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4 years ago
gjb
Ratcho wrote: > Lacking in ability we are ... I haven't EVER seen a reasonable explanation for the above two issues. You got one? < In the case of the Serapeum (Dunn), the lack of a reasonable explanation appears to be based on the premise that the Ancient Egyptians were incapable of achieving a precision finish. But just when was this established, and by whom? Are we not at risk h
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4 years ago
gjb
Colavito v. Pulitzer? Now, that's a tough one!
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4 years ago
gjb
Brian Yes, I saw that, but I was put off by the juxtaposition of, "we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is Roman," and, "it will be a touchy thing for the Nova Scotia government to allow an archaeological team to survey it." If any archaeologist had examined the wreck and declared it to be Roman then they'd be all over it, and the provincial government would surely
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4 years ago
gjb
Brian wrote: >This could push back the history of The America's by 2000 years.< Don’t get your hopes up! Pulitzer explained: “Some years ago, a man and his son were scalloping off Oak Island, which sees them hang rake-like object off the back of their boat. When they brought this up, the sword came up with it. The father kept it for decades, and when he died it went to his wife, t
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4 years ago
gjb
Just playing with numbers: the unit common to the height, diameter and circumference could be one-twentieth the diagonal of the remen square. The circumference would then divide by three (each arc being 24 units on a chord of 20 units), with pi 72/23, and the square root of three 40/23 - neither of which seems common or useful. Arguably coincidence, even assuming the disk is properly reconstr
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4 years ago
gjb
David L wrote: > This board was created to discuss these subjects. Maybe we need another board--say like the "Atheist/Agnostic Board". My 143 IQ would probably not make the cut amongst such geniuses. < I note that the Inner Space board description does include psychology (presumably endorsed by Graham), and the topic is a paper in psychology, so I reckon it’s being discussed
Forum: Inner Space
4 years ago
gjb
RandompHactor wrote: > I have a fine definition for life, but the definition of the word "GOD" eludes me. < I’ve never been able to get my head round these metaphysical conundrums. So, merely observations, neither a stand nor a contradiction. In what way is ‘GOD’ (shouted) different from ‘god’ (lower case ‘g’), as in your original post, quote, “I only believe there is no
Forum: Inner Space
4 years ago
gjb
Quotecarolb Poor Chopra! :D I wouldn't exactly describe him as poor!
Forum: Inner Space
4 years ago
gjb
Jon wrote: > The only possible explanation for this is that the design engineers were prepared to go to a great deal of trouble to avoid sharp 90 degree bends. < If we’re throwing out hypotheses, what prevents their having used stones originally intended for elsewhere?
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4 years ago
gjb
Quotemolder Got your book and thought the best attempt for many years at figuring out who and why the stone circles constructed. Well done from me. Hi Jim Thanks very much for buying the book, and I’m pleased you’re enjoying it. Quotemolder As you may have guessed I believe the Imp System is an ancient measure just given a new name. I think it is connected with the old saxon/indus foot of 1
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4 years ago
gjb
> The only legally recognized government in Syria has not asked the US to aid in the destruction of ISIS. The US can not legally justify, by international law, bombing anything or anyone in Syria. Suggesting that the law might change! But what use might international law be if ISIS takes control of Syria, and evolves into a nation state? Or might Assad finally scream for help should he see
Forum: Global Village
4 years ago
gjb
You think Egyptian giants were big? Cerne Abbas Giant, UK, 180 ft. (55m), the giant, that is. (Wikipedia)
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
4 years ago
gjb
Thanos5150 wrote: > A race of terran saurians able to escape to the stars in rocket ships? Who else could have built the pyramids? I don't think King Kong built rocket ships.... In fact, he did not like flying machines much at all: Of course, I have tremendous respect for Professor Gegen and his work, but would observe that as far as I'm aware, the Distant Origin Theory has been found ap
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
4 years ago
gjb
DUNE wrote: > Just a coincidence? (probably) < I can imagine a whole load of work went into that simple diagram. Now, about the height ... Like they say: Give a Pyramid Inch and they'll take a Megalithic Yard.
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4 years ago
gjb
This is a truly vexing problem, but it may be pertinent to assess what the authorities have to say on the matter. While it is widely known that certain dinosaurs had limited intelligence and the capacity for communication (Jurassic Park, 1993), and that they could be domesticated (Flintstones, 1994), it is highly unlikely they had any inclination to combine to undertake creative projects, thou
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
4 years ago
gjb
molder wrote: > Note; 440 royal cubits is not the exact length of the base of the pyramid and I don't believe it was ever meant to be. Each side of the pyramid has a slightly different length. < I have difficulty subscribing to the view that the AEs could not possibly have got things wrong. Despite their undoubted engineering skills, maybe we don’t have the luxury of declaring that t
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4 years ago
gjb
DUNE wrote: > So as i enjoy speculating, did the M/Y originate from a universal constant such as (e) which to its 4th decimal would read 2,7183 Before I ride this sled on the slippery slope to who knows where, have you given thought to what real-world context might have revealed e ( or i) to a precursor of the AEs - that is, not those now enjoying the hospitality of Area 51, or engaged
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4 years ago
gjb
Hi Dennis DUNE wrote: >Of course it could be just a coincidence. It might be said that coincidence is the bugbear of science and the forebear of pseudoscience, but may still bear investigation. >G1's height being 5773.68" with a mean base of 9069.6" ...That will give a slope length of some 7341.7" Thus, coincidence might also declare your Royal Cubit to average 2
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4 years ago
gjb
molder <Not sure about Grange B perhaps you may add some detail.> Grange B is a truly impressive circle. It’s located south of Limerick, and is part of a greater megalithic landscape. There’s a visitor’s centre in an attractive setting on Lough Gur. The ring consists of some 110 stones placed contiguously around the inside of a circular embankment - earth from the interior having
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4 years ago
gjb
molder Thanks for that. I’m a bit wary of using foot measures in a world dominated by the metre/meter - the US, in this case, being the last bastion of tradition. So, I thought it safest to quote Aubrey Burl for my diameters (as who would argue with the great man himself?), backed by surveys where possible. Sometimes, surveyed diameters fall just short of, or over, whole numbers of feet, wh
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4 years ago
gjb
For anyone interested in the Thom debate, I’ve just published a book that presents, in a somewhat different manner, the case for a higher intellectuality in the megalithic builders of Britain and Ireland than archaeology declares to be so. The work seeks to demonstrate that the Megalithic Yard can be deduced quite independently of Thom and statistical analysis, as explained below. At th
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