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15 years ago
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It may be the case; to my mind, it would have taken some extraordinary reason for a group to cross the Rocky Mountains. Most of what I have heard/read has indicated a northern plains/hills home for the Mandans, and, I think, the Arikara...in the same general region as the Crow, Flathead, and Blackfeet. It is a curious question, anyway.
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15 years ago
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Already looking, Kevin. But finding info on the Modoc history before their treaty with the U.S. in 1864, and the war a few years later. But the little that I have found so far places them in the pacific northwest at the earliest white-man encounters, in a niche they had carved out in the area of the Klamath, Chinook, Makah. Anyway, I'm still looking.
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15 years ago
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Kevin...If this is the case, that Prince Modoc of Wales landed on the gulf coast, inter-allied with local tribes, later driven up the Mississippi, morphing into the Mandans......how would you explain the existence of the Modoc tribe in Oregon/N. California, that fought the U.S. government in about 1870?
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15 years ago
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Good comment about dumbing down our ancestors; apparently, they knew a few things about medicine and healing. We should not forget the Neandertal skulls that show marks of trepanning (removing a portion of the cranial skull), with signs if the cut bone having healed. I din't know just what the procedure would have been done for (symptoms, that is), but they apparently had learned the skills wit
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15 years ago
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Hard to say, Dean. One would think that after our heavy bombardment of Klingons, Romulans, Minbari, Taelons, ad infinitum, we would almost take it in stride, but I doubt it. I think there would be an increase in religious militancy from several creeds; the confirmed arrival of some alien civilisation would likely threaten their construct of our world, it's past, and the universe, as well as th
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15 years ago
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"Maybe they wouldn't have human-like emotions...and would not be shackled by such flawed characteristics as those of our greed, loathing and hatred." Nice philosophical point, but a partial one. If we are to consider the ramifications of first contact with an off-world civilization, we have to consider all parameters; a lack of human-like emotional shackles would include those of love
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15 years ago
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There have been several instances of feeling that something was in the room with me (a 'fear' shiver up the spine), but it seems that detecting and reacting to this has kept any more major encounters from happening; maybe it doesn't like active response/discovery from its targets...hope so...anyway, I tend to be more 'on guard' than I used to. About the forest, the most curious thing that Happen
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15 years ago
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What you say may indeed be true, but I hadn't even fallen asleep yet; I had just laid down 2-3 minutes before, and was figuring out what the next day's business was to be, when the shadow moved over the headboard. I had heard something about such entities, but the thing that really got to me was the fact that it cast a SHADOW on the headboard from the light on the opposite wall; I rolled over
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15 years ago
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You know, after reading about the mysterious encounters people have had with strange things (skinwalkers, etc), and my own experiences with strange things in the forests of my home area (S.E. USA), I have a question for the board about something that happened to me in my apartment a few years ago. One night, as I was about to go to sleep, lying in my bed thinking on the next day (errands, etc) I
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15 years ago
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If all you get is a blurry image of a spot of light, don't bother posting anything...we've all seen too much of this before. Scimitar
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15 years ago
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You mentioned something about rapping at your windows; I'm curious...where I live, on the coast of South Carolina, the Gullah folk paint their window/door trim a sky blue color...to fend off 'evil' spirits. Do the southwest peoples use color/markings in a similar way?
