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  •  I absolutely HATE those shows (2+ / 0-)
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    Failure in Shear, ranger995

    WE don't know how some things were done. That doesn't mean they were impossible. Or that they didn't have tech that we haven't found.

    We didn't know how to read hieroglyphics until the Rosetta Stone was found. We didn't know how the statues on Easter island were moved for ages, until somebody asked and actually looked at things closely. Hell, just look at some of the cathedrals in Europe, or the coliseum, or the roads of the Romans. We still use some of them, and they're as strong, or stronger, than anything we build today.

    The ancients were probably a hell of a lot more tech savvy and way smarter than we give them credit for. Just because we don't do something doesn't mean it couldn't be done at all.

    •  The sad part about much of this is that we (2+ / 0-)
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      6412093, mmacdDE

      actually have a lot of evidence that tells us how many of these things were done.

      Take, for example, the Great Pyramid of Giza, built for the Pharaoh Khufu. Archaeologists have excavated the quarries where the limestone blocks were built. They have found the  kitchens with huge ovens for baking bread to feed the workers. They have found the copper chisels used by the masons to shape the stones, they even know the chief architects name, Hemiunu. Yet, most people have no knowledge of this information.

      This is the problem I am talking about. It is the fault of archaeologists that this information is not common public knowledge. Participating in debates with the yahoos would provide a forum for educating people, while at the same time debunking the "aline theorists"

      That is why I advocate for engaging rather than ignoring.

      "If you don't sin, then Jesus died for nothing!" (on a sign at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans)

      by ranger995 on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 05:53:00 PM PST

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