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7 years ago
RaVaN
This is because of the overwhelming odds that the greeks faced and held against. Whether you believe the modern estimates (which are based on nothing besides conjecture) of the size of the persian army, which was 70,000 - 300,000 versus an army of greeks 7,000-11,000 it is a stunning display of defense in the cause of your country. In my eyes, it should never be forgotten, and those hero
Forum: History
7 years ago
RaVaN
Yes, I have heard the different ideas on the black haired irish before. My family is 3rd generation from County Mayo, believe they were named Laken on my grandmother's side. On my Grandfather's side(Scotch-Irish Mitchell) they are blonde but from my Grandmother they are all black hair and either brown/hazel/grey eyes. I inherited the black hair of my grandmother's side...rest of my siblings
Forum: Author of the Month
7 years ago
RaVaN
"Except, using Roman and Viking Britain as an example, there's almost NO genetic trace of the Romans or the Vikings in the British population even after a thousand years of admixing and interbreeding. But maybe a thousand years isn't enough time? On the other hand, what's the genetic evidence for Genghis Khan's Y chromosome? Many conquerors killed all the men and children and then went a
Forum: Author of the Month
7 years ago
RaVaN
Correct me if I am wrong, I seem to remember reading something to the effect that the original inhabitants of Ireland were dark haired/dark eyes. Is this accurate?
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7 years ago
RaVaN
"It's indirectly related to climate. Blond hair and fair skin evolved as an adaptation to less UV light from the sun in higher latitudes--light skin maximizes UV absorption for vitamin D production. It IS a characteristic of northern Europeans, but it's more of a stereotype. Many northern Europeans have dark hair and dark eyes."(Aine) I have never bought the arguement that blonde ha
Forum: Author of the Month
7 years ago
RaVaN
Nod, I should just read his books. My main thrust was towards Archae Solenhofen regardless, and not really directed to the main discussion regardless.
Forum: Author of the Month
7 years ago
RaVaN
Which is along the vein of what I am suggesting in that passage. You basicly have three items of interest: Hailstones killing many people. The sun apparently standing still. The moon not going down for about a full day. These three things combined to the Israelites were remarkable. Even to the point of this being said: "And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the
Forum: Author of the Month
7 years ago
RaVaN
The same arguement can be made about the storms that saved Japan twice from the storms that destroy two Mongol fleets ) Historicly these were real events. Were they caused from divine influence? The fact remains that they occured. I don't really disagree with you however, from the standpoint of assuming what was written is true and: "And it came to pass, as they fled from bef
Forum: Author of the Month
7 years ago
RaVaN
Should add here as well that according to the Book of Jasher, the sun stood still for 36 moments...and it was the moon that didn't go down for a whole day.
Forum: Author of the Month
7 years ago
RaVaN
It's pretty simple for the time really...to keep them from getting away. "And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword. Then spake Joshua to the LORD
Forum: Author of the Month
7 years ago
RaVaN
"As in Egypt, there are variants on Greek myth. Here's a link to some of the stories about Athena/Pallas Athena. In some traditions, Athena is the mother goddess, prior to Zeus, and a surrogate of Neith. In others she is the daughter of Zeus, having sprung from his head. In these, Athena is identified with Venus."(Laird Scranton) This is the issue I have with tieing in myths to a ce
Forum: Author of the Month
7 years ago
RaVaN
"No need to be so patronizing. I never read any of Thunderbird's long, rambling posts, as I find his stream-of-consciousness style of writing impossible to read."(carolb) I read his posts on occasion if I think it warrants it, I don't disagree with your assessment though I would say hard to read. "He is very bright, and you would learn much from ' wading ' through his commen
Forum: Author of the Month
7 years ago
RaVaN
I would like to thank you as well. I learned some new things, and I like seeing this theory discussed, both the pros and the cons. I think you did a very nice job, and as always I admire people when they can stand up and say,"I don't know" rather than shuffling about and ignoring that a question was asked. All in all, it was a true pleasure!
