SCIENCE SEEMS

MOST RELUCTANT

to try to answer the myriad unasked questions. Hell, it can’t even begin to answer the asked ones—

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… Considering how remarkable it is, the Antikythera Mechanism has received comparatively scant attention from archaeologists or historians of science and technology, and is largely unappreciated in the wider world. A virtual reconstruction of the device, published by Mike Edmunds and his colleagues in this week’s Nature (see page 587), may help to change that. With the help of pioneering three-dimensional images of the fragments’ innards, the authors present something close to a complete picture of how the device worked, which in turn hints at who might have been responsible for building it.

… also interested in finding the answer to a more perplexing question — once the technology arose, where did it go to? …

PERHAPS THE ANSWER

lies in the mechanism being an elaborate hoax. This is the obvious answer, because anything else is conjecture and impossible anyway. No?

FOR MYSELF

I like the idea someone threw up to the effect that it was one of the secret works of Leonardo, who was a Time Traveller … sure; and while we’re here he made the pyramids single handedly using machines of his own devising—which he subsequently sent by oopart rocketry to the far side of the moon because Mankind wasn’t ready for them*.

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“Mr Argus! My ancestors could make these …”

 

 

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* Yet …

 

 

 

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BUGGER! (Again)

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just like that, a fortune in books, lectures, midnight oil, notes, certification and academic honours. Why, oh why, can’t someone come up with some definitive enduring facts~?

“…have cemented the idea that hominins (early members of the human lineage) not only originated in Africa but remained isolated there for several million years before dispersing to Europe and Asia. The discovery of approximately 5.7 million year old human-like footprints from Crete, published online this week by an international team of researchers, overthrows this simple picture and suggests a more complex reality …”

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-08-fossil-footprints-theories-human-evolution.html#jCp

Have the uncaring authors of these items no thought at all for the rice-bowls they are breaking? What’s ol’ Zahi going to do for a crust if something like this gets into the mainstream about ‘his’ blasted pyramids, hey? Or is it exactly this sort of thing that sends him shrieking from the room if anyone rocks his cradle?

1.pngDammit—we keep getting closer and closer to that infamous iconoclastic* image of the trilobite squashed under the stitched sole** …

Bugger … I just took my own advice and googled.  icon_lol.gif  The pic I had in mind didn’t come up but oodles of others did—ancient peoples must’ve spent most of their waking hours squelching about in the mud down at the local beach …

If you go there (click the images, they are active ‘new window’ links) you’ll find a wee blog with an awesome amount of

(a) nutter guff, and/or

(b) food for thought

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FOR MYSELF

I do not (R) not go along with any manner of ancient astronautical aliens. No sir. But I do hold a candle for the notion that human beings are much older as a species than the average Joe believes. And I am very much warming to the idea that in the far past humans attained a higher state of technical capabilities than given credit for.

Something horrible happened and knocked us (okay, them) back to monkey-man days and they had to start again. From scratch.

And why not? If one silly little space rock can sort out all those blasted dinosaurs world wide (and they were much bigger than us), and a few other rocks create ice-ages and universal slaughterful conflagrations … why not?

THE ONLY REASON 

why not is because the notion would put a lot of hard-won academics out of business.

Millions of books would have to be rewritten and new experts created.

The only other only reason of course is if the nutters are all exactly that, nutters.

But … what if ?

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And you live where, Mr Argus?

KismetPOST SCRIPT—

just found this one:

https://the-fringe.com/thread-200_million_year_old_fossil_with_a_shoe_print


If the guy is as sincere as he seems then something is wrong somewhere. Occam’s razor suggests he’s a nutter. Fair enough, but what if he’s not …  

*   Don’t ask. I can only tell you porkies … better to Google it for yourself.

**  Shoe, not fish.

 

DON’T BE RIDICULOUS~!

ANCIENT CITIES DON’T

sink beneath the surface and disappear—

—regardless of what some CT minded people might claim! Sheesh! (Hey, them ancient aliens got around, didn’t they?)

A vast 1,700 year old Roman settlement has been discovered off the coast of Tunisia after several years of archaeological exploration in search of the ancient city of Neapolis.

Sourced:  CLICK HERE 

Sorry—it’s scientifically impossible for the seas to just gobble up whole cities.(Dammit, someone will be babbling about “Atlantis” next …)

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Honestly … some people~!

 

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AT LAST!

pcSOMEONE WITH

more spheres than me, who dares tell it like it is—

 

 

I must admit I don’t especially like ol’ Jimmy (the presenter) but his topics resonate with me.

And when he points out a few home truths (as he does above) about—

(a) The Establishment, and

(b) the Great Paradigm of science that is Dr Zahi Hawass itself

—then I find myself warming to him (Jimmy) despite the over enthusiastic exuberance. Put it down to my age and mileage … but Jimmy still gets my vote.

