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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 232 Edward Nightingale 06-Mar-11 03:00
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 157 Scott Creighton 06-Mar-11 19:32
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 158 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 00:27
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 162 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 00:44
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 169 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 02:08
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 135 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 03:09
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 168 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 03:26
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 182 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Mar-11 16:48
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 157 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 17:10
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 164 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 17:37
History and Update 174 Dr. Troglodyte 10-Mar-11 19:00
Re: History and Update 154 Laird Scranton 10-Mar-11 19:56
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 156 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 10:23
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 125 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 15:25
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 155 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 15:44
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 171 lobo-hotei 07-Mar-11 16:11
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 120 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 17:59
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 120 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 18:16
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 118 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 19:08
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 164 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 21:31
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 161 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 23:43
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 160 Laird Scranton 08-Mar-11 02:39
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 157 lobo-hotei 08-Mar-11 00:19
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 144 Scott Creighton 08-Mar-11 23:38
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 170 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 14:58
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 153 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 15:00
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 120 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 16:10
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 161 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 16:33
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 158 Ahatmose 09-Mar-11 16:37
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 160 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 16:39
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 171 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 16:38
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 160 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 16:42
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 169 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 16:50
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 145 Ahatmose 09-Mar-11 16:53
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 122 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 17:18
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 162 Ahatmose 09-Mar-11 17:40
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 161 carolb 09-Mar-11 19:05
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 168 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 20:15
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 171 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 20:17
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 152 carolb 09-Mar-11 20:27
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 125 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 21:01
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 138 carolb 09-Mar-11 21:27
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 178 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 01:05
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 172 carolb 10-Mar-11 01:09
Mod Warning 234 lukehancock 10-Mar-11 07:51
Re: Mod Warning 167 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 15:11
Re: Mod Warning 183 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 15:14
Re: Mod Warning 229 lukehancock 10-Mar-11 16:59
Re: Mod Warning 138 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 19:35
earlier request also 150 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 19:46
Mod Note to Scott & Lobo 222 lukehancock 11-Mar-11 08:33
Re: Mod Note to Scott & Lobo 131 lobo-hotei 11-Mar-11 17:22
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 176 Lee Burton 07-Mar-11 19:07
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 187 Edward Nightingale 06-Mar-11 22:24
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 212 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 00:40
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 267 magisterchessmutt 07-Mar-11 17:54
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 188 Edward Nightingale 07-Mar-11 06:54
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 167 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 11:06
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 165 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 15:52
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 136 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 15:53
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 158 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 18:11
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 170 Edward Nightingale 07-Mar-11 15:48
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 190 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 19:05
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 112 magisterchessmutt 07-Mar-11 19:57
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 112 Edward Nightingale 07-Mar-11 16:02
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 162 Edward Nightingale 07-Mar-11 16:24
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 158 Edward Nightingale 08-Mar-11 03:22
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 160 Scott Creighton 08-Mar-11 16:08
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 159 Edward Nightingale 09-Mar-11 01:11
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 157 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 09:54
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 161 laughin 09-Mar-11 18:38
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 135 Scott Creighton 10-Mar-11 17:41
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 116 Scott Creighton 10-Mar-11 18:03
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 161 Edward Nightingale 10-Mar-11 23:46
Where or where did the erroneous images go ? 160 Ahatmose 11-Mar-11 00:31
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 167 Scott Creighton 11-Mar-11 00:33
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 173 Edward Nightingale 11-Mar-11 03:11


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