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16 years ago
Doug
I am an American by birth and still probably think as one, but I've been in the UK longer than I want to admit and have both passports. Fox hunting is cruel. If you're against cruelty to animals you have to be against fox hunting. There must be other ways to deal with the problems they create. The argument about loss of jobs is I think a specious one. It could be used for any wrongful activity
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16 years ago
Doug
Here are a couple of articles, one reprinted from Fate Magazine, the other from the Skeptics' Dictionary. Doug
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16 years ago
Doug
Christopher, I hope you will not allow any article to be a permanent feature here with that misleading Dawkins quote. Doug
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16 years ago
Doug
Who in the world disputes that the Vikings beat Columbus to the New World? In fact, they actually got to North America, something Columbus never did. If Gutenberg didn't arrive at the press independently, you need to look to China for his inspiration. I have no idea where Marco Polo comes in to this. Or why anyone might not know about the lively controversies within the scientific community as
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17 years ago
Doug
Hiya I got it now. Possibly down for upgrades before? I have no idea... Thanks for the links Tim and Geoff... D
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17 years ago
Doug
Hello I'm not a specialist in electricity/power, but this sounds awfully promising. How long does it take to be granted a patent? I've tried the second link a few times in the past hour and get a 401 error. Is the address current? D
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17 years ago
Doug
ummm.....its on all the bills with the parliament building Don... I'd like to know who did that... D
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14 years ago
Doug
GV wrote " constant twilight and black rain (Ice Age)" -- Ice Age? or a large volcanice explosion? Which is more likely? I think he is also claiming submerged megaliths at "the Sliema location off Malta". A Google on submerged megaliths Sliema brings up -- only his web site. So far as Cuba is concerned, all we have is sonar images and there can be lots of problems in inte
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14 years ago
Doug
My problem with all of these ideas about the 'Ark' is that if it actually existed today I think that Jews, and probably the state of Israel, would do almost anything to both reclaim it and reveal it publicly. Doug
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14 years ago
Doug
There are probably several reasons that the tomb hasn't been excavated. One is that it is so important, any archaeologist would say wait as long as you can before excavating it unless it is in danger. Excavations destroy things, and we are getting better and better at retrieving all the evidence before it is destroyed. Hound mentions the possibilty of artefacts being damaged by exposure, very t
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14 years ago
Doug
Mick, check your dates for the Roman invasion of Britain - AD 43, -- but maybe you mean 'time of Christ to cover after his death also. Anyway, the main reason for the invasion was Claudius's need to prop up his regime -- the wheat as probably a good incentive also. And of course Empires generally try to expand. Doug
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14 years ago
Doug
Greg, thanks for the post on the iron pillar, saved me the trouble. The ica stones are forged, a Google search will show that (I have a video of a tv program showing a newspaper article which has pictures that are the source of some of the pictures on the stones. I'd like to know the source of this story about 250,000 year old frescoes in the Alps -- and the stone in the Peruvian museum. Doug
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14 years ago
Doug
Citizen Attorney, where did you read that about the Pilgrims? The stones at Mystery Hill were rearranged, IIRC in the 30s. You can't prove anything by their present positions. The 'altar' is a stone used in making lye IIRC. And can anyone find an 'altar' like that in Europe? Doug
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15 years ago
Doug
The tobacco leaves were found in 1975 (in a mummy first opened in the 19th century) and have nothing to do with Balabanova's work except that she cites it. As for Le Plongeon, where are the documents he alleges he translated? He also based some of his claims on Brasseur's completely wrong translation of the Troano Codex -- which he also tried to translate and of course got it wrong also. Or
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15 years ago
Doug
1. There are other known possible sources for nicotine and cocaine outside of the Americas (only 1 mummy has been found with actual tobacco in it and in that case contamination was easily possible). 2. There were claims for peanuts in China, but these didn't pan out in the end. 3. He treats the possibility of a Roman shipwreck fairly. 4. There was a report of an inscription in Brazil. All tha
