Classic principles of dating
There are some myths out there that people assume to be gospel about dating.
Christian culture is like any other in that we develop truisms that we accept without verifying.
, I got to revisit many fascinating and infamous studies from the annals of psychology's Hall of Fame—electric shocks, simulated prisons, doomsday cults, how we remember 9/11.
Some of these you may recall from a college psychology class; others may be more obscure.
Sounds great, but from a psychological standpoint, is it a good idea to practice such a rule, or should we all be holding out for the 90/10 relationship, or the 95/5 relationship, or whatever the magic formula may be?
And what counts as being OK for the 20 percent imperfect part?
This is important to stratigraphic dating, which assumes that the law of superposition holds true and that an object cannot be older than the materials of which it is composed.