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  1. What is life science?
    A term that encompasses all scientific pursuits related to living organisms.
  2. What is archaelogy?
    The study of past human life as revealed by preserved relics.
  3. What are artifacts?
    Objects made by humans such as tools, weapons, containers, ext.
  4. What is geology?
    The study of earth's history as revealed in the rocks that make up the earth.
  5. What is paleontology?
    The study of life's history as revealed in the preserved remains of once living plants and animals.
  6. What is the internal test?
    the internal test simply tests to see whether or not the document in question is internalally consistant.
  7. What is aristotles dictum?
    The benifit of the doubt is to be given to the document itself, not assigned by the critic to himself.
  8. What is the external test?
    Does the document contradict other known historical facts?
  9. What is known age
    The age of an artifact as determined in this by a date printed on it or a reference to the artifact in a work of history
  10. what is Dendrochronology?
    The process of counting tree rings to determine the age of a tree.
  11. Whar is radiometric dating?
    Using a radioactive process to determine the age of an item.
  12. What is absolute age?
    The calculated age of an artifact from a specific dating method that is used to determine when the artifact was made.
  13. What is the principle of superpostion?
    When artifacts are found in rock or earth that is layerd the deeper layers hold the older artifacts.
  14. Name the three tests used to evaluate documents that claim to be historical
    The internal test, the external test, the biblioghaphic test
  15. What to things help a document pass the bibliographic test?
    There must be a relatively short time between copy and is Reginald, and ther must be several copies made by different people.
  16. Does the Bible contain any contradiction that make it fail Internal test?
  17. Does the Bible contain any difficult passages that seem like contradictions?
  18. In what test is Aristotles dictim used? why must we use it?
    The Internal test, because it gives the document the benefit of the doubt.
  19. If you wanted to learn about the history of life other than human life would you use archaeology or paleontology
  20. Why are the two genealogies of Christ given in luke 3 and Matthew one not contradictory?
    Because the genealogy presented Matthew is Joseph's family line, whereas the passage in Luke traces Mary's family line.
  21. Why are the two accounts given in acts 9:7 and acts 22:9 not contradictory?
    Because in greek verbs constructed in different cases their meenings to change and in one case it meant you with your ears and in the other case it meant understand.
  22. why can we say the bible passes the external tes better then any other document of its time?
    because more archaelogical attention has been paid to the bible then any other source of ancient history
  23. does the old testement pass the bibliographic test?
  24. Why can we say that the New Testement passes the bibliographic test better than any other document of its time?
    because there is little differance between the 24,000 copies made and today it still acurate to the original text.
  25. supose a document passes the internal and bibliographic tests but some of the conclusions of archaeologists go against what the document says.If the document has some other external support (other historical documents and some archaeological evidence),why should we not automatically say it fails the external test?
    because they might find more information later.
  26. The age of a settlement is determined by using dendrochronology on some firewood that had been choped down but never used by the inhabitants. does the settlement have aknown or absolut age?
    absolute age
  27. A coffin of a great king is discoverd. the kings death is recorded in a document of history. does the coffin have a known or absolute age?
    Known age.
  28. if an archaeologist gives an absolute age for an atifact, does that mean we know for certain how old the artifact is?
  29. Why does an archaeologist use master tree recoard?
    to compare them with other tree patterns in order to determine the age of an object.
  30. what is the underlying assumption of the principe of superposition?
    the deeper the layer of sedament the older the artifact is.
  31. What is the answer to #21
    It is older them 2500 bc
  32. Besides being discussed in the most accurate historical document of its time, what other historical evidence exists which indcates that Noah's Flood actually did occur?
    Because there are storys of a worl wide flood from many differant cultures.
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