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drrayeye Wrote:
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> Peter,
>
> Having read the OP, a variety of thoughtful
> responses and interactions, and having already
> posted thousands of times on GHMB, you choose to
> entertain us with Australian jargon rather than
> provide thoughtful answers to Lee's query? Gish
> galloping is not the way to go.
>
> How about sharing how you came to this board, and
> your special interests: mainstream vs.
> alternative. Maybe a note or two about your own
> special competencies?
>
> Ray

G'day Peter

Sorry mate, I seemed to have missed your post (s?) But apparently you did a bloody grouse job of entertaining those who speak/write in various forms of Americana!

However, I have a sneaking suspicion that at least one of my two posts was mistakenly attributed to you. It's OK you can take the credit. Good on yerr!

Cheers
Steve

Ray

If the assumption above is true, then I forgive you , no offence taken.
Thank you for highlighting and proving at least one of the points I made. Had you read that my first post ( the serious response to what I had carefully considered was the essence of Thanos5150 /Lee's thread)
you would clearly have noted I signed it with my real firstname.

However, being a repetitive active campaigner for your own unique brand of Christianity here, it was obviously that second unsigned post that stirred your reaction, and your assumptions.

I think Lee would have been capable of making the thread title something like " How and why did you come to GHMB" if that was the essence of his intent?

Nevertheless , just for you, I honestly cannot remember how or why I found my way to GHMB. I lurked as a reader (non member) for many years before finally joining. I clearly had ROCKS in my head (intentional pun)
Fascinated with the working of hard stone in mysterious places around the world in particular Peru/ Bolivia and without any formal education in ancient history, archaeology and such, but with a curiosity which had been unable to be addressed during an active life where other recreational pursuits diminished available time to research such curiosity.

I held unformed somewhat "fringe" hunches but not the knowledge or facts to be clear about them.

In Thanos OP he refers to "alternative ideas". I ask the rhetorical question alternative to what?

If any alternative idea has any merit then intrinsically it is the promoters primary duty to be thoroughly familiar with the established consensus ("mainstream") and the reasons for such , in order to have any real basis for promoting an "alternative". Long before having any solid or reasonable basis for promoting such as a truth or fact. However we all know most such "ideas" are merely speculation, conjecture and fantasy, devoid of evidence or detailed proven fact.

This is why I am so grateful for the appearance of those with more solid mainstream KNOWLEDGE who kindly go out of their way through an avalanche of crazy musings to provide at least a short statement and more often link to substantial reading matter or material in which those who have a genuine unbiased interest can build greater knowledge and clarity about the subject matter.

Sometimes here I will post to promote /encourage such knowledgeable persons and I am sincerely grateful to amongst others all the persons specifically listed by Thanos5150, they make a wonderful contribution and I claim have taught me a great deal.

Kind regards
Steve

PS. Surely you are not crazy enough that if you thought/imagined a voice in your head demanded you prove your loyalty the the universe, that you would consider murdering (cutting the throat) of your child?

