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originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: Byrd
got a link please .
The evidence of writing shows that languages diverged long before 3,000 years ago. They were all very different by the time that writing was invented some 5,000 years ago.
This blog provides links to open-access resources for the study of the Old and New Testaments as well as for the ANE, and, occasionally, for Classics. The source for the great majority of the posts is Chuck Jones's The Ancient World Online (ancientworldonline.blogspot.com...)
"Well anyway, there's a rational core to the whole thing, according to this new book I'm reading by some dendrochronologist called Mike Baillie"*. "Dendrochronology -- you refer to the science of tree-ring dating?" I asked. "Indeed. The tree-ring boffins are getting pretty sophisticated nowadays. They're using ancient living trees and very old preserved timbers from all over the world and now they've got a sequence of absolute dates going back thousands of years. The point about which is that their dates are real calandar dates arrived at independently of the very subjective historical records. The tree-rings don't lie. You can see big environmental catastrophies in tree-rings. A run of, say, five very bad seasons, shows up, all over the world, in a characteristic pattern, like a fingerprint". "Gee, I love a good scientific detective story. So where did Velikovsky go wrong?" I asked. "He couldn't conceive of a small asteroid or big comet -- something even as big as a few kilometres in diameter -- doing much damage to the Earth, so he opted for something much bigger. Now, however, all scientists accept that a chunk of rock, or ice, that big would wipe out most life on earth and in the past, of course, it did. "Like the Great Cretaceous Extinction, when the dinosaurs and most other life forms were wiped out by the comet 65 million years ago.
"So if you scale back Velikovsky's loony notion of wandering planets to something rational -- a near miss from a few middle-sized chunks of interplanetary junk or the occasional hit from a small comet -- like the Tunguska Event in 1908 -- you do get a plausible explanation for all those seemingly mythical events. Direct hits by planetary junk cause big dust-clouds -- natural nuclear winters -- which block out the sun and bring crop-failure and famine and death. And in some cases these coincide strongly with the historically recorded, or estimated, dates of what we once thought were unexplainable events or mythical gibberish. "And the remarkable thing is that very similar descriptions of catastrophic celestial events crop up in the ancient records or myths of the Chinese, Celts, Egyptians and the Aztecs". "Next step: a scientific explanation of John Howard's thought processes?" "Nah, beyond science, at least in this generation", Jo replied.
he other Algic languages are the Yurok and Wiyot of northwestern California, which, despite their geographic proximity, are not closely related. All these languages descend from Proto-Algic, a second-order proto-language estimated to have been spoken about 7,000 years ago and reconstructed using reconstructed Proto-Algonquian and the attested languages Wiyot and Yurok.