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Originally posted by cogburn
Michael S. Heiser is a PhD in ancient Sumerian and Mesopotamian languages. He systematically refutes every single claim Sitchin makes with at least 2 references and in many cases several more.
In simplest terms, the alleged "sun" in the upper left corner of the seal isn't a sun, and so the artwork doesn't depict the sun and our solar system. It's a STAR. We know this because of the consistent sun iconography of Sumero-Mesopotamian art. In case you're thinking, "well the sun is a star", the Sumerians and Mesopotamians distinguished these bodies in their artwork. One of the most common artistic motifs in Sumero-Mesopotamian art is the depiction of sun, crescent moon, and star TOGETHER, side by side. This shows they distinguished the symbols (and these bodies. Hence, to a Sumerian, the symbol on VA 243 was not the sun:
lol... why reference a PHD?
Why not use your own eyes, look at a 5000 year old clay tablet that CLEARLY has a solar system, with the sun in the middle, and ROUND planets around it?
Does your PHD see it? Was the earth not considered flat 500 years ago? And here 5000 year old tablet correctly depicts the solar system, just getting the Sun in the center should impress anyone with an IQ to grasp it
For those like yourself who can't discern data themselves, no matter how simple, refer to PHDs not worth their salt
line by line indeed...lol...
Hate to poo-poo you... but there's a plethora of threads in other boards on these forums about how Sitchin's material has been proven wholly incorrect.
Based on a true story. A man’s encounter with an extraterrestrial being breaks down the illusions of life and the institutions that govern such illusions, such as religion, science, and governmental sovereignty. The information is eye and mind opening and filled with the realities that intelligent life on earth is simply one planet out of billions that exist in the Milky Way galaxy, which is teeming with similar and much more exotic, super being, type life forms. The earth is not flat, it is not the center of the universe, and certainly is not unique in any way, shape, or form.
Hate to poo poo on you....
Originally posted by cogburn
Hate to poo-poo you... but there's a plethora of threads in other boards on these forums about how Sitchin's material has been proven wholly incorrect
The leading theory for the Moon's formation has a Mars-sized object slamming into Earth about 4 billion years ago, shortly after our planet formed. The evidence is partly in the Moon's composition, which is similar to the upper portions of Earth.
Scientists have theorized about the origin of the moon for centuries, and many implausible theories abound. But there is one very plausible explanation about the birth of the moon, which not only answers where it came from, but explains the earth and moon's rotation and current orbit. Called the Big Impact Theory, it states that the moon was created when another celestial body about the size of mars crashed into the earth. It was such a cataclysmic event that the earth swallowed up the body that crashed into it, absorbing it into its own mass and increasing it to its current size. Another major side effect of the collision was the ejection of a large chunk of earth's rock which was sent into orbit around the earth, becoming its moon.
"We determined that a Mars-sized impactor would work the best," said Canup. She and co-author Erik Asphaug, a scientist at the University of California at Santa Cruz, proposed their scenario in a study that appeared last week in the scientific journal Nature.