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Originally posted by BlasteR the "Dendera lightbulb".
A Crookes tube is an early experimental electrical discharge tube, invented by British physicist William Crookes and others around 1869-1875, in which cathode rays, that is electrons, were discovered.
An evolution of the Geissler tube, it consists of a partially (but not completely) evacuated glass cylinder of various shapes, with two metal electrodes at either end. When a high voltage is applied between the electrodes, electrons travel in straight lines from the cathode to the anode. It was used by Crookes, Johann Hittorf, Juliusz Plücker, Eugen Goldstein, Heinrich Hertz, Philipp Lenard and others to discover the properties of cathode rays, culminating in J. J. Thomson's 1897 identification of cathode rays as negatively-charged particles, which were later named electrons. Crookes tubes are now used only for demonstrating cathode rays.
Wilhelm Röntgen discovered x-rays with the Crookes tube in 1895. The term is also used for the first generation, cold cathode x-ray tubes, which evolved from the experimental Crookes tubes and were used until about 1920.
Plasma was first identified in a Crookes tube, and so described by Sir William Crookes in 1879 (he called it "radiant matter"). The nature of the Crookes tube "cathode ray" matter was subsequently identified by British physicist Sir J.J. Thomson in 1897, and dubbed "plasma" by Irving Langmuir in 1928, perhaps because it reminded him of a blood plasma. Langmuir wrote:
Except near the electrodes, where there are sheaths containing very few electrons, the ionized gas contains ions and electrons in about equal numbers so that the resultant space charge is very small. We shall use the name plasma to describe this region containing balanced charges of ions and electrons.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
Firstly, I don't believe in the WorldWide "flood" story. Not if you're meaning like, from the 'bible'.
NOW...ancient StarGate technology, and transfer of water from, say, Mars to Earth? That requires some math, and is way more than I can do.
So, I'll ask someone: HOW large is the StarGate aperture? HOW long would it take for a substantial amount of water to be 'transferred'?
Finally, the idea of the entire Globe being buried under a continuous sea of water beggars belief, and flies in the face of evidence, once again. At least, if you're trying to use the story of "Noah" and an ark....?
"Seven long strides thou shalt take,
Seven paces from the stones.
And if Long Compton thou canst see,
If you can get a long arc of electricity from the King stone to the witch's staff.
King of England thou shalt be!"
You're in business! There's enough energy in the area to harness to do work.
"As Long Compton thou canst not see,
The witch didn't get enough spark to cover a seven paced gap.
King of England thou shalt not be!
Not enough energy in the area yet.
Rise up stick and stand still stone,
Take your staff out of the ground to stop the ultrasound from resonating between the stones
For King of England thou shalt be none; Thou and thy men hoar stones shall be, And I myself an elder tree!"
You're not in business, so you're gonna have to wait quite awhile for more energy to gather in the area.
Originally posted by undo now a serpent going across the sky could be several things:
Originally posted by Flux8
Look at that article, specifically the pictures of the machine. Notice the electrodes and their curved configuration needed to pull static off the plates? That's where the Was staff comes in; pushed close to the 4 rings in all reliefs where they are found together.
December 22, 2006–October 18, 2009
Special Exhibitions Hall, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
How the Egyptians, known throughout the ancient world for their expertise in magic, addressed the unknown forces of the universe is explored in this exhibition of twenty objects from the Brooklyn Museum's world-famous collection. Ancient Egyptians did not distinguish between religion and magic. They believed that the manipulation of written words, images, and ritual could influence the world through a divinely created force known as Heqa, personified as the eldest son of the solar creator Atum. Heqa could be used by the gods to control and sustain the universe and by humans to deal with problems of ordinary life. The exhibition includes a relief of a son of Ramesses II, Prince Khaemwaset, who became legendary as a sage and magician; a bronze figure of the goddess Isis, known as "great of magic," holding a cobra that also had magical powers; a magical healing stela inspired by myths of Isis healing Horus of a scorpion bite; and a headrest with images of Bes and Taweret, deities who protected the dead and the living. The exhibition also examines connections between magic and medicine, including the consumption of liquids imbued with magical powers; and the use of magic after death through such objects as funerary figurines that were created to carry out any work in the afterlife the gods might require of the deceased.
This exhibition is curated by Richard Fazzini, Director of the Brooklyn Museum's excavation at the Temple Precinct of the Goddess Mut in Egypt.
So a main stream museum says the Egyptians used magic
Originally posted by undo
reply to post by zorgon
remember this all starts pre-dynastic egypt, akkadian period in mesopotamia, which is right after the black sea flood. most of the civs, cities, towns and tribal lands, had been by water and had been flooded out.