Thursday, 23 November 2017

Other Check on Carbon Buildup


Who is Peter Vajda?
I saw his name here, on this article on CMI:

The spatial inverse problem in Earth sciences
Published: 20 October 2017 (GMT+10)
https://creation.com/spatial-inverse-problem-in-earth-sciences


Note that 10 hours before Greenwhich mean time ... I actually am not sure how I saw this so early, see letter 1.

Could be a preview of publication or .... ah, here it is, it had alrady become 20.X while it was still 19.X here!

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Me to Peter Vajda
10/19/17 at 5:30 PM
What is the proportionality between cosmic radiation and production of new carbon 14?
1 Linear graph? 1:1, 2:2, 3:3, 4:4?
2 Squares? 1:1, 2:4, 3:9, 4:16?
3 Square roots? 1:1, 4:2, 9:3, 16:4?

Bonus : is the above true only for Becquerel coming from cosmos, or also true with regards to the normal cosmic radiation doses on Earth, as in medium 0.39 milliSievert per year?

Yours truly,
Hans Georg Lundahl

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Peter Vajda to me
10/20/17 at 7:44 AM
RE: What is the proportionality between cosmic radiation and production of new carbon 14?
Radiocarbon is not my specialization. I cannot answer this specific question.
Regards, PV

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Me to Peter Vajda
10/20/17 at 7:47 AM
Re: RE: What is the proportionality between cosmic radiation and production of new carbon 14?
Do you have a colleague you could refer me to?/HGL

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Peter Vajda to me
10/20/17 at 8:31 AM
contacts
Not personally, but you can try to contact researchers from the Department of Nuclear Physics (oddelenie jadrovej fyziky) of the Comenius Uni in Bratislava

https://fmph.uniba.sk/pracoviska/katedra-jadrovej-fyziky-a-biofyziky/

such as Prof.Dr. Masarik or the other six contacts listed under the department.

Regards, PV

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Me to Peter Vajda
10/20/17 at 11:46 AM
Re: contacts
Thank you very much!

Best wishes!/HGL

PS, enjoyed your "inverse problem" today, I suppose we can't rule out the centre of Earth is where Hell is, after all!

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Me to Professor Masarik
10/20/17 at 11:55 AM
Good day, Professor Masarik! A problem on Carbon 14 and Cosmic radition?
If you find it beneath your worth, it seems you have colleagues you can confide it to, but it might even interest you. Here it is:

A) In normal cosmic radition, medium radiation dose on places on Earth (increasing with height) from cosmic radition alone is, I have gathered, 0.39 milliSivert per year.
B) Also in normal cosmic radition, the speed of production of carbon 14 is such that in ten years, the descent of atmosphere's 100 pmc to a theoretic 99.879 pmc is compensated, since carbon level stays roughly the same.

Now, there is obviously a connection between the levels, since carbon 14 is produced mainly by cosmic radiation hitting N14 high in the atmosphere (or so I have gathered).

But the problem is whether the connection is like a straight line graph (1:1, 2:2, 3:3, 4:4) or squared (1:1, 2:4, 3:9, 4:16) or inverse squared (1:1, 4:2, 9:3, 16:4).

Or for that matter any other dimension (cubed or inverse cubed?)?

I spontaneously think the first is likely : if the cosmic radiation dose is doubled, the speed of carbon 14 production is also doubled.

But suppose I am wrong, I'd like to know.

Hope this may interest you and be worth your time,
sincerely,
Hans Georg Lundahl

Ten days
up to next letter here, and no answer from Professor Masarik, I'll assume he lost interest or had none in the first place. How I hear of the following, see my answer to him.

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Me to Ilya Usoskin
10/30/17 at 9:14 AM
Cosmic Radiation and C14 Production, a Q
I have asked a question which seems more complicated than I thought.

I was given this paper as an answer, and will read it too:

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1206.6974.pdf

But I saw a summary by the man who gave me the reference.

He said that up to 1 Gev, the relation between energy of cosmic radiation to production of C14 is linear, but above 1 Gev, the relation becomes more like:

energy:production = n:sqrt(n)

This makes me wonder, what level of milliSievert per year is 1 Gev, and what carbon 14 production corresponds to it?

I suppose it is an observed level, but is it medium of the normal production, higher or lower?

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Ilya Usoskin to me
10/30/17 at 9:27 AM
Re: Cosmic Radiation and C14 Production, a Q
Dear Has-Georg,

Thank you for your interest!

However, I cannot understand you question.

I don't know who is the man who told you that
"up to 1 Gev, the relation between energy of cosmic radiation to production of C14 is linear, but above 1 Gev, the relation becomes more like: energy:production = n:sqrt(n)"
but it doesn't sound clear for me.

Neither do I understand how radiation dose is related to 14C production in your mail.

Could you please formulate it in a clearer way?

For your information, the most recent 14C production model is available here:
http://cc.oulu.fi/~usoskin/personal/isotopes_JGR.pdf

Best regards,
Ilya

Of his contact
I am giving this:

Ilya Usoskin
Professor, Head of Oulu Cosmic Ray Station
Vice-director, ReSoLVE National Center of Excellence
Space Climate Research Group and Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory
FIN-90014 University of Oulu, Finland

Also omitting it in the following.

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Me to Ilya Usoskin
10/30/17 at 11:18 AM
Re: Cosmic Radiation and C14 Production, a Q
It's Hans-Georg, no doubt you typed in haste.

Well, I will try to clarify.

Here is a man who gave me the link, he also gave me the resumé:

Bruno Doussau
Professeur d'informatique chez Tyumen University

In other words, if he got it wrong, the man is not in your specialty, that is why I am writing you.

He had, as best as he could, tried to answer the question:

La production du nouveau carbone 14 ayant un rapport avec la force de la radiation cosmique, est-il proportionnel directement, au carré ou inversement au carré (détail en commentaire) ?
https://fr.quora.com/La-production-du-nouveau-carbone-14-ayant-un-rapport-avec-la-force-de-la-radiation-cosmique-est-il-proportionnel-directement-au-carr%C3%A9-ou-inversement-au-carr%C3%A9-d%C3%A9tail-en-commentaire


He had also linked to you, so I could read the material myself or check with you.

Obviously, more cosmic radiation equals faster production of C14.

I am less concerned with the energy as measured from cosmos than with how it reflects as radiation doses on earth.

Like, if at a point in time C14 was (not on the calibrations you are using, but on an alternative one) forming 11 times faster than now, and if the normal cosmic radiation on earth is now 0.39 milliSievert per year, would at such an occasion the radiation dose be 11 * 0.39 milliSievert per year, less, or even 121 * 0.39 milliSievert per year?

It makes a certain difference as to how realistic the alternative calibration is, since a radiation dose which kills off all life is not possible to have had in the past.

Thank you for taking your time!
Hans Georg Lundahl

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Ilya Usoskin to me
10/30/17 at 11:32 AM
Re: Cosmic Radiation and C14 Production, a Q
Dear Hans-Georg (sorry for misspelling your name earlier),

Thanks for the clarification. I think I start understanding your question.

Although indeed, more 14C corresponds to higher radiation dose at Earth, there is no one-to-one relation between 14C production and cosmic radiation dose at the surface.

Exact relation should be calculated using detailed models which do exist but I am not aware of a precise calculation of what you ask.

The problem is that 14C is produced globally, in the entire atmosphere, while radiation is local and at the surface. Their exact relation may depend on many factors, most important being the energy spectrum of cosmic rays (the solar modulation) and the Earth's magnetic field which vary independently of each other. Therefore, the same amount of 14C produced in the atmosphere may correspond to different doses at a given location.

Best regards,
Ilya

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Me to Ilya Usoskin
10/30/17 at 11:51 AM
Re: Cosmic Radiation and C14 Production, a Q
So, for a production 11 times faster (over an extended period), what would be the maximum and minimum of radiation dose at a height* where today the one coming from cosmos is 0.39 milliSievert per year?

Or one for typical solar spectrum?

Or, could you link to some of these models?

Note
* As I have read, the medium dose from cosmos is 0.39 mSv (? abbreviation?) and it depends on height.

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Me to Ilya Usoskin
10/30/17 at 3:10 PM
The 0.39 mSv per year relate to normal C14 production how?
I mean, at medium height, the normal exposure to cosmic rays is 0.39 mSv, at sea level it is 0.27 mSv.

Suppose now the cosmic rays changed so that the speed of carbon 14 production were 2, 3 or even 11 times as fast, would the exposure at normal height / sea level be:

0.39 mSv / 0.27 mSv per year * 2, 3, 11?
0.39 mSv / 0.27 mSv per year * 4, 9, 121?
0.39 mSv / 0.27 mSv per year * 1.414, 1.732, 3.317?

Best wishes,
Hans Georg Lundahl

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Me to Ilya Usoskin
10/31/17 at 2:47 PM
Cosmic Radiation and C14 Production, a Modelling Q
Good day!

Let's suppose all other parameters equal, but following parameters unequal to now, three scenarii:

1) solar activity and galactic radiation 2 times as strong, twice as many incoming particles, Earth magnetic field half as strong;
2) solar activity and galactic radiation 3 times as strong, three times as many incoming particles, Earth magnetic field a third as strong;
3) solar activity and galactic radiation 4 times as strong, 4 times as many incoming particles, Earth magnetic field a quarter of the strength.

In each case, prolong over many years and take it as medium.

In each case, how much faster is C14 produced compared to now, and how much more milliSievert per year would normally be coming from cosmos, as compared to the 0.39 per year at presently known?

I would have thought, spontaneously, the answers would be:

1) 4 times faster, 4*0.39 mSv per year;
2) 9 times faster, 9*0.39 mSv per year;
3) 16 times faster, 16*0.39 mSv per year.

The "11 times faster" being therefore between cases 2 and 3.

If I am wrong, I'd like to know, and you are in a position to tell, as far as I know.

Best wishes,
Hans Georg Lundahl
Mairie du III
Vigil of All Saints
31.X.2017

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Ilya Usoskin to me
10/31/17 at 3:48 PM
Re: Cosmic Radiation and C14 Production, a Modelling Q
Dear Hans-Georg,

I am sorry, I am very busy now and cannot make your exercises.

Moreover, your questions are still imprecise.

> 1) solar activity and galactic radiation 2 times as strong, twice as many incoming particles, Earth magnetic field half as strong;

For example, this sentence does not make sense. "Twice as many incoming particles" in what energy range?
You probably wanted to say that twice as much 14C was produced?

[No, I did not ...]

In order to answer your question, someone needs to run a model with a precise selection of parameters. I don't have time now for that, and I still don't understand your question.

Best regards and sorry for brevity,
Ilya

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Me to Ilya Usoskin
10/31/17 at 6:09 PM
Re: Cosmic Radiation and C14 Production, a Modelling Q
"twice as strong" = twice the normal energy range
AND "twice as many particles"
AND "half as strong a magnetic field"

"You probably wanted to say that twice as much 14C was produced?"

No, I already said I guessed 4 times as much C14 would have been produced, but you know better.

Take your time, whenever you get it.

Above explicitates for 1, with 2 each factor is muliplied by three, with 3 each is multiplied by four.

ALL other parameters equal to normal ones at present.

No hurt feelings, best regards,
Hans Georg Lundahl

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Me, forwarding to Dr Seiler
11/1/17 at 3:44 PM
Fw: Re: Cosmic Radiation and C14 Production, a Modelling Q
Mr. Seiler, just in case Ilya Usoskin really has no time at all ... blessed feast of All Saints!

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Me to Hugh Owen
11/1/2017 10:25 AM
Subject: This might interest you
Message Body:
http://creavsevolu.blogspot.fr/2017/10/things-could-get-bit-complicated-with.html

http://notontimsblogroundhere.blogspot.fr/2017/10/sipapuni-origin-myths.html

http://notontimsblogroundhere.blogspot.fr/2017/10/the-gospel-truth-william-p-lazarus-part_31.html

Best wishes for All Saints and the week of All Souls!

--
This e-mail was sent from a contact form on Welcome to the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation (http://kolbecenter.org)

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Hugh Owen to me
11/2/17 at 11:32 AM
Re: This might interest you
Thank you and God bless you!

In Domino,
Hugh

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Me to Hugh Owen
11/2/17 at 1:48 PM
Re: This might interest you
You are welcome!

Blessed All Souls!

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Thomas Seiler to me
11/4/17 at 9:05 PM
Aw: Fw: Re: Cosmic Radiation and C14 Production, a Modelling Q
Dear Mr. Lundahl,

thanks for your wishes! I have not been involved in your discussion with Mr. Usoskin. Possibly, I missed an email. Otherwise, could you please tell me what precisely is your question?

With best regards!

Thomas Seiler

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Me to Thomas Seiler
(CC Usoskin?)
11/6/17 at 9:30 AM
Re: Aw: Fw: Cosmic Radiation and C14 Production, a Modelling Q
Well, I thought the question was clear from the emails already sent below this, but once again:

He has the latest model of how variations in cosmic radiation affect production of C14, Na22 (?), Be7, Be10 and other cosmogenic isotopes.

I thought I had detected a problem in his model (a MONTECARLO simulation programme) for my own model of carbon rise in the atmosphere (a necessity for Young Earth Creationism).

Now, from certain words in our previous exchange (the one I forwarded was the second one), I had gathered it was less straightforward than I thought.

So, I asked him to model first for 2, 3, 4 times as much carbon, then he answered that this was not straightforward as different combinations of parameters could do this.

This provoked a refined (and quantitatively changed) modelling request:

Cosmic radiation (both galactic and solar) : 2, 3, 4 times as many particles coming with 2, 3, 4 times as much energy. Earth magnetic field : 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 present strength.

This I figured would give parameters for Carbon production 4 (or 8), 9 (or 27), 16 (or 64) times as fast as at present in medium. But since it was more complex, as he said, I could be very wrong here.

The other result parameter I would want is, how does this translate in milliSievert per year on a normal height on Earth (at present, with 1*1*1/1 it is 0.27 at sea level and 0.39 at medium height for localities on land/on Earth).

