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Euan Wallace MacKie (b. 10 Feb 1936)[1] is an archaeologist and anthropologist, honorary research fellow, and semi-retired senior curator of Archaeology at the Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow. He suggested radiocarbon dating as a method of quantitatively testing Velikovksy's catastrophic theories. An article of his on Velikovsky, appeared in the British magazine, New Scientist in 1973.[2] In 1974, Euan MacKie, together with Brian Moore, Martin Sieff and Harold Tresman, co-founded the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies.

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Radiocarbon dating Velikovsky

MacKie suggested that radiocarbon dating may be used to quantitatively test Velikovksy's catastrophic theories that was read at the Velikovsky Symposium, Lewis and Clark College (Portland, Oregon), August 17, 1972, and subsequently printed in Pensée (1973). He writes:

"Velikovsky has put forward at least two, possibly three, major General Theories and a large number of Specific Theories stemming from them, all of which should be capable of being tested individually. [..] It is possible, using radiocarbon dates, to devise a simple quantitative test for the First General Theory and for many of the specific theories stemming from it. "[3]

References

  1. "Dr Euan W Mackie", at canmore.org.uk, Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 3 May 2017
  2. Dr. MacKie, "A Challenge to the Integrity of Science", New Scientist, January 11, 1973
  3. Euan W. MacKie, "A Quantitative Test for Catastrophic Theories", Vol. 3 No 1: (Winter 1973) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered III"

Selected bibliography

  • "A Challenge to the Integrity of Science", New Scientist, January 11, 1973
  • "A Quantitative Test for Catastrophic Theories", Pensée IVR03 Volume 3, No. 1 Winter, 1973
  • "Challenge to the Integrity of Science", Pensée IVR03 Volume 3, No. 1 Winter, 1973
  • "Ages in Chaos in the Light of C14 Archaeometry" with Albert W. Burgstahler, Euan W. MacKie, Pensée IVR04 Volume 3, No. 2 Spring-Summer, 1973
  • "The Logic of Theory-testing: Some Criticisms of MacKie". Lynn E. Rose, Euan W. MacKie, Pensée IVR05 Volume 3, No. 3 Fall, 1973
  • "Megalithic Astronomy and Catastrophism", Pensée IVR10 Volume 4, No. 5 Winter, 1974
  • "Recent Developments", SIS Newsletter 1, April 1975
  • "The McMaster University Symposium - June 1974", SIS Newsletter 1, April 1975
  • "A Challenge to the Integrity of Science?", SIS Newsletter 2, September 1975
  • "Megalithic Astronomy", SIS Review v1 No. 2, Spring 1976
  • "Radiocarbon Dates for the Eighteenth Dynasty", SIS Review v2 No.3, Special Issue 1977/78
  • "Radiocarbon Dates and Cultural Change", SIS Review v3 No.4, Spring 1979
  • "Radiocarbon Dating and Egyptian Chronology", SIS Review v6 Nos. 1 to 3, Ages in Chaos? Proceedings of the 1978 Glasgow Conference
  • "Can European Prehistory Detect Large-Scale Natural Disasters?", Natural Catastrophes During Bronze Age Civilisations: Archaeological, geological, astronomical and cultural perspectives, Proceedings of the Second SIS Cambridge Conference, British Archaeological Reports -S728, 1998. Edited by Benny J. Peiser, Trevor Palmer and Mark E. Bailey. ISBN 0 86054 916 X., pp.252

External links

  • Dr Euan MacKie, Honorary Research Fellow, at the Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow. Via the Internet Achive.
  • Dr Euan W Mackie, at canmore.org.uk, Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 3 May 2017
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