Message from discussion WHY Re: Age of the Earth
From: wat...@sce.carleton.ca (Stephen Watson)
Subject: Re: WHY Re: Age of the Earth
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Date: Mon, 24 Jan 1994 20:40:26 GMT
anew...@alturia.abq.nm.us (Allen J. Newton) writes:
[quoting Walter Brown - at least he attributed it this time]
>Magnetic "reversals" is a misnomer, what was originally measured was the
>_intensity_ of the magnetic field as one crosses the Atlantic (or any
>mid_Oceanic ridge) perpendicularly (E-W, in the case of the Atlantic). The
>fluctuations are in the intensity, NOT the direction, of the magnetic field
>(Look at the original data, Arthur D. Raff, "The Magnetism of the Ocean
>Floor", Scientific American, October 1961, pp. 146-156).
Gee, Press & Siever reference SciAm, too. Except their articles are
from the 1968-1971 time-frame. Guess Dr. Brown let his subscription
But, many thanks to all you others who responded, effectively
answering pretty much everything Mr. Newton said. I knew I could
count on you guys, if I just got the ball rolling by dredging up stuff
no more complicated than frosh-survey-course material :-). I think
this topic deserves a proper write-up in the FAQs: it's such an
elegant demonstration of old-earth geology, various dating techniques
which just happen to agree with each other - the implications go well
beyond just refuting Brown's specific Flood scenario.
So here's the offer: I'm willing to do the finger-work. Here's the
caveat: It won't be any time soon; I really do have to work HARD on my
thesis, starting last year sometime. But if y'all can send me refernces
etc., I'll try to put it together into a nice neat package. I'm especially
1) Modern measurents of spreading rates.
2) Correlation between radio-isotope dates and mag-stripe dates. Specifically:
how the correlation was first established in terrestrial lavas.
>See Dr. Brown's HydroPlate Theory (I assume you haven't yet read it, by your
>first comment). This is what I want critique on.
Yeah, I guess I'll have to get a hold of that, too, so I know what I'm
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