My concern is this : on my model of carbon rise, I would need carbon production to be 11 times as fast as at present during the Babel event (40 years of Babel project correspoinding to 1000 carbon dated years of Göbekli Tepe), as to the rest, my highest C14 production values (for St Jerome's chronology, presuming it has 401 years between Flood and birth of Peleg) are 5-6 times faster at between Joseph in Egypt (supposing he is Imhotep under Pharao Djoser) and fall of Jericho (supposing the Kenyon date of 1550 BC is the one we need for 1470 BC), and a little more than 5 times faster in medium between Flood and Babel.

Here is the latest model involving Usoskin:

http://cc.oulu.fi/~usoskin/personal/isotopes_JGR.pdf

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Me to Ilya Usoskin
CC Thomas Seiler
11/8/17 at 3:26 PM
I think I owe you this notification
I might have got you wrong, but it seems you gave up, hence the words in this link:

http://assortedretorts.blogspot.fr/2017/11/on-question-whether-creationists-are.html

Bruce Doran
13m ago
If you’ve had a paper espousing creationist views accepted in Nature or Cell recently, I humbly defer.
Otherwise I think you’d find raw exposure to a group of people equipped with the education I describe to be an enlightening experience.
Hans-Georg Lundahl
Just now
Oh, you meant educated so as to be brain washed to accept scientific articles only from Evolutionist publications?
In that case I don’t pick your version of “educated”.
It is more like Evolution biassed scientists are shunning too much exposure to me.
I was asking Ilya Usoskin to test my model (not saying it was mine and not giving exact details, but frame work for diverse quantities on three parameters) on carbon 14 build up, and he had no time.
He is a physicist at Oulu University in Finland, presumably partly Russian and partly Finnish.
End cited,
back to letter:
If my guess about part Finnish ancestry was bad in relation to name "Usoskin", I'll be happy to rectify.

Equally, if I got your motivation wrong.

Yes, the scenario with 11 times faster C14 production is my own, it is a YEC one.

http://creavsevolu.blogspot.fr/2017/07/how-fast-was-carbon-14-forming-during.html

The reason I want to check with either you or sn else is, as Richard Carrier says:

" a more general error: Not trying to prove your thesis false, before asserting it’s true. "

If 11 times faster carbon production is = milliSievert per year impossible to survive, then my scenario is proven wrong.

I had got this challenge a few years ago, at Nanterre University campus, after working in the library, but my solution had so far been assuming the incoming cosmic radiation is linear graph proportional to the production of new carbon.

So, I assumed, you are not interested in helping me check, because you figured out I am Young Earth Creationist, and because you have some prejudice against the position.

Even so, others have a stronger one, some have on other issues not even answered a first time. Or even on this one.

Thanks, and feel welcome to ask for a correction in the mention, if you like!

Hans Georg Lundahl

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Ilya Usoskin to me
11/8/17 at 4:04 PM
Re: I think I owe you this notification
Dear Hans-Georg,

As I said, I am very busy now and unfortunately have no time for your exercises.

Still, the problem was posed unambiguously. A direct comparison between 14C (which is global) and radiation dose (local) does not make sense unless the exact location is specified. There are some other unclear moments, but this is the main one. The dose at equator and polar regions would behave differently in relation 14C global production.

You are free to write whatever you want in your blog, but I don't think I gave you any reason to accuse me in any "prejudice".

I am not interested in your believes and aims, I am a scientist and more interested in facts than in believes.

My nationality is irrelevant in this discussion.

Best regards,
Ilya

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Me to Ilya Usoskin
CC Thomas Seiler
11/8/17 at 5:09 PM
Re: I think I owe you this notification
"Still, the problem was posed unambiguously. A direct comparison between 14C (which is global) and radiation dose (local) does not make sense unless the exact location is specified."

OK, I ditched the "go from C14 production" in response to what you said and instead I gave certain parameters :

  • I cosmic radiation both galactic and solar a) 2*particles and 2*energy per particle, b) 3* etc, c) 4* etc
  • II earth's magnetic field a) 1/2 as strong, b) 1/3 as strong, c) 1/4 as strong.


In each case, compared to medium value now.

I asked what would be speed of carbon production (global, as you may guess) and what would be the (global, I thought) effect in radiation dose.
I now correct this to :
I asked what would be speed of carbon production (global, as you may guess) and what would be the effect in radiation dose, both for equator and for pole.

How long could it take to program this into the monte-carlo model?

If you have no time, could you delegate it to a student, please?

"I don't think I gave you any reason to accuse me in any 'prejudice'."

Without prejudice, why:
  • do you persist in relating to my initial request instead of to my corrections of it?
  • do you state you are not interested in my beliefs, when I was asking a question pertaining to (modelled) fact?


"My nationality is irrelevant in this discussion."

Perhaps it might remain so, I wanted to give you a chance to correct, if you thought appropriate.

Hans Georg Lundahl

15 days later
still no answer.

Perhaps Seiler or Usoskin or both are preparing a Christmas present?

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Me and Damien Mackey on Historicity of Iliad and Odyssey


Me to Damien Mackey
"On 13 October 2017 at 01:56"
(Australian timezone)
Iliad and Odyssey = Biblical characters?
Er ... no.

Iliad and Odyssey = events of Iliad and Odyssey + tradition fairly well preserved but mixing details (anything to do directly with Hittes "reedited" to suit a historiography without them) + Homer formulating this into two poems + tradition after Homer identifying these poems as real events of the real past of these peoples.

In the case of Deucalion, I have to say he is based on Noah (at least as far as world wideness of Flood is concerned) and probably also Abraham and Lot : the real stories of these are not only there, but there is a very good reason for each of these both to be somewhat known to early Greeks, but also to be misconstrued more than usual in history.

In the case of Iliad and Odyssey there is no such reason.

There is however, if they are taken as literal and (mostly) factual history of events (mostly) geographically and temporally set where they are set two good lessons:

* Ulysses, Penelope, Suitors : the situation of Christ, Church and Antichrist up to and in Harmageddon, prophecy granted to Pagan stories;
* Agamemnon having defeated Trojan troops one day wanted to enroll the aid of Sun in totally routing them before they could get back into Troy : he failed, but he could very well have heard about the solar miracle of Joshua.

The now known Greek story about a solar miracle one generation before Agamemnon could be conflated with observations of Sun going back twenty or ten or whatever lines for a King of Judah. And obviously, appropriation for family matters of Agamemnon's family would perhaps be due to Agamemnon being as much of a single ruler of Greece (except Athens and Thebes, basically) as Stalin was of Soviet Union.

Traditionally, both George Syncellus and Peter Comestor place time of Trojan War when Eli was judging Israel.

Hans Georg Lundahl

Damien Mackey to me
10/12/17 at 11:18 PM
Iliad and Odyssey = Biblical characters?
Agamemnon could have hear about the miracle of Joshua if Agamemnon had really existed.

Me to Damien Mackey
10/13/17 at 9:11 AM
Iliad and Odyssey = Biblical characters?
You are very eager to deny historical existence of characters outside the Bible, and by doing so, you denigrate the general reliability of tradition : which makes reliability of Bible a miracle ONLY to be put down to divine inerrancy.

By doing so, you are excluding historic facts of the Bible from the motiva credibilitatis.

Yes, Agamemnon existed and so did Ulysses.

BECAUSE (to us Christians) so did Joseph and Moses.

Yes, Trojan War occurred, and so did Ulysses' homecoming.

BECAUSE so did Exodus and the Resurrection.

Damien Mackey to me
10/14/17 at 1:13 AM
Iliad and Odyssey = Biblical characters?
Yeah, you're probably right, Odysseus (Ulysses) would almost certainly have encountered a giant Cyclops, and a witch, Circe, and Poseidon god of the sea, and would have seen his sailors turned into animals, and so on.
How could I have missed all of this solid history?

D.M.

Me to Damien Mackey
10/16/17 at 10:10 AM
Iliad and Odyssey = Biblical characters?
From the story of Theseus and Hippolytus, I gather Poseidon is a demon.

Before studying Greek, I was unaware of the demonic and very obviously so in Greek and Roman myth. Poseidon (but that is more for Hippolytus' story) can be historical because he can be a demon. So is obviously Delphic Apollo : the kind of demon which St Paul is known to have exorcised.

Circe and Cyclops are, certainly, not the most solidly backed parts of the story. Considering they are part of what there is one witness only to, that witness being Ulysses, one could even conjecture Ulysses had lied about them. Note, conjecture. Because unlike Poseidon as "god of the sea", like Poseidon and Apollo as demons, they are within the realms of what a Christian can consider possible. Not indeed Circe turning any man into swine, but she could have pretended to and changed looks and behaviour. That is within capabilities both of the demonic and even the hypnotic - if strong enough.

And Callypso being a goddess was fairly handy as an excuse before Penelope.

Returning to incidents as witnessed by more than one man, and not just Ulysses, and not just set on Mount Olympus or otherwise behind the scenes (as "theological" interpretation), they are not incredible. I am trying to figure out a way in which a witch or make up artist could have helped Ulysses ... probably he would have been in the know, if it was a priestess to Athena, he would perhaps have anonymised that as calling her Athena in person.

I also wonder how you could have missed solid history which is accepted by the Church, or mostly, thoughout history.

I mean, as mentioned, Peter Comestor and George Syncellus are a clear reflection of Church historiography of early second and mid first millennium. They set Trojan War into the time when Eli was judging Israel.

Incidentia.
In diebus Heli fuit tertius rex Latinorum Silvius posthumius filius Aeneae, et Laviniae, a quo deinceps Latini reges Silvii denominati sunt. Hunc Ascanius haeredem reliquit adhuc parvulo filio suo Julio, a quo Juliorum familia et originem traxit et nomen. Hectoris filii Ilium receperunt, expulsis posteris Nestoris.

https://la.wikisource.org/wiki/Historia_Scholastica/I_Kings#Incidentia.

And here I give two of the famous boring carbon levels, but look at what Syncellus puts into the years between them:

XIII 1190 BC
96.376 pmc, + 310 years, 1500 BC
1189 BC
Agamemnon becomes king of Mycenae and of Argives
1172 BC
Syncellus' date for taking of Troy.
1166 BC
Orestes becomes king of Mycenae and of Argives
1161 BC
Aeneas becomes king of Latins
1158 BC
... and three years later Ascanius follows him
1151 BC
Eli is Judge
1128 BC
Samuel is Judge
1112 BC
Syncellus places the election of Saul
1072 BC
King David
1032 BC
King Solomon
XIV 1017 BC
97.486 pmc, + 210 years, 1227 BC

http://creavsevolu.blogspot.fr/2017/03/about-5300-years-ago-there-was-world.html

Exactly, Syncellus puts Agamamnon, taking of Troy, Orestes and Aeneas and Ascanius in the years before Eli becomes judge of Israel.

So, how could you have missed all this solid history?

As I don't know the exact answer, how about you reflect on it a bit yourself?

And if I gave my own blog as reference, it is because the reference to Syncellus is to a whole book which a Catholic priest wrote about Syncellus' chronography, including all the tables, if you wish to consult it, here it is:

https://ia801406.us.archive.org/1/items/chronographia01syncgoog/chronographia01syncgoog.pdf

But I have seriously forgotten which page it was for 1189 BC and so on.

Cheers!

Damien Mackey to me
10/16/17 at 11:51 PM
Iliad and Odyssey = Biblical characters?
Like with just about everything, the Greeks pinched their ideas from the Hebrews, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Mesopotamians.
And so their god, Poseidon, is a coastal Phoenician god of the sea, Poseidon meaning "He of Sidon".

Me to Damien Mackey
10/17/17 at 10:33 AM
Iliad and Odyssey = Biblical characters?
Little correction.

Mykenean Greek for Poseidon is Potei Daon*. Potei is dative case of a word meaning "lord", "master" or "husband".

So, since Daon is suspiciously like Dagon, I translate Poseidon as "Lord Dagon", possibly even "Baal Dagon", depending in what your expertise in Hebrew considers apt or less apt to equate above definitition of potis with Baal.

Now, for the main argument : yes, Poseidon as usually worshipped by Greeks was pinched from Phoenicians.

This does not mean that the theophany** of Poseidon to "his son" Theseus at Troizen and the later theophany when Theseus required as the wish granted at Troizen the killing of his own son, nor that the killing of Hippolytus by horses after this second theophany are events pinched from Phoenicians.

As to Poseidon in Odyssey, he plays a much less human role, more like personification of the elements of the sea. Meaning, Ulysses who was the generation after Theseus and also worshipped "Lord Dagon" erroneously imagined that "Lord Dagon" was after him.

This does not in any way shape or form imply that the exposure of Ulysses to the elements was also imaginary.

If I for instance imagine my prolonged poverty is kind of due to some Illuminati deal with Rosicrucians imposed on Catholics via their Jewish and Muslim ecumenic contacts, this may, theoretically, be an error on my part, an only imagined intrigue, but this does not mean I don't exist or that I have not been impoverished despite writing for 13 years after second or third interruption of my studies.

I do exist, I am impoverished, whether the Illuminati intrigue exists or not. Ulysses arguably did exist and was on several trips between Troy and Ithaca exposed to waves and even to shipwreck - like later St Paul on Malta.

Your kind of "X resembles Y, but Y is a myth, therefore X is a myth" can be taken one step further, and claim St Paul in Acts was a myth too, plagiarised from Ulysses' lore. And early part of Acts could be considered as part plagiarism of Iliad, part plagiarism of Socrates, if you like that kind of game.

Therefore, I obviously as a Christian do NOT like that kind of game.

Hence my little impatience with your revisionism about historic existence of Agamemnon./HGL

* You tend to pronounce it po-SEY-don, but it is in Classical Greek more like po-sey-DAWN or even po-see-DAWN. The last syllable being a contraction of Daon.

** Note with regards to such theophanies, that St Paul had an apt word about them in II Corinthians 11.

Update:

Damien Mackey to me
10/18/17 at 1:29 AM
Iliad and Odyssey = Biblical characters?
I think Pa Sidon sounds much more like the name of the god, Poseidon, than does Potty Dagon.

