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DavidK Wrote:
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> This is a summary of what Alexander Thom said about the people trashing his lifetime's work on megalithic stone circles.

> There are 3 types of people my work has been presented to:

> Those who read it, assess the evidence, and accept that my conclusions are valid

> Those who read it, assess the evidence, ask questions, test the theories and eventually after much persuasion accept that my conclusions are most probably valid.

> those who have decided in advance that my work is not valid regardless of the evidence.

> It is easy to classify people based on this simple approach.

Dave

Did Thom really say that? I find it hard to believe that, being a scientist, he would leave out:

"Those who read it, assess the evidence, ask questions, test the theories and eventually determine that my conclusions are unsupported." It's my reading of the Thom debate that this is what archaeologists did, justly or not.

I recall having read Thom as saying that he felt people didn't understand his work, but, while I do feel that archaeologists decided against it without investigating fully, the last seems more like something I might have suggested rather than Thom would have said!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 13-Dec-18 09:13 by gjb.

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The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 3731 DavidK 11-Jan-18 10:02
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 554 molder 11-Jan-18 11:09
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 559 DavidK 11-Jan-18 12:03
Jim Wakefield's Egyptian Pi. 578 DavidK 01-Feb-18 23:58
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 403 DavidK 14-Nov-18 08:34
23040 315 DavidK 22-Nov-18 21:54
Re: 23040 338 molder 22-Nov-18 22:45
Re: 23040 315 Sirfiroth 23-Nov-18 00:38
Re: 23040 311 molder 23-Nov-18 02:43
Re: 23040 315 Sirfiroth 23-Nov-18 13:36
Re: 23040 366 Manu 23-Nov-18 18:46
Re: 23040 326 molder 23-Nov-18 22:44
Re: 23040 325 Manu 23-Nov-18 23:10
Re: 23040 331 DavidK 24-Nov-18 00:11
Re: 23040 311 molder 24-Nov-18 01:30
Re: 23040 324 molder 24-Nov-18 03:14
Re: 23040 378 Manu 24-Nov-18 04:47
Re: 23040 339 DavidK 24-Nov-18 10:02
Re: 23040 342 molder 24-Nov-18 11:04
Re: 23040 332 Manu 24-Nov-18 15:01
Re: 23040 339 Sirfiroth 24-Nov-18 17:16
Re: 23040 335 Manu 24-Nov-18 19:45
Re: 23040 336 DavidK 24-Nov-18 21:08
Re: 23040 334 Manu 24-Nov-18 22:13
Re: 23040 323 DavidK 25-Nov-18 23:36
Earth combined in sphere & octahedron 374 hendrik dirker 27-Nov-18 12:10
some thoughts 363 hendrik dirker 29-Nov-18 16:56
an anecdote 332 hendrik dirker 01-Dec-18 10:42
Re: Earth combined in sphere & octahedron 363 Sirfiroth 29-Nov-18 22:03
Re: Earth combined in sphere & octahedron 375 hendrik dirker 30-Nov-18 07:33
Re: More than one value for pi used 302 molder 24-Nov-18 23:37
Re: More than one value for pi used 325 Manu 25-Nov-18 18:56
Re: More than one value for pi used 335 DavidK 25-Nov-18 23:12
Re: More than one value for pi used 270 Manu 26-Nov-18 14:33
Re: More than one value for pi used 300 DavidK 27-Nov-18 10:08
Re: More than one value for pi used 283 Manu 27-Nov-18 11:15
Re: More than one value for pi used 292 molder 27-Nov-18 22:41
Re: More than one value for pi used 301 Manu 27-Nov-18 23:12
Re: More than one value for pi used 278 DavidK 27-Nov-18 23:35
Re: More than one value for pi used 274 Manu 27-Nov-18 23:50
Re: Holes in Grand Gallery ramps 372 M. J. Thomas 28-Nov-18 11:28
Re: Holes in Grand Gallery ramps 281 molder 01-Dec-18 12:55
Re: More than one value for pi used 274 molder 26-Nov-18 11:47
Re: More than one value for pi used 284 Manu 26-Nov-18 12:11
Re: 23040 86 DavidK 24-Dec-19 00:52
Re: 23040 92 Sirfiroth 26-Dec-19 14:30
Re: 23040 59 DavidK 27-Dec-19 19:05
Re: 23040 136 Sirfiroth 27-Dec-19 21:04
Earth depicted in the sky 381 hendrik dirker 24-Nov-18 17:28
Re: Earth depicted in the sky 288 molder 24-Nov-18 23:21
Re: Earth depicted in the sky 359 DavidK 25-Nov-18 08:35
Re: Earth depicted in the sky 21600 flagged 293 DavidK 26-Nov-18 11:31
Re: Earth depicted in the sky 21600 flagged 412 hendrik dirker 26-Nov-18 17:23
Re: Earth depicted in the sky 21600 flagged 275 DavidK 27-Nov-18 10:42
I dunno 312 hendrik dirker 29-Nov-18 16:22