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7 years ago
RaVaN
I have always been struck by the similiarities between the grand canyon and areas on the coast of greenland. It always appeared too similiar to be coincedence...especially living in northern minnesota where you can observe on a small scale the process of water cutting mini canyons during the spring melt and see observable layers being laid down. A while back in the science forum we discussed th
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7 years ago
RaVaN
Thanks! That answered the questions what you said posed except for one...why is there hotspots? Apparently, I am not the only one who doesn't know. Thank you for bring this to my attention!
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7 years ago
RaVaN
@Aine You have some referances for that? Never heard of it before, and the mechanics of that don't make much sense from what you said.
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9 years ago
RaVaN
I tend to agree with your thoughts to a certain degree. Currently in the world there is no solution without a change in human spirit/consciousness...or rather that is the solution if done it is a global change rather than individual party or group change being forced upon other groups. Any solution forced isn't a solution because it is not true change, but rather forced change which leaves th
Forum: Author of the Month
10 years ago
RaVaN
I agree in general with all that you have said except for the amount of time spent doing what I would qualify as work. I definately agree with the lifestyle being over all healthier. I would tend to say my main thought is that it wasn't all butterflies and flowers but that alot of thought for the future had to take place else you ended up with everyone starving out and dying or freezing to de
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10 years ago
RaVaN
I think the term hunter-gatherer needs a bit of definition here. Are we speaking of nomadic or more stationary...I would tend to think that enviorment would tend to play more on how much leisure time a hunter/gatherer would have. This is not to say that a rich culture wouldn't evolve, but rather that the type of goal necessary for the continuation of life would be different per region. In more
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11 years ago
RaVaN
Had to read that twice...but good points that seem to echo my own thoughts quite a bit.
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11 years ago
RaVaN
21. Re: PS:
Archae Solenhofen "One of the most amazing finds from the Solenhofen Limestone is the fossilized Archaeopteryx, which let us see for the first time, a reptile appearing creature, which also had feathers. This is the earliest known bird." So Archae Solenhofen is actually Archaeopteryx Solenhofen...This is pretty darn nifty in my eyes! I love it when mysteries are revealed like this,
Forum: Author of the Month
6 years ago
RaVaN
"But it was all wrong." It's International Book Week! The rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, and post the 5th sentence as your status. Don't mention the title. Copy the rules as part of your status. The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Emco My book is by my favorite UK fiction writer.
Forum: Misc.
7 years ago
RaVaN
I had to slow way down to read this. I could read it easily enough from just the topic, but I can't read it the way I normally do. I tend to read paragraph by paragraph rather than word by word or line by line. I noticed a pause after looking at each line as my mind translated it into plaintext. It's amazing stuff and I think it has nothing to do with abreviations or facebook or suchlike...
Forum: Misc.
7 years ago
RaVaN
"40 of the Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken" Has nothing to do with stone and ice and has everything to do with those NOT being the 40 most powerful photos ever taken. There is an arguement to made for some of them, but the majority of them fall flat. They may be emotionally appealing or have a message, but they are limited in comparison of others. It seemed they took the most poli
Forum: Misc.
7 years ago
RaVaN
Color me not impressed...
Forum: Misc.
7 years ago
RaVaN
Agreed! I keep thinking that each year the same time four times a year I should go take pictures of certain places then maybe in 20 years or so turn it into a book. Only issue is that you know the most stunning views are always the ones when you don't have a camera!
Forum: Misc.
7 years ago
RaVaN
(huffs) Totally photoshopped! Kidding of course, it's pretty awesome where people live and you have those awesome moments of grandeur. I have some of those moments myself.
Forum: Misc.
7 years ago
RaVaN
Wierd, I would have thought this would have gotten tossed out unless he was breaking some city ordinance for either peeping or building codes. It seems the defendant also tried to smooth things over and your client is being unreasonable. Of course, that is just based on what you said.
Forum: Misc.
7 years ago
RaVaN
After the abomination that was Star Wars Episode I-III....both franchises are worthless. Though I love William Shatner as a celebrity
Forum: Misc.
8 years ago
RaVaN
Just need to let your muse run free I imagine...like I said I was horribly bored on a weekend or holiday or something. Have to make your own fun at time like that...but it made for an amusing story and a good memory...as a side note, solicators were not allowed in the barracks...so they were on enemy turf and is I was probably the easiest on people like that...the Friday afternoon BB gun wars we
Forum: Misc.
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