> 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
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
> > sufficient detail to be truly supported--even
> > 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
And yet, discoveries are showing that maybe GH wasn't so off his rocker after all.
> > I've admired what you've contributed in
> > for a long time, and hope some of it turns into
> > book. I think it represents some of the best
> > efforts to add some of the detail sorely
> > in Graham's books.
> Thanks Ray. Very kind of you.
I'll buy that book too.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07-Jul-19 22:34 by Aine.