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15 years ago
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I remember seeing the film of the lights above Phoenix...a string of lights. I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but as ex USAF and aerospace oriented individual....they frankly looked soooo extremely like a string of flares dropped from an aircraft. While the USAF may deny responsibility, there are inadvertent drops, and (remember, I've been there) there are the occasional dumb stunts car
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15 years ago
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Sound very possible; but your comment about a trickster spirit/god' brought to mind several other Amerind legends I have read in the past about prankster spirits...Iktome, the 'Spider-man' and Coyote. The bulk of the stories I have heard/read show these characters as pulling some hilarious stunts, and some dirty ones as well. Maybe the 'fox'-Coyote' was teaching me a lesson about trusting my e
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15 years ago
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I confess, I was almost convinced at the time that I had just imagined the 'fox', until the small forest animals began their alarms; then my woodsman instinct kicked in and told me to HEED the alarm, and leave. One good thing, perhaps, from the incident...I am much more alert than I was before the 'fox' encounter when I am in the forest, and have become very attuned to observation...when I am be
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15 years ago
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O. K., THAT is a spooky one! I live in the S.E. US, and have spent many-a-day out hunting in my time, and have seen a few peculiar things myself. I'm not superstitious, 'new age', either, but have a strong technical and historical bent, and have considerable experiencein the outdoors. The strangest thing that I have ever seen was while when I was in the forest during the off-season, scouting o
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15 years ago
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You know, maybe UFO's did become boring. For my part, I just couldn't develope interest in chronically blurry photos/videos; I have seen untold numbers of images of blurry points of light, with the claim attatched that these were 'proof' of alien spacecraft. I look at the picture, and I see proof that the photog took a picture of ...(drumroll)...a blurry point of light! Also, being an aeronau
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14 years ago
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Colourful discussions abound in this subject...here's a question for the board: Given that species do evolve to varying degrees, in response to changes in their environment (physical and behavioural changes, as well as geographical-environmental adaptations included), or leave the historical/fossil records; And given that changes also occur due to directed and accidental manipulation (factors o
Forum: Science & Space
15 years ago
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EXACTLY! I have long had a feeling that the asteroid belt was a debris field from a cataclysmic collision between two bodies in our solar system. I strongly suspect that that Mars was somewhat 'shotgunned' with debris, with one massive projectile generating the Hellas/Mariner/Tharsis, and other massive chunks of debris becoming Mars' remarkably asymetrical moons. I believe there WAS indeed ano
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15 years ago
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Just a question for the board members...I have already commented a few times about our search for off-planet life, but here's a question: Where would be the best location(s) to look for any signs of life on Mars, and why? I am curious about where WE would direct the search. For my part, I would search the margins of the polar caps, to look for anything that may exist in the frozen/moist-thawin
Forum: Science & Space
15 years ago
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I know we had a long discussion about the formation of the Mariner rift, impact, electric universe, etc...I espoused the impact model. Now, I'll do it again. Aside from what, to me, is the correlation between the Hellas basin and the Mariner rift/Tharsis bulge areas, I will ask the readers to note something else; in all of our mars lander/rover mission up to the Opportunity mission, (Viking 1,
Forum: Science & Space
15 years ago
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I agree with you, Armchair...the idea that life can only be found in 'Terran'-style environments is silly, as I have said before. I have in the past condemned the presumptions that are routinely made about conditions that are needed for life to develop; water, etc. Water is needed for our Earth-based ecosystems, yes; but do we HAVE to keep forgetting that other planetary bodies are, well, OT
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15 years ago
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You don't need image software to see that there are SEVERAL bright items strewn about the area; just pan the image up & down from the 'rabbit ears' and to the right, through the rest of the image...very likely bits of debris from the lander, probably from the openeing/retracting process.
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15 years ago
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T-bird...THANKS FOR THE CARTOONS!!! I LOVE IT!!
Forum: Science & Space
15 years ago
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I, for one, am convinced that we DID make it to the moon. For conspiracy theorists that believe we didn't, I would say that there is NO WAY that 'Comrade' Kruschev, Brezhniev, et. al., would have let such a WONDERFUL propaganda opportunity slip by, as to 'bust' us on a fake landing.
Forum: Science & Space
15 years ago
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Oakey,,,about your comment on the poles attraction/repulsion...you got me thinking about something. If the Earth's magnetic field reversed, I wonder...would that affect our distance from other planetary bodies, or our orbit around the Sun? Or our Moon's orbit? I confess a bit of 'migrain-ey puzzlement on this issue; geologists seem to agree that Earth's magnetic field poles reverse periodicall
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15 years ago
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I believe that, as soon as a lander comes in contact with a planet/moon's surface, THAT is the point at which arcing would occur. The rover, astronauts, and other on-board equipment shielded from the arc itself, and the difference of potential is equalized. When the spacecraft, (and aircraft, for that matter) is designed, it is, as I understand it, designed to shield its payload by taking char
Forum: Science & Space
15 years ago
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Good point about SpaceShipOne; if ANYONE can privately succeed in designing a practical space craft, it would be Burt Rutan and Scaled Composites.
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15 years ago
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Maybe the Earth is just a stupid electron moving around the Sun nucleus... I have always been intrigued by the possibility you suggest, Wireless...interesting that our theoretical diagram of atomic structure so closely matches that of star systems. THAT would be one heck of a concept to try to 'get your head around'.
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15 years ago
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Oakeydokey, let me know if the above is too gibberish, I'll shaddap.
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15 years ago
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O. K., Dokey, I agree with you about having major doubts about the electric universe theory as presented currently. However, I may be able to contribute toward an answer for some of your questions. How is there a difference of potential between two planets? Theoretically, it's not unreasonable, when one considers the environment of space. While it is currently agreed that space is a relative,
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