OK, I am done watching the whole thing and I have a few things to observe about it.
1. About precessional chronologies, we're dealing with periodically occurring phenomena here, right? So, we need to be very careful (and very brave
at times). there are two factors that can "ruin" our best intentions; specific "targets" to an alignment and the first observance of such
If there is absolutely undisputed evidence of so and so temple being aligned with so and so star (or planet or galaxy or whatever) we still need to
determine in which particular "cycle" this was observed and date the structure properly. In this case, dating the Sphinx, the geologist in the
series went back 2-4,000 years from accepted dates while the "independent" archaeologist (I think it was) went as far as one and a half circles
back, roughly 37,000 years ago. well, I must say he is a coward!! Why stop there? Why not go further back? The alignment worked back then as it works
today (or as it will work when the cycle is completed again). why not 297,000 years ago? why not 26,297,000 years ago? If "accepted" science
suppresses the "truth" it must do it as a whole, ALL branches involved must be in on it, no? So, WHY use some parts of the "accepted" science as
true, to make your points, and deny others as falsified? In the end, why be so COWARD as to not extend your view of how science works today in ALL
2. Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda.
Throughout the 5 episodes there was a clear and "stated" desire to challenge "accepted" views, that's alright and there is nothing wrong with
that. Where things start to get "sour" is when you hear all these "theories" presented as "might have been", "may" (May is over, it will be
"valid" again next year
), "perhaps", "possible" and other "certainties". So, why abandon a view that is supported by SOME evidence for
another that is not? Claiming something is so and so does NOT make it so and so. Claiming that it COULD be so and so also does NOT make it so and so.
PROVING that something is so and so makes it so and so, but this series failed to provide any solid proof. It had some good ideas but no proof (more
like food for thought until new evidence comes up, under which light it was an excellent endeavor).
3. 2012 (it had to make an appearance!!)
I wonder, what will all the prophets of disaster do December 22nd, 2012 when they will be out of work? Will they blame TPTB? Will they blame the
Mayas? Will they blame those that do not believe them, thus casting negative energy on their preachings?
4. What we refer to when we talk of "humans"?
I always though that by "humans" we meant modern humans, or Homo Sapiens Sapiens. In this series it was said that the earliest human remains are set
to about 3.5 million years ago, if I heard it correctly? So, what is regarded "in the human line of evolution" but is largely just a slightly more
clever ape is "elevated" to modern human? I know this may apply to some (or perhaps many) in our species today (especially if you ask their wives
) but still, there a huge "gap" between hominids and modern humans. To distort scientific facts this way to promote a theory (and then leaving the
theory as lame as only 36,000 years ago when you opened a window for at least 100s of thousands years) is moronic at best. If one makes such
statements and uses them as arguments for, then another can do the same (distort scientific facts) to argue against - and you cannot protest the
practice since you used it first!!
Last but not least, an observation that i have made elsewhere on the same subject but I will make here too, as I feel it is needed.
We try to interpret ancient things through our modern mindset and it is obvious we face problems. Most people "choke up" when faced with the
"mechanical" problem of cutting granite (or diorite or whatever other hard stone) with copper and stone tools, polishing said granite, transporting
it a few 100s of miles and placing it in its proper place. Why? Because the "cost" is too much FOR US! We find it incomprehensible to devote
thousands of lives and their whole effort to something apparently without meaning or purpose other than religious or ritual (or monumental). One
cannot fathom how some individuals would toil for years on end to produce the perfect piece of polished crystal or toil for years to cut absolutely
straight lines in the hardest of stones or arrange huge stone blocks so tightly that the strongest earthquakes would leave the structure intact over
centuries. why it is incomprehensible? Because we are used to measure all effort by the return it provides us (return in the form of payment, most
usually). We are centuries away from times when the will of the King or the command of the Gods was the absolute law and ALL abode without question or
hesitation. Of course, a little payment went a long way in speeding production up but it was not the primary motive! For us it may be, it was NOT for
all people in earlier days though, thus we have the marvels of human ingenuity and toil we enjoy today (and we no longer build today because of their
huge cost!!). Actual use or purpose aside, most ancient monuments would not have been in modern times simply because they'd be too damn expensive!
Keeping this in mind may help "solve" many mysteries of the type "how on earth did they do it?", if you devote enough time and effort anything is
All in all, a good thread OP (I hope I made the distinction between you and "Dr Boulter" clear enough, I was not targeting you in any of my points!)