Me to Damien Mackey
10/18/17 at 11:11 AM
Iliad and Odyssey = Biblical characters?
Sorry, doesn't cut it.

Potei Daon is an attested form from Linear B Greek.

Also, Sidon does not explain the diphthong.

Σιδῶνα - Genesis 10:15 in LXX.

Ποσειδώνας ( καθ. Ποσειδῶν ) - checking wiki for that false god and καθ. = katharévousa.

You clearly have an ei. Unexplained by Σιδῶνα as mentioned. Note, last -α is an accusative ending. In nominative, the Chanaanite tribe and the city is Σιδῶν.

Also, name Poseidon (Doric Poteidan) - the Doric name keeps the t./HGL

PS, you might want to check out this:

[linking here :)
http://correspondentia-ioannis-georgii.blogspot.fr/2017/10/me-and-damien-mackey-on-historicity-of.html

Damien Mackey to me
10/19/17 at 4:37 AM
Iliad and Odyssey = Biblical characters?
Now you're dipping into Doric Greek. That's impressive!
You may be right, then, that Pa Sidon is not adequate.

Me to Damien Mackey
10/19/17 at 12:05 PM
Iliad and Odyssey = Biblical characters?
Nevertheless, it seems to have sometimes been an accepted etymology, I had a reference from 1777 - by one less good in Doric and unaware of Mycenean Greek.

In French, in his time, the standard form was "Posidon".

Damien Mackey to me
10/19/17 at 11:24 PM
Iliad and Odyssey = Biblical characters?
That doesn't make Odysseus real, however, much of "The Odyssey" having been pinched from Tobit-Job.

And, for stunning further Greek (Homeric) appropriations of the Bible (Agamemnon's "Deceiving Dream" from King Ahab's Lying Spirit), see attached.

[Attachment momentarily unavailable in this library. Can't be opened in that format]

Me to Damien Mackey
10/20/17 at 9:04 AM
Iliad and Odyssey = Biblical characters?
Attachment will not open in this library.

If you play the "piched from" game, how do you prove Acts was not pinched from a combination of:

  • Iliad
  • Odyssey
  • Aeneid
  • and both beginning and end, Socrates
  • all served with a little sauce of local Hebrew culture and prophecy?


If you answer : the Church recalls otherwise, then I answer, thye Greeks recall otherwise than you suggest.

I have suggested that Deucalion is a mix of stories we find in the Bible, but Deucalion is proto-history, not history of the period Greek heroic legend.

Also, real story of Flood precludes polytheism, and if Josephus is correct, also the Greek penchant (since poor old Hercules, I suppose) for sodomy. Stories of Abraham and Sarah, Lot and his daughters are even more reprehending against the vice probably committted by Hercules with Iolaus. They also involve the divine actually being on the side of ordinary fertility : Abraham and Sarah don't have to throw stones behind shoulders to get Isaac.

And the stones being "bones of mother earth" refers doubly to Lot's daughters leaving their mother behind as a pile of a type of earth and to Adam being told "of earth thou art, to earth thou shalt return".

The point is, we have a serious Greek difficulty with accepting the full story, and the world wide Flood happened only once.

However, after Adam's sin, a man having a claim to be called polytlas (having borne much [suffering]) is not so unique that Job and Odyssey, Tobit anbd Odyssey could not both be true.

Same goes for a young man in a hopeless situation at home and gaining through a voyage (Telemach and young Tobit). If Telemach stories are all or most copied from Tobit, how come not most stories in Grimm and Afanasiev (or some of the most memorable ones) are also all copied from Tobit?

And Ivan Czarevich went on his horse and rode through 29 kingdoms and 30 countries (sounds, geographically, like Satrapies of Persia). Every single time just because of young Tobit? Never any other person who lived such a life?

I'd like a theological rationale for that one!

Now, Ivan and Hans and a few more are admittedly fairy tales, i e, unlike heroic legend, not attached to known historic timelines (or even semiknown ones). But supposing each Märchen we have is influenced by Tobit (or about half of those in Grimm and Afanasiev) supposes the peasants had often enough heard of Tobit in Church - and maybe they had in Christian countries like Germany or Russia (as it was under the Czars).

But the Greeks were not hearing Tobit read in Church, unless you want to argue they are part of the ten lost tribes. So, with Odyssey, it is clearly less likely.

Damien Mackey to me
10/21/17 at 12:45 AM
Iliad and Odyssey = Biblical characters?
See:

"Bible Illuminates History & Philosophy. Part Twenty Four: Fiery Prophet Elijah (iv): Death of King Ahab (continued)"
https://www.academia.edu/34894894/Bible_Illuminates_History_and_Philosophy._Part_Twenty_Four_Fiery_Prophet_Elijah_iv_Death_of_King_Ahab_continued_

and also

"'Homeric' borrowings from life of King Saul"
https://www.academia.edu/34902603/Homeric_borrowings_from_life_of_King_Saul?campaign=upload_email

Me to Damien Mackey
10/21/17 at 12:23 PM
Iliad and Odyssey = Biblical characters?
Will have a look.

After taking
a look, I made a new reply:

Me to Damien Mackey
10/21/17 at 12:27 PM
Iliad and Odyssey = Biblical characters?
The Global Flood happened only once.

Even so, Deucalion can be from a later local one in Thessaly, as many Catholic authors have mentioned, as well as Ogyges from a local one. But what parallels Noah too closely are memories of Noah - not necessarily through Bible tex[t]!

Enticing dreams and lying spirits can certainly have happened to both Agamemnon and Ahab.

This means the parallel is no proof of "two accounts of same event" nor of one indebted to the other.

First check on C14 question, no answer


Me to Anthony at Voxpopnews
who claims to have a past as physics teacher
10/16/17 at 10:21 AM
with 0.39 milliSievert per year, atmosphere gets 1.441 % of present atmospheric C14 ratio renewed in 120 years, right?
If at a certain time in the past - before reaching present ratio of C14 to C12 - the production of C14 (supposing now same amount of C12) was twice as fast, like producing C14 at 2.882 % of present C14 in 120 years, was the cosmic radiation:

  • 0.78 milliSievert per year?
  • 1.56 milliSievert per year?
  • 0.55 milliSievet per year?
  • depends on total background radiation at ground level as well, not just cosmic one for atmospheric higher strata?


The reason I ask is, I have all along my research into the matter* been presuming, 2.882 % of present carbon being produced in 120 years take double doze of cosmic radiation - not square doubled or root doubled, but doubled. And that background radiation at ground, while a health issue for us, is negligible as to what happens where C14 is in the main produced.

I just noted, you have been teaching physics.

What are you saying about this?

Hans Georg Lundahl

* Not this matter I am asking you, but whether a carbon rise from very low at Flood to 100 % present level by 500 BC would involve so much radiation life could not have survived.

A week later
no answer

Monday, 11 September 2017

St. Nicolas du Chardonnet et PRÉSENT, en panne d'honnêteté?


Mes courriels numérotés I - VII, mes constats "numérotés" A - C.

I
Moi à la paroisse St Nicolas du Chardonnet
6/29/17 at 11:17 AM
M. l'Abbé Puga là?
Devinez quelle paroisse je vise dans les mots à John Horvath II, je présume que votre anglais est au niveau:

http://nov9blogg9.blogspot.fr/2017/06/is-john-horvath-just-about-young.html

A
29.VIII.2017
donc, deux mois après, je suis devant St Nicolas du Chardonnet.

M. l'Abbé Puga me dit bonjour, je réponds, poliment, imaginant avec une certaine naïveté qu'il va me répondre.

Quelques jours plus tard, quand ceci n'est pas fait:

II
Moi à la paroisse St Nicolas du Chardonnet
8/31/17 at 11:34 AM
vous pensez que j'ai tort sur St Thomas d'Aquin, ici?
http://assortedretorts.blogspot.fr/2017/08/on-metaphysics-of-saint-thomas-aquinas.html

III
Moi à la paroisse St Nicolas du Chardonnet
9/2/17 at 4:17 PM
chesterton - et moi?
Ce que je viens de dire sur votre exellent projet - et en marge, sur ma propre situation:

http://filolohika.blogspot.fr/2017/09/chesterton-linstitut-saint-pie-x.html

B
6.IX.2017
mon anniversaire, j'ai encore une chose à dire, voudrais plutôt avoir un autre témoin, et puisque le thème est connexe à la journalistique, genre vérification des faits, je me tourne aussi à un journaliste de PRÉSENT qui m'avait, quelques fois, appelé "ami".

IV
Moi à Alain Sanders et à la paroisse St Nicolas du Chardonnet
9/6/17 at 2:17 PM
vous seriez d'accord avec moi ou avec "Introibo" sur ce thème?
http://introiboadaltaredei2.blogspot.fr/2017/07/una-cum.html

Non, pas exactement l'article dans le lien, mais une chose abordée dans les commentaires, ici débute un fil de discussion:

Anonymous
July 14, 2017 at 2:54 AM

Just curious as to who it was that initially came up with the idea of sedevacantism?

Introibo Ad Altare Dei
July 14, 2017 at 7:46 AM

The idea is basically as old as the Church Herself. The idea of a pope falling into heresy and losing his authority is taught by all theologians and even by Pope Paul IV in the 16th century.

The period between popes was called "sedevacate" meaning the "seat is vacant." One of the first people to apply the term to our situation was Fr Joaquin Saenz y Arriaga, who wrote the book "The New Montinian (meaning "of Montini"--"Pope " Paul VI) Church"

Fr Arriaga was using the term in the late 1960s!!

---Introibo


Anonymous
July 14, 2017 at 10:22 AM

Introibo - According to the following article the first proponent of Sedevacantism was Francis Schuckardt and later followed by Fr. Arriaga. wikipedia>wiki>sedevacantism
...


Non, le thème dont je parle n'est pas non plus la priorité entre Schuckardt et Arriaga.

...

Introibo Ad Altare Dei
July 14, 2017 at 12:59 PM

Thank you for the information! We all know Wikipedia is not reliable but it could very well be true in this case. Shuckardt was indeed one of the very first sedevacantists. He may very well have preceded Fr Arriaga. We may never know with complete certainty, but those two are at the forefront. ...


...

Comme dit, le thème dont je parle n'est pas la priorité entre Schuckardt et Arriaga, mais un autre, et ici je saute à mon propre commentaire qui l'aborde, à travers la fin de ce commentaire là et un ou deux autres.

Hans Georg Lundahl
September 5, 2017 at 1:28 AM


"We all know Wikipedia is not reliable"

Wikipedia is not totally reliable, nor are any other works of reference.

A work of encyclopaedic reference is not a papal dogmatic bull, nor, usually, a passage from Holy Scriptures, and therefore not totally reliable, but humanly fallible.

Why would wikipedia be worse than the rest?

Introibo Ad Altare Dei
September 5, 2017 at 6:56 PM
Because anyone can edit it, unlike hard copies of peer-reviewed literature. ---Introibo

___________


Voici le thème. Me vois-je boycotté comme écrivain par le fait que j'ai davantage de confiance dans la wikipédie en général que certains d'autres gens, dont, bien entendu "Introibo", un homme qui cache son vrai nom derrière un nom de plume emprunté à la liturgie?

J'ai écrit une réponse, pouvez-vous, avant qu'il l'a publie, éventuellement, deviner laquelle?

Et, encore une fois, partagez-vous SON attitude envers la wikipédie?

Hans Georg Lundahl

V
Moi à Alain Sanders et à la paroisse St Nicolas du Chardonnet
9/7/17 at 11:30 AM
bon, ma réponse fut publiée
Le bon Introibo me fait davantage de grâce que les éditions Ateliers Fo'l'fer ou Via Romana. La voici:

That cuts two ways.

I can't edit the correct facts in thousands of copies on paper by a click, and make them less reliable.

But I cannot edit the incorrect facts to make them more reliable either.

Wikipedians correcting each other is a form of peer review, if you like, and in my view superior to pre-publication review.

Except during the period in which such was required for theological books, because God was giving the censors behind nihil obstats a special grace.

No such special grace protects the peer reviewer accepting an evolutionist or rejecting a creationist article proposal on Science or Nature.

Obviously, on that ideological scale, wikipedia is no real help, since any wikipedian article tends to reflect the general culture of its linguistic area.

In German, you can get good wiki articles about Austrofascism, in English you can't as much and in French you can't at all. Reflecting the fact that Dollfuss and Schuschnigg are better known in German than in English or let alone French.

But when it comes to a single writer making a blunder, wiki is superior on getting that blunder corrected.

So, wikipedia would normally not be worse than the rest.


Hier, je viens d'entendre une vidéo sur le sujet. Ou deux:

Faut-il croire Wikipédia - Partie1 - Envoyé Spécial
Maxime Duquesnoy
Ajoutée le 1 févr. 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZApXqG_BkI


Faut-il croire Wikipédia - Partie2 - Envoyé Spécial
Maxime Duquesnoy
Ajoutée le 1 févr. 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m44lrBdVjsA


À la fin, il y a la femme qui dit avoir répéré les erreurs semées sur deux articles des semaines après, tandis que deux autres étaient corrigées immédiatement quasiment.

Les deux articles sur lesquels elle avait réussie a faire une erreur pas corrigé pendant deux semaines ou davantage, c'étaient des choses assez peu connues. Pour les matières qui sont bien connues par le public, elle renseigne bien.

Pour les autres, on peut vérifier dans les articles dans les autres langues, vue que chaque article en soi, pas identique quoique homologue entre deux langues, est rédigée séparément.

Donc, comme écrivain, je ne fait pas de faute en méthodologie de recherche en me fiant avec méfiance modérée et occasionelle, à cette encyclopédie.

Par contre, j'ai dû corriger un article moi-même, récemment.

Cet article ci contient une citation d'un état avant ma correction en haut, et finit par l'état après ma correction:

Φιλολoγικά/Philologica : Champollion et le Zodiaque de Denderah
http://filolohika.blogspot.fr/2017/08/champollion-et-le-zodiaque-de-denderah.html


Est-ce que je pourrai pour le futur espérer un peu davantage de publié, ou plutôt républié, dans les éditions en question?

