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  • Ron Bublitz

    January 5, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    I wanted to point out that appealing to eclipses that match historical dating is a very comforting and seemingly open and shut case. But I have looked into these types of evidences a lot through the years. First, those who give this as evidence are usually trying to find corroboration of their particular unique dates and say this is scientific proof. It is not. Second, they usually make significant mathematical date errors which disqualify their system. It is usually all traced to their misunderstanding of intercalation patterns of the ancient dating systems. They extrapolate that the intercalation pattern used in modern times was the exact same one used historically. This is false. The way the math works out with intercalation patterns, it can applied to one of 3 possible years. There is calendrical drift and if you don’t take account of this, your dating is off and you need to fudge the numbers. These people always fudge their numbers.