reply to post by Gawdzilla
Gawdilla: von D. is a criminal and a con man. His books are filled with fantasies and they cater to people with a weak grip on reality.
SC: Whilst I think EVD makes some interesting points, I do think his past abberations have presented him with some problems. But EVD's credibility
is not really the issue here, is it? There is a much wider, more fundamental question at stake and it has every bit as much to do with the
"professionals" i.e. geologists, archaeologists, Egyptologists as it has to do with those of a more unorthodox view such as EVD.
Over hundreds of years our civilisation has built up for itself a particular historical narrative - a paradigm or model into which every artefact
found on this planet must fit into. Occasionaly science will discover that it made a mistake along the way and revise the model to say that, for
example, the Earth goes round the sun and is not at the centre of the universe or that the Earth's continents are not fixed.
Whenever such a radical change is proposed it is usually met with stiff and even hostile resistance by the custodians of the Old Guard, the old school
of thinking. And it is resisted often in spite of the overwhelming evidence being held in support of the new theory. Even today we see this
happening by the present custodians of the prevailing historical paradigm who cling onto "Clovis First" as if their very lives depended on it,
ignoring all the science that proves it just plain wrong. So, who are these people and how are they allowed to exert undue influence that stifles
progress? They are the old guard and they know not when their time is up.
So, let us not kid ourselves here that these so-called professionals are themselves beyond reproach. The lengths some of these individuals will go to
and the underhanded methods they deploy to ensure the existing paradigm prevails, makes any alleged wrong-doing on the part of EVD seem quite trivial
by comparison. And what makes it worse is that these are the very people that are supposedly meant to be working on our behalf to help us better
understand our history and origins - they are the "establishment". And they have the badge to prove it.
The vast majority of people know when they pick up one of EVD's books that his writings do not carry the badge of the "establishment" and, as such,
know that the opinions expressed by him in his books carry little, if indeed any, "authority". What people do not expect, however, is that when
they pick up a professional book that the apparent authority expressed in its pages has ofttimes been based on a process of fudging, distorting and
filtering of evidence with the singular intent of maintaining the prevailing historical paradigm.
So, who is the real
culprit in all of this - the real "criminal and conmen"? Who is it that endangers the "truth" of our history and
origins more? Here's a clue - it's not EVD 'cause he ain't got the badge that allows him to do it.
PS: Should you require an example of what I am tallking about here, read up on Virginia Steen-McIntyre and her research at Hueyatlaco. This is just
one example of the "knowledge filter" in operation - there are many others.
[edit on 18/4/2009 by Scott Creighton]