Hans Georg Lundahl

VI
Moi à Alain Sanders et à la paroisse St Nicolas du Chardonnet
9/8/17 at 12:36 PM
Ou serait-ce un cas de cet "il est gentil, mais il a besoin d'une petite leçon"?
Il y a des gens qui n'ont pas honte de s'informer à travers des lettres confidentielles.

Φιλολoγικά/Philologica : l'article "Lettre confidentielle" - primo-édition sur la wikipédie
http://filolohika.blogspot.fr/2013/06/larticle-lettre-confidentielle-primo.html


Et si l'article avait encore été sur la wikipédie, les fautes éventuelles de grammaire faites dedans auraient été vite corrigées.

Un administrateur l'a supprimé, et ses propres articles (donc non-supprimés) étaient sur des questions d'automobile sportif.

Parmi des gens qui n'ont pas honte de trouver leurs faits et factoïdes et mots d'ordre dans les lettres confidentielles, certains néanmoins ont l'hypocrisie de frogner sur les wikipédies et sur les blogues, ou en d'autres mots sur les wikipédistes et les bloggueurs, en fin de compte, sur la notion d'expertise informelle.

Répliques Assorties : Était-ce une attaque contre "expertise informelle", cette question?
http://repliquesassorties.blogspot.fr/2017/09/etait-ce-une-attaque-contre-expertise.html


Vous ne seriez pas par hazard parmi ces gens là?

Dans ce cas, vous ne pouvez pas être des très grands amis du Pape Pie XI qui décora Chesterton et Belloc. Qui chantaient les louanges des amateurs qui n'étaient pas vendus aux média officielles des académies.

Ou serait-ce à propos les meurs personelles que certains voudraient me donner une leçon?

New blog on the kid : Il semble qu'il y a eu une confusion entre deux sites suédois
http://nov9blogg9.blogspot.fr/2017/09/il-semble-quil-y-eu-une-confusion-entre.html


Oui. J'ai été sur helgon.net. Non, je n'y étais pas sur darkside.se.

Non, les Musulmans qui disent que si j'étais sur helgon.net alors forcement j'étais un pervers, ils ne sont pas fiables. Même pas s'ils sont des harkis, même pas si leur information sur moi vous était parvenue par une lettre confidentielle.

Et la routine très systématique avec laquelle chaque propos de ma part d'avoir une partie de mes articles imprimée commercialement ou une partie de mes compositions jouée commercialement de façon que j'aurais eu un revenu, me paraît digne du soupçon d'être le résultat d'une lettre confidentielle ou quelque chose pareillement honteuse. Au moins en temps de paix.

Et si vous vous considérez comme en France même sur un terrain de guerre, ça aurait été honnête de m'informer si vous aviez l'intention de me faire payer les frais d'une guerre que je n'ai pas commencée ni déclarée ni commise en actes.

Ceci est dit parce que, comme à la fois la paroisse est riche en activités culturelles et le journal et ce journaliste, les occasions de m'améliorer ma situation n'auraient pas manqué avec de la bonne volonté.

Sur mon blog général il y a des voeux à propos le jour sacré. Avant de vous les dire, j'aurais voulu une réponse.

Hans Georg Lundahl

VII
Moi à Alain Sanders et à la paroisse St Nicolas du Chardonnet
9/9/17 at 1:58 PM
Je me pose une question sur un Thierry Bouzard
Normalement, j'aurais des choses en commun avec lui.

Je suis contre l'avortement. Je suis pour la musique - et moi-même compositeur, à mes heures.

J'arrivai à St Nicolas une première courte fois en 2005 (quelques semaines en avril, quittant Paris le 1 mai en recherche vaine de travail dans les fraises de Dordogne), je retourne en 2009, entre Ste Anne et l'Assomption.

Et en 2010, il se passe une chose avec Thierry Bouzard. Il devient officiellement en quelque façon Poutiniste.

D'où cette information?

"Après ces tribulations radiophoniques, Bouzard continue son petit bonhomme de chemin. On le retrouve ainsi en 2010 dans l’association pro-Poutine France-Russie d’André Chanclu, avec lequel il est toujours en contact, puisque Bouzard est présent lors de la petite sauterie organisée pour le nouvel an russe de cette année organisée par Novopole, la nouvelle création de Chanclu, un mouvement confidentiel créé en 2013 qui s’inspire de la pensée du russe Alexandre Douguine, qui propose une « quatrième voie », en opposition au capitalisme, au communisme et au fascisme : tout un programme !"


Fas est et ab hoste doceri:
http://lahorde.samizdat.net/2017/03/03/qui-est-thierry-bouzard-le-monsieur-anti-ivg-de-civitas/

Contrairement, peut-être, à certains, je donne l'occasion d'une réponse quand j'accuse ou soupçonne.

En 2010, je n'étais pas clairement anti-Poutine. Mais c'est possible que Poutine était déjà anti-Lundahl, donc aussi ses potes en France, à partir de Bouzard.

D'où ça?

J'ai été à un village nommé Sysslebäck (ce qui se prononce comme des oiseaux qui se "sucent les becs") pendant un temps quand Poutine était politicien de basse intensité à St Pétersbourg, donc, il avait le temps d'absenter, de faire des contacts, etc.

Et des gens que je reconnais de Clarelfdalen - la vallée ou l'ex-commune se trouve - ont été en échanges sportives à St Pétersbourg.

Eux, ils avaient leur vue sur ma vie, mon charactère. Ils peuvent l'avoir transmis à Poutine - et donc aussi à des Poutinistes.

Le soupçon, est-il un peu cohérent avec des faits sûs par vous, ou non?

Hans Georg Lundahl

C
11.IX.2017
Pas de réponse.

Ni de St. Nicolas, ni d'Alain Sanders. Et il ne s'agit probablement pas de mauvaises adresses de courriel non plus.

Et, Thierry Bouzard, lui non plus il ne m'a pas répondu.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

âge du monde avec Gabriel Audisio


Répliques Assorties : Formation de la terre (quora) · Croyez vous dans la théorie de l'évolution? (moi, non, quora) · gm b1 lou : Je viens de lire Darwin, par Christian CLOT et Fabio BONO · Correspondance de Hans Georg Lundahl : âge du monde avec Gabriel Audisio

HGL cherchant Gabriel Audisio
par Revue Françase de Généalogie et l'Academie de Nîmes
2/13/17 at 10:50 AM
renvoyé 2/16/17 at 11:36 AM
à la notice de Gabriel Audisio, paléographe et historien : L'âge du monde, RFG n°224
Bonjour, sans doute quelqu'un d'autre vient déjà de vous notifier de votre gaffe dans cet article.

J'aimerais pourtant savoir en quel numéro vous avez publié votre rectification.

Il s'agit de ceci:

"La surprise nous attend car, suivant les indications bibliques de la longévité de chaque patriarche, la durée allant de la création jusqu'au déluge est de 8 225 ans, tandis que Claude Bonet en donne seulement 1956 ... D'évidence notre homme n'a pas utilisé la Bible comme base de ses calculs. Reste à savoir quel ouvrage de référence il a utilisé, ce que nous ignorons."

J'aimerais savoir si vous avez utilisé cette méthode ci:

0930 Adam à sa mort
0912 Seth à sa mort
0905 Enos à sa mort
0910 Cainan à sa mort
0895 Malaleel à sa mort
0962 Jared à sa mort
0365 Hénoch à son assomption
0969 Mathusela à sa mort
0777 Lamech à sa mort
0600 Noé au déluge
_______________
7800 les centaines
0390 les dixaines
0035 les unités
_______________
8225 la somme. = la vôtre.

J'aimerais aussi savoir comment, si vous avez vous-même ouvert la Bible, ça se fait que vous n'avez pas découvert que cette méthode était erronée.

0130 Adam à la naissance de Seth
0105 Seth à la naissance d'Enos
0090 Enos à la naissance de Cainan
0070 Cainan à la naissance de Malaleel
0065 Malaleel à la naissance de Jared
0162 Jared à la naissance de Hénoch
0065 Hénoch à la naissance de Mathusela
0187 Mathusela à la naissance de Lamech
0182 Lamech à la naissance de Noé
0600 Noé au déluge
______________________
1100 les centaines
0530 les dixaines
0026 les unités
______________________
1656 la somme, ceci selon Vulgate, Douay Rheims.

La LXX a d'autres âges à la naissance du fils pertinent pour la généalogie. St Jérôme ayant fait un calcul l'a légué au Martyrologue Romain, qui précise que Notre Seigneur est né:

  • Anno a creatione mundi, quando in principio Deus creavit caelum et terram, quinquies millesimo centesimo nonagesimo nono;
  • a diluvio autem, anno bis millesimo nongentesimo quinquagesimo septimo;
  • a nativitate Abrahae, anno bis millesimo quintodecimo;
  • a Moyse et egressu populi Israel de Aegypto, anno millesimo quingentesimo decimo;
  • ab unctione David in Regem, anno millesimo trigesimo secundo;
  • Hebdomada sexagesima quinta, juxta Danielis prophetiam;
  • Olympiade centesima nonagesima quarta;
  • ab urbe Roma condita, anno septingentesimo quinquagesimo secundo;
  • anno Imperii Octaviani Augusti quadragesimo secundo, toto Orbe in pace composito, sexta mundi aetate,


Ce qui donne entre création et déluge pas 1656 mais 2242 ans. Bonet se trouve donc entre les deux textes.

Il me semble qu'il ait pu oublier de noter une des périodes, et c'est fort possible qu'il ait fait comme je pense que vous l'avez fait, demandé l'aide à quelqu'un d'autre avant de juste faire la somme.

C'est aussi possible (sur l'excerpte que vous offrez, quitte à d'autres partie de son discours de le refuter) qu'il ait cherché de trouver pourquoi les juifs en AD 1528 n'avaient que l'an du monde 5288 (dans ce cas, il a dû constater qu'ils étaient 236 ans courts quand même).

De toute manière, je vais me renseigner sur quelles bases fumeuses Benoît de Maillet ait estimé l'âge de la terre à 2 milliards d'années. Si vous êtes plus calé ès Maillet qu'ès le texte biblique, vous pourriez me le dire, peut-être.

Et, surtout, en quel numéro avez-vous apporté votre correction? RFG 224, c'est il y a un demi-an, vous devriez déjà avoir eu un propos là-dessus.

Hans Georg Lundahl
Bibliothèque Universitaire
de Nanterre Paris-X
St Agabe, prophète
13.II.2017

rfg à HGL
2/13/17 at 10:50 AM
et 2/16/17 at 11:36 AM
à la notice de Gabriel Audisio, paléographe et historien : L'âge du monde, RFG n°224
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Gabriel Audisio à HGL
2/16/17 at 4:25 PM
âge du monde
Monsieur,

votre courriel a fini par me parvenir. Je vous remercie de l'intérêt que vous portez à la Revue et de votre attention à mon article.

Ordinairement les lecteurs écrivent à la Revue, qui me fait suivre.

En l'occurrence je n'ai reçu aucune réaction à l'article en question, hormis la vôtre.

Le numéro ayant paru fin mai 2016, tout cela est loin pour moi et j'avoue ne pas trop avoir le temps de m'y replonger maintenant. Je vous prie de bien vouloir m'en excuser.

Je peux seulement vous dire que j'ai bien ouvert la Bible et compté les années telles qu'elles y sont données, comme chacun peut le faire. Rien de plus.

Vous m'apprenez que cette méthode de simple arithmétique serait erronée. Dont acte. Ce qui, par ailleurs ne change pas grand chose : le but de la rubrique étant la paléographie comme vous l'avez certainement remarqué.

Il n'y a eu aucun correctif. Si vous souhaitez en rédiger un bref, compréhensible et sous votre signature, après vérification je le proposerai volontiers à la Revue pour publication.

Avec mes remerciements. Bien cordialement,

Gabriel Audisio

HGL à Gabriel Audisio
2/16/17 at 7:00 PM
Re: âge du monde
Simple arithmétique, bonne chose.

Par contre, si vous êtes généalogue, je ne vous apprends assez peu (sauf pour la chose concernée) que la bonne démarche n'est pas d'ajouter les âges de père en fils en arrière-petit-fils à leurs décès, mais à la naissance du fils concerné, plutôt.

C'est tout.

Hans Georg Lundahl

HGL à Gabriel Audisio
2/16/17 at 8:10 PM
Re: âge du monde / arithmétique simple
Un petit exemple d'arithmétique simple, cher monsieur le professeur:

Henri engendra Louis dans la 48-ème année de sa vie, après il vécut presque neuf ans, tous les ans de la vie d'Henri étaient 57 et même un peu moins.

Louis engendra Louis dans la 37-ème année de sa vie, après il vécut presque cinq ans, tous les ans de la vie de Louis étaient 42 et même un peu moins.

Louis engendra Louis dans la 24-ème année de sa vie, après il vécut presque 54 ans, tous les ans de la vie de Louis étaient 77 ans et même un peu moins.

Louis engendra Louis dans la 21-ème année de sa vie, après il vécut presque 29 ans, tous les ans de la vie de Louis étaient de 50 ans et même un peu moins.

Louis engendra Louis dans la 29-ème année de sa vie, après il vécut deux ans, tous les ans de la vie de Louis étaient de 30 ans et même un peu moins.

Louis engendra Louis dans la 20-ème année de sa vie, après il vécut presque 45 ans, tous les ans de la vie de Louis étaient 65 ans et même un peu moins.

Louis engendra Louis dans la 35-ème année de sa vie, après il vécut onze ans et un peu plus, tous les ans de la vie de Louis étaient 46 ans et un peu plus.

Louis engendra Louis dans la 31-ème année de sa vie, et il vit la prise de la Bastille dans la 35-ème année de sa vie.

