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Barbelo Wrote:
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> Exactly!
>
> In fact I'd go even further.
>
> I'd humbly suggest that Racho also try not so hard
> to persuade alternative posters to waste their
> time in viewing any material which he has not
> fully viewed himself, analysed and come to a
> conclusion worthy of presenting to the board with
> appropriate screenshots - not time markers on a
> YouTube video.

"Worthy of presenting to the board", you must be kidding.
This is not a scholar's forum, it's for the general public. And if you don't mind, we'll each decide whether the videos are a waste of time or good subjects for discussion. We hardly need your judgement on it. We're not presenting theses here. And who's to say what "conclusion" would be "worthy" of the board? That would be subjective so I think it best to let others come to their own conclusions, unless they're not capable.

Are screenshots really necessary? What's wrong with time marks? Are the readers too lazy to find the time mark on a video? And I don't think you mean "appropriate" screenshots, I think you mean relevant screenshots.

In what manner should each video be "analyzed"? A thorough research of each pic in the video? Or a mini essay on all the pics? Now considering that these videos are NOT documentaries, but a collage of images having similar characteristics, and considering the person who assembles these images has a certain bias and is trying to make a point, what type of analysis would make the video more comprehensible or more interesting as a topic of discussion?

You also wrote....
"The stone spheres are natural formations. You can see the onion layering occurring in some of them. The reason that the Olmec heads in Costa Rica do not have bodies is because they were carved from this type of stone."

Of course they're natural formations, that's the point of it. The video is attempting to present the spheres as impact melt spherules. Guess you missed that.

Core from Bass River in New Jersey (spherules form layer of glass beads 2 inches thick, found 1,260 ft below surface


Science gives validity to impact spherules, but only on a very small scale. They are formed by an action similar to this


That the giant spheres might be impact spherules, seems to be totally ignored in the slowwwww geologic evolution theory. Is it possible they are the result of an unimaginable cosmic impact? This is the point of the video and I deem it worthy of discussion.

BTW, how were these formed naturally?






> In his enthusiasm to "make us all sit up and take
> notice" - and the presumption that none of us have
> seen this material before - often in a far more
> educational context ie not a higgedly-piggedly
> slideshow backed by a crap soundtrack -

Well that's a rather high and mighty attitude. It's not a National Geographic video.
There is no accounting for taste in music. If you turn the volume off, you'll find the pics to be the same, and so the music has no bearing on the material other than to rub your sensibilities the wrong way. Do I detect an elitist here?
Is there an "educational context" that presents the same volume of material as in this video?

> he is
> losing credibility and runs the risk of being
> labelled some sort of wacko.

Seriously, you can't look at some pics for what they are, but must see the music and manner of collating as inferior to your tastes, and so throw the baby out......
Wouldn't that be an inability to objectively view photos?
You would be approving if the same images were presented in a National Geographic documentary?
Maybe Vlad doesn't have the budget to meet your standards, and so poor Vlad has no credibility. Now a valid question is labeled "wacko" by the superior pair of eyes that can't see beyond the music.

> A label of which you are no doubt familiar. Or is
> it a crackpot?

The correct label would be 'alternative'. If an alternative viewpoint offends you, then by all means call it wacko. Makes no difference to me.

