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16 years ago
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Point accepted...the percentage of responsibility to assign to each mechanism WOULD differ from the body to the outside walls, with a wide plateau generating a higher occurence of runoff effect than just the monument's body. I notice something else, after looking at various Sphinx images again: while I do see some signs of the scalloping/vertical weathering that (to me, at least) give a strong
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16 years ago
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I posted in the 'Raindrops are falling on my....' thread about sand trench filling, but it may be simpler to add it here, as well. Here on the U.S. Atlantic coast, I have seen several hurricanes, and their aftermath. After a ONE DAY storm, I have seen quite large swimming pools entirely filled with beach sand. Wet sand, mind you, a bit heavier than dry, when it was moved. I acknowledge that a
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16 years ago
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I agree with your point about separating the weathering of the head, from that of the rest of the 'feature'; but, as I understand it, to make the Sphinx's body, a large U-shaped trence was carved out around a central area that was to become the body. If this is indeed the case, we may separate the head-weathering mechanisms, but that of the body (the inner wall of the trench) and the outer wall
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16 years ago
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Just a bit of generalization about sand movement. I'm sorry I don't recall exactly where/when, but I saw a documentary (in Egypt) a few years ago (Nat. Geo. or Discovery channel) about a village being swallowed up by a massive sand dunes; week by week, month by month, more of the village disappeared. THAT was only taking a few years to do. And recall images of the last Iraq war, after some of
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16 years ago
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Gerd, thank you for not pushing forward a specific pharoah's name as being the model for the face; 'typically 4th dynasty characteristics' I can live with. You remarked that it was not proven that the head was completely recarved, or was originally proportional, and you go for the retouched idea. While granting this as possible, i'm afraid I would still have to lean strongly (a full %80) toward
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16 years ago
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96. p.s.
CRIPES!! Please forgive my spelling!
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16 years ago
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Thanks for the endorsement, and you comments. You have 'hit the nail on the head' with you inference about positions that have been taken, and the natural reluctance for anyone to admit that their hypothesis could be in error...it's that <BLEEP>-ing psychology again! It is, I think our toughest stumbling block in finding answers for our quesyions of the past. ANYONE who has already stake
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16 years ago
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After reading these boards for a while now, and participating for the past few days, I'll go out on a limb and 'theorize' what our problem really is; in the previous threads in this topic, I think we become obsessed with INDIVIDUAL details too often, and forget to take a SYSTEM approach. Basically, we tend to spend great effort and energy analyzing small groups of 'trees' that we may no longer
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16 years ago
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We seem to have whipped the poor Sphinx to eternal death, with only limited agreement; so for something else. I applaud GH's efforts to remind us of acievements in our very distant past, and history that we have lost. What I find interesting is the potential correlation to the implied sea connections, over great distances, by ancient peoples, and the demonstrated ability of primitive craft to m
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16 years ago
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BRAVO!! I completely agree, and endorse Graham's efforts to remind us that we (the current civilisation) are not neccessarily 'IT', the top of development. I think he remarked that we seem to be a species with a collective amnesia about our distant past--we keep assuming that we already know all (or most) everything important. But at the core of my original question was whether evolution and in
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16 years ago
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The Djed pillar image DOES look remarkably like the stacks of electrical insulators on transmission towers and substations; could be significant.
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16 years ago
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The country you are in indeed makes a difference; the 'Heyndryckx' is Belgian, I think, and I'm told that the simple -drix ending is German. Go figure.
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16 years ago
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103. mars
For those interested in mars-mars mystery (I read GH's book on Mars a few months ago) nasa.gov has finally posted many new Mars images on their website, including a few color, and lots of black&white raw images, as well as some sensor graphs; worth a visit. A question for those geology buffs out there...I notice in the Mars images a tremendous amount of very jagged, sharply fractured rock; s
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16 years ago
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Where did the mastermind come from?... There, you have hit on what I see as the primary flaw with Creationism theory, and by extension with Big Bang/evolution...whether God created heaven and Earth in 7 days(whatever days were before the Sun arrived), or whether the Big Bang 'just happened'....logic leads us to inquire what came even BEFORE? If a god/designer/intervener began everything we see
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16 years ago
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Mmmm...yes, sounds familiar!
