You can dismiss the support request pop up for 4 weeks (28 days) if you want to be reminded again.Or you can dismiss until our next donations drive (typically at the beginning of October). What does the age of a tree have to do with the age of the earth?
To test this possibility, I ran the BCP series constituents through COFECHA (Woodmorappe 2003b), which is a tree-ring statistical-matching software program from the University of Arizona Tree Ring lab.A literal understanding of the biblical chronologies places the Flood no earlier than about 2,500 B. The presence of fossiliferous sediment under the BCPs rules out any of them being pre-Flood. Yet the Bristlecone Pine (hereafter BCP) long chronology, comprised of hundreds of live and dead trees, is over 8,000 years long.The software automatically removes low-frequency variance (long-term changes in tree-ring width caused by such things as tree idiosyncrasies, tree age, breaking-through the forest canopy, etc.) and matches only the high-frequency variance (ring-to-ring changes in width), after removing autocorrelation (the tendency for a given year’s growth to be partly influenced by the weather more than one year back in time).The software measures the statistical strength of every possible matching point in two series, except the first 40 and last 40 years, which may be artifactual owing to the short length of the overlapping segments.