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17 years ago
lone
"The earliest Egyptian calendar was based on the Moon's cycles. Later, however, it developed into a 365 day solar calendar around 4236 BC. when they began to notice the "Dog Star" Sirius rising next to the Sun every 365 days, marking the time when the Nile river also began its annual flood tide. " Francis.
Forum: Mysteries
17 years ago
lone
The only thing someone can prove on this matter is that the moon was really there, or we can keep the question open, but you cannot possibly prove that it wasn't there, since "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence". I realise too I might have used a word that doesn't work in english, or maybe it does, anyway (I'm french, sorry :) ), by "encompassing", I mean to expla
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17 years ago
lone
Hi Gary, After reading your article, I thought that I had a few urls that you might enjoy since they tackle some of the subjects you bring up, tho with a very different interpretation (in terms of timeframe, obviously). See urls at the end of the post. Honnestly I do not see how this could have happened at the time you propose without at least some hint of it in the earlier literature, or in fo
Forum: Mysteries
17 years ago
lone
I have not seen it, but from what I have heard from both sides of the story, I do not think that it was improper, no, although I'll reserve my full judgement until I haven seen it. Now what if it had been improper ? Do two wrongs make a right ? Do hundreds, even if they were on both sides ? Francis.
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17 years ago
lone
You're funny Fuzzy. Ken Feder and Ed Krupp must be co-owners of Maat too then, since their name link to Maat on that page you link to. It's funny how a link with one's name to an article one wrote seems (at leats to you) to makes one an owner of the website where the text is hosted. Hey, does it work if I get my writings hosted by several websites at once ? Can I own them too ? Honnestly, th
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17 years ago
lone
I realize I may not have been clear in what I meant, sorry. What I mean Barry is that at least if most people come to the same conclusions as someone else, there is at least an element of self consistancy among different subjective views that the main idea, that of what it is about, is no longer completely subjective. Many people have very different views of the same domain while still being con
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17 years ago
lone
>That a "majority of scholars" subscribe to the notion that they Pyramids >does not make the conclusion any less subjective. No, and I acknowledge that in my post, why are you making this point again ? Francis.
Forum: Mysteries
17 years ago
lone
>jb} Sounds good .. but who knows whether the "mathematical relation" >was formulated properly .. or the "experimental tests" were done >accurately using calibrated equipment .. or that "predictions by several >independent experimenters" were administered properly & w/o error like >we see in the cold fusion testing? And one good way to reduce the
Forum: Mysteries
17 years ago
lone
>Show a drawing of squiggly lines to an Egyptologist and he (she) will >probably tell you that it is a drawing of squiggly lines. Show the same >picture to a 11th grade trig student, and he (she) will tell you it is a >representation on a sine wave Do you think that no matter how far back in time we go, any squiggly line we could find would in fact be a sine wave drawn by someone wit
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17 years ago
lone
>For example, the notion that the Pyramids are tombs is nothing more >than a subjective conclusion. It is much more than that, at the very least it is a consensus among the enormous majority of scholars, which does not necessarily says anything about the validity of it, but definitly shows that it IS more than a subjective conclusion. Francis.
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17 years ago
lone
>You're asserting that "scientific method" is a form to guarantee of accuracy in science No I'm not, please re-read what I wrote. I said that it was a way to check yourself against self-delusion. Not that it was a guarantee of catching these delusions 100% of the time or of always being right in the end. If that was the case, science would never make any mistake, and the world woul
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17 years ago
lone
You're attacking the wrong thing, noone denies that insights happen and that instinct plays a deep role in discovery, numerous people have made unlikely advances following their guts. The problem is *evidences*. You can assert whatever your instinct tells you is true but unless you have some way to check yourself against self delusion, all you've done is write fiction (which, in itself is not ne
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17 years ago
lone
timebanditx wrote: > > Dear Francis, > > Nothing would please me more. :-) > > Make me an 'offer I can't refuse', or failing that, how > would you like a few days in the sunny Caribbean ? Have boats, > beaches, can even manage a bit of 'Frogspeak' when > sufficiently distracted ! ;-) Sometimes I think it isn't fair that we do not live in times where we have the
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17 years ago
lone
You and I need to have a talk. Seriously. Around a beer, or something. Francis.
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17 years ago
lone
The more we wish things to be ture, the more they become so ? hm. hm. hm. Francis.
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17 years ago
lone
>BTW, why don't you ask you buddy what he thinks of the David Rohl? What buddy ? Aren't you tired of pulling assumptions out of nowhere ? Francis.