Entre la naissance d'Henri IV et la prise de la Bastille, faut-il prendre:

A : 57 + 42 + 77 + 50 + 30 + 65 + 46 + 35 = 402 ans?
B : 48 + 37 + 24 + 21 + 29 + 20 + 35 + 35 = 249 ans?

1789 - 1553 = 236 ans.

Vous êtes sûr qu'il faut utiliser la méthode qui donne 402 ans?

C'est celle-là que vous avez utilisé pour les patriarches!

Hans Georg Lundahl

Et il se trouve
que j'avais ignoré quasi volontairement, par envie de me débattre, l'offerte qu'il venait de faire sur ...

"Il n'y a eu aucun correctif. Si vous souhaitez en rédiger un bref, compréhensible et sous votre signature, après vérification je le proposerai volontiers à la Revue pour publication."

Et alors peut-être que c'est pour ça qu'il n'a pas publié un correctif lui-même dans la revue?

Bon, je vais lui faire une petite excuse ... et voir pour le numéro de juillet, s'il y a quelque publication./HGL

Et il se trouve encore
que j'avais envoyé une petite explication, et pourtant il n'y a pas eu de correctif. Constaté, Samedi de Quatretemps d'Été (de Pentécôte), 10.VI.2017/HGL

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Notification to Mike Licona (not answered)


Assorted retorts from yahoo boards and elsewhere : With jpholding/tektontv on Inerrancy · Φιλολoγικά/Philologica : I Failed J P Holding's Test - But Let's Look at his Criteria · Correspondence of Hans Georg Lundahl : Notification to Mike Licona (not answered)

Me to Mike Licona
via contact form on his site
risenjesus.com
18:53 Paris time, St Matthias' Day
24.II.2017
I heard through the Geisler/Holding dispute of your dispute with Geisler.
I seriously think you are both wrong, he in his "text only" approach to meaning, and you in not taking literal inerrancy of a historical text, on pretence that author's intent were* sth other than a historical text.

Here are some links in literal inerrancy:

Assorted retorts from yahoo boards and elsewhere : Quorans on Conflict between Pope and Bible, Hypothetical Question
http://assortedretorts.blogspot.fr/2017/02/quorans-on-conflict-between-pope-and.html


Creation vs. Evolution : Can a Medical Doctor or a Catholic Religious or Cleric Reconcile Creationism with "Science"?
http://creavsevolu.blogspot.fr/2017/02/can-medical-doctor-or-catholic.html


AND my mirror of a debate on JPHoldings "secret" forum on theologyweb:

Assorted retorts from yahoo boards and elsewhere : With jpholding/tektontv on Inerrancy
http://assortedretorts.blogspot.fr/2017/02/with-jpholdingtektontv-on-inerrancy.html


This is where you get mentioned.

Seriously if you know Latin feel free to point out something I missed, but as I read the Church Fathers on the OT prophets and just rising on Good Friday, their concern was NOT "was it a historic or an apocalyptic text", it was "did they rise for good, as the rest of us will on Doomsday, or did they die again like Lazarus or the daughter of Jairus?" and arguing for the former "was it really on Good Friday they rose or was it actually on Easter Sunday?"

No single one of them, as far as my Latin could reach, argued for "Matthew did not intend this as history". Not a single one of them.

What got you to feel diffident about straight historical literally inerrant text in the first place?

Feel warned in advance : any answer to this mail will be published with perhaps ensuing correspondence on a blog of mine.

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* Grammarly - installed on computers of Nanterre University Library - underlined "were" in red, saying "incorrect verb form with singular subject". Seems difficult to make a machine understand the difference between a plural "were" and a subjunctive "were". Can it even get "as it were" correct? Yes, that phrase was presumably programmed as an exception.

Update
5.IV.2017
Answers?
So for there haven't been any. Perhaps Mike Licona is a bit afraid of having his answers on my blog - but I would not stop him of mirroring the debate of course!

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

With Alan Whistler / Alan the Atheist on AronRa's Video


Assorted retorts from yahoo boards and elsewhere : 1) On Flood with AronRa Referring to Soroka and Nelson · Correspondence de / of / van Hans Georg Lundahl : 2) With Alan Whistler / Alan the Atheist on AronRa's Video

Thursday or earlier
Me to Alan Whistler
Good evening, Alan Whistler!

I was looking for a sponsor of a video by AronRa.

[Alan Whitsler was a name among several others, but that he knew.]

There are two other Alan Whistlers but I think you are the guy, right?

Here is my refutation of said video:

On Flood with AronRa Referring to Soroka and Nelson
http://assortedretorts.blogspot.com/2017/01/on-flood-with-aronra-referring-to.html


FB announces
Alan Whistler a accepté votre demande.

Alan Whistler to me
What shows this to be true //Meaning, Oceans before the Flood were more shallow and mountains before the Flood were less high. // Why would we consider it?

Me to Alan Whistler
Because if so, one problem of water volume is solved.

Also, because AronRa's refutation by text of Genesis would only work against a claim the earth had been nearly totally smooth, but not against its having mountains that were high for back then but considerably lower than later ones.

Alan Whistler to me
How can it be tested or falsified? It is a baseless assertion.

Me to Alan Whistler
If it had been false, the Flood could not have happened. Since we have tradition (and not just the Hebrew one) in favour of Flood, and since he pointed out that with present heights (or even as high as present height of Mt Ararat, greater or lesser) the Flood wouldn't work, well, there you got it. Mountains need to have been lower back then and Oceans shallower.

Alan Whistler to me
A tradition does not mean it happened. In ancient times people.thought the world was their little part of land. A flood appeared to be global to them. They need to be for an apologist. But were they?

Me to Alan Whistler
"A tradition does not mean it happened."

Usually traditions mean that.

"In ancient times people.thought the world was their little part of land. A flood appeared to be global to them."

Would have worked if Flood hadn't covered highest mountains too.

"They need to be for an apologist. But were they?"

Traditions need to be exaggerated for atheists - but were they?

Alan Whistler to me
Usually doesn't cut it I am afraid. We can dismiss that. As there is no evidence for much lower mountains and shallow seas we can dismiss that too.

Are you quite new to delivering refutation?

Me to Alan Whistler
"Usually doesn't cut it I am afraid."

Tradition usually does.

"We can dismiss that."

Or not.

"As there is no evidence for much lower mountains and shallow seas we can dismiss that too."

No evidence is actually not equal to evidence for not so, and that is what AronRa's argument needs.

"Are you quite new to delivering refutation?"

To refuting, no. To delivering it to sponsors, yes, since it is the first time I saw sponsors for a work I refuted.

[To refuting no : on internet I have been doing this for 15, soon 16 years.]

Alan Whistler to me
Because tradition usually.does does not.mean it did that time. So.no, not a refutation

As for lakes and mountains. There is no evidence so it need not be considered. It is a baseless assertion. That which is asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence. Hitchens Razor.

I am.in the first section and you are not refuting anything by making baseless assertions and saying "usually".

[I later realised that "I am in the first section" referred to his reading of it, but you will see my misunderstanding him as if he had meant as someone uttering sth in it.

Seriously, he should have listened to AronRa's video once again, to know exactly what I was up to refuting, and then read all of my refutation before starting to argue about any point.]

Me to Alan Whistler
"Because tradition usually.does does not.mean it did that time. So.no, not a refutation"

I am afraid, you are not aware what is the basis of history. If you think it is archaeology, think again. Archaeology can't prove which side won at Waterloo.

If you think it is "primary sources", they are usually identified as such because of ... yes, you have got it : tradition.

"As for lakes and mountains. There is no evidence so it need not be considered."

The Flood being evidenced by tradition, as well as by palaeontology and a few other things, possibly, too, but tradition and palaeontology is what I master best, IS evidence for the conditions being such that the Flood could happen. And, if the Flood could NOT happen without lower mountains and shallower seas, well, lower mountains and shallower seas we have got. Even though the evidence be somewhat indirect.

"It is a baseless assertion."

With above no.

"That which is asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence. Hitchens Razor."

With above there is no baseless assertion, "Hitchens Razor" does not apply.

+ if Hitchens Razor was meant to apply to alternative explanations and auxiliary hypotheses, it can't be used to consider the latter as impossible or a refutation as water tight.

"I am.in the first section and you are not refuting anything by making baseless assertions and saying "usually"."

I am not sure what you mean by "first section" - do you mean of the video? I mostly saw AronRa talking all the way through.

[And in the first section AronRa was talking, Alan Whistler wasn't. See my misunderstanding above.]

I made no baseless assertions, and when I say usually, it usually means it usually is like what I say.

Friday

Alan Whistler to me
I never mentioned archeology, do not begin to assume please. No tradition is not evidence. Do you know what the historical.method of verification is? If not please Google it and apply it to traditions.

What is to say one culture had a flood and believed it to be global and this mistaken myth propagated and was in turn adopted by other cultures as their own. There is another means by which this tradition could be in other cultures.

You did make a baseless assertion, that mountains were much smaller and seas shallow. Unless you can present evidence to show this is the case then it need not be entertained. The lack of supporting evidence is what makes your assertion baseless. Are you sure you are not new to this?

By first section I meant the early part if your blog. A few lines in.

And a hypothesis must be testable. Explain how you will test your mountain/sea model. How would you show it to be true?

[I still misunderstood his being in first section as his being uttering sth in it, not as his reading it.]

Saturday

Me to Alan Whistler
"I never mentioned archeology, do not begin to assume please."

I made an enumeration of different possibilities.

"No tradition is not evidence."

Indeed it is.

"Do you know what the historical.method of verification is?"

Checking with contemporary documents - if available. Checking with primary sources. Checking with several independent sources.

If Genesis is what it purports to be, the chapters on the Flood are a primary source.

The several traditions are independent sources. I'll skip forward here a bit to where you say:

"What is to say one culture had a flood and believed it to be global and this mistaken myth propagated and was in turn adopted by other cultures as their own."

I defy you to make a realistic scenario for this.

For one thing, the Peruvian Flood legend (with Inca style siblings as Mr and Mrs Noah, with Andes for the Ark) would require some explanation on how this belief spread across the Atlantic or Pacific.

And the most obvious problems are these:

  • a) anyone mistaking a non-global flood for a global one, covering the highest mountains;
  • b) any culture surviving only in an Ark and considering itself as all survivors of mankind would be small in numbers - how did it persuade nearest neighbouring culture that they descended from the Ark when their own memories involved they didn't?
  • c) speaking of Ark, how about a non-miraculous account of why it was built to begin with?


"There is another means by which this tradition could be in other cultures."

Presumed, but not persuasively by you.

"You did make a baseless assertion, that mountains were much smaller and seas shallow. Unless you can present evidence to show this is the case then it need not be entertained."

You have two problems:

  • a) Reading comprehension : I mentioned that the evidence is the Flood having occurred. + Your own calculation it couldn't have if Mount Everst at present height were the highest mountain already and if Mariana Trench were already the deepest depth;
  • b) Logic : AronRa set out to proove the Flood COULD NOT have happened. For this to be a valid conclusion, flatter mountains and shallower seas need to be positively excluded, not just negatively dismissed as unsupported.


And this means YOUR side is in the situation of "positive claims require positive evidence" on this one.

To be fair to Aron, he tried to provide that, twice over:

  • 1) by saying it contradicts the Bible, which mentioned "the highest mountains";
  • 2) by saying it contradicts the existence of the Mountains of Ararat, also in the Bible.


In my comments and also blog post, I solved both, so it's your turn, but first a little repeat of my solutions;

  • 1) "the highest mountains" of the text were so by pre-Flood standards, not necessarily identic with post-Flood comparisons + they can't have been as pointed peaks as Mount Everest, in order for the measuring of 15 cubits above them to take place;
  • 2) Ararat (at least the relevant of the two peaks) rose twice over, first during Flood by eruption (after the measure of fifteen cubits above previously highest mountains), then after the Flood by tectonic movement.


To be fair to Aron, he tries to disprove this too. He is better on logic than you seem to be, unless it's simply you were slow after the pints or impatient to get to them yesterday when you wrote previous.

His disproof is that if there had been an eruption during Flood (sth which has at least some supporting evidence in the fact that Ararat features evidence of under water eruptions!) it would have been too hot to land on. And he relies a bit on interrupting Eric Hovind before he can respond to that.

On 14 november 1963, Surtsey* broke surface. On 6 december 1963 French journalists for Paris Match stayed 15 minutes on the island. They didn't leave because it was too hot, but because another erupotion was starting and they were going out of the way. Lava cools fairly quickly if there is lots of seawater to cool it. During the Flood that would not have been a major issue. So, Ararat would have had time to erupt under water, cool down, get uncovered between when Noah or his boys measured fifteen cubits over the so far highest mountains and when they landed on an Ararat which was higher than any previous mountain.

Next part of my scnario is that Ararat rose in the time after that. I am here comparing to Anak Krakatau.** This is not quite comparable, insofar as Ararat was on land, while Anak Krakatau is in the sea. But there is a common causality, namely magma pressure from inside earth. Here is the effect: "Anak Krakatau has grown at an average rate of five inches (13 cm) per week since the 1950s. This equates to an average growth of 6.8 meters per year. The island is still active, with its most recent eruptive episode having begun in 1994. Quiet periods of a few days have alternated with almost continuous Strombolian eruptions since then."

I'll spare you the obvious and obviously reversible thing about how many meters 6.8 per year would make in 4974 years, you just reply that obviously Ararat hasn't been growing that fast the last 3000 years. Quite so, but it could have been growing very much faster in the first two thousand years after the Flood.

So, BOTH attempts by AronRa to disprove the possibility of radically lower mountains or radically shallower seas up to Flood fail. That would be one reason why you resort to calling them "baseless assertions", because he failed to call them "impossible" as he tried to.

"By first section I meant the early part if your blog. A few lines in."

You mean you were the one speaking at 3:03 of video? I missed that.

[This was a misunderstanding on my part, and he meant he was reading, not uttering.]

"And a hypothesis must be testable."

A historic hypothesis must be testable in principle, but not in identic fact. For your hypothesis of a local flood mistaken for global by one culture, then spreading to others you have some misunderstandings on part of men which you have not even provided a principled parallel for. I have provided parallels in principle for the Ararat part of my case.

