posted on Feb, 9 2008 @ 03:18 PM
Originally posted by WraothAscendant
reply to post by merka
And of course a mainstream archeology professor will happily give up his tenure by stating that he did in fact have it wrong and starve or have to
work some crap job.
You don't seem to understand the term "tenure" and why it exists, or even what it means - deny ignorance is the motto of this board so I'll come
out of lurker mode just this once:
from wikipedia en.wikipedia.org...
Academic tenure is primarily intended to guarantee the right to academic freedom: it protects teachers and researchers when they dissent from
prevailing opinion, openly disagree with authorities of any sort, or spend time on unfashionable topics. Thus academic tenure is similar to the
lifetime tenure that protects some judges from external pressure. Without job security, the scholarly community as a whole might favor "safe" lines
of inquiry. Tenure makes original ideas more likely to arise, by giving scholars the intellectual autonomy to investigate the problems and solutions
about which they are most passionate, and to report their honest conclusions.
Having read the above - do you realize that you plain wrong?
Famous scientists are famous because they discover new things, not support the status quo - that is a fact.
Why all this speculation about the mind set and motive of the scholars who actually study ancient civilizations? Since they don't support the idea
(based on the existing evidence) of unknown advanced, super or any other kind of civilizations. This, from the firnge point of view must be, must be
A vast evil conspiracy
The incompetence and evil inability of said scholars to see the truth
Deliberate suppression of knowledge (not part of exterior conspiracy but one by the scholars themselves)
Of course the reality is the lack of evidence for same. it is very, very sad that fringe believers, lacking the knowledge of the scholars must try to
hide the lack of evidence - not behind the lack of evidence itself but by creating an imaginary world were the evidence exists and only that naughty
scholars keep it from getting out.
Back to lurking