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The Bible supports it...
originally posted by: Mastronaut
The post is fascinating, but I'm not sure I buy either the story nor the debunking about nuclear explosions.
First of all we are assuming this alleged nuclear explosion must have been a fissile one, which is kind of old-tech even nowadays and very inefficient. I would like to think that if a civilization was able to detonate such devices and probably (most probably in such a case) coming from another planet would have a much better tech like fusion, maybe even triggered by plutonium or uranium, but vastly more efficient than what we already know, at least publicly.
I am pretty sure none of us would dare to claim we know what is the level of nuclear tech actually available to the highest military research, it would be arrogance and ignorance at the nth power. So I would be very surprised to see a lot of nuclear falloff from these kind of devices, rather than something like tritium which has a half-life of a decade. Consider that the hbombs we were able to detonate on this planet were still extremely inefficient and needed a good amount of fissile material to trigger the fusion process, and that was the reason for the redioactive falloff.
I don't have a big problem with using ancient texts to investigate a possible atomic device, I am not religious and I think that we attribute too much creativity to ancient people, so they MAY have witnessed something of much higher tech that they wouldn't distinguish from magic. Instead I have a harder time to believe in the timelines and the attribution to kings/emperors/whatever political power of the time, and at the same time I'm a bit skeptic of the precision of dating since I am pretty sure we "average" too much here and there from laboratory data to real life variables that can alter radiation or initial distribution of isotopes.
However between dating from a scientific source and dating from ancient text I have not many doubts that the texts have many more reasons to be manipulated or just plainly wrong.
Thus I don't discount the possibility of this event and in fact I think scientifically is more an issue of falsifiability rather than proof of the contrary, but in the end, nobody knows for sure and I'll just consider the story a fascinating read without taking a hard stance.
originally posted by: dismanrc
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: dismanrc
Some magical weapon that leaves ZERO evidence of its use? I find that highly unlikely.
Not Zero evidence, just evidence we don't know how to detect right now.
And if you look at the pictures from India there is evidence. The glass I have seen look very similar to what I have seen from White Sands. Massive heat was very evident.
Considering the age and engineering complexity of the pyramid(s), and considering findings such as the antikythera mechanism, I certainly would not rule-out the possibility that nuclear (or even more advanced) technology was previously harnessed and utilized in our ancient and mysterious past.