"Explain how you will test your mountain/sea model."

I think creation SCIENTISTS (I am a creationist and a science critic, not per se a scientist) have already tested implications about wrinkling of the crust while mud was still malleable. I leave that part to ICR, CMI et al.

"How would you show it to be true?"

It fits the fact known from tradition, both sacred one and profane ones. + It has not been shown false or impossible.

Notes:
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surtsey
** https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krakatoa#Anak_Krakatau

Me to Alan Whistler (again)
"By first section I meant the early part if your blog. A few lines in."

[Here were the consequences of my misunderstanding just before I corrected it. I was here also hoping he used "blog" correctly as all of the posts, while he was using it as "blog post".]

Wait, you don't mean you are Tolland on the top post of the blog?

Here is the post I sent you:

Assorted retorts from yahoo boards and elsewhere : On Flood with AronRa Referring to Soroka and Nelson
http://assortedretorts.blogspot.fr/2017/01/on-flood-with-aronra-referring-to.html


Here is the blog:

Assorted retorts from yahoo boards and elsewhere
http://assortedretorts.blogspot.fr/


Here is the top post:

Assorted retorts from yahoo boards and elsewhere : Where Tolland Proves Himself a Jerk
http://assortedretorts.blogspot.fr/2017/01/where-tolland-proves-himself-jerk.html


You aren't claiming to be Tolland, are you?

[No, he wasn't, it was my misunderstanding, where he was really claiming to be reading a few lines in.]

Alan Whistler to me
Paste a screen shot of where I claimed that.

What I meant was I am a few lines in and you are refuting nothing.

Apply the historical method of verification to your tradition and see how it fairs. You really are wasting my time.

[The words "and you are refuting nothing" indicated he meant in his reading, not in any utterance!]

Me to Alan Whistler
Ah, wait ... you are only a fews lines in on the reading?

I have applied the historical method of verification to my satisfaction, thank you.

Excluding of course all Humean bias.

[Not "human", but Humean - bias in the direction of a certain Hume]

AND excluding the idea that tradition by itself confirms nothing, since ALL historic confirmation, with very little exception for archaeology depends on tradition.

Monday

Alan Whistler to me
  • OK how did tradition fair on source criticism? What is the source and how was it verified?
  • When was the source, written or unwritten, produced (date)?
  • Where was it produced (localization)?
  • By whom was it produced (authorship)?
  • From what pre-existing material was it produced (analysis)?
  • In what original form was it produced (integrity)?
  • What is the evidential value of its contents (credibility)?


Core principles for determining reliability Edit

The following core principles of source criticism were formulated by two Scandinavian historians, Olden-Jørgensen (1998) and Thurén (1997):[4]

Citation
Human sources may be relics such as a fingerprint; or narratives such as a statement or a letter. Relics are more credible sources than narratives.

Any given source may be forged or corrupted. Strong indications of the originality of the source increase its reliability.

The closer a source is to the event which it purports to describe, the more one can trust it to give an accurate historical description of what actually happened.

An eyewitness is more reliable than testimony at second hand, which is more reliable than hearsay at further remove, and so on.

If a number of independent sources contain the same message, the credibility of the message is strongly increased.

The tendency of a source is its motivation for providing some kind of bias. Tendencies should be minimized or supplemented with opposite motivations.

If it can be demonstrated that the witness or source has no direct interest in creating bias then the credibility of the message is increased.

Alan Whistler to me (contd)
Why didn't aboriginal Australians notice a flood? Could it be explained that the floods were local and ancients believed their little area to be the entire world? Could civilisations have adopted the Flood maths of others?

Tradition does not prove a flood.

Should we accept the oral traditions of vikings as evidence for Thor and Odin?

Me to Alan Whistler
Thank you immensely for the feedback. I hope I will not have left out any point, when you are through:

"What is the source and how was it verified?"

Diverse for diverse traditions.

"When was the source, written or unwritten, produced (date)?"

Genesis latest written by Moses around 1510 BC, 8 - 12 overlapping generations after Adam.

To define : overlapping generations means I am counting Adam as overlapping generation to Methusalem, according to Haydock (who makes it 8 overlapping generations), while the spacing would be a little scarcer, perhaps 12 generations, with LXX chronology.

Its parts could have been transmitted in writing or not. With so few overlapping generations (plus all generations between them usually overlapping with both to some degree) the room for twisting is small.

"Where was it produced (localization)?"

The Genesis one-full-book written account as produced around 1510 BC, which is 1447 after the Flood.

"By whom was it produced (authorship)?"

By Moses.

"From what pre-existing material was it produced (analysis)?"

From the Hebrew tradition available to Moses. Possibly, but not necessarily including pre-existing but not canonic books like Jasher (which I suppose was a work in progress now lost, or perhaps in final version identic to Chronicles, hardly to the non-canonic Jasher), Jubilees, Henoch.

"In what original form was it produced (integrity)?"

First Genesis chapters were written down or memorised (for chapters 1 - 7 each is as long as 2.5*Nicene Creed, which is a text even non-specialists know how to memorise if instructed), then they were collected by Moses into a single book.

"What is the evidential value of its contents (credibility)?"

Two items give it higher such than any rivals (most of which include Flood accounts too): a complete genealogy with very humdrum detail, and where long lives of men extend only to ten times normal, not to 100 times normal as among Sumerian and Egyptian kings. Of course, one could rationalise a "reign" of 40,000 years by saying after someone who did some ruling died, his laws and rulings were sufficient for 39,900 or so years till the next ruler was required, but that makes these accounts incomplete instead of unbelievable.

Greek and Norse versions instead tend to have too short a time between Flood and known history, Norse tacking Flood/Creation onto not too long before Odin came to Uppsala region, Greeks obviously blacking out the existence of Hittite Empire. Probably (I am biassed by Daqrk Lord's of Hattusha) because Greek nobility going back via Achaean, Ionic or Trojan to Hittite nobility (or Ionians might have been an enclave, like Phenicians in Thebes), had a gentleman's agreement not to speak about the world empire which failed due to civil war.

AND, item two, realistic detail about the Ark. Triply so:

  • 1) The Babylonian myth extra large coracle would not have been seaworthy.
  • 2) Noah's Ark would have been, as has been tested, and it would have had room for the diverse types of land animals (even if not each species according to modern terminology) and
  • 3) it mentions a detail which points to highest mountains having been flatter before, even if that detail was not so interpreted along the times until recently, after you Atheists had brought up the logistics of water volume. If Noah or his sons could measure that water was 15 cubits above highest (previous to Flood) mountain, that means Ark went to its peak - or was built on it, which would have been safer. And the highest mountain peaks today are too pointed and narrow to build an Ark that size on. Therefore, these didn't yet exist.


Source criticism:

"Human sources may be relics such as a fingerprint; or narratives such as a statement or a letter. Relics are more credible sources than narratives."

Perhaps more credible, but also less informative. This means, either we leave out the story line of history, or we take narratives. And plenty of them.

"Any given source may be forged or corrupted."

Yes, but less likely that a corrupted detail is independently corrupted same way in several sources (the above mentions best one = Hebrew + above mentioned rivals, Greek and Babylonian which feature Flood clearly after creation of man, Norse and Egyptian which identify Flood and Creation events, Greek and Norse opting for shorter and Babylonian-Egyptian for longer story lines).

"Strong indications of the originality of the source increase its reliability."

I suppose this is where some would add a few words about Hebrews plagiarising from Babylonians. If so, just why did Hebrews do some details better, rather than worse, than the Babylonians?

"The closer a source is to the event which it purports to describe, the more one can trust it to give an accurate historical description of what actually happened."

Certainly. That is why a detailed pre-Flood scenario of humanly believable content as verification of Moses' Adamic and Noahic narratives make Hebrew tradition outstanding. Greeks just say men, Norse just say giants generally misbehaved after coming into existence provoking a destruction with in each case one survivor plus family.

"An eyewitness is more reliable than testimony at second hand, which is more reliable than hearsay at further remove, and so on."

Note here that ORGANISED tradition cannot be equated with hearsay. By hearsay I mean "I heard it from daddy, who had a phone call from the doctor, who had heard it from a worried neighbour, who had been watching the man". Phone calls are ideal ways to distort content, as the name "telephone game" should indicate. By organised tradition I mean things like formulating a standardised text which can be learned by heart - or copied in writing. Or, ideally, both. And like chosing who carries on tradition by who was an attentive hearer of it, and so on.

"If a number of independent sources contain the same message, the credibility of the message is strongly increased."

Hence the idea of confirming the Hebrew tradition by Babylonian and Greek traditions, some versions perhaps of Chinese, Hindoo and Egyptian ones. Since these polytheists often dissed the Hebrew monotheists, they are unlikely to have borrowed from Hebrews. While these provide too much original and meaningfully realistic detail (especially with modern checks) for the Hebrews just to have borrowed with some embroidery.

"The tendency of a source is its motivation for providing some kind of bias. Tendencies should be minimized or supplemented with opposite motivations."

I disbelieve this part, but if you like an exercise in it, take the fact that Babylonian and Hebrew traditions have very much opposite tendencies. To Hebrew tradition, one and the same God is outraged with men for moral reasons, and makes an exception for one man for a moral reason. To the Babylonian, one god is outraged because he has a headache and another saves the first man he can save. In Greek tradition, Flood story per se follows the Hebrew pattern, but the Enlil vs Enki story is demoted to a Zeus vs Prometheus one in another part of proto-history according to Greek myth. Norse tradition, like Egyptian places creation of man after an event which either is (Norse) or looks like part of (Egyptian) Flood.

"If it can be demonstrated that the witness or source has no direct interest in creating bias then the credibility of the message is increased."

I think it could be demonstrated that the Hebrew tradition had LESS interest in creating bias than the other ones. I think this matter is such that finding unbiassed sources is setting an impossible task. Unless they are brought in for one or two details, like Tacitus or Josephus for Jesus existing. And Josephus might have been biassed as leaning to Christianity.

"Why didn't aboriginal Australians notice a flood?"

Didn't they? Or did they forget about it?

Or perhaps not even that? Creation Ministries International claim Australians have at least three versions of a flood story: Jimmy Bird's Bundaba version, Albert Barangga's version, W.H. Douglas' Western Desert tradition. Here is their page on that one:

CMI : Australian Aboriginal Flood Stories
Collection by Howard Coates and W.H. Douglas
http://creation.com/australian-aboriginal-flood-stories


Unless you prefer to claim they got the general idea from Christian missionaries, but that cannot be checked. That would leave Aboriginess as a stalemate between us at least, and not as an argument for you.

"Could it be explained that the floods were local and ancients believed their little area to be the entire world?"

One problem here straight off, what about Peruvian version?

Now, I already did bring up a little problem or two with the scenario:

  • 1) If an area is flooded, surrounding mountains aren't. If you were in the middle of a local flood, how could you, if you survived, miss that mountains stayed out of water?
  • 2) If survivors survived on any kind of boat, how come an accidental survival didn't involve more boats and how would an accidental survivor or his descendants have come to figure the survival had been prepared by hearing voices? And, for good measure, here is a third one:
  • 3) Anyone not that survivor or a local flood or descended from him would normally know his own national or family tradition, and be able to figure out his ancestors or he had survived outside the Flooded area : how do you explain anyone in such a situation took over the story as a serious take on his own background? The reverse would tend to happen, the lone survivors on a ship would meet people who had survived outside the Flood and conclude it was local.


"Could civilisations have adopted the Flood maths of others?"

[I took it as misspelling for Flood myth, not Flood math. Other traditions are inadequate about the mathematical problems we are dealing with.]

A civilisation emerging from such a disaster would depend on others not having gone through it and therefore hardly be in a position to impose it.

An Apologist countered a claim of Jesus not having really died on the Cross with the observation, if he woke up in the tomb, it would have been a next to impossible task to get out, not to mention to look impressive enough for the Disciples to believe the resurrection. The hypothetic survivor of a local Flood is pretty much in the same position.

"Tradition does not prove a flood."

Yes, it very much does. For the reasons given above.

"Should we accept the oral traditions of vikings as evidence for Thor and Odin?"

For Odin, Njord, Frey, Fjolner (the last of these not considered a god, and there is a good reason for that) having ruled in Uppsala (founded by Frey, it seems, after Odin had ruled without haivng a city), I fully accept a versified and therefore organised tradition called Ynglinga tal. That is the start of a genealogy leading up to St Olaf of Norway.

If Odin ruled ruthlessly in Uppsala, like if some Marduk or Nimrod or Asshur ruled ruthlessly in some part of Mesopotamia, he could just come out and brag (on some apt occasion, Odin about his sagacity, Nimrod about his strength) saying "you should have seen me earlier, when I created the world after killing a monster" (Odin had the modesty, relatively speaking of sharing the credit with two brothers who seem only to have existed in his narrative, not in Uppsala, and to add sth about his having been younger and stronger back then ... I shouldn't wonder).

One little detail more. If you remember or refresh your memory of AronRa's video, he did not set out to attack sources for Flood as that misunderstanding in that one. He set out to prove that the Flood was impossible. For that to be countered, I only need to point out that flatter mountains and shallower seas are thinkable, it is his duty (so far failed) to provide reasons why they can't (failed if they should be cogent ones, that is). This means that my answers here to you have gone beyond what I set up to do in the response to his video.

And sorry for misunderstanding your "few lines in" as your being present in text as making an utterance, when you seem to have meant you were reading a few lines in. Hope you got further and have seen why shallower seas and flatter mountains were possible, textually speaking. I should perhaps have added generally too, as lifting of land and rising of mountains are observed tektonic movements, a creationist only needs to suppose they happened a little faster than now in the end part of Flood and after the Flood.

Alan Whistler to me
//Diverse for diverse traditions.// Ambiguous = fail

Me to Alan Whistler
Er, no.

Diverse sources do include diverse traditions. As there are for instance British and US traditions about George Washington's War of Independence. Both agreeing when it took place.