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16 years ago
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I agree...similar spellings/sounds are likely an indication of a relationship, and the remarks about geneological searches coming up with alternate spellings is telling. For example, my own family name--Hendrix. I have seen it spelled Hendrick, Hendricks, Hendrik, Heyndrjk, Heyndryckx! Do the different spellings indicate NO connection?
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16 years ago
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Oh! Grasshopper! You are READY!!! Excellent point about randomness, and our lack of ability to measure at the proper level.
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16 years ago
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While we're thrashing out topics, how about this one (another Pandora): Astronomers religiously proclaim the mantra: "Water is neccessary for life.", when remarking about the possibility of finding life on other planets. Opinions on this? To me, it is a reasonable conjecture regarding life on our own planet, but becomes rather less so when considering other planets, the moreso the f
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16 years ago
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We are not discussing evolution v creationism, as in religious views of the latter; we are discussing the two THEORIES, and to do that, you have to accept that the 'Theory of Evolution" is exactly that: a theory...an idea, a conjecture, that may or may not an actual fact, in its current form. I'm staying away from the 'nature of God' scenarios/debate; what I am adamantly opposed to is the
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16 years ago
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'We could never transfer onto 'dead' matter the ability to think for itself.' What are we humans, animals, and plants composed of? Below the cellular level, we are made of of various assemblies of molecules, themselves composed of various assemblies of atoms, themselves composed of various assemblies of subatomic particles...matter, in fact. Yet we do indeed think, and feel, and are ALIVE.
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16 years ago
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'His sole thought...save the child" The point is, he is intervening in the natural process, and NOT allowing it to take its natural course. And not doing it for a greater design? Why did he become a doctor?To save LIVES, many and plural; to PREVENT deaths, that would occur without INTERVENTION. He became a doctor in order to have power (knowledge) to affect a wide array of lives, and ass
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16 years ago
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GOOD POINT in you last line, BRAVO! But one thing...you mentioned the big bang as setting our parameters, fixing the limits of chemistry and physics, etc. HOWEVER, isn't the Big Bang one of those things called a THEORY? And a theory, after all, is just an IDEA, (albeit we assume, an educated one), someone's guess at an issue/problem, yet to be actually proven. Astronomers insist that we take i
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16 years ago
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"It doesn't take a creator" "We did it ourselves." My point is, that with our advance in science and technology, that we are DESIGNING changes in various species, including our own; is this simple 'evolution' alone, or are we essentially on our way to becoming somewhat God-like 'creators' ourselves? (Uh-oh, don't let the Vatican hear that! Or American Southern Baptists, ei
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16 years ago
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Do I dare broach this subject? What the hell, here goes. First, I am NOT a 'new-ager' or 'born-again' (hell, once was enough!); I am a primarily aerospace, defense, and earth sciences individual, with other scientiffic interests, as well as a student of history, current, ancient, and everything in between. NOW...advocates of evolution theory tend to espouse the idea that there was no 'creator'
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16 years ago
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JAW, while I may disagree with some of the 'strident' tone of your comments about the quibblers, after reading many of the posts on this board, I certainly have to agree with the substance of your complaints. Apparently, 'nits' are very much in season. I also agree with, and applaud your remarks linking some 'scientists' with religion; I have noticed this for a very long time. Anyone who chal
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16 years ago
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If I recall correctly, that piece of wood looked like part of a wooden shaft; it looks like something that would be used to probe up the shafts to see how far they go, like a sounding line used to check water depth. I don't think it HAS to have been in place since the building; IMHO, it was probably used by whoever first actually opened the bottom of the shafts, probing around to get an idea o
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16 years ago
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You shot yourself in the foot, I think, with your comment --"Hey, let's carve a big lion." If that is indeed what happened, or anything similar, you have implied a rather advanced culture exists; for anyone to have time to do such a thing, ( my own carving included), you have to have a surplus of time--liesure time, essentially, and resources. The Sphinx is a massive undertaking call
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16 years ago
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I get a strong impression that you think three dimensional carving, in proper proportion, on a massive scale, is easy as the blink of an eye; apparently, you're not a carver on any scale. One of my hobbies is carving, mostly in wood, but some stone work, on a small scale (1 to 2 foot sizes). On any scale, it takes considerable planning, (after all, you remove too much, you can hardly put it bac
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