Re: 23040 318 Sirfiroth 23-Nov-18 00:41
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 326 DavidK 23-Nov-18 09:53
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 270 Sirfiroth 26-Nov-18 14:06
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 304 DavidK 26-Nov-18 15:24
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 310 Sirfiroth 26-Nov-18 21:13
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 277 DavidK 27-Nov-18 09:16
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 395 Sirfiroth 28-Nov-18 01:10
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 291 DavidK 28-Nov-18 11:39
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 307 Manu 28-Nov-18 14:25
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 291 DavidK 28-Nov-18 16:14
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 289 Manu 28-Nov-18 17:20
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 280 Sirfiroth 30-Nov-18 00:52
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 313 Manu 30-Nov-18 02:12
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 287 Sirfiroth 28-Nov-18 17:04
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 293 DavidK 28-Nov-18 20:02
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 76 thinkitover 24-Dec-19 16:07
Really loving Jim's 23040 and root 5 341 DavidK 23-Nov-18 16:29
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 58 DavidK 27-Dec-19 19:17
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 523 DavidK 19-Mar-18 09:43
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 474 DavidK 08-May-18 10:31
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 406 DavidK 12-Nov-18 17:14
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 292 DavidK 28-Nov-18 20:25
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 314 hendrik dirker 29-Nov-18 17:12
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 377 DavidK 30-Nov-18 15:28
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 319 Sirfiroth 30-Nov-18 16:52
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 300 molder 30-Nov-18 22:22
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 323 DavidK 30-Nov-18 22:45
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge 361 hendrik dirker 01-Dec-18 08:13
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 324 DavidK 01-Dec-18 10:49
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 273 molder 01-Dec-18 12:28
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 293 Sirfiroth 01-Dec-18 14:25
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 381 rodz111 01-Dec-18 18:36
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 300 DavidK 01-Dec-18 20:53
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 332 Sirfiroth 02-Dec-18 20:09
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 272 DavidK 02-Dec-18 22:55
Really that dense? 277 Sirfiroth 03-Dec-18 02:29
Re: Really that dense? 277 rodz111 03-Dec-18 03:40
Re: Really that dense? 278 Sirfiroth 03-Dec-18 14:37
Re: Really that dense? 295 rodz111 04-Dec-18 03:43
Re: Really that dense? 331 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-18 05:06
Re: Really that dense? 282 DavidK 04-Dec-18 10:13
Re: Really that dense? 286 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-18 15:01
Re: Really that dense? 265 DavidK 04-Dec-18 16:17
Re: Really that dense? 288 molder 04-Dec-18 10:27
Re: Really that dense? 270 DavidK 04-Dec-18 13:06
Re: Really that dense? 334 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-18 16:42
Re: Really that dense? 295 rodz111 04-Dec-18 21:38
Re: Really that dense? 260 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-18 23:38
Re: Really that dense? 281 DavidK 05-Dec-18 00:06
Re: Really that dense? 266 rodz111 05-Dec-18 16:32
Re: Really that dense? 270 rodz111 09-Dec-18 04:17
Re: Really that dense? 354 DavidK 03-Dec-18 09:19
Re:Egyptian value for pi in GP 328 molder 05-Dec-18 21:40
Re: Re:Egyptian value for pi in GP 311 DavidK 05-Dec-18 23:01
Re: Re:Egyptian value for pi in GP 357 cloister 05-Dec-18 23:38
uhmm... every day? 295 hendrik dirker 06-Dec-18 06:42
Re: uhmmm... every day? 290 cloister 06-Dec-18 08:37
Re: uhmmm... every day? 340 hendrik dirker 06-Dec-18 09:06
Re: uhmmm... every day? 296 cloister 06-Dec-18 11:25
Re: Re:Egyptian value for pi in GP 366 DavidK 06-Dec-18 10:04
