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Very good post! :)

Don't forget that it could be possible that some women too were astronomers and artists, apart from gathering and maybe hunting small animals.
Just mentioning it.


hendrik dirker Wrote:
> "The foremost duty of a scientist is to check the
> facts. However, science on an inspired level
> requires more than making and collecting
> observations; it is also the drawing of
> conclusions, and possibly the formulation of a
> theory. At this stage imagination is needed
> and this involves a much more difficult
> task
… Usually scientists are willing to give
> any theory, however doubtful, a try
> provided it shows imagination and it offers
> new ideas… A scientific theory has to be judged
> by its credibility, which depends on the
> supporting evidence. Its value increases with the
> volume of such evidence…” (Dr. Kurt
> Mendelssohn, The Riddle of the Pyramids)
> Doesn't seem like such a bad thing...
> I need to mention here, albeit that the images in
> the OP are likely somewhat tongue in cheek, none
> of them are a realistic representation of the
> night sky - regardless of the fact that they are
> photographs, the stars are simply not as numerous
> to naked eye observation (yes, even when there's
> no interference, whatsoever, from 'light
> pollution' - due to proximity of artificial
> sources).
> Of course they are there, with yet more behind
> those, however, they are not discernable. It's a
> camera lens / aperture / exposure / zoom /
> reproduction - thing. (I had similar issues with
> background & overlaid images in compiling my
> diagrams - by 'primitive means' at that..).
> Nothing comes close to the real sky & actual size.
> Awesome as it is, that big black expanse of
> canvass is merely studded... 'someone' pin-pricked
> it more intensely in vicinity of the nucleus and
> the density gets cloud-like along the Galaxy
> spirals but generally speaking, stars are spaced
> out :-) so much so, that it's quite a natural urge
> to join them with imaginary lines, connect the
> dots & playfully create figures - it's been done
> before.
> The brighter stars naturally guide and limit the
> number of permutations quite surprisingly...
> Practical use of such automatically would play a
> hand according to requirement. The not so readily
> understood... is that ancient man had the exact
> same tool between his ears as 21st.Century
> Mr.Vanity - it had the same range potential. To
> what effect he applied it, or to what depth he
> tapped it, we can only attempt to imagine... That
> he possessed good eye-hand co-ordination and
> observational ability is certain, otherwise we
> would not have been here.
> Throw in super instinct and excellent practical
> skills, is anyone here really willing to argue he
> was incapable as a proficient artist. No, of
> course not - he most likely had other issues
> demanding of his time. To top it, had the silly
> ball games been around, he most likely would have
> outplayed any modern hero you care to mention...
> Were it possible to time travel, modern man, in
> small population numbers contemporary with former
> time, would not cope nearly as well - other than
> from an armchair contemplation.

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Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 232 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 23:48
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 227 greengirl5 15-Aug-19 01:42
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 215 Eddie Larry 15-Aug-19 01:56
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 275 Barbelo 14-Aug-19 03:59
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 232 greengirl5 14-Aug-19 06:48
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 222 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 18:03
Using Our Imaginations 241 Barbelo 14-Aug-19 21:03
Re: Using Our Imaginations 231 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 23:50
Re: Using Our Imaginations 235 Barbelo 15-Aug-19 03:11
Remember Pompeii? 230 greengirl5 15-Aug-19 07:54
Re: Using Our Imaginations 232 Eddie Larry 15-Aug-19 16:08
Re: Using Our Imaginations 244 Barbelo 15-Aug-19 20:59
Re: Using Our Imaginations 231 Eddie Larry 15-Aug-19 21:55
Imagination 249 hendrik dirker 16-Aug-19 06:30
Re: Imagination 239 greengirl5 16-Aug-19 06:42
Re: Imagination 257 hendrik dirker 16-Aug-19 13:02
Re: Imagination 252 Barbelo 16-Aug-19 20:40
Re: Imagination - no lines 278 Eddie Larry 16-Aug-19 20:55
Re: Imagination - no lines 699 greengirl5 17-Aug-19 02:15
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