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Thanos5150 Wrote:


> Its interesting how many people were first exposed
> to this subject, at least in a more in depth way,
> by FoG. Graham's impact on this genre, and public
> awareness of the subject at large, cannot be
> understated.

Sorry for wading in but...

The importance of Fingerprints in the genre can't be understated. It's the first book I can remember that touted an advanced (or more advanced than its contemporaries) that didn't involve aliens and that gave good old human beings credit for being intelligent; human civilization and culture was simply older than was believed at the time, and had more time to develop things like astronomy, mathematics and engineering techniques. Coming on the heels of von Daniken and Sitchen, it was huge and very refreshing. That is was extremely well-written was a bonus.

It also brought catastrophism into public awareness in a way that Luis Alvarez and the discovery of the K/T impactor could not, especially since it was published a year after SL 9 hit Jupiter.


> This is not a prerequisite and when needed they
> can/should easily defer to others.

There may well be people who went into the sciences because of this genre.


> > So they
> > do it wrong--but don't understand why their
> > contribution has not been widely accepted.
>
> Can you give specific examples?
>
> > The
> > deeper issue is that many of Graham's flashy
> > fantasies of lost civilizations can't be tested
> in
> > sufficient detail to be truly supported--even
> if
> > the "know-how" and resources were available.
>
> History can be like that though, part of the
> reason why it is so open to interpretation and
> speculation.

And yet, discoveries are showing that maybe GH wasn't so off his rocker after all.


> > I've admired what you've contributed in
> Mysteries
> > for a long time, and hope some of it turns into
> a
> > book. I think it represents some of the best
> > efforts to add some of the detail sorely
> lacking
> > in Graham's books.
>
> Thanks Ray. Very kind of you.

I'll buy that book too.

Stupidity is knowing the truth, seeing the truth but still believing the lies. And that is more infectious than any other disease. ~ Richard Feynman



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Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 1977 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 02:13
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 411 cladking 05-Jul-19 03:29
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 356 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 04:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 381 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 05:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 332 engbren 05-Jul-19 12:45
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 299 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 297 engbren 08-Jul-19 13:54
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 320 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 14:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 314 cladking 05-Jul-19 16:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 305 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 17:24
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 296 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:23
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 278 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 05:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 289 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 05:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 312 Aine 05-Jul-19 18:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 284 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:11
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 268 Aine 06-Jul-19 16:35
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 283 cladking 06-Jul-19 18:23
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 283 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 295 Aine 06-Jul-19 20:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 275 cladking 07-Jul-19 00:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 253 Aine 07-Jul-19 00:22
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 303 cladking 07-Jul-19 00:58
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 262 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 23:27
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 249 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 238 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 23:40
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 250 Aine 10-Jul-19 01:43
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 247 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:00
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 299 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 09:52
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 292 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 15:46
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 263 Aine 06-Jul-19 16:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 265 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 271 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 17:25
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 266 cladking 06-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 259 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 272 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 263 Susan Doris 07-Jul-19 16:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 258 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 17:51
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 274 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 269 Susan Doris 08-Jul-19 05:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 246 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 269 drrayeye 06-Jul-19 18:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 287 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 16:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 274 cladking 07-Jul-19 16:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 261 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:31
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 288 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 23:42
The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 270 drrayeye 08-Jul-19 22:26
Re: The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 286 Eddie Larry 09-Jul-19 00:55
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 254 cladking 07-Jul-19 17:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 283 Thanos5150 08-Jul-19 01:35
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 296 eyeofhorus33 08-Jul-19 21:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 269 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 15:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 266 Susan Doris 09-Jul-19 16:45
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 246 Thanos5150 10-Jul-19 00:46
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 304 eyeofhorus33 09-Jul-19 20:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 251 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 23:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 268 engbren 10-Jul-19 08:24
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 258 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 02:14
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 258 engbren 02-Aug-19 09:27
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 269 Thanos5150 02-Aug-19 14:36
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 242 engbren 02-Aug-19 21:31
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 302 Thanos5150 03-Aug-19 14:22
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 239 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 354 Jgeeta 08-Jul-19 02:43
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 280 KsFisher 08-Jul-19 19:28
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 292 KsFisher 08-Jul-19 19:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 273 cladking 09-Jul-19 13:08
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 270 KsFisher 09-Jul-19 19:49
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 238 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 241 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 298 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 04:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 327 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:15
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 260 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 06:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 314 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 10:21
Gossip 274 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:46
Troll 292 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 18:54
Re: Troll 270 Sirfiroth 10-Jul-19 19:03
Re: Troll 309 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 19:08
An explanation in "Cowboy" 291 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:42
Other times, I poke the dog with a stick. 252 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:15
Not at all, Ray 312 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 07:19
Matt's rules 263 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 07:52
Ray gets schooled 330 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 11:31
Ho Ho Ho 274 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 14:12
Re: Ray gets schooled 266 Martin Stower 11-Jul-19 21:10
Fighting "trolls" in Texas 260 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:09
Re: Gossip 244 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:15
The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 257 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 07:07
Don't worry, Pancho 272 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 08:04
Grovel. Grovel. 251 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 10:54
Re: The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 253 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 11:35
Getting an "innocent" to take the bait 281 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 20:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 267 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:09
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 248 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 282 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 02:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 252 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 07:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 243 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 15:37
Unfortunately 262 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 17:52
Re: Unfortunately 252 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 00:09
Level 3 260 drrayeye 12-Jul-19 00:48
Re: Unfortunately 239 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 15:06
Re: Unfortunately 277 cladking 12-Jul-19 17:10
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 275 kborissov 12-Jul-19 02:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 271 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 02:59
Australian jargon 271 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:39
Re: Australian jargon 297 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Australian jargon 255 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:20
Re: Australian jargon 265 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 23:58
Thanks 274 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:12
Re: Australian jargon 247 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:00
Re: Australian jargon 282 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 01:47
Re: Australian jargon 292 cladking 11-Jul-19 02:44
Re: Australian jargon 269 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 03:58
Re: Australian jargon 282 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 04:02
Re: Australian jargon 254 cladking 11-Jul-19 04:22
Re: Australian jargon 270 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 04:50
Re: Australian jargon 264 cladking 11-Jul-19 14:31
Re: Australian jargon 269 Warwick 11-Jul-19 15:31
Re: Australian jargon 251 cladking 11-Jul-19 15:57
um 258 Warwick 11-Jul-19 17:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 276 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:11
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 271 cloister 11-Jul-19 13:32
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 253 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 14:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 267 cloister 12-Jul-19 19:03
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 321 Thanos5150 13-Jul-19 01:33
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 287 AndyBlackard 11-Jul-19 19:40
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 248 Eddie Larry 11-Jul-19 19:47
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 272 Warwick 11-Jul-19 19:58
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 295 Dejus 12-Jul-19 11:20
the Dinosaur destroyer 491 hendrik dirker 12-Jul-19 15:02
Re: the Dinosaur destroyer 388 Robert Jameson 14-Sep-19 13:35


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