually know enough to rebute all his arguments, I'm wondering if I could get some good reading material on rebuttals of some of the claims that are not present on talkorigins or if I get a question from him I cant answer, that I ask it in a thread (either this one or somewhere else ?) for more information ?
Be assured that this will also be a learning experience for me
I'm thinking this belongs in the dates and dating forum but I'm not sure seeing as this just might not become an actual debate.
Edited by Admin, : Change title.

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Zucadragon
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Message 4 of 38 (443292)
12-24-2007 10:43 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by sidelined
12-24-2007 10:39 AM


That was my idea aswell, as it currently stands I asked him if I should respond to the articles on his website or if he had a specific question in mind.. I'm waiting for a reply right now.

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Zucadragon
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Message 5 of 38 (447416)
01-09-2008 8:31 AM


I think this debate idea ran out of hand.. We e-mailed back and forth for a while untill he made it clear that he would only debate about a subject he was familiar with (carbon dating) and he demanded that I send him any articles he could not get to himself.
I looked up the kind of articles I would be needing for my debate and found that most (even through school methods) require a subscription fee to getting them. This fee would be rediculously high. Especially in a situation where the only result is it being placed on a small home made website.
I ended up e-mailing him that I was not willing to debate when the costs for me would be too high because of the reason I gave above, so a formal debate as he had planned it would suddenly seem impossible simply because I'm a simple student who already needs to keep a close look on his income and bills
But oh well ^^
ps: happy new year.
Edited by Zucadragon, : happy new year

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Zucadragon
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Message 10 of 38 (448353)
01-13-2008 3:11 AM


Thank you all for the information, I'm enjoying every bit of it

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