He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions - Confucius

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Subject Views Written By Posted
No other explanation ...high tech 1529 Racho 11-Nov-17 21:39
sorry to all...but at the 21 min mark and a few minutes after 305 Racho 11-Nov-17 22:08
Re: No other explanation ...high tech 379 D-Archer 12-Nov-17 08:57
Re: No other explanation ...high tech 339 Thanos5150 12-Nov-17 17:31
Not megalithic 409 Racho 14-Nov-17 06:40
Re: Not megalithic 251 Audrey 14-Nov-17 18:08
Re: Not megalithic 271 Jon Ellison 14-Nov-17 20:33
Re: Not megalithic 169 Audrey 14-Nov-17 21:56
Re: Not megalithic 192 Jon Ellison 14-Nov-17 22:23
Re: Not megalithic 196 Audrey 14-Nov-17 22:49
Re: Not megalithic 161 Jon Ellison 14-Nov-17 23:33
Re: Not megalithic 242 Audrey 15-Nov-17 01:49
Re: Not megalithic 352 Jon Ellison 15-Nov-17 07:35
Re: Not megalithic 185 Audrey 15-Nov-17 22:23
Re: Not megalithic 247 Racho 27-Nov-17 01:46
Re: Not megalithic 227 Corpuscles 27-Nov-17 02:28
Re: Not megalithic 259 Racho 27-Nov-17 02:52
Stone Spheres Are Natural Formations 136 Barbelo 27-Nov-17 05:37
I think the point is proven 172 Racho 27-Nov-17 06:04
Re: I think the point is proven ; 203 Barbelo 27-Nov-17 11:02
dismissive 111 Racho 27-Nov-17 16:48
Re: I think the point is proven 132 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:36
Let's learn about the science/realities associated with cutting stone 158 Racho 27-Nov-17 06:41
Re: Not megalithic 138 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 06:50
I Second That 218 Barbelo 27-Nov-17 20:52
wow...talk about being unhinged/triggered 167 Racho 27-Nov-17 23:26
Re: wow...talk about being unhinged/triggered 173 Corpuscles 27-Nov-17 23:46
Re: wow...talk about being unhinged/triggered 209 Barbelo 28-Nov-17 00:00
you start... 234 Racho 28-Nov-17 03:53
Re: you start... 229 Barbelo 28-Nov-17 05:15
Re: I Second That 244 Audrey 28-Nov-17 01:43
Wacko or Crackpot? 261 Barbelo 28-Nov-17 02:30
Re: Wacko or Crackpot? 192 Corpuscles 28-Nov-17 02:49
Re: Wacko or Crackpot? 224 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:38
Re: Wacko or Crackpot? 291 Barbelo 28-Nov-17 05:23
Re: Not megalithic 144 Corpuscles 27-Nov-17 20:03
Re: Not megalithic 239 Audrey 28-Nov-17 00:11
Re: Not megalithic 270 Corpuscles 28-Nov-17 00:55
Re: Not megalithic 207 Audrey 28-Nov-17 02:02
Re: Not megalithic 300 Warwick 29-Nov-17 21:08
Re: Not megalithic 212 Origyptian 15-Nov-17 22:38
Re: Not megalithic 174 Jon Ellison 15-Nov-17 23:10
Re: Not megalithic 171 Jon Ellison 15-Nov-17 23:32
Re: Not megalithic 274 Origyptian 16-Nov-17 02:47
Re: Not megalithic 198 Origyptian 16-Nov-17 02:43
Re: Not megalithic 278 Origyptian 14-Nov-17 21:58
Re: Not megalithic 235 Jon Ellison 14-Nov-17 22:14
Re: Not megalithic 203 Origyptian 14-Nov-17 22:38
Re: Not megalithic 180 Thanos5150 14-Nov-17 22:55
Re: Not megalithic 247 Thanos5150 14-Nov-17 23:02
Re: Not megalithic 160 Audrey 14-Nov-17 23:46
Re: Not megalithic 247 Corpuscles 15-Nov-17 00:09
Re: Not megalithic 242 Audrey 15-Nov-17 01:15
Re: Not megalithic 263 Thanos5150 15-Nov-17 00:26
Re: Not megalithic 224 Corpuscles 14-Nov-17 22:47
Re: Not megalithic 227 Warwick 15-Nov-17 02:47
Re: Not megalithic 258 Audrey 15-Nov-17 04:06
Re: Not megalithic 175 Warwick 18-Nov-17 00:59
Re: Not megalithic 242 Racho 15-Nov-17 06:26
Re: Not megalithic 270 Warwick 18-Nov-17 01:01
Re: No other explanation ...high tech 329 Origyptian 12-Nov-17 14:37
Re: No other explanation ...high tech 354 Corpuscles 12-Nov-17 17:48
There Has Never Been Solid Ground 287 cladking 12-Nov-17 19:10
Re: There Has Never Been Solid Ground 257 Corpuscles 12-Nov-17 20:06
Re: There Has Never Been Solid Ground 270 cladking 12-Nov-17 20:55
Re: There Has Never Been Solid Ground!!!!!!!!!!! 248 Corpuscles 12-Nov-17 21:26
Re: There Has Never Been Solid Ground!!!!!!!!!!! 288 cladking 12-Nov-17 21:42
Facinating 260 Warwick 14-Nov-17 20:23
Re: Facinating 227 cladking 14-Nov-17 21:33
Re: Facinating 254 Warwick 15-Nov-17 02:51


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