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Thanos5150 Wrote:


> Its interesting how many people were first exposed
> to this subject, at least in a more in depth way,
> by FoG. Graham's impact on this genre, and public
> awareness of the subject at large, cannot be
> understated.

Sorry for wading in but...

The importance of Fingerprints in the genre can't be understated. It's the first book I can remember that touted an advanced (or more advanced than its contemporaries) that didn't involve aliens and that gave good old human beings credit for being intelligent; human civilization and culture was simply older than was believed at the time, and had more time to develop things like astronomy, mathematics and engineering techniques. Coming on the heels of von Daniken and Sitchen, it was huge and very refreshing. That is was extremely well-written was a bonus.

It also brought catastrophism into public awareness in a way that Luis Alvarez and the discovery of the K/T impactor could not, especially since it was published a year after SL 9 hit Jupiter.


> This is not a prerequisite and when needed they
> can/should easily defer to others.

There may well be people who went into the sciences because of this genre.


> > So they
> > do it wrong--but don't understand why their
> > contribution has not been widely accepted.
>
> Can you give specific examples?
>
> > The
> > deeper issue is that many of Graham's flashy
> > fantasies of lost civilizations can't be tested
> in
> > sufficient detail to be truly supported--even
> if
> > the "know-how" and resources were available.
>
> History can be like that though, part of the
> reason why it is so open to interpretation and
> speculation.

And yet, discoveries are showing that maybe GH wasn't so off his rocker after all.


> > I've admired what you've contributed in
> Mysteries
> > for a long time, and hope some of it turns into
> a
> > book. I think it represents some of the best
> > efforts to add some of the detail sorely
> lacking
> > in Graham's books.
>
> Thanks Ray. Very kind of you.

I'll buy that book too.

I become more convinced that beings from other planets are using the Earth as a lunatic asylum ~ George Bernard Shaw



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Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 2043 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 02:13
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 451 cladking 05-Jul-19 03:29
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 396 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 04:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 421 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 05:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 371 engbren 05-Jul-19 12:45
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 340 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 339 engbren 08-Jul-19 13:54
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 360 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 14:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 356 cladking 05-Jul-19 16:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 345 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 17:24
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 338 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:23
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 317 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 05:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 328 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 05:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 355 Aine 05-Jul-19 18:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 323 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:11
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 309 Aine 06-Jul-19 16:35
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 324 cladking 06-Jul-19 18:23
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 324 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 335 Aine 06-Jul-19 20:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 315 cladking 07-Jul-19 00:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 293 Aine 07-Jul-19 00:22
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 346 cladking 07-Jul-19 00:58
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 302 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 23:27
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 289 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 277 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 23:40
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 294 Aine 10-Jul-19 01:43
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 287 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:00
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 339 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 09:52
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 335 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 15:46
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 304 Aine 06-Jul-19 16:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 306 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 311 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 17:25
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 308 cladking 06-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 298 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 311 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 309 Susan Doris 07-Jul-19 16:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 298 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 17:51
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 316 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 309 Susan Doris 08-Jul-19 05:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 286 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 317 drrayeye 06-Jul-19 18:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 329 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 16:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 314 cladking 07-Jul-19 16:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 303 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:31
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 328 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 23:42
The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 309 drrayeye 08-Jul-19 22:26
Re: The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 328 Eddie Larry 09-Jul-19 00:55
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 294 cladking 07-Jul-19 17:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 322 Thanos5150 08-Jul-19 01:35
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 336 eyeofhorus33 08-Jul-19 21:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 309 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 15:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 309 Susan Doris 09-Jul-19 16:45
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 288 Thanos5150 10-Jul-19 00:46
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 345 eyeofhorus33 09-Jul-19 20:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 293 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 23:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 314 engbren 10-Jul-19 08:24
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 299 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 02:14
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 298 engbren 02-Aug-19 09:27
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 310 Thanos5150 02-Aug-19 14:36
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 281 engbren 02-Aug-19 21:31
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 346 Thanos5150 03-Aug-19 14:22
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 280 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 395 Jgeeta 08-Jul-19 02:43
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 325 KsFisher 08-Jul-19 19:28
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 337 KsFisher 08-Jul-19 19:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 313 cladking 09-Jul-19 13:08
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 313 KsFisher 09-Jul-19 19:49
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 281 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 282 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 339 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 04:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 368 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:15
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 299 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 06:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 355 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 10:21
Gossip 314 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:46
Troll 334 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 18:54
Re: Troll 309 Sirfiroth 10-Jul-19 19:03
Re: Troll 351 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 19:08
An explanation in "Cowboy" 339 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:42
Other times, I poke the dog with a stick. 293 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:15
Not at all, Ray 361 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 07:19
Matt's rules 302 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 07:52
Ray gets schooled 384 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 11:31
Ho Ho Ho 313 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 14:12
Re: Ray gets schooled 306 Martin Stower 11-Jul-19 21:10
Fighting "trolls" in Texas 302 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:09
Re: Gossip 283 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:15
The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 299 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 07:07
Don't worry, Pancho 312 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 08:04
Grovel. Grovel. 291 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 10:54
Re: The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 293 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 11:35
Getting an "innocent" to take the bait 322 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 20:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 307 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:09
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 289 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 323 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 02:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 291 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 07:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 283 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 15:37
Unfortunately 305 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 17:52
Re: Unfortunately 291 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 00:09
Level 3 301 drrayeye 12-Jul-19 00:48
Re: Unfortunately 277 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 15:06
Re: Unfortunately 316 cladking 12-Jul-19 17:10
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 320 kborissov 12-Jul-19 02:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 310 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 02:59
Australian jargon 312 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:39
Re: Australian jargon 336 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Australian jargon 295 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:20
Re: Australian jargon 304 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 23:58
Thanks 313 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:12
Re: Australian jargon 286 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:00
Re: Australian jargon 322 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 01:47
Re: Australian jargon 334 cladking 11-Jul-19 02:44
Re: Australian jargon 309 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 03:58
Re: Australian jargon 322 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 04:02
Re: Australian jargon 295 cladking 11-Jul-19 04:22
Re: Australian jargon 310 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 04:50
Re: Australian jargon 309 cladking 11-Jul-19 14:31
Re: Australian jargon 309 Warwick 11-Jul-19 15:31
Re: Australian jargon 291 cladking 11-Jul-19 15:57
um 297 Warwick 11-Jul-19 17:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 317 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:11
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 313 cloister 11-Jul-19 13:32
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 294 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 14:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 307 cloister 12-Jul-19 19:03
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 362 Thanos5150 13-Jul-19 01:33
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 330 AndyBlackard 11-Jul-19 19:40
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 287 Eddie Larry 11-Jul-19 19:47
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 313 Warwick 11-Jul-19 19:58
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 338 Dejus 12-Jul-19 11:20
the Dinosaur destroyer 576 hendrik dirker 12-Jul-19 15:02
Re: the Dinosaur destroyer 441 Robert Jameson 14-Sep-19 13:35


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