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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 2043 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 02:13
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 452 cladking 05-Jul-19 03:29
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 396 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 04:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 422 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 05:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 372 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 346 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 17:24
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 339 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:23
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 318 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 05:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 329 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 05:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 355 Aine 05-Jul-19 18:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 324 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 336 Aine 06-Jul-19 20:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 315 cladking 07-Jul-19 00:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 294 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 340 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 299 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 311 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 310 Susan Doris 07-Jul-19 16:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 299 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 304 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 323 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 310 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 282 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 340 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 04:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 368 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:15
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 300 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 06:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 356 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 310 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 362 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 07:19
Matt's rules 303 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 07:52
Ray gets schooled 385 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 284 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. 292 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 308 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:09
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 290 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 323 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 02:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 292 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 07:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 283 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 15:37
Unfortunately 306 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 17:52
Re: Unfortunately 292 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 00:09
Level 3 302 drrayeye 12-Jul-19 00:48
Re: Unfortunately 278 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 15:06
Re: Unfortunately 316 cladking 12-Jul-19 17:10
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 321 kborissov 12-Jul-19 02:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 311 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 02:59
Australian jargon 312 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:39
Re: Australian jargon 337 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 311 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 292 cladking 11-Jul-19 15:57
um 298 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 308 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 314 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 442 Robert Jameson 14-Sep-19 13:35


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