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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Sam, Thanks to you and Aneth for great postings. Yes, Aneth, "ancient societies were as sophisticated and as technologically advanced as we are, maybe more, but...looked at the universe with different eyes and approached things differently". Plus, BTW, Sam, I love your use of the term "bumpkin". (And none of my strange British humour this time in that it often fail
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
The link does work perfectly now. The article is certainly interesting. And the time frames are staggering Adjusting the link is just the latest example of your publicly visible responsiveness as a proactive moderator. I can only imagine the scope of your behind-the-scenes diligence! Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Well expressed, Sam. I just love it when you talk dirty.... As Jamie Lee Curtis said to John Cleese in A Fish Called Wanda: Speak it! Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Well, Sam, it's a wild theory but at least you've spiced up this thread with a tantalizing idea. As the advertising folks say: "Sex sells." [Note to Moderators -- Humor alert!] I have no intellectual idea about your speculation because my time machine has been in the shop awaiting a tune-up for quite some time. (However, my intuitive truth meter says "no".) And in Volume
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Thank you, Kristin, I had missed that Popular Archaeology article, although it's probably in one of Steve Detwiler's weekly list of links. But the link fails to work now! Any suggestions? Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Riaan, Welcome back. It's great to see you participating in the AoM board again! Your maps are illuminating. Thank you. And we do know from climatologists that 'something' caused monsoon rains to begin in North Africa around 12,000 years ago, which persisted for millennia -- although they were interrupted by a thousand-year dry period (7-8,000 BCE) until permanent drought began just af
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Patricia, Rather than "missing" that "piece", my writings have dealt with the issue extensively. And I would imagine that you're operating on the underlying assumptions of uniformitarianism based on your statement. Uniformitarianism would blithely ignore the possibility that such artifacts largely were destroyed in the planetary cataclysms that ended the 4th solar epo
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Sam, The data suggest another possibility. And it's far too rich a story to post about on the GHMB. Animal husbandry, which is widest misunderstood, is discussed in depth in chapters 15-16 of the outdated 3rd edition of GNOSIS. The subject is aptly placed in the context of the world's oldest 'temple' (LOL) at Göbekli Tepe in southeastern Turkey. And Volume II is still a free download f
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
99. Bingo!
Aloha Kristin, We certainly agree that it is "better to stay agnostic and wait for the evidence". I, however, entertain interim speculation. Yet, do wait -- forgetting for the moment about all the 'Bonfires-of-the-Aztecs' episodes of destroyed records.... And forgetting for the moment about the missing skeletons referenced earlier in this thread.... Absence of evidence is never evi
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Hi Kristin, Actually, I've been saying something different. What I've been attempting to articulate is that it is premature to take a firm position about various issues due to a current absence of evidence -- especially when new evidence trickles in all the time. In my view, it's much better to (at least) remain agnostic. Anyway, one of the basic differences in our viewpoints is clear. You
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Dr. Rita, Thanks for continuing to support everyone's perceptual flexibility by raising such intriguing topics. My answers is yes to your closing question. Over the years, I gradually have become sufficiently humble to recognize that I don't know what I don't know. Let the lively discussion begin! Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Xavier, What a memorable synopsis of topics! Thank you. And I loved your citing the well-worn, last-ditch tactic for those defending orthodoxy: Namely, claiming that "something must be wrong" . Regarding your closing, I have never read The Antiquity of Man in East Anglia by James Reid Moir. But I have lived in England and know about the Ipswich Museum in the Suffolk area. M
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Wow Sam, I'd never before heard the idea expressed in your post, to wit: This might not be fully relevant to this thread but I'd guess the "hobbits" were actually bred for sexual purposes. There will likely be found that more "normal" humans lived concurrently in this place. Bred for such purposes by whom in the millennia before animal husbandry? If you're willing to share
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
104. Evidence
Aloha Kristin, Until Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile barrier, there was no evidence it could be done. In fact, respected medical and scientific authorities wrote learned treatises explaining how doing so was humanly impossible. And they were certain of their expert opinions being correct. You wrote: "Esoteric lore is one thing--evidence is another. Where are the skeletons? Sur
