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Originally posted by twinomad
If you received your education from a Christian college where you were taught that everything was made in 6,000 years it will be very hard to accept or acknowledge that the Bolivia or Cambodia temples are over 10,000 years old.
Originally posted by riggs2099
Please... if a highly advanced species decided to build something for us then why would they use rocks. I am sure they would be able to do a lot better. This is just reaching and that is all it is.
In summation; if 'they' didn't build this and 'advanced man' didn't build it than which tribe of cavemen would you care to credit?
[Diorite is a relatively rare rock; source localities include Sondrio, Italy; Thuringia and Saxony in Germany; Finland; Romania; Northeastern Turkey; central Sweden; Scotland; the Darrans range of New Zealand; the Andes Mountains; the Isle of Guernsey; Basin and Range province and Minnesota in the USA; Idahet in Egypt
An orbicular variety found in Corsica is called corsite.
Ancient Egypt, ca. 3600 BC;
Diorite is an extremely hard rock, making it difficult to carve and work with.
It is so hard that ancient civilizations (such as Ancient Egypt) used diorite balls to work granite.
Its hardness, however, also allows it to be worked finely and take a high polish, and to provide a durable finished work.
The use of diorite in art was most important among very early Middle Eastern civilizations such as Ancient Egypt, Babylonia, Assyria and Sumer. It was so valued in early times that the first great Mesopotamian empire -- the Empire of Sargon of Akkad -- listed the taking of diorite as a purpose of military expeditions.
Originally posted by Maegnas
P.S. To Harte: Science may have an agenda, its research may be directed where this agenda dictates and some issues may never be investigated but there is one point where no agenda can hold any water. The findings of science are subject to no agenda (not the manipulation of said findings, what you do with them, if you hash them down or not, etc. The ACTUAL findings cannot be influenced by any agenda - if it is science it can be tested, reproduced, studied and, above all, verified)
Originally posted by Harte
Originally posted by winston_boy
Carbon dating is based on some very dubious assumptions and mainstream science comes with its own agenda.
The former is certainly not true, but the latter, illustrative of any human endeavor, is an obvious statement of fact.
Originally posted by Seitler
Wow, people really need to research before they post.
Puma Punku was dated between 10-15000 years old. Though, carbon dating can be off, it's not going to be more than 5 thousand years.
Sure, granted they can be cut into with copper saws... over the span of a few months, BUT can they be drilled into? NOPE, sorry. Copper would heat up and melt before they got more than half an inch into the stone. Granite is such a naturally dense material, and diorite being the hardest form of granite, is not going to be hand drilled by anything these people just coming out of the stone age would have had.
Originally posted by mtaftm
Who knows i don't know 50/50 skeptics can't prove it was built by us, belivers can't prove it was built by them.
Originally posted by TwoPhish
What's better than stone? Would you like them to have used, balsa wood and duct tape instead?