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17 years ago
lone
>Maybe he should stick to mind reading and ad hominems. Do you actually have any idea what an ad hominem is or are you just using words that sound right ? Hint: you might find some insight into what an ad hominem is by reading your own sentences as they contain bot ad hominems and statements of guilt by association. Here is an example : >The individual in question seems to be a closet ac
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17 years ago
lone
Gotcha! :) Francis.
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17 years ago
lone
>That is yet to be revealed. Oh, and I can't say too much at present, but I >can assure you that the original primary purpose was definitely >not 'funerary'. ;-) tsss tsss David... now be a good boy and tell us what it is you think you know that the rest of the world doesn't :-) Time to back up your claims :) I hope... wait, no... I *know* that you won't hide behind an even more vague
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17 years ago
lone
140. Re: Sorry
Hi Chris, > > I think that you make a very cogent argument. Whatever one > > believes (and that is the keyword here, right?) is the truth, > > I disagree. Perception may be reality, but perception may not > have any basis in truth. Perhaps I was unclear. I did not mean that whatever one believes ends up being the truth (which would have been rather silly of me), I meant th
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17 years ago
lone
141. Re: Sorry
>I noticed that my post is dated December 1st and my time as AOM is now over. I don't think anybody will hold you against this, I think the AOM thing is to start interesting debates, and yours is certainly that. I think that you make a very cogent argument. Whatever one believes (and that is the keyword here, right?) is the truth, it seems reasonable to be able to discuss the matter if ever
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17 years ago
lone
142. errata
Ooops, 1/7 in dd is actually 0.186A35186A35..., but the 1/3 example was correct :-) Francis.
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17 years ago
lone
Hi Don, Happy thanksgiving :) I have to admit that I am somewhat puzzled by your exposé, mainly because I am very uncertain as to what it is exactly that you are trying to say. I have several objections, but I'll limit this post to the conceptual problems I think you may have. It seems you are arguing on the subject of the existance or non existance of the perfect circle, but a perfect circle
Forum: Mysteries
17 years ago
lone
Well, that's the difference between "men" and "slaves". Unless you're saying that these countries that have compulsory military service are actually using slave labor. Personally, I didn't necessary like my compulsory military service, but i was not treated like a slave (despite what we liked to tell ourselves at the time). I have a hard time with the notion that "if the
Forum: Mysteries
17 years ago
lone
R Avry Wilson wrote: > > Mais... > > 'nonseulment' est peutetre 'none other than', dacor, un > solution pour 'et' ici, tu pense? Hmm, je ne pense pas, "nonseulement" translates directly to "not only". I'm trying to read it with "none other than" but it doesn't really work, you'd need something like "personne d'autre que", or a different se
Forum: Mysteries
17 years ago
lone
Here is the bottom part, just coz I'm into it now :) in the text : "Ysis qui par a uant eftoit nommee yo fut non feule ment trefno ble et tres eixel ent royne des egypciens." in modern form : "Isis, qui par avant etait nommée Iosut(?) nonseulement tres nobe et tres excellente reine des egyptiens." in english : "Isis, who was previously named Iosut(?) not only very n
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17 years ago
lone
>"specifically mentioning that there is no text naming Isis" Actually there is, here is the text : "Cy apres fenfuit de la tres an cienne yfis deeffe et royne des egipciens. La.?.RUBADX" Old french has s and f interchangeable, as well as y and i, so that gives (ading apostrophy and correcting the old form of "roy-ne" into modern "reine") : "Ci a
Forum: Mysteries
17 years ago
lone
>Hi David >Nice idea/hypothesis , but surely we had to start from somewhere, at >some original point in the Continuum ....before we started looping round >and round in Time ? Not necessarily, if the loop is a condition necessary for a future constraint to me met (ie: a simple anthropic principle), then the loop could 'simply' come into being in virtue of its tautological relationship
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17 years ago
lone
<a href="; are two post-processings designed to clear up artifacts of compression and color fluctuations of the NG video of the exploration of the shaft (hope the http marker worked heh). Feel free to use them for the purpose you may see fit. Francis. (sorry, only two sentences, I thought it was still relevant and might be useful to some) (heh, that's 3!) {4!}
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17 years ago
lone
Hi Thirdwave, I thought it was a CRT too, but after discussing this with a friend, I now think it's more like a TFT screen :) CRT have a blank phase, and we don't see one here, TFT screens don't have that, and still have a refresh rate. They are often used in laptop computer screens, remember how the QC was filled with laptops ? ah details details ;-) Francis.
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