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Kristin, I ignored your previous challenge on this issue for two reasons. First, I felt we were talking past each other. And second, you only spotted me 5 fingers while I know how passionate you are about winning! Nevertheless, I will impulsively wade in here despite my one-finger typing constraints and a very sore, overused 'good' wrist. As I've said before, I fully agree with you
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Dr. Rita, I'm sure that the last question likely sounds curiously uninformed. FYI, I'm asking because of the website designation of 8-10 pm EST for live shows. And am unclear if one needs to translate this to EDT, which lasts until November 3rd of this year. Thanks for understanding my opaqueness! Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Dr. Rita, Do you know whether Dr. Michael Witzel will be on air for the first or second hour of Thursday's Just Energy Radio program? I need to manage my movements given time zone realities. And I'd really love to hear this live! Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Xavier, Thanks for your characteristically crisp, insightful comments. I invariably feel happy to see your GMHB online name pop up in a thread. You succinctly wrote: "I am talking about humans like us, but with a very different vision of nature and some capabilities that somehow we have lost. And yes, a superior science (for example, how could they build something like Sacsayhuama
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
It looks quite worthwhile on multiple levels. An ambitious, thoughtful work. I (for one) will certainly be eagerly listening to your interview this Thursday evening. Maybe more to be added to this reply after that. Thanks! Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Dr. Rita, In my view, your take on arbitrary or unfounded assumptions is spot on. Yet there is an odd yin-yang balance in scientific research. The hot ‘yang’ areas are in creative ferment, usually due to new observational data arriving. Results sometimes fail to match predictions or they negate long-held assumptions. This can undermine accepted views. The subsequent effect is a
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
I am consistently awed by your knowledge and resources. Thanks! Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Yes, Kristin, it was certainly different--meandering and flooding seasonally. Modern dam-building changed all that. As to rainfall erosion, recall the conclusions of Dr. Robert Schoch and John Anthony West. If you've seen the Sphinx, you certainly understand. And the pyramids were originally covered by casing stones, which would have protected against erosion. I'm sure you know that history,
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Thanks, Kristin. Great BBC link. As they say in England, You're a Star! Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
114. Horus
Great pithy background summary, Don. BTW, I used 'your' Orwell quote in a tone-setting chapter opening for Volume II. Horus often is cited as having been “the god of the Sky” for Egyptians. I tentatively have concluded that Horus referred to the Sun and celestial markers. And it would seem that places like Napta Playa were built/used by those who carefully tracked solar 'movements' such as pr
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
115. UCSB Link
Thanks, NC! I am aware of the spate of research reports but had missed this one. And, as a long-term admirer of Dr. Schoch, I greatly appreciate your positive intent. Lew
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Kristin, DNA has changed over the millennia. The gene(s) for great height slowly became recessive then disappeared over the millennia. Hence, it is misleading to project the present status quo onto the very distant past. My writings explain this. And please understand that I'm only answering to clarify with info. The last thing that I'd ever choose to does argue with a quick witted po
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
117. Zep Tepi
Aloha Mike, This is a huge subject. I am informed by Gnostic lore which views time cycles in a completely different way. So, bear with me. The 0th Time marked the 'conception' of the previous (5th) solar epoch. It occurred during a time of world-wide cataclysms, just as the 4th Age 'died'. Pythagoras taught in secret that this was about 13,500 years ago. The later 'birth' of the 5th Age occ
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Mike, I don't know about 30,000 years ago. And my research has revealed the following. Climatologists say that something caused monsoon rains in the Sahara to begin more than 12,000 years ago (recall Zep Tepi), and that torrential downpours continued for at least four thousand years. It is therefore easy to picture Robert Temple's description of Jackal Lake at the Sphinx. Greater Eg
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Kristin, Yes, acceptance of the 'proof' remains elusive. Confirmatory tests on Martian meteorites were carried out in 2010 by beaming ion streams into the extraterrestrial objects to conclusively determine whether their strange internal structures are due to geological or biological processes, but the results were muddled and the debate has continued. Nevertheless, other researchers se
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6 years ago
Dr. Lew Graham
Aloha Dr. Rita, Yes, I'd be honored and have responded privately by email. Lew
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