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Old 03-19-2012, 11:01 PM   #1744760  /  #1
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Hidden in the landscape of the fertile crescent of the Middle East, scientists say, lurk overlooked networks of small settlements that hold vital clues to ancient civilizations.

Beyond the impressive mounds of earth, known as tells in Arabic, that mark lost cities, researchers have found a way to give archaeologists a broader perspective of the ancient landscape. By combining spy-satellite photos obtained in the 1960s with modern multispectral images and digital maps of Earth's surface, the researchers have created a new method for mapping large-scale patterns of human settlement. The approach, used to map some 14,000 settlement sites spanning eight millennia in 23,000 square kilometres of northeastern Syria, is published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1.
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:16 AM   #1744830  /  #2
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:58 AM   #1744886  /  #3
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:27 AM   #1744991  /  #4
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:39 AM   #1745010  /  #5
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Because, according to some, belief should be the only arbiter of facts.
I'm not sure why a 21st century protestant (well since it's sugar it should be "protestant") would care what a 17th century anglican/catholic archbishop had to say about chronology.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:42 AM   #1745016  /  #6
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The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct "Palestinian people" to oppose Zionism. For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.
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I'm not sure why a 21st century protestant (well since it's sugar it should be "protestant") would care what a 17th century anglican/catholic archbishop had to say about chronology.
Given what was known at the time, I don't think Ussher's attempt was all that bad. He might have queried if those folks in Genesis really lived hundreds of years though.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:40 AM   #1746563  /  #8
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Subtract 2000.
I know others have pointed this out, but scientists and researchers have a myriad of ways of determining the age of the earth, and all data confirms it is much older than 6,000 years. Many believers accept that the earth is far older than the 6,000 years a literal interpretation of the Bible would indicate.
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Hidden in the landscape of the fertile crescent of the Middle East, scientists say, lurk overlooked networks of small settlements that hold vital clues to ancient civilizations.

Beyond the impressive mounds of earth, known as tells in Arabic, that mark lost cities, researchers have found a way to give archaeologists a broader perspective of the ancient landscape. By combining spy-satellite photos obtained in the 1960s with modern multispectral images and digital maps of Earth's surface, the researchers have created a new method for mapping large-scale patterns of human settlement. The approach, used to map some 14,000 settlement sites spanning eight millennia in 23,000 square kilometres of northeastern Syria, is published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1.
http://www.nature.com/news/satellite...zation-1.10257

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http://www.pnas.org/content/early/20...72109.abstract
Neat!

Look at that spider webbing of inter connectivity, almost seems regular.
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