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16 years ago
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Good question. I suppose it must be admitted that for some people, ego is deeply involved here. After all, anyone who has staked out a position or opinion on these issues will, of course want to be RIGHT, whether they are orthodox or alternative in their views. No one WANTS to admit they were wrong about something; while this applies to both camps, it may well be a stronger factor among the o
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16 years ago
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THANKS! Very interesting read.
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16 years ago
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Thanks for the link, Akula..more tectonic confirmation. Care to hypothesise on the cause of Scotia's breakaway and eastward movement, contrary to the American plates?
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16 years ago
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Thanks for the graphic, Rub. Scotia Plate looks like our 'breacher'. But, the question still open is: Why? If the Americas are slowly moving to the west (or wnw) what is driving Scotia to the east? Here's my problem: the way these two peninsulas (Patagonia-Tierra del Fuego and Antarctic) are swept so sharply to the east, this , to me, indicates a relatively recent (certainly long after Pan
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16 years ago
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How would you characterise the South Sandwich Islands and South Georgia Island? Would these be part of just a debris trail, or the leading edge of east moving crust fragment? Just curious.
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16 years ago
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Hello, Alex. Glad to see valid, reasonable comments in support of an ortho-position; that seems to have become rare on many message boards these days (lol). Thanks for bringing up points that can be discussed, rather that generic snipes--enough of that from BOTH sides. You mention the striking thing about the pyramids' interior is that they look like 'well, tombs, actually'. I can only parti
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16 years ago
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I am suspecting, more and more, the possibility of an impact-induced plate tectonic mechanism in forming this feature; that may also have something to do with the anomaly you mentioned; Otherwise, I see no reason for a crust fragment to move opposite to its two neighbors, and toward the mid-atlantic ridge area of spreading seafloor, or, alternatively, to remain fixed in position while neighborin
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16 years ago
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Perhaps, but if a current was impingeing on this area, I would expect an effect more like the oxbow lakes that form in a meandering river; essentially, I would expect a great deal more erosion of the surface/peninsulas themselves. It just seems to, looking at this feature, (and one should include the arc of South Georgia Island and the South Sandwich Islands in consideration) that the Earth cru
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16 years ago
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Good points, AO. Reasonable observers/students in both the alt and ortho camps must remember that theories, ALL of them, are only estimates/guesses, and even current facts can be quite tentative; and for history, as well as related fields of archaeology, anthropology, peleontology, etc., they SHOUD be viewed as such. Current concepts viewed as facts are always waiting for either more confirmat
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16 years ago
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It may be so, but if the two were indeed attached in the far distant past, what was the oceanic current flow before there was an opening? And what factor/mechanism would cause a pressure buildup on the west side pushing east? Davel sees the difficulty when acknowledging that such a massive 'hydro-pressure' shouldn't need to build there, unless the Atlantic basin was emptyof water, or at least,
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16 years ago
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Here's a question for board members: Take a look at a map showing the far southern tip of South America, and the northern stretch of the Antarctic peninsula...both areas, near their terminus, make a striking turn to the east. Anyone care to theorize about the formation of this feature? It appears very much that some kind of obstacle either impeded the movement of these two landmasses to the we
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16 years ago
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Good point 'Coho. One wonders how Fagan & Maat can slam the 'hyper'diffusion theory regarding civilisation development, but blindly follow the very same concept regarding the assumed spread of Sapien humans from a single point in Africa. Funny, that.
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16 years ago
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O.K., I have to agree with the slamming of Fagan's review; the arrogance, egotism, and pomposity of Fagan's commentary are obnoxious at best. (I read the whole article, BTW). I do not agree with J. A. West's tone in several of his comments that he makes about Maat, but I have to admit that he seems close to the mark when he uses the term "Maatzis". I am VERY far from being a Sitchin-
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16 years ago
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Good point, Zahadam. String's assertions about testability, and the free use of the term 'pseudo-science' (a derisive term) sound a great deal like rigid orthodoxy. The term 'testability' is being used in a very subjective fashion, with a slant in favor of established orthodox ideas, with a claim of 'non-testability' shunting Hancock and Bauval's theories (and others, presumably) into the deris
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16 years ago
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'Human nature...always evident and therefire always irrelevant?" The human nature that I refer to is the psychological impediments to scientific discovery and advancement, such as escalation of commitment to one's chosen, or favorite theory, and the automatic defense of that position that usually arises, as well as a state of denial/rationalisation when presented with growing evidence that
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16 years ago
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O.K., Somestring, several points here. "Modern scientific method", as you describe it, has only limited, at best, application to fields beyond chemistry and physics, and, biology. In chemistry in particular, you can reliably test...combine two substances, with 'x' and 'n' proporties in 'y' fashion, you WILL GET 'z' result. Testable, verifiable, and repeatable. Physics is similar...
