> Semir would be astonished at what you say above,
> by the way. His book on the Maya asserts there
> are none of them left on Earth, since they all
> departed the planet long ago on photon-powered
OMG that's crazy.
Now if they had left the planet as Jesus did by the divine hand of God, Semir wouldn't be a quack. But since he claims mechanical assistance in ascending to the sky, everything he digs up is garbage. Oh wait.... Ezekial had a flying chariot. Ok, everything found by a Christian quack must be discredited.
Piazzi Smyth & the Edgar Brothers were extremely religious making what some could call crazy assumptions. Yet they left a wealth of data that spiritual beliefs cannot invalidate.
Newton had a metaphysical bent and he changed science.
Would you say that at least half of the antiquarians were religious church goers? I don't see you tossing out their discoveries. But let's make a list of academic Christian quacks, shall we put your name on the list as a good Christian? And have you informed your god fearing friends that they are quacks because they believe a bible full of quackery?
We have here a peculiar type of discrimination. What Semir thinks of the ancient Mayans has no bearing on what lies on the ground in Bosnia. His spiritual views are of no consequence as they do not change what has been unearthed. Anyone with two brain cells will see that his assumptions are exactly that... assumptions, and will realize that not enough has been excavated to determine if it is a pyramid and will wait for further discoveries with interest instead of judgmental loathing.
Meanwhile the blocks uncovered have stirred the usual controversy and there are walls and tunnels that were made by someone at some time. The walls are manmade and form the sides of the tunnels but for some strange reason you think Semir's team made the tunnels. Would you be convinced of their authenticity if Christian symbols had been found in the tunnels instead of those resembling Phoenician (imo).