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Barbelo
QuoteYou will see that the con job "ranking" of 2 is what changes Martin's degree of certainty from chance they are representing constellations, from 1 in 280 million chance he is wrong to 1 in 140 million chance he is wrong. Does being wrong only once in 280 million or 140 million mean that one is right? Or, does it still mean that one is wrong? Does that one time occur on th
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Yesterday
Barbelo
So, in a nutshell, your position is that the Rate of Precession is a constant with minor fluctuations. Does this rule out the possibility of Sun being in a Binary System, but with a circular orbit? The reason that I ask this is because no one except for Corpuscles has, this month, attempted to challenge the outcome of Newcomb's Formulae purely on the impossibility of a body starting from a
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2 days ago
Barbelo
Quote1. While the cave art may be animals only, which I have said remains a strong possibility, it is really out of place to presume that anyone knows if this is true. That possibility may have been stated (I'm not sure) ,but the odds of that occurring are certainly not 100%. It's not just constellations under discussion, it's quite specific constellations viz. those constellations which a
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2 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteWhich of these most closely represents Chicago? My money's on the bear.
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2 days ago
Barbelo
Would you mind addressing the anomaly of the rate of precessional increase, and how it fits into your model?
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2 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteAs a theoretical physicist I have a reasonable understanding of the mechanics and stability of Earth's orbit. The forces required to make any substantial change to Earth's orbit would be immense. Our very existence guarantees this never happened. Total BS. Please comment on real science as deduced from real scientists. QuoteYou will see that detailed simulations of the change
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2 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteAnd at that proximity why does not, both Sun and said unit? be seen (observed ?), on a destructive trajectory? For those who seriously consider a Binary System to be worthy of further research as to a possibility of being the reason for the discussed phenomenon, this is the crucial question. I am not aware that the ancients named it. Consider the case of Eta Carinae. QuoteAt the
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3 days ago
Barbelo
It may be prudent to hesitate before using the present tense verb "debunks." Notwithstanding this, your reservation about the existence of a binary stellar companion requires exploration. Quoteour next nearest star is Sirius Sirius is 8.58 light years from Earth. Alpha Centauri C is 4.24 light years from Earth. However, this star is one of a three star system which could cau
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3 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteThat work is nonsense and not accepted by any scientist. Earth's orbital parameters are very stable. The level of pomposity exhibited by yourself on this board has never been exceeded previously. Congratulations! If the work of Newcomb is "nonsense", then you will have to provide evidence that it is. You can't. Your level of understanding of Precession of the Equi
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4 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteIn any event, having deduced the ancient zodiac from observations at several sites, it is the objective statistical test against Palaeolithic cave art radiocarbon data that scientifically validates the hypothesis. Given the lack of any alternative explanation for this correlation, it in my view constitutes a proof. By this self-aggrandizing statement, one assumes that your "proof
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4 days ago
Barbelo
I agree that there has to be a convention regarding the zodiacal signs which must be adhered to so as to provide clarity of discussion. I mentioned this somewhere in this month's topic. My argument is not with the "glyphs" per se, but in morphing them into another form so as to suit one's theory of whatever, and calling it science, when in reality it is mere speculation. As the AOM has
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6 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteWe only know the historical geological record, which indicates a cyclical pattern – like an orbit. Brahma breathes in. Momentarily stops. Brahma breathes out. Momentarily stops. Brahma breathes in.............
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6 days ago
Barbelo
I like this post. Checked out your links and will follow through. I never liked Bill Bryson's travel books and never read anything after that crap "A Short History of Nearly Everything." I've found Hancock and Cruttenden to be polite, Bauval to be brusque and Creighton to be acerbic. For some unfathomable reason, sarcasm as an instructional tool seems somewhat lacking in app
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6 days ago
Barbelo
The point is that with a good imagination there are any number of permutations of joining dots. Does anyone truly believe that the three lines of Aries realistically represents a ram. Those lines could fit into just about any shape one wished.
