Conflicts in dating
The book by Marvin Lubenow gives an excellent example in the appendix of how a conflict between radioactive dating and fossil dating was resolved by eventually rejecting the radioactive dates.
Conflict theory states that tensions and conflicts arise when resources, status, and power are unevenly distributed between groups in society and that these conflicts become the engine for social change.
Each of these methods is known to have certain characteristics.
After he found a suitably related volcanic rock, he would need to decide what minerals in the rock he would analyse.
The age of the artefact would not be adjusted because it would no longer fit with the evolutionary scheme.Explaining why Marx's theory of revolution did not manifest in his lifetime, Italian scholar and activist Antonio Gramsci argued that the power of ideology was stronger than Marx had realized and that more work needed to be done to overcome cultural hegemony, or rule through common sense.Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, critical theorists who were part of The Frankfurt School, focused their work on how the rise of mass culture--mass produced art, music, and media--contributed to the maintenance of cultural hegemony. Wright Mills drew on conflict theory to describe the rise of a tiny "power elite" composed of military, economic, and political figures who have ruled America from the mid-twentieth century.However, if the changes made created a new system, like socialism, then peace and stability would be achieved.Many social theorists have built on Marx's conflict theory to bolster it, grow it, and refine it over the years.