You will have to verify that the first bold part reads "engineering text" (#1), the second one reads "and we have actually found them"
(where?) and the third reads "actually functional" (why did you keep this hidden? We could save ourselves the trouble if you said that we had found
the airplanes and they are functioning).
I will also have to reiterate a previous demand of mine. Can we MAKE one of these functional engines?
You were right, English is not your first language. I have said repeatedly that the SS is an engineering text and encyclopedia and I said this in the
OP itself. Now that I have clarified this several times, why do you continue to beat a dead horse?
Maybe it is the word "engineering" you are finding difficult to comprehend. Only in modern times has the discipline of engineering and architecture
been separated. In the past they were seen as one and the same thing. The SS is ancient text on the subject matter of engineering. It is not a
I have not said that we have found the aeroplanes. I said we have "those machines" that the SS describes. Why would I claim we have found those
aeroplanes, when I say in the OP itself, "who knows maybe we will find the aeroplanes" Does this not imply that we not found them? Even in my last
post I said, "It is likely that these aeroplanes existed" If I was certain we found them, why would I be saying it is "likely"
But as you say...English is not your first language. It's just a tad annoying though that you quibble with me over English terms, when you don't
seem to have a grasp over the English language yourself.
Slippery slope here. "If the ancients are just as capable as having 20th century technology they are just as capable as having 22nd century
technology", right? If a logic is true and solid...
Yes, definitely. There is no reason to expect our ancients could NOT go any further. Why would they stop at 18th century level of technology? They
are only 2 centuries away from aeroplanes, computers and nukes.
What is so special about us that only we could do it and not them? It's a serious question. I am questioning this prejudice that only we are capable
of this technology but our ancients were not.
The discovery of the antikeythra mechanism has irrevocably changed our knowledge of ancient technology. We can no longer maintain our old views on
what the ancients were capable of scientifically and technologically. This is NOT just some minor discovery, it's a massive revolutionary
One last bit:
Yes, we may
When do we call off the search?
I wish *I* could get away with such arguments
(I replied to each emphasized portion using the same emphasis "device")
Yes, but I don't need to wait until we do find it to derive the conclusion that is it likely true that these aeroplanes did indeed exist. That is
because the SS is already shown to be a credible text because the machines it mentions are actually known real machines, which were known to have
existed. We also know it is not a religious text, or a mythical text, it is ancient encyclipedic text on engineering. In fact the vast part of it
deals with town planing and architecture, not machines. The secondary evidence of these flying machines are found throughout Sanskrit literature of
all kinds. These were most likely real machines, and the strongest evidence we have is the SS.
I am sorry I am not the type to reject evidence or turn a blind eye to it. The SS is very hard evidence for the actual existence of these
I think we have more than enough reason to believe that they did likely exist. Heck, now we know the ancients had analogue computers. I am very
confident that later we will find even more amazing finds. Our views on ancient technology will continue to be changed over and over again, until we
finally accept we are not the first technological civilisation on this planet with all our "goodies.
[edit on 16-1-2010 by Indigo_Child]