> Hi Aine. I'll repeat the first part I wrote to
> Robert: The physical remain have gone.
I don't mean to sound smug or anything, but without the physical remains there is no hypothesis to test.
> Smithsonian don't have ANY OF THEM anymore. We
> know they excavated seventeen 7 ft - 8ft skeletons
> as they are published in their own annual reports,
> and they received many more. When the Native
> American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
> (NAGPRA) was passed in 1990, any remaining giant
> skeletons and bones were removed from public
> display and buried according to the traditions of
> individual tribes. We often get asked: “where
> are the bones?” and we reply: “ask the
> Smithsonian and the Native Americans” as only
> they know. Saying that, The Smithsonian deny they
> ever existed.
Has it occurred to you that they may not have existed? You need to put this into historical context and look at the scientific cold war that was going on between North America and Europe at the time. Those stories may well have been fabricated to impress their European counterparts, who were digging up massive skeletons all over the place and snickering at how weak the Americas were in the Big Skeleton department.
There was also a push, including by the Smithsonian, to minimize any achievements of the Native Americans. They thought of the Natives as stupid, weak and inferior savages who couldn't possibly have built anything. It was racism, pure and simple, and gave them the justification they craved for the murder and extermination of the native peoples.
> Also, some authenticated ones are over 9ft tall,
I don't believe that. At all. I could go along with you until this. Show me the skeletons and I'll think about it, but without one, no. One skeleton maybe (genetic outliers do happen), but not several in a small population group or sample. One could be an outlier and I'll bet real money that the person didn't live past their teens. There is a real biological consequence for large humans outside their genetic range: they don't live long enough to reproduce.
> so there is a mystery here that we wish academia
> would take seriously. In the same way, Dinosaurs
> are well beyond the normal range, but they
Okay, you really don't want to go there. :)) If we're going to go off into Expanding Earth theory, we may as well stop right now.
Why the Smithsonian decided to deny their
> existence is very worrying indeed and we
> investigate them in 'The Smithsonian Files'
> chapter. The debate continues as to who built the
> mounds but there are detailed myths of an ancient
> race of rather nasty giants, and much nicer ones,
> and as so many giants are found in mounds we must
> consider that they built them. We cover this in
> the 'Legends of the Tall Ones' chapter. In
> Britain, we have over 40 accounts of giant
> skeletons being found.
With no corroborating evidence.