Alan Whistler to me
//Genesis latest written by Moses around 1510 BC, 8 - 12 overlapping generations after Adam.// This is a claim - What supports it was written by Moses. The bible is not self acknowledging. What corroberates the claims made by moses from independent contemporary source?

Were there actual historians codexing the war of independence?

Citation (where I can't find attribution)
tradition
trəˈdɪʃ(ə)n/Submit
noun
1. the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way.
Noun 1. historical record - writing having historical value (as opposed to fiction or myth etc.)historical record - writing having historical value (as opposed to fiction or myth etc.)

[Probably eclectic attributions]

Alan Whistler to me
How do you determine the ancient tradition is not myth or fiction?

Me to Alan Whistler
"This is a claim - What supports it was written by Moses. The bible is not self acknowledging. What corroberates the claims made by moses from independent contemporary source?"

Moses in Genesis is NOT saying he wrote Genesis. He is also NOT directly and uncontrovertibly saying "here I take the part from Adam, here I take the part from Noah" and so on. So that this is how it happened is what we have from Hebrew tradition.

I hope you depend sufficiently on English tradition to agree Tolkien wrote Lord of the Rings and that he wrote it as a fairy tale, not as a documentary, even if he tried to get aspects close to that ideal of his.

I hope you depend sufficiently on Roman tradition to agree Julius Caesar wrote seven of the eight books of Bellum Gallicum, leaving the eighth to his trusted continuator Aulus Hirtius.

"Were there actual historians codexing the war of independence?"

Not as you seem to understand the word, since historians as an academic specialty did not come into existence until during 19th Century. For War of Independence or for French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, we have tradition from biassed participants. And, as with Flood, more than one tradition.

"the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way."

Someone else gave a fuller and better description which involves also information being transmitted from generation to generation.

"How do you determine the ancient tradition is not myth or fiction?"

The word myth is meaningless. As to fiction, how do you explain a tradition which starts out as fiction becoming misunderstood as fact statement? By fiction, I am supposing you mean things like Lord of the Rings, not things like Book of Mormon, which is forgery, not fiction. Though produced same way as fiction - at least that is how many take what Joseph Smith actually did.

Why is "myth" meaningless? A book of Greek mythology will include:

  • Chaos giving rise to Gaia, Erebos, Nyx and Eros (and perhaps some parallel Orphic myth about a cosmic egg hatching);
  • The Flood of Deucalion and Pyrrha;
  • The history of Trojan War and of heroes in previous generation or in aftermath of Trojan War.


I believe that exactly the first point is in the full sense fiction, if only half humourously pretended to be believed, a bit like Father Christmas, the second point is a fairly distorted version of Flood story (I am judging after Hebrew standards, you know my bias), while the third is fairly straightforward history.

It is embellished with some untruths anyone except Homeric believers will take as such. Perseus and Andromeda becoming stars or Antaios being a son of Poseidon and Gaia and losing his strength when no longer standing on or otherwise touching "his mother" is obviously untrue. This leaves room open for speculation on how much of the story is correct. Could demons have been giving Antaeus more strength than he usually had as long as he stood on earth in a fight? That is perhaps equally incredible to an Atheist, but not to a Christian.

But even if one can be sure some of the events never happened as told, even if one can suspect some were later additions (like if you wrote some mostly documentary based epic on War of Independence but included Tomahawk in it for fun, or included Jonah Hex in some otherwise mostly documentary work on War of Secession, or even more like it, even more frequent, if you take the cherry tree story as given in that devout GW-biography and add another without admitting to inventing it), one cannot dismiss this part as non-historic, just because some very sceptic Romans divided it from history proper. Plutarch's parallel lives takes up one between Romulus and Theseus, with Theseus still representing "myth" and Romulus already representing "history", with the remark that Theseus is so late and well documented in myths as to be nearly history, Romulus is so early and dim in history as to be nearly myth, you see that the reason for including these in books starting with the content of Theogony is a very flimsy and arbitrary one, and one cannot say Hercules is as dim as Uranus and Gaea, at least.

That is why "myth" is a non-category. For "fiction" I have already answered.

Alan Whistler to me
In order:

Citing me:
Thank you immensely for the feedback. I hope I will not have left out any point, when you are through:

"What is the source and how was it verified?"

Diverse for diverse traditions. "When was the source, written or unwritten, produced (date)?"

Genesis latest written by Moses around 1510 BC, 8 - 12 overlapping generations after Adam.

Alan Whistler to me
^^Show this to be true^^

Citing me:
To define : overlapping generations means I am counting Adam as overlapping generation to Methusalem, according to Haydock (who makes it 8 overlapping generations), while the spacing would be a little scarcer, perhaps 12 generations, with LXX chronology.

Its parts could have been transmitted in writing or not. With so few overlapping generations (plus all generations between them usually overlapping with both to some degree) the room for twisting is small.

Alan Whistler to me
^^Source criticism – How were they translated^^ exactly? Less of this COULD stuff if you wish to debunk anything

Citing me:
"Where was it produced (localization)?"

The Genesis one-full-book written account as produced around 1510 BC, which is 1447 after the Flood.

Alan Whistler to me
So not written by any contemporary, no witnesses

Citing me:
"By whom was it produced (authorship)?"

By Moses.

Alan Whistler to me
^^Show this to be true. This is a claim of the^^ bible. Bible is not verified by bible.

Circular reasoning - Dismissed

Citing me:
From what pre-existing material was it produced (analysis)?"

From the Hebrew tradition available to Moses. Possibly, but not necessarily including pre-existing but not canonic books like Jasher (which I suppose was a work in progress now lost, or perhaps in final version identic to Chronicles, hardly to the non-canonic Jasher), Jubilees, Henoch.

Alan Whistler to me
^^What corroborates the works available to moses^^ as the story goes

Citing me:
In what original form was it produced (integrity)?"

First Genesis chapters were written down or memorised (for chapters 1 - 7 each is as long as 2.5*Nicene Creed, which is a text even non-specialists know how to memorise if instructed), then they were collected by Moses into a single book.

Alan Whistler to me
^^Nicean creed is unbiased?^^

Citing me:
"What is the evidential value of its contents (credibility)?"

Two items give it higher such than any rivals (most of which include Flood accounts too): a complete genealogy with very humdrum detail, and where long lives of men extend only to ten times normal, not to 100 times normal as among Sumerian and Egyptian kings. Of course, one could rationalise a "reign" of 40,000 years by saying after someone who did some ruling died, his laws and rulings were sufficient for 39,900 or so years till the next ruler was required, but that makes these accounts incomplete instead of unbelievable.

Greek and Norse versions instead tend to have too short a time between Flood and known history, Norse tacking Flood/Creation onto not too long before Odin came to Uppsala region, Greeks obviously blacking out the existence of Hittite Empire. Probably (I am biassed by Daqrk Lord's of Hattusha) because Greek nobility going back via Achaean, Ionic or Trojan to Hittite nobility (or Ionians might have been an enclave, like Phenicians in Thebes), had a gentleman's agreement not to speak about the world empire which failed due to civil war.

Alan Whistler to me
^^Could the gen genealogy be fabricated? Could it just be writers mentioning characters known to have existed? Could reported global flood timelines just be repeated times from one tradition and plagiarized?

Citing me:
AND, item two, realistic detail about the Ark. Triply so:

Alan Whistler to me
^^Are you familiar with the celestial boat of the Egyptian pharaoh called Nua Unkh??

Citing me:
  • 1) The Babylonian myth extra large coracle would not have been seaworthy.
  • 2) Noah's Ark would have been, as has been tested, and it would have had room for the diverse types of land animals (even if not each species according to modern terminology) and
  • 3) it mentions a detail which points to highest mountains having been flatter before, even if that detail was not so interpreted along the times until recently, after you Atheists had brought up the logistics of water volume. If Noah or his sons could measure that water was 15 cubits above highest (previous to Flood) mountain, that means Ark went to its peak - or was built on it, which would have been safer. And the highest mountain peaks today are too pointed and narrow to build an Ark that size on. Therefore, these didn't yet exist.


Alan Whistler to me
^^^^ Can you present whom said the biblical ark could float and hold every species?

^^ What supports the claim? // it mentions a detail which points to highest mountains having been flatter before//

Citing me:
Source criticism:

"Human sources may be relics such as a fingerprint; or narratives such as a statement or a letter. Relics are more credible sources than narratives."

Perhaps more credible, but also less informative. This means, either we leave out the story line of history, or we take narratives. And plenty of them.

Alan Whistler to me
^^Or the people writing it had knowledge of geography and history of the region – Dismissed

Citing me:
"Any given source may be forged or corrupted."

Yes, but less likely that a corrupted detail is independently corrupted same way in several sources (the above mentions best one = Hebrew + above mentioned rivals, Greek and Babylonian which feature Flood clearly after creation of man, Norse and Egyptian which identify Flood and Creation events, Greek and Norse opting for shorter and Babylonian-Egyptian for longer story lines).

Alan Whistler to me
^^Still a chance – FAIL^^

Citing me:
"Strong indications of the originality of the source increase its reliability."

I suppose this is where some would add a few words about Hebrews plagiarising from Babylonians. If so, just why did Hebrews do some details better, rather than worse, than the Babylonians?

Alan Whistler to me
^^Argument from ignorance, because you don’t know why doesn’t mean they didnt

Citing me:
"The closer a source is to the event which it purports to describe, the more one can trust it to give an accurate historical description of what actually happened."

Certainly. That is why a detailed pre-Flood scenario of humanly believable content as verification of Moses' Adamic and Noahic narratives make Hebrew tradition outstanding. Greeks just say men, Norse just say giants generally misbehaved after coming into existence provoking a destruction with in each case one survivor plus family.

Alan Whistler to me
^^Shame some ancient civilisations missed the^^ GLOBAL FLOOD

Done. The rest is pointless.

Your sources attesting the sources are biased. Nicean's, really?

Your book makes claims so the claims can not be supported by more claims in the same book - Take a logic course - please.

Me to Alan Whistler
"Less of this COULD stuff if you wish to debunk anything"

Answering YOUR points and debunking Aron's are two very different things.

Logic. Why don't they teach logic in these schools. BBL / tomorrow perhaps.

Alan Whistler to me
But you are not. You are presenting assertions not supported in reality. That is not debunking.

Try top down logical presentation

P[remiss] 1
P2
P3
P4

C[onclusion] 1
Etc

Premises to logical conclusion. If your premises are strong and true no problem. If there can be any other explanations to.your premises then they can't be accepted.

To you.....

Rephrasing but not citing me:
Currently you say bible says mountains were lower

This fits with global flood

Therefore global flood happened.

Alan Whistler to me
These are not strong premises and don't. Lead logically to that conclusion.

First premise must be supported outside of the claim of the text asserting the situation. It is not self acknowledging.

Today
Tuesday, 17.I.2017

Me to Alan Whistler
You are not just sore in logic, you pretend to teach me logic too.

"But you are not. You are presenting assertions not supported in reality. That is not debunking."

There are TWO cases. NN asks for proof of my positions, I have to present proof. NN claims to disprove my position, what I have to do is not prove my position, but disprove his disproofs, and for that COULD is good enough.

Then, I am NOT presenting assertions not supported in reality. I am in part going by facts, and in parts by probabilities or possibilities which are coherent with the facts.

"Premises to logical conclusion."

I am very well capable of doing a syllogism without your aid, sir.

"If your premises are strong and true no problem."

Unless there is some problem with the form of the syllogism. It seems the one needing a lesson in logic was you.

"If there can be any other explanations to.your premises then they can't be accepted"

That is precisely AronRa's problem in the video. I have shown there can be other explanations to the reasons why he claims the mountains cannot have been lower and the seas cannot have been shallower.

"Currently you say bible says mountains were lower / This fits with global flood / Therefore global flood happened."

Eh, no. That is NOT my logic. You are drawing up a strawman. In this case it is rather two things:

  • 1) If you analyse a certain passage in the Bible, it really says mountains were lower. But AronRa said the Flood can't have happpened, because mountains can't have been low enough. His reason : "the Bible says so". My conclusion : he is sore at reading the Bible.

  • 2) If you analyse a certain passage in the Bible, it really says mountains were lower. This explains the Flood that lots of traditions independently attest. But the other traditions don't mention this detail, so on this account the Bible is superior to the other Flood traditions.


NEITHER of those two corresponds to your strawman.

"These are not strong premises and don't. Lead logically to that conclusion."

Totally agreeing about the syllogism you strawmanly presented as mine.

"First premise must be supported outside of the claim of the text asserting the situation. It is not self acknowledging."

Er, not quite right either. First premise IS about the text. It can ONLY be asserted according to the text.

So much for your pretense of teaching me logic.

Alan Whistler to me
No you assert the mountains were much lower. That is an assertion.

You say bible says so but this is then an assertion of the bible which must be supported to be considered. Are you not sure regarding the burden of proof? What tradition proves mountains were much lower.

We already established tradition could be borrowed from one civilisation by another. We established tradition can be myth. Therefore you must show the traditions to be facts. Not just say tradition must be true as sometimes tradition is true lol.

Me to Alan Whistler
Before answering your latest, here is my catching up since yesterday:

Me citing him
// Genesis latest written by Moses around 1510 BC, 8 - 12 overlapping generations after Adam.

^^Show this to be true^^ //

Me to Alan Whistler
Which one of the claims?

  • "Genesis latest written by Moses" - Hebrew tradition for authorship.
  • "around 1510 BC" - Later Biblical books (thus independent of Genesis) adding up years between Exodus event and Birth of Christ.
  • "8 - 12 overlapping generations after Adam." - Genealogies in Genesis.


Me citing him
// To define : overlapping generations means I am counting Adam as overlapping generation to Methusalem, according to Haydock (who makes it 8 overlapping generations), while the spacing would be a little scarcer, perhaps 12 generations, with LXX chronology.

Its parts could have been transmitted in writing or not. With so few overlapping generations (plus all generations between them usually overlapping with both to some degree) the room for twisting is small.

