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IT IS THE DOOM OF MAN THAT WE FORGET

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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2009, 09:35:57 pm »

They would think that we were totally weird and our brains were fried, and our "god" had a severe case of melanoma and a sick habit of sucking on a hot exhaust pipe Grin

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An open-minded view of the past allows for an unprejudiced glimpse into the future.

Logic rules.

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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2009, 09:36:25 pm »

Hi Mike,

That is the great thing about our interpretation of the ancients:  we tend to invest what we find of them with our own personal prejudices.  Recently, for instance, some archaeologist decided that the Venus statues of prehistory were all simply "toys." This is a cornerstone of belief in Marija Gimbutas "Goddess" theories.  How they entered the ancients minds and came up with that opposite conclusion is beyond me since most other sculptures are regularly believed to be rulers or gods.

My name actually comes from the 1963 Outer Limits series, which I consider to be the better of the two by far (something about the combination of monsters and themes it had).

Here is the story of it:

THE FORM of THINGS UNKNOWN




After two girls murder a ruthless man, they come upon a blind man's house wherein lies a time slanting machine. This machine is believed to have the power to go back into the past with a tilting device and bring the dead back to life.The inventor brings himself and the murdered man back, only to realize that God alone should have the power to decide on life or death.
 
 

Directed by: Gerd Oswald          Written by: Joseph Stefano

Starring: VERA MILES (Kassia), BARBARA RUSH (Leonora), SIR CEDRIC HARDWICKE (Colas), SCOTT MARLOWE (Andre) and DAVID McCALLUM (Tone)

http://www.theouterlimits.com/episodes/season1960/6032.htm
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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2009, 10:59:04 pm »

 Smiley  It’s been a while but I actually think I remember seeing that episode.  The original Outer Limits had some of the best writing on Television that had come along since Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone.   The show picked great stories from varied writers and adapted them to the format of the show.

Too bad “science” doesn’t pick from the best theories out there and adapt them to our understanding, LOL.

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That is the great thing about our interpretation of the ancients:  we tend to invest what we find of them with our own personal prejudices.

The “scientific” method isn’t supposed to do that.  The conclusions drawn from any experiment are supposed to be unbiased.  Unfortunately it is simply not human nature to be unbiased.  The best scientists have their preconceived ideas that taint the whole process. 

And of course they are forever reluctant to go out on a limb and refute anything that was taught to them as the gospel truth, and handed down from professor to student over the years.  So instead of looking at the evidence objectively, scientists will bend over backwards to find anything that will discredit or debunk anything that bucks the established view of history. 

Case in point, the age of the Sphinx.  It clearly shows geological evidence of water erosion that any geologist can spot, indicating that the Sphinx was weathered by the only rain in the area, which is 30,000 years ago.  But the Sphinx was built by Cheops 5,000 years ago, so say the Egyptologists, and that is an established “fact” which no credible archeologist is willing to buck.

The list goes on and on, and the evidence is worldwide.  But we were all “cavemen” 10,000 ago, and had no technological development per say, and although this is an egotistical and ignorant view, it is the established view, and no credentialed man of science is going to discredit himself by bucking the system. 

One of my pet peeves is the erroneous statement about the age of Stonehenge.  They find the only carbon dateable material of a campfire there 2,500 years ago and ergo Stonehenge was built 2,500 years ago by the Druids.  But the Druid legends don’t claim they built it.  They say it was already very old when they came along.  You can’t carbon date the stones themselves, so this is what you come up with?  And for God’s sake, just look at those stones.  They’re practically melted with age.  You can see from what is left that they were once symmetrical and perfectly angled.  Stones don’t weather like that in just 2,500 years.  They look more like they were built 50,000 years ago to the untrained non-scientist.  (And by the way Qoais, they were probably also made using poured stone cement that now looks like the real thing).
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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2009, 11:15:32 pm »

Naturally!! Cheesy
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