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16 years ago
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YES!! got in one! Bless ye.
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16 years ago
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Good point AO. I have read many books and studies from both orthodox and alternative writers, and, for the most part, I find myself generally agreeing with Graham's arguments, the gist of which can be summed up as 'We (our current civilisation(s) are NOT NECESSARILY the 'top of the bill' so to speak...and we have generally, so far, failed to study the POSSIBILITY (emphasise that) that there were
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16 years ago
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I think the issue of orthodox vs alternative is one that involves psychology as much as anything else; primarily the psychology of 'power & authority' and of 'vested interest'. While I understand your point about not wanting to label people, and pigeonhole them into boxes, it is something that happens when an issue is discussed; as soon as you state a POSITION on a subject, you are taking a
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16 years ago
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I am interested in ANYTHING additional that I can find on these peoples.
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16 years ago
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I DO have Herodotus-The Histories...actually, that was my first introduction to the peoples of these names; but, being picky in my 'historian' frame of mind, I must seek other sources for comparison/contrast. It's a bit of a problem, though, in that It's very hard to find anything with other than scattered references, and usually by western authors. I am looking for something that may focus mo
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16 years ago
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Hello everyone...I am doing a bit of research on the eurasian peoples of ancient times, and am seeking additional help/direction in looking for sources/opinions regarding the peoples known to ancient history as Sarmatian, and Scythian. All of the texts that I currently have are at variance on the locations of these peoples at different times in the past, except for general agreement on the locat
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16 years ago
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I agree with the premise that a significant portion of our ancient history is lost when oral history and cultural tales (legends, myths) are treated as 'unverified'-or worse, simply dismissed as fantasy. 'Unverified', I can understand, but I think the tendency is toward outright dismissal; and, when some legends are found to intersect documentable history, it is dismissed then as 'coincidence',
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16 years ago
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84. Re: Abu
You know, the term 'AbydOS', with the -os sound at the end, sounds like an older term that was Hellenized; I wonder if that could have occured during the Hellene-descended dynasty of the Ptolemies?
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16 years ago
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'ello. If the original head of the Sphinx was that of a male lion, with mane, I don't think it would have been at all out of proportion with the body, IMHO.
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16 years ago
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According to my copy of Edward James's "The Franks", the Frankish king Merovech was said to be the son of the Frankish (Salian sub-group) king Chlogio, who attacked and captured the city of Arras, in about 450 A.D. This is about the time of the Roman conflicts with the Hunnic king Attila, and it is believed that there were Franks fighting alongside the Romans. There is a later traditi
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16 years ago
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Keith, I, for one, do give credence (at least for the most part) to the one-continent idea (Pangea). Anecdotally, when looking at the western coast of Africa, and the eastern coast of South America/Central America, as well as the correlation between northern Australia and Southern Papua-New Guinea, I think it is very likely that they were all connected at one time. However, for the cause of the
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16 years ago
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This is another case where we need a macro-scale system wide view. We have too many rather isolated theories about ice-age triggers, and ending mechanisms. We have to consider solar cycles...we know of the app. 11 year solar cycle, but for all we can currently detect, this may be relatively minor oscillations superimposed in larger, much longer-term variations; in any event, solar cycles will h
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16 years ago
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The damage you mentioned in 1380 A.D. I agree with your reference indicating Mamluk responsibility. Mamluks were former slaves brought in from turko-mongol groups of the caucasus and central asia by the Ayyubid, dynasty/caliphate. References seem to indicate that they were more iconoclastic than the Arabs themselves, but I believe that Albert Hourani's 'History of the Arab Peoples' has the Maml
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16 years ago
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90. P.S.
What are the slopes of the surrounding plateau area? Flat, towards the Sphinx enclosure, away, and how much area would drain toward the enclosure, considering the base rock, without its current sand cover?
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