^^Source criticism – How were they translated^^ exactly? Less of this COULD stuff if you wish to debunk anything //

Me to Alan Whistler
In this conversation you are asking me not to debunk but to establish sth, namely two things, and here that Genesis is reliable (elsewhere that Flood happened).

Saying that you don't know if x before telling y of z also wrote down a note or not doesn't add up to a substantial doubt on whether x actually did tell y about z. It works out either way.

And I suppose your "translated" is a mistake for "transmitted"?

Since Hebrew was the language pre-Babel since Adam and continued to be so for Hebrews (hence the name) up to Moses, there was never ANY need of translation. At an utmost limit, the pre-Babel language could have been Aramaic, and if so the translating would have been like translating from Danish to Swedish or from Yola to Braid Scots. Or from Cockney to Irish Brogue.

Me citing him
// "Where was it produced (localization)?"

The Genesis one-full-book written account as produced around 1510 BC, which is 1447 after the Flood.
________________________
So not written by any contemporary, no witnesses //

Me to Alan Whistler
The Genesis includes narratives composed, either orally or as written parts of Genesis, by precisely witnesses. It is only as a full book that the final composition was 1447 years or so after the Flood. You see, the Flood (with Prequels and Sequels) is in chapters 6 to 9 of Genesis. But Genesis has 50 chapters. For the final book, you don't just need the eyewitness accounts for chapter 7, you also need the eyewitness accounts for chapters 12 to 50. Obviously you could not have those immediately after the composition (oral or written) of what is now chapters 6 to 9 of Genesis. Abraham was born 2015 BC, which is 942 years after the Flood, according to one LXX chronology.

The situation is parallel to Livy. He composed Ab Urbe Condita between 27 BC and 9 BC. But whatever witness accounts he had for First Book, on founding of Rome, his own text is not as his identic to the witness accounts, it is just based on them, at best in quotes (note that since Latin had changed fairly much between the time of Aeneas and Livy, this would involve at least some translation of the Danish to Swedish type, most probably along the way.

Me citing him
// By Moses.

^^Show this to be true. This is a claim of the^^ bible. Bible is not verified by bible. //

Me to Alan Whistler
You are here trying to treat "the Bible" as one witness. But one witness can be verified by another witness. So, if "the Bible" were one witness, it would need a verification outside the Bible.

For Moses being author of Genesis, I refer to Hebrew tradition, once again. For Hebrew tradition saying this soon after Moses and not just recently when challenged by Western atheism, it is a perfectly circle free verification to refer to later books = other witnesseS! = of the Bible.

"Circular reasoning - Dismissed"

Oh, come on, don't tell me you are so sore at logic as to confuse "vicious circle in proving", "vicious circle in explaining" and "one part of Bible confirming another part"?

Me citing him
From what pre-existing material was it produced (analysis)?"

// From the Hebrew tradition available to Moses. Possibly, but not necessarily including pre-existing but not canonic books like Jasher (which I suppose was a work in progress now lost, or perhaps in final version identic to Chronicles, hardly to the non-canonic Jasher), Jubilees, Henoch.

^^What corroborates the works available to moses^^ as the story goes //

Me to Alan Whistler
His integrity. Plus his divine mission, as corroborated by his miracles in Exodus. This corroborates that the oral or written works available to him were enough.

Also, the integrity of tradition. It would be a funny people who had had no accounts of either Creation or Flood or Abraham and then their boss wrote a made up book, and they just accepted it, even without having had any previous accounts of any of these things.

Me citing him
// n what original form was it produced (integrity)?"

First Genesis chapters were written down or memorised (for chapters 1 - 7 each is as long as 2.5*Nicene Creed, which is a text even non-specialists know how to memorise if instructed), then they were collected by Moses into a single book.

^^Nicean creed is unbiased?^^ //

Me to Alan Whistler
Nicene Creed as example of sth which anyone can learn by heart is an unbiassed example. If you want an unbiassed verification that medium length of first seven chapters of Genesis is indeed 2.5 times the length of the Nicene Creed, you copy the chapters as continuous text onto a word document, and then copy the Nicene Creed sufficiently many times to get another word document the same length.

The point is, if ANYONE can learn the Nicene Creed by heart, then people who were good at learning by heart could very easily have learned chapter by chapter of early Genesis history by heart, and no need for a written account for the tradition to be solid.

"^^Could the gen genealogy be fabricated?"

Very unlikely. Pagans did NOT do so boring stuff.

"Could it just be writers mentioning characters known to have existed?"

Very unlikely, as we deal with writers dealing with an already existing tradition.

"Could reported global flood timelines just be repeated times from one tradition and plagiarized?"

Impossible, since it is precisely the timelines which are different between the traditions. This is where Hebrew tradition seems superior to the others that have different timelines.

It is in the "golden mean" between Egyptian / Babylonian timelines which are longer and Norse / Greek timelines which are radically shorter.

"^^Are you familiar with the celestial boat of the Egyptian pharaoh called Nua Unkh??"

No, I am not. Tell me what its qualities of not sinking would have been in a global flood? Are you invoking a space ship by Ancient Alien Astronauts to make it?

"^^^^ Can you present whom said the biblical ark could float and hold every species?"

Every kind, not every Linnean species.

For its holding every kind of land vertebrate (that, not every species of any non-aquatic including invertebrate, is the requirement), I refer to the calculation of John Woodmorappe, on Creation Ministries International.

For Ark floating, THEY refer to Japanese or South Korean navy doing scaled experiments. Independently of them.

Since right now they don't seem to be selling Woodmorappe's study, I link to Don Batten's fairly cheap resumé:

How did the animals fit on Noah's Ark?
£0.50
https://ukstore.creation.com/how-did-the-animals-fit-on-noahs-ark


As to the experiment, which they refer to, perhaps it is not navy, but "S.W. Hong, S. S. Na, B. S. Hyun, S. Y. Hong, D. S. Gong, K. J. Kang, S. H. Suh, K. H. Lee and Y. G. Je are all on the staff of the Korea Research Institute of Ships and Engineering, Taejon."

CMI : Safety investigation of Noah’s Ark in a seaway
by S.W. Hong, S.S. Na, B.S. Hyun, S.Y. Hong, D.S. Gong, K.J. Kang, S.H. Suh, K.H. Lee, and Y.G. Je
http://creation.com/safety-investigation-of-noahs-ark-in-a-seaway


Me citing him
// ^^ What supports the claim? // it mentions a detail which points to highest mountains having been flatter before// //

Me to Alan Whistler
Did you miss my reflection on the "fifteen cubits"?

If a witness says "waters were 15 cubits above the highest mountains", this implies 15 cubits were somehow measured. And since all the traditions are implicitly claiming to base their Flood accounts on witness (Norse tradition claiming it was divine or gigantic witness, since Flood was before creation of man) let's treat each account as a witness account and see how well it fares.

So, this possible witness account says sth which implies some measuring was done. 15 cubits means half the height of the Ark. "and the height of it thirty cubits." Noah could for instance very easily have known that ships normally have water lines at half their height and have painted a water line at 15 cubits. Since there was a window, he could have looked down on the painted line and see it disappear when Ark started to feel like no longer just standing firm on ... the top of Mount Everest? The present peak of Mount Ararat? No, those peaks are too narrow. Analyse that, along with the phrase that the waters rose 15 cubits above the highest mountain, what the text claims is that the Ark was built on the one or one of two or more mountains of same and known height, and that there were no higher mountains anywhere in the world.

If we take "And the waters prevailed beyond measure upon the earth: and all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered. [20] The water was fifteen cubits higher than the mountains which it covered." as referring to Mount Everest the measuring doesn't make sense.

If we take it as referring to 15 cubits on a low hill, known to be lower than the highest mountains, the words "all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered. [20] The water was fifteen cubits higher than the mountains which it covered." don't make sense.

You cannot verify from water covering a low hill to 15 cubits above peak that Mount Everest also was covered to 15 cubits above peak, and no one can ever have been stupid enough to believe that.

You can, on your view, say that the Genesis account is fiction, misunderstanding, fraud and whatever else, but you cannot claim it was written by bunglers who couldn't think. IF we, for comparison with other Flood traditions, treat each as a possible witness account, lets give each of Deucalion, Noah, Atrahasis their best. Giving Noah his best is assuming if he or his sons wrote a line like that, they knew geography and they knew that what they called the very high mountains were things they could build a very long ark on. It was 300 cubits long, good luck doing carpentry that size on top of OUR very high mountains!

Me citing him
//Perhaps more credible, but also less informative. This means, either we leave out the story line of history, or we take narratives. And plenty of them. //

"^^Or the people writing it had knowledge of geography and history of the region – Dismissed"

Me to Alan Whistler
Your grasp of logic is somewhat flimsy. I am here getting to the point that relics are more credible than narrative, according to those historians, but answering that relics are less informative, and therefore in order to have narrative history at all, we need to take also narratives, and plenty of them, as sufficiently credible. YOUR rebuttal simply doesn't adress the point.

YOUR rebuttal makes a point about which narratives between several one should better trust, but has no bearing at all on whether one should trust relics only or narrative as well. A little hint : without narrative it is difficult to identify a relic even as a relic.

"^^Still a chance – FAIL^^"

Sorry, but you are not dealing with history any more. History has no water tight proof. It only has "beyond any reasonable doubt". And that I have given you.

Me citing him
// I suppose this is where some would add a few words about Hebrews plagiarising from Babylonians. If so, just why did Hebrews do some details better, rather than worse, than the Babylonians?

"^^Argument from ignorance, because you don’t know why doesn’t mean they didnt" //

Me to Alan Whistler
When dealing with speculation on what men can have done, we also deal with reasonable motivations and capacitations. What you are suggesting is the near miracle that a bungler copies the story of a bungler and makes it more plausible than it was in his source. For more plausible see the points already adressed.

"^^Shame some ancient civilisations missed the^^ GLOBAL FLOOD"

Name one you think did so, and I'll probably be able to refer you to its Flood legend. I am only dealing with named four, because those are the ones I know best.

Me citing him
// Done. The rest is pointless. Your sources attesting the sources are biased. Nicean's, really? //

Me to Alan Whistler
You are Alan the Atheist on Answers in Reason, right?

Rename it "answers in unreason", since it is unreasonable to consider your kind of debate as anything more than strawmen. I did not use Nicene Creed as a source, I did use it as a well known example of what a man can without much problem learn by heart if he is motivated. Any Muslim who denies the Nicene Creed and holds it in horror would have to admit it is, and any Atheist who thinks any Creeds are stupid and Nicene vs rival Homoiusian and Homoian creeds ultrastupid would have to admit that texts this length can be learned by heart by normal people. HENCE, any text the length of each of first seven chapters of Genesis could also have been learned by heart. And once a text is learned by heart, oral transmission is not hearsay, but organised tradition. You pick on the fact that I used an example with religious connotations to illustrate a point which should be uncontroversial, and construe this into my "relying on biassed sources", and on top of that imply that that is an error in history, where often enough all sources we do have are biassed, one way or the other!

Alan Whistler to me
Citing me
Before answering your latest, here is my catching up since yesterday:

// Genesis latest written by Moses around 1510 BC, 8 - 12 overlapping generations after Adam.

^^Show this to be true^^ //

Which one of the claims?

Alan Whistler to me
FFS dude, all of your claims and assertions

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophical_burden_of_proof

Citing
Philosophical burden of proof - Wikipedia
In epistemology, the burden of proof (Latin: onus probandi (shorthand for Onus probandi incumbit ei qui dicit, non ei qui negat) is the obligation on a party in a dispute to provide sufficient warrant for their position.

Alan Whistler to me
I have asked you over and over to aupport all assertions, you are wasting my time - if you dont know you have to then you have no business bothering me.

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Me to Alan Whistler
Apparently you don't have patience enough to read two lines ahead before answering a rhetorical question which irritates you.

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Me to Alan Whistler
What I was writing when receiving his rude note
"No you assert the mountains were much lower. That is an assertion."

In my reply to AronRa, it is at least a possibility and that is all I need. I am stating it as a fact, because I believe it is a fact.

"You say bible says so but this is then an assertion of the bible which must be supported to be considered."

Your comment is faulty in two ways:

  • 1) It is trying to treat the whole Bible as "one witness" which needs to be confirmed by "another witness" which would therefore need to be extr-Biblical.
  • 2) The Bible does not directly assert this. The Genesis witness makes an assertion which makes it a reasonable conclusion.


"Are you not sure regarding the burden of proof?"

We are not pleading before court. I am not pleading before a court that you are a heretic. But if you simply mean "positive claims require positive evidence, I heartily agree. But I do nnot agree I had missed on that one, and you have pretended I did so by strawmanning time after time.

"What tradition proves mountains were much lower."

I never said that that particular item or detail was proven by other traditions. The Flood is. This particular tradition is proving itself superior to the others by

"We already established tradition could be borrowed from one civilisation by another."

In general this is true, and in general this poses no problem for credibility of it either. We have a tradition about Confucius, which we have borrowed from the Chinese tradition about Confucius.

With regards to the Flood, where for once a borrowing would be problematic for veracity, I have also shown that a borrowing presumes a scenario you have been unwilling to explain.

"We established tradition can be myth."

You pretend to have established that as a fact. I pretend that the supposed fact is a meaningless jumble of words, because "myth" has no one meaning which can universally be seen as meaningful in dismissing veracity of fact.

"Therefore you must show the traditions to be facts."

Any historic narrative depends on tradition. When between two conflicting traditions I don't trust one, it is generally because I think the other is more credible, not because it is a tradition. If there is a tradition with claim of historic facthood, it is presumable evidence for that facthood, not just a dubious proposition which needs to be established on other grounds.

"Not just say tradition must be true as sometimes tradition is true lol."

That was not the point. The point is that ALL historic narrative is known as true only because tradition is presumed as true.

You seem to think "tradition" is generally unreliable, but some traditions can on other "historical" ground be shown as more reliable than others.

The reverse is true. In "history" all narrative depends on tradition, tradition is generally seen as basically reliable, but some traditions are shown less reliable than others. Often enough by other, more reliable ones.