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Re: orion-list Radiocarbon discussion

	Greg Doudna has repeatedly told the orion list that 
AMS experts agree with his presentation of the Qumran 
tests. Now that a leading expert, in fact, reads the 
evidence differently, Greg persists in efforts to justify 
his other hypothesis. 
	By all means, Greg, cite studies you think are 
parallel. But, first, ask yourself what you mean by "a 
particular assemblage." Your hidden assumption (the a 
priori which your other hypothesis requires) is that this 
"assemblage" has a fixed sudden end date which occurred at 
the peak of rapid production. When the data do not support 
that, you do precisely what Professor Jull (someone I have 
never met nor communicated with) clearly and correctly 
indicated: you remove data inconvenient to your hypothesis. 
In other words, the way you think about this Qumran 
"assemblage"  is not logical, but circular.

best wishes,
Stephen Goranson

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