AND I’d not seen the above episode before this morning.

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I KNOW

I KEEP dodo

harping on about the blasted pyramids of Egypt (and others) (but especially those of Egypt).

I KNOW

that I’m excessive with hyperbole. Sue me.

I KNOW

that some take me literally. Then they have a look at my subjects, do the sums and find that things don’t compute. For example—I often use the word ‘rubble’ to describe the stone blocks under the skin of the GP of E and various others. Blatantly they are not (r) NOT ‘rubble’.

SO:

let’s take a closer look—

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—and it becomes obvious that some beauty is only skin deep.

But wait, it gets better—

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—and it’s beginning to look as if the lady is shabby beneath her gown. But so what? The purpose of heaping up rocks is achieved by final performance and appearance—from the outside and from the inside.

The outside is what you see on approach.

Inside is what you see when running about within (you know, tunnels, chambers and stuff).

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THE FUNCTION

is achieved by all the ins and outs—the rest is just … infill? So the infill was nonchalantly gathered, brought over, and tossed up there, no? But particular care was taken with the purposes of the beasts*.

For infill I choose to use the term ‘rubble’—

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—so now you know. Is that rubble, or what? Wow~!

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Over two million two-ton blocks … that’s some infill, boom boom! That’s not counting the slightly larger forty, seventy ton blocks. We won’t go into how the ancients got ’em up hundreds of feet and so neatly (?) into place—but it’s amazing what good slaves can achieve.

Want more?

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Hell … I got hundreds—

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—and I’ll carry on using the term ‘rubble’.

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* Be warned—I’m one of the nutters who finds it hard to reconcile those masterpieces of Giza rock-art with the conventional ‘tomb’ theory.

2 REASONS

4 U 2 WELCOME  turk-e

refugee immigrants with open arms wallets.

REASON ONE:

In the absence of welfare benefits, immigrants are usually the best of people because you get mobile, aggressive, and opportunity-seeking people that want to leave a dead old culture for a vibrant new one. The millions of immigrants who came to the US in the late 19th and early 20th centuries had zero in the way of state support.

REASON TWO:

But what is going on in Europe today is entirely different. The migrants coming to Europe aren’t being attracted by opportunity in the new land so much as the welfare benefits and the soft life. When they arrive, they expect free food, shelter, clothing, and entertainment—totally unlike past immigrants. For the most part they are unskilled and poorly educated. And 99% of them will stay that way, because it takes generations to change cultural attitudes. Few of them will ever become self-supporting.

I say again that someone wants control of the political/economic/military systems of the entire world. Dictatorship, on his terms … democracy? Hah! You wish (please put me in a bid for a nice Lotto win while you’re at it).

I say again that the endless floods of ‘refugees’ pouring into Europe are nothing less than a Fourth Generation Warfare weapon. Well targeted, well wielded; very well done in fact.

Can you think of why? Or by whom?

Don’t ask me—I’m just a daft old dog watching his world self destruct. Ask yourself

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(For source of quotes: CLICK HERE)

 

STYLES

YA GOTTA HAVE STYLE!

Hell, Salvador Dali had it, Picasso had it, Disney had it … artists can be identified by their unique ‘style’.

SO BEFORE GOING TOO FAR

how about this famous image?

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—purloined from one of the books I’m currently reading and/or re-reading. Nobody ever mentions the obvious, that the buffaluff pic is a totally different ‘style’ from the image of the falling man in front of it.

I FIND IT HARD

to reconcile what I’ve read/viewed of cave art and cavern artefacts (some going back forty thousand years or more) with your bog-standard brutish cave men. Brutish cave men? Hardly …

BUT I DO

really think that we are looking at two different styles in this image—

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—although the significance of the wee duck on a stick eludes me still.

Obviously some earlier genius created that buffalo image, and some wag with the equivalent of a spray can came along later and added the wee sketch. Hell, he/she may have done so thousands of years after the original artist shuffled off; who knows? Who cares?

NOW, I READ

elsewhere that the slobbering primitive brutes that created cave art here and elsewhere could well have been not brutes but brutesses.

Apparently some clever modern person with nothing better to do took a closer look at some of the many hand-printed walls around the world and concluded that they were too feminine to have been male brutes. If not male, they had to be female brutes, no?

Here, have some hands—

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—actually spray painted silhouettes. Nothing new there either … the significance of the tattoos and/or markings is a mystery to me but some knowledgeable archaeologist can doubtlessly explain.

(Bugger … I was going to repost a pic of a very modern wall in an alleyway in Gore (NZ) but find I can’t find it. Damn~! Maybe later …)

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