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6 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteThe limited amount of variations 20,000 yrs either side of NOW seem somewhat irrelevant to the AoM topic? Only if the AOM can prove that the Precession of the Equinoxes had a starting point outside of the parameters of his "sealed deal." Even using Newcomb's Formula, there is a 7000 year discrepancy over 50000 years. The AOM is within this range with his 40000 year old cave
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7 days ago
Barbelo
According to the Binary Research Institute, an observer on a planet in a binary system would notice a change in orientation at a rate commensurate to the orbit period around the common center of mass. With minor local effects and no eccentricity, this type of change in orientation at 50 minutes per year would equate to an orbit periodicity of 25,920 years. (1,296,000/50 = 25,920). At 54 minut
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7 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteI think the argument is much better than “connecting dots”. That is literally what the AOM is doing. End of conversation.
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7 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteDr. Brophy then goes on to an even more significant hypothesis, which is that the southern three stones represent the head and shoulders of Orion, but that they are at an angle when Orion is at his greatest tilt from the motion of precession. Dr. Brophy was an AOM some years ago and had just co authored a book with Robert Bauval entitled "Black Genesis" in which Nabla Playa is
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7 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteSurely, you acknowledge that the effect is observable and measurable? Correct. But 2000 years is too small a sample to extrapolate with any accuracy. Quotef you are merely stating humans have never observed and recorded a full cycle, then I agree. So, with no evidence to prove otherwise (but happy to analyse any results to the contrary), Precession of the Equinoxes could have
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7 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteAnd your dismissal of imagination leads where...? To our AOM, who professes to be a stickler for the Scientific Method but, in actual fact, is simply using his imagination to join dots together in order to beguile those willing to believe.
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8 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteSee Napta Playa, which dates to 11kbc . The site seems to infer a much earlier interest in precession, Nabta Playa is designed as a prehistoric calendar to mark two significant celestial phenomena – the summer solstice, which is associated with the onset of summer rains, and the arrangement of stars in the night sky, which they used to guide themselves across the desert. Nothing to
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8 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteI suggest funding more archaeological work! If we don’t want to do that, then we have to use our imaginations. Imaginations. Exactly! No proof required. Just use our imaginations. The AOM is certainly leading the way.
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8 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteHowever, I firmly agree with Martin that this matter seems to be firmly settled. OK. That's what the Vatican told Galileo.
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8 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteI learned the constellations by observing the night sky and used a field manual to do so. QuoteThe same skills used by our forbearers are required. I wonder what the cave dwellers of Lascaux used for a field manual. The point is more than simply recognizing the constellations along the zodiac. It's the science behind using them to recognize that the zodiac moves along the ecliptic
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8 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteYou could and likely have looked up information about that which you ask. Correct. QuoteEven the simple wiki article on the subject Axial Precession is rather comprehensive about what is known Axial Precession is unproven. "Sealing the deal" on an unproven assumption is not scientific. As I have endeavored to highlight, Axial Precession may not exist. Other forces coul
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9 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteThere is no issue concerning the Great Year. The rate of precession is very accurately known by scientists. I beg to differ. Your whole theory is predicated upon the following assumptions: (1) The Rate of Precession is a constant, of which you have offered no scientific proof, and (2) The Great Year is a constant in terms of the number of years for one rotation of the Great
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9 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteYour photographs are wasted because the human eye doesn’t work like a camera. A camera has the ability to keep collecting light radiation and building brighter and brighter images until the film is overexposed. Agreed. So, if not photographs, what would you suggest that I use to highlight the fact of the difficulty of discerning certain constellations which comprise the Zodiac? Dra
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9 days ago
Barbelo
If cavemen in France could do it 40 000 years ago, surely it must be a piece of cake for us, more evolved lot. Now, in your country one couldn't imagine the indigenous folk spotting a bison roaming across the wide, brown country and that night going into their cave, cooking up some grub and looking up into the night sky and seeing a bison motif in the stars which required them to paint it on t
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9 days ago
Barbelo
QuoteThe great year is known very well with good accuracy, as for all other motions of Earth. Any chance that you could explain just how accurate this knowledge is? Or, are we just expected to take your word for it? You can start with the Rate of Precession. Is it constant, speeding up or slowing down? Then, lead into the number of measured Great Years and the methods used to calculate
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9 days ago
Barbelo
For experts only. Below are the 12 constellations of the zodiac. Can you correctly name each one? Some stars have been brightened and colored to make recognition easier. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
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