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
"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.
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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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