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15 years ago
Doug
Frank Joseph is a right wing nut whose espousal of the fake Burrows Caves has embarassed and upset a lot of supporters of Barry Fell. As is the way he changed Cyclone Covey's article in a recent issue of Ancient American, the Mormon owned magazine he edits. Doug
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15 years ago
Doug
A google search on both "Isle of Fire" and Celts, and "isle of Lions" and Celts, brings up nothing. Substitute Celtics for Celts and you get some avowedly fictional stories and a website that talks about root races. In other words there doesn't seem to be any authentic source for this. Using Island doesn't help either. Doug
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15 years ago
Doug
People might want to do a search on the work of Steven Mithen, who researches in this field. Doug
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15 years ago
Doug
Hi Romulus 1. Caral. The pyramids are also referred to as 'flat topped mounds'. They had rooms on their flattened pinnacles, some perhaps religious, others perhaps residences. "Each of the six pyramid mounds is associated with a formally arranged system of housing, or neighborhood. The researchers believe smaller pyramids, each with a small flight of stairs leading to rooms at the top, re
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15 years ago
Doug
HI Romulus You mention: - The recently discovered pyramids at Caral in South America Flat topped mounds with buildings on them. - The huge pyramid field in China with a pyramid two times higher than the GP I can't comment on the size off hand, but these are tumuli covering tombs. Not pyramids as we know them. One of them covers the First Emperor's tomb. - The three recently discovered pyr
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15 years ago
Doug
I was once told by a a Professor of Sumerian that Sitchin's understanding of Sumerian was not at the standard of his sophomore students. There are some articles about him and related to him on my website, His books are very frustrating. Huge bibliographies full of stuff that shows he is wrong, but when you read his claims you can't trace them to their sources, so you can't check them. He also
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15 years ago
Doug
Why do people make claims such as "Orthodox Egyptologists never bring up these practical questions" which simply show how little they know about the archaeological literature? Is it a sort of 'if I pretend it doesn't exist it will go away' attitude? Doug
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15 years ago
Doug
What at Abydos shows signs of ancient 'teck' (technology I presume you mean? How many generations of stonemasons between the first stone construction in Egypt and the GP? Doug
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15 years ago
Doug
Actually I still work full time, although I do received a retirement pension from my primary school career and my slightly longer career as a University Don (tenured with the equivalent status of a junior professor - we use different titles in the UK). None of my various undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, diplomas and qualifications are in archaeology however, that is an avocational interes
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15 years ago
Doug
Deleted where? Doug
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15 years ago
Doug
You want to know "How would you know what others can and can't see?"? I know that because so many people have looked at your photos and pointed out that not only do they not see what you think you see, but that photos are not a substitute for the real things. Doug
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15 years ago
Doug
Hi Warwick, I sympathise. His posts to sci.archaeology, I'm afraid, also produce bafflement in virtually all readers. He has an ability to see things in photographs that others cannot see, and has claimed that museum identification markings are ancient marks in rocks. But I have to give him points for perserverance. He doesn't let the inability of others to understand him get him own. Doug
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15 years ago
Doug
It isn't just tons lying around, or a bunch of boulders, it's a lot more than that in the Guatemala find. "Maw-Sit-Sit. The Maw Sit vein, which produces maw-sit-sit, lies about 2 km from Kansi at the northeastern end of the Jade Tract (again, see figure 2). The maw-sit-sit mine consists of a narrow, vertical trench cut that is some 9 m deep." "Mr. Seitz reached a grassy hillock
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15 years ago
Doug
Although I didn't mention a vein of jade, certainly they exist. Doug
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15 years ago
Doug
There is no reason to think that the Native Americans who mined the copper are the same as the Native Americans who live there now. The mounds (not pyramids) in Wisconsin are certainly Native American, I'm amazed that anyone would question that. And there are Native American mines in other parts of the Americas. And quarries, etc. As for where the copper went, we have no accurate idea of h
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