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Re: Re[4]: The Henry Voyage

"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will
be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."
-- T.S. Eliot

Here is a quick rundown of the Newport Tower dating references.Carbon 14 is
a radioactive isotope of carbon. It is produced in the upper atmosphere by
radiation from the sun.  C14 will undergo radioactive decay, and after 5730
years, half of it will be gone. Datings on contaminated samples, or on
samples, which are a mixture. Old samples contain much less C14, so the
measured date of older samples is strongly affected by even small amounts of
contamination. Wallace-Murphy maintains that the testing was flawed and
supports the theory that Henry Sinclair the Newport Tower. Doug Weller on
his site(http://www.ramtops.demon.co.uk) states that "The meat of Hertz's
article, though, is the C14 dating of the lime mortar. Samples were taken in
1993 in a variety of places and from a depth where 'pollution' from repair
work could be excluded. These were tested and show that the tower was
probably built in the middle of the 17th century, with a 16th century date
not completely excluded"

The players;  Willard Frank Libby 1908 - 1980 An American Chemist, best
known for his development of Carbon 14 (radiocarbon) dating techniques. In
1947, Libby and his students at the Institute for Nuclear Studies developed
the method of C14 Willard Libby was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in
Dr Andre J. de Bethune, Professor Emeritus; B.S., St. Peter's College;
Ph.D., Columbia University
Dr Alan Watchman BSc (Hons) (Adel) MSc (ANU) MSc (Hons) (W'gong) PhD (Camb)
is a widely acclaimed rock art expert. He is the Supervisor Archaeology and
Research Fellow Archaeology at the School of Anthropology and Archaeology,
James Cook University, Townsville, 4811. Australia.
Dr James P. Whittall, Jr. 1931 - 1998 was a respected and hard working
archaeologist who advanced the theory that Henry Sinclair was the builder of
the Newport Tower.  Dr Whittall started from the premise that Henry had
visited America.  If you accept that premise Whittall's arguments are
excellent.  They provide plausibility not definitive proof. Whittal
theorised that the Newport Tower was constructed as a Norman Templar Church
Dr T. Wallace-Murphy an excellent researcher, good writer and a dear friend
but an Irishman, what else can be said.  The Irish believe in Leprechauns.
This is not an argumentum ad hominem, it is a simple statement of fact.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Wallace-Murphy" <tim@templartim.freeserve.co.uk>
To: <sinclair@quarterman.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 10:02 AM
Subject: Re: Re[4]: The Henry Voyage

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