Quite Simply! 320 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 13:55
Re: Quite Simply! 330 DUNE 07-Dec-18 11:24
Great Assumption! 342 Sirfiroth 07-Dec-18 14:44
Re: Great Assumption! 330 DUNE 07-Dec-18 16:49
Re: Great Assumption! 352 Sirfiroth 07-Dec-18 17:52
Re: Great Assumption! 279 Thanos5150 08-Dec-18 02:28
Re: Great Assumption! 241 DUNE 08-Dec-18 09:05
Re: Great Assumption! 282 Thanos5150 08-Dec-18 15:57
Re: Great Assumption! 281 DUNE 08-Dec-18 17:51
Re: Quite Simply! 319 DavidK 07-Dec-18 14:57
Re: Quite Simply! 305 DavidK 07-Dec-18 20:27
Re: Quite Simply! 315 DUNE 07-Dec-18 22:26
Re: Quite Simply! 320 DavidK 07-Dec-18 22:37
a load of numbers under scrtutiny 422 hendrik dirker 12-Dec-18 13:30
Papyrus of Pffft.... 349 cloister 12-Dec-18 16:01
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 302 hendrik dirker 14-Dec-18 12:16
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 276 cloister 14-Dec-18 14:52
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 277 Dr. Troglodyte 14-Dec-18 15:30
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 290 hendrik dirker 15-Dec-18 06:50
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 303 DavidK 15-Dec-18 15:31
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 311 cloister 15-Dec-18 21:27
Re: Papyrus of Pffft or the pre-Columbian cultures 341 rodz111 15-Dec-18 08:54
Re: Papyrus of Pffft or the pre-Columbian cultures 300 molder 18-Dec-18 22:18
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 330 DavidK 12-Dec-18 20:16
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 341 DUNE 12-Dec-18 21:51
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 313 cloister 12-Dec-18 22:59
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 287 gjb 13-Dec-18 01:53
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 345 DavidK 13-Dec-18 10:35
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 278 cloister 13-Dec-18 12:22
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 267 DavidK 13-Dec-18 12:39
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 267 cloister 13-Dec-18 13:04
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 307 gjb 13-Dec-18 12:54
440 & 280 348 hendrik dirker 13-Dec-18 06:51
Re: 440 & 280 293 hendrik dirker 21-Dec-18 11:51
Re:-Stop the World for a word... 317 rodz111 13-Dec-18 19:57
Re: Re:-Stop the World for a word... 363 hendrik dirker 14-Dec-18 06:04
Re: Re:Babylonian value for pi in GP 294 molder 08-Dec-18 05:10
Re: Re:Babylonian value for pi in GP 373 DavidK 08-Dec-18 09:15
Re: Re:Babylonian value for pi in GP 362 DUNE 08-Dec-18 15:31
Re: Re:Babylonian value for pi in GP 363 DavidK 09-Dec-18 09:53
Link to 277.777r at the GP 322 DavidK 25-Feb-19 19:37
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 280 DavidK 04-Mar-19 21:42
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP and 1111.1111r 244 DavidK 22-Mar-19 20:58
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 253 rodz111 23-Mar-19 02:27
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 241 DavidK 23-Mar-19 14:44
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 213 rodz111 24-Mar-19 09:28
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 244 Thanos5150 23-Mar-19 15:03
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 241 rodz111 24-Mar-19 01:56
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 250 Thanos5150 24-Mar-19 03:32
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 188 rodz111 24-Mar-19 06:14
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 211 DavidK 24-Mar-19 13:35
closed or open mind- how to get kicked off a closed mind websire 183 DavidK 24-Mar-19 16:33
Re: closed or open mind- how to get kicked off a closed mind websire 176 rodz111 24-Mar-19 20:00
Re: closed or open mind- how to get kicked off a closed mind websire 189 DavidK 25-Mar-19 08:18
Stanton Drew 235 molder 27-Mar-19 22:14
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 242 DavidK 28-Mar-19 07:37
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 217 molder 29-Mar-19 10:33
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 205 DUNE 29-Mar-19 11:16
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 217 DavidK 29-Mar-19 13:31
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 253 molder 29-Mar-19 20:48


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