“If you’re trying to look at archaeological sites at the order of 30,000 or 40,000 years ago, the ages may shift by only a few hundred years but that may be significant in putting them before or after changes in climate,” he says.Take the extinction of Neanderthals, which occurred in western Europe less than 30,000 years ago.It also provides many references including some to the better textbooks of that cover evolutionary biology.It has, by the way, an interesting though dated account of human evolution -- an interpretation drawn from the different accounts of the time (c. The second book is more philosophical and conceptual -- it asks questions such as What is a species? and How did we arrive at a consensus 80 years after Darwin on the validity of the Darwinian framework (c. You could also read on the philosophy of science -- it is largely concerned with the question of how we come to accept scientific theories.
Organisms capture a certain amount of carbon-14 from the atmosphere when they are alive.As a rule, carbon dates are younger than calendar dates: a bone carbon-dated to 10,000 years is around 11,000 years old, and 20,000 carbon years roughly equates to 24,000 calendar years.The problem, says Bronk Ramsey, is that tree rings provide a direct record that only goes as far back as about 14,000 years.They can be felt through our senses and can be experienced first hand if necessary. We all experience the effects of gravity every day of our lives.
Whenever we drop anything it always falls to the ground.
If you want to disprove evolution, that would be a good approach. Two of my favorites are What Evolution Is and Toward a New Philosophy of Biology, both by the late Ernst Mayr.