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You shot yourself in the foot, I think, with your comment --"Hey, let's carve a big lion." If that is indeed what happened, or anything similar, you have implied a rather advanced culture exists; for anyone to have time to do such a thing, ( my own carving included), you have to have a surplus of time--liesure time, essentially, and resources. The Sphinx is a massive undertaking calling for surveying skills, skilled and unskilled labor (stone masons, rubble removal, etc), crew supervision, feeding, housing, as well as a system of either recruiting, or forcing labor to be expended on the building of such a monument. These workers are not working the crops, catching the fish, hunting the game; someone ELSE has to do that, i.e., a division/specialisation of labor, something usually associated with 'civilisations'.

You imply that it takes no skill to produce a carving; I have seen the unskilled try to pull it off, and, I'm afraid, it doesn't work. Skill is proven by the fact that we can view this huge statue of a 'lion', and know that's what it is-we can recognize the subject of the carving; if it had been done by unskilled labor just 'hacking away' at the rock, we would be viewing it and reacting like 'O.K., yeah, um, what the hell is it?"

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To John A West: I Honorably Object 568 R Avry Wilson 08-Jan-04 07:27
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 297 Dyrham 08-Jan-04 12:09
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 309 R Avry Wilson 08-Jan-04 12:27
Yes and No 310 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 15:29
Re: Yes and No 286 lobo-hotei 08-Jan-04 16:20
exactly! 330 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 16:44
Re: exactly! 311 Elizabeth Newton 09-Jan-04 01:31
Re: exactly! 289 G. VDC 09-Jan-04 08:34
that's a big help ...NOT!~ 263 W. L. Nixon 10-Jan-04 15:46
Re: that's a big help ...NOT!~ 299 Elizabeth Newton 11-Jan-04 05:07
I'll try again 307 W. L. Nixon 11-Jan-04 15:33
Re: I'll try again 230 Elizabeth Newton 11-Jan-04 15:57
Re: I'll try again 282 W. L. Nixon 11-Jan-04 16:19
Re: I'll try again 236 Elizabeth Newton 11-Jan-04 16:29
Re: exactly! 320 Cynnara 09-Jan-04 12:44
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 323 scimitar 08-Jan-04 16:46
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 256 rubberdown 08-Jan-04 12:28
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 265 R Avry Wilson 08-Jan-04 12:31
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 300 cardinal guzman 08-Jan-04 13:04
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 239 Dyrham 09-Jan-04 18:04
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 375 SunSword 09-Jan-04 19:29
On the way to the park 314 j_bowles 08-Jan-04 14:44
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 379 scimitar 08-Jan-04 16:20
An apology? Where? 311 G. VDC 08-Jan-04 16:33
I can only opine that... 274 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 16:56
Re: I can only opine that... 435 G. VDC 08-Jan-04 17:00
The Bludgeon of Ludicrous Wit... 284 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 17:20
Re: The Bludgeon of Ludicrous Wit... 282 G. VDC 08-Jan-04 17:23
Re: The Bludgeon of Ludicrous Wit... 282 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 17:31
Re: An apology? Where? 292 ArmchairObserver 08-Jan-04 17:01
You are ignoring.. 287 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 17:07
Re: You are ignoring.. 255 ArmchairObserver 08-Jan-04 22:38
hard to believe 273 j_bowles 08-Jan-04 23:04
Re: hard to believe 320 G. VDC 09-Jan-04 08:28
Re: hard to believe 294 mephisto 09-Jan-04 12:34
Re: hard to believe 262 G. VDC 09-Jan-04 12:36
Re: hard to believe 271 mephisto 09-Jan-04 12:39
Re: hard to believe 260 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 18:00
in this thread 268 W. L. Nixon 10-Jan-04 15:54
Re: An apology? Where? 243 G. VDC 08-Jan-04 17:20
Re: An apology? Where? 253 ArmchairObserver 08-Jan-04 22:39
Re: An apology? Where? 269 G. VDC 09-Jan-04 08:26