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Subject Views Written By Posted
Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 2021 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 02:13
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 439 cladking 05-Jul-19 03:29
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 383 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 04:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 408 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 05:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 360 engbren 05-Jul-19 12:45
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 327 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 326 engbren 08-Jul-19 13:54
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 348 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 14:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 342 cladking 05-Jul-19 16:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 333 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 17:24
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 325 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:23
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 305 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 05:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 316 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 05:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 341 Aine 05-Jul-19 18:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 311 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:11
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 296 Aine 06-Jul-19 16:35
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 312 cladking 06-Jul-19 18:23
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 311 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 322 Aine 06-Jul-19 20:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 302 cladking 07-Jul-19 00:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 281 Aine 07-Jul-19 00:22
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 332 cladking 07-Jul-19 00:58
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 291 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 23:27
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 276 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 265 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 23:40
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 278 Aine 10-Jul-19 01:43
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 274 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:00
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 326 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 09:52
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 322 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 15:46
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 291 Aine 06-Jul-19 16:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 294 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 299 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 17:25
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 296 cladking 06-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 286 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 300 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 290 Susan Doris 07-Jul-19 16:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 286 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 17:51
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 302 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 296 Susan Doris 08-Jul-19 05:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 273 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 298 drrayeye 06-Jul-19 18:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 316 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 16:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 301 cladking 07-Jul-19 16:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 292 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:31
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 315 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 23:42
The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 298 drrayeye 08-Jul-19 22:26
Re: The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 315 Eddie Larry 09-Jul-19 00:55
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 281 cladking 07-Jul-19 17:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 310 Thanos5150 08-Jul-19 01:35
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 324 eyeofhorus33 08-Jul-19 21:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 296 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 15:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 294 Susan Doris 09-Jul-19 16:45
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 276 Thanos5150 10-Jul-19 00:46
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 332 eyeofhorus33 09-Jul-19 20:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 281 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 23:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 298 engbren 10-Jul-19 08:24
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 286 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 02:14
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 286 engbren 02-Aug-19 09:27
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 296 Thanos5150 02-Aug-19 14:36
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 270 engbren 02-Aug-19 21:31
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 330 Thanos5150 03-Aug-19 14:22
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 266 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 382 Jgeeta 08-Jul-19 02:43
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 309 KsFisher 08-Jul-19 19:28
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 321 KsFisher 08-Jul-19 19:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 302 cladking 09-Jul-19 13:08
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 300 KsFisher 09-Jul-19 19:49
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 265 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 269 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 327 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 04:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 355 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:15
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 287 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 06:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 344 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 10:21
Gossip 302 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:46
Troll 322 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 18:54
Re: Troll 298 Sirfiroth 10-Jul-19 19:03
Re: Troll 339 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 19:08
An explanation in "Cowboy" 325 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:42
Other times, I poke the dog with a stick. 280 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:15
Not at all, Ray 345 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 07:19
Matt's rules 290 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 07:52
Ray gets schooled 365 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 11:31
Ho Ho Ho 301 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 14:12
Re: Ray gets schooled 293 Martin Stower 11-Jul-19 21:10
Fighting "trolls" in Texas 289 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:09
Re: Gossip 271 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:15
The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 286 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 07:07
Don't worry, Pancho 299 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 08:04
Grovel. Grovel. 279 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 10:54
Re: The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 280 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 11:35
Getting an "innocent" to take the bait 309 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 20:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 295 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:09
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 278 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 310 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 02:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 280 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 07:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 270 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 15:37
Unfortunately 290 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 17:52
Re: Unfortunately 279 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 00:09
Level 3 290 drrayeye 12-Jul-19 00:48
Re: Unfortunately 266 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 15:06
Re: Unfortunately 304 cladking 12-Jul-19 17:10
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 306 kborissov 12-Jul-19 02:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 298 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 02:59
Australian jargon 299 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:39
Re: Australian jargon 324 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Australian jargon 282 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:20
Re: Australian jargon 292 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 23:58
Thanks 301 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:12
Re: Australian jargon 274 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:00
Re: Australian jargon 309 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 01:47
Re: Australian jargon 322 cladking 11-Jul-19 02:44
Re: Australian jargon 296 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 03:58
Re: Australian jargon 311 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 04:02
Re: Australian jargon 284 cladking 11-Jul-19 04:22
Re: Australian jargon 298 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 04:50
Re: Australian jargon 295 cladking 11-Jul-19 14:31
Re: Australian jargon 296 Warwick 11-Jul-19 15:31
Re: Australian jargon 279 cladking 11-Jul-19 15:57
um 285 Warwick 11-Jul-19 17:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 306 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:11
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 299 cloister 11-Jul-19 13:32
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 281 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 14:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 296 cloister 12-Jul-19 19:03
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 349 Thanos5150 13-Jul-19 01:33
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 315 AndyBlackard 11-Jul-19 19:40
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 276 Eddie Larry 11-Jul-19 19:47
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 302 Warwick 11-Jul-19 19:58
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 325 Dejus 12-Jul-19 11:20
the Dinosaur destroyer 550 hendrik dirker 12-Jul-19 15:02
Re: the Dinosaur destroyer 428 Robert Jameson 14-Sep-19 13:35


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