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Is Archaeology a Science?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck on Friday. 13 Replies

I guess that archaeology uses scientific method for much of its investigation but there is also a great deal of imagination applied to deduce the purpose of many archaeological artifacts.I began…Continue

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Tom Sarbeck replied to Vangelis's discussion Is Archaeology a Science?
"The folks who devised BCE and CE knew a change would get an argument. People can read the C as either Common or that other word. "
Friday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Vangelis's discussion Is Archaeology a Science?
"Vangelis, I like to mention the ancient Chinese saying Relax in the face of the inevitable and add the new American saying (I made up) I don't know it's inevitable until I poke it a couple of times. "
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leveni replied to Vangelis's discussion Is Archaeology a Science?
"I have no problem with BC, AD or CE. According to Wikipedia, our dating system has been with us for about 1200 years. Originally invented in 525 AD, but not used widely until 800 AD. One argument Christians have used with me as proof of God's…"
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Vangelis replied to Vangelis's discussion Is Archaeology a Science?
"That's right.Value judgements such as good/bad, right/wrong are not applicable to science. Science is about describing phenomena as they are/operate and that's it.I don't have a problem with the calendar starting at the mythical jesus…"
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Jerry Wesner replied to Vangelis's discussion Is Archaeology a Science?
"We usually notice when some aspect of religion is used where religion doesn't belong, but to Christians the word Christian means good.  Or right.  They really don't notice how much the Old Testament has found its way into common…"
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Freethinker31 replied to Vangelis's discussion Is Archaeology a Science?
"I hope  it will be used  more often.....a neutral  designation makes more sense and does not offend  anyone..."
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Vangelis replied to Vangelis's discussion Is Archaeology a Science?
"The neutral BCE/CE terminology still uses the xtian calendar but it frames it in more neutral terms rather than the religiously incendiary AD - In the Year of Our Lord."
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Vangelis replied to Vangelis's discussion Is Archaeology a Science?
"Good point, Michael. Archaeology is evolving as our understanding evolves and more museums are starting to use the more neutral terminology. Possibly the answer here is that I should be more patient and wait for the Acropolis Museum to catch up with…"
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Vangelis replied to Vangelis's discussion Is Archaeology a Science?
"Thanks for your recommendation, Tom. I'll keep it in mind for when I'm a billionaire."
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Freethinker31 replied to Vangelis's discussion Is Archaeology a Science?
"I would assume that by using the Xian calendar it avoids  confusion...After all  most western nations use it....It also shows  how much  influence Xianity has had  on our  culture.....Archeology is definitely  a…"
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Vangelis's discussion Is Archaeology a Science?
"Well said, Michael. I sometimes use too few words. Plate tectonics rattled the minds of xian archeologists in the 1960s. Carbon dating has rattled the minds of more. "
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Michael Penn replied to Vangelis's discussion Is Archaeology a Science?
"The dating method doesn't bother me too much. They can say AD without me getting riled up and that's OK. (Even the JW's use the terms CE and BCE apparently to keep Jebus out of it.) Is Archaeology a science? Yes, but different today…"
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Vangelis's discussion Is Archaeology a Science?
"V, take the Museum to court or find something else to do. "
Thursday
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"Don't know if this has been posted before but this was sent to me by my daugter. "
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At 4:30pm on February 3, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 2:19pm on February 3, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Vangelis 

Welcome to Atheist Nexus---an internet world of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom. You will find many like-minded freethinking people in this network--friendly, caring, rational people, including some Buddhists.

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 890 discussion topics and nearly 4000 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin Terry

 
 
 

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