Re: An apology? Where? 370 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 18:05
Re: An apology? Where? 316 Bent 08-Jan-04 17:42
Re: An apology? Where? 284 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 17:48
Re: An apology? Where? 278 G. VDC 08-Jan-04 17:53
clarification 288 G. VDC 08-Jan-04 17:57
Warwick & Gerd......... 287 Bent 08-Jan-04 19:17
Bent 300 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 19:46
Re: Bent 246 Bent 08-Jan-04 19:56
Re: Bent 288 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 20:23
Re: Bent 335 Bent 08-Jan-04 20:26
Re: Bent 370 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 20:32
Re: Bent 243 G. VDC 09-Jan-04 08:25
Re: Bent 241 W. L. Nixon 10-Jan-04 15:56
Re: Bent 270 G. VDC 10-Jan-04 16:13
Re: An apology? Where? 247 lobo-hotei 08-Jan-04 18:16
Lobo... 256 Bent 08-Jan-04 18:31
Re: An apology? Where? 247 Jaimi 08-Jan-04 23:59
And the body faced east 237 j_bowles 08-Jan-04 16:53
Re: And the body faced east 219 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 17:03
Re: And the body faced east 250 j_bowles 08-Jan-04 18:21
Hold on a minute 354 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 18:32
Re: The Measured Sphinx 294 JDMilller 08-Jan-04 18:31
Re: The Measured Sphinx 258 G. VDC 08-Jan-04 18:38
I'll try! 277 W. L. Nixon 08-Jan-04 18:46
*GRINS* 261 G. VDC 08-Jan-04 18:53
Re: *GRINS* 270 Cynnara 09-Jan-04 12:43
Re: The Measured Sphinx 283 cardinal guzman 09-Jan-04 00:17
Re: The Measured Sphinx 256 G. VDC 09-Jan-04 08:20
Re: The Measured Sphinx 300 ArmchairObserver 08-Jan-04 22:54
Great example of the fluff JAW was complaining about 269 Laird Scranton 08-Jan-04 23:09
Re: To John A West: I Honorably Object 226 Diomede 09-Jan-04 00:50
The Sakkara Tombs 332 G. VDC 09-Jan-04 12:34
G.VDC Some Questions for you to answer directly please 423 Thirdwave 09-Jan-04 15:43
Re: G.VDC Some Questions for you to answer directly please 288 G. VDC 09-Jan-04 17:03
Re: G.VDC Some Questions for you to answer directly please 242 Thirdwave 09-Jan-04 20:55
Re: G.VDC Some Questions for you to answer directly please 281 G. VDC 10-Jan-04 14:33
Original Thinking and Common Sense 263 Thirdwave 10-Jan-04 17:32
can we please.. 289 W. L. Nixon 10-Jan-04 17:40
Walk this way ..... 247 Thirdwave 10-Jan-04 17:53
Re: Walk this way ..... 262 W. L. Nixon 10-Jan-04 17:58
Oh deary dear ! 268 Thirdwave 10-Jan-04 18:10
the Topic is.. 258 W. L. Nixon 10-Jan-04 18:41
Re: the Topic is.. 264 Thirdwave 10-Jan-04 18:48
Re: Original Thinking and Common Sense 316 Greg Reeder 10-Jan-04 19:49
nonsense reigns 413 j_bowles 10-Jan-04 20:02
Re: Original Thinking and Common Sense 354 Thirdwave 10-Jan-04 20:07
Re: Original Thinking and Common Sense 310 R Avry Wilson 11-Jan-04 08:03
are you saying... 309 W. L. Nixon 11-Jan-04 15:40
Re: Original Thinking and Common Sense 308 G. VDC 11-Jan-04 13:18
Re: Original Thinking and Common Sense 260 Laird Scranton 11-Jan-04 16:00
Re: Original Thinking and Common Sense 302 Greg Reeder 12-Jan-04 03:32
Re: Original Thinking and Common Sense 348 G. VDC 12-Jan-04 05:56
Re: Original Thinking and Common Sense 232 G. VDC 12-Jan-04 05:58
Mr West... 269 Cynnara 09-Jan-04 16:16
Re: Mr West... 259 Laird Scranton 09-Jan-04 19:47
Re: Mr West... 276 Cynnara 09-Jan-04 23:37
Re: Mr West... 257 Laird Scranton 09-Jan-04 23:45
Re: Mr West... 292 Cynnara 10-Jan-04 00:14
Re: Mr West... 264 Laird Scranton 10-Jan-04 05:10
Re: Mr West... 246 Archae Solenhofen 10-Jan-04 06:03
Re: Mr West... 250 Laird Scranton 10-Jan-04 16:32
I could be wrong but... 262 W. L. Nixon 10-Jan-04 16:46
Re: Mr West... 259 Archae Solenhofen 10-Jan-04 19:33
Archae...... 292 Bent 10-Jan-04 20:11
Re: Mr West... 332 Cynnara 10-Jan-04 12:26
Re: Mr West... 260 Archae Solenhofen 10-Jan-04 06:00
Re: Mr West... 310 Laird Scranton 10-Jan-04 16:35
Re: Mr West... 280 Archae Solenhofen 10-Jan-04 19:36
Re: Mr West... 267 Laird Scranton 11-Jan-04 00:08
Re: Mr West... 245 W. L. Nixon 11-Jan-04 16:59
Re: Mr West... 238 Archae Solenhofen 12-Jan-04 06:30
Episode 3 of JAW's Magical Tour 241 Atlantida 09-Jan-04 20:59


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