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Scott wrote:

But I personaly I prefer the hypothesis that suggests humans were responsible rather than 'ancient aliens'. Of course, it is not beyond the bounds of impossibility that ancient aliens were involved

From my perspective, the first requirement of the researcher of ancient studies is to take steps to remove their own wishfulness from the equation. My answer to that requirement is to try to begin each interpretation with an unequivocal statement on the part of the culture being studied. Where possible, I try to confirm that statement by matching it with comparable evidence from other cultures who seem to share the same tradition.

Now, if culture after culture explicitly states the same viewpoint about some aspect of their rituals or symbols, I wouldn't be much of a scientist - nor could I argue to have taken precautions against my own wishfulness - if I then chose some OTHER starting point for my interpretation!

Based on that viewpoint, I ask what scientific basis there is for simply setting aside the corroborated view of these cultures that they had- in some remote period - received advanced scientific knowledge from someone more capable than themselves? Especially in light of the fact that we have little or NO evidence that they evolved that knowledge on their own?

- Laird


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The Accuracy of Measurements 191 Edward Nightingale 06-Mar-11 03:00
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 130 Scott Creighton 06-Mar-11 19:32
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 132 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 00:27
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 138 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 00:44
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 146 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 02:08
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 113 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 03:09
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 142 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 03:26
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 158 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Mar-11 16:48
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 130 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 17:10
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 139 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 17:37
History and Update 149 Dr. Troglodyte 10-Mar-11 19:00
Re: History and Update 130 Laird Scranton 10-Mar-11 19:56
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 133 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 10:23
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 101 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 15:25
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 131 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 15:44
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 145 lobo-hotei 07-Mar-11 16:11
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 96 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 17:59
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 94 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 18:16
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 95 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 19:08
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 137 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 21:31
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 134 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 23:43
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 135 Laird Scranton 08-Mar-11 02:39
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 131 lobo-hotei 08-Mar-11 00:19
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 121 Scott Creighton 08-Mar-11 23:38
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 145 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 14:58
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 129 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 15:00
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 97 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 16:10
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 136 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 16:33
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 133 Ahatmose 09-Mar-11 16:37
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 136 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 16:39
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 144 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 16:38
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 136 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 16:42
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 144 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 16:50
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 96 Ahatmose 09-Mar-11 16:53
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 97 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 17:18
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 138 Ahatmose 09-Mar-11 17:40
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 138 carolb 09-Mar-11 19:05
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 142 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 20:15
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 144 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 20:17
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 127 carolb 09-Mar-11 20:27
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 99 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 21:01
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 116 carolb 09-Mar-11 21:27
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 153 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 01:05
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 147 carolb 10-Mar-11 01:09
Mod Warning 204 lukehancock 10-Mar-11 07:51
Re: Mod Warning 142 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 15:11
Re: Mod Warning 159 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 15:14
Re: Mod Warning 200 lukehancock 10-Mar-11 16:59
Re: Mod Warning 105 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 19:35
earlier request also 123 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 19:46
Mod Note to Scott & Lobo 191 lukehancock 11-Mar-11 08:33
Re: Mod Note to Scott & Lobo 105 lobo-hotei 11-Mar-11 17:22
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 144 Lee Burton 07-Mar-11 19:07
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 161 Edward Nightingale 06-Mar-11 22:24
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 185 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 00:40
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 240 magisterchessmutt 07-Mar-11 17:54
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 165 Edward Nightingale 07-Mar-11 06:54
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 142 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 11:06
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 142 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 15:52
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 113 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 15:53
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 135 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 18:11
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 148 Edward Nightingale 07-Mar-11 15:48
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 166 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 19:05
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 90 magisterchessmutt 07-Mar-11 19:57
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 88 Edward Nightingale 07-Mar-11 16:02
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 137 Edward Nightingale 07-Mar-11 16:24
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 134 Edward Nightingale 08-Mar-11 03:22
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 135 Scott Creighton 08-Mar-11 16:08
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 136 Edward Nightingale 09-Mar-11 01:11
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 134 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 09:54
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 138 laughin 09-Mar-11 18:38
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 111 Scott Creighton 10-Mar-11 17:41
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 92 Scott Creighton 10-Mar-11 18:03
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 136 Edward Nightingale 10-Mar-11 23:46
Where or where did the erroneous images go ? 136 Ahatmose 11-Mar-11 00:31
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 144 Scott Creighton 11-Mar-11 00:33
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 149 Edward Nightingale 11-Mar-11 03:11


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