Re: Carbon-14 dating?

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Posted by Steve Price on June 25, 1999 at 05:28:38:

In Reply to: Re: Carbon-14 dating? posted by Erol Abit on June 25, 1999 at 02:45:44:

Dear Erol,

You are very much mistaken about the characteristics of academicians in general and scientists in particular. Many of the people who post regularly here belong to both categories, and I am one of those people.

Neither I nor most others in my profession use PUBLIC sites on the web as a forum for exchange of new ideas, for a number of reasons that I think are sound. Not the least is that the general public is likely to put great faith in poorly developed ideas that they find there. Peer review, a central element to academic scholarship, is totally impossible in public forums.

The subject of the discussion, by the way, is "how do we determine the age of a tribal rug?"

Steve Price

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