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Originally posted by jiggerj
I love the show, but can you put up some links to where the millions of haters wrote, I'm DEVASTATED by this!
Originally posted by nineix
reply to post by plube
Finding alien life, due to this vastness would be equal to finding a specific needle in a stack of needles, in a needle factory full of stacks of needles on a whole planet that has nothing but needle factories full of piles of needles.
Anyway, yeah, aliens are a nice thought and all, and it'd be great, but, sorry, the statistical probabilities for there being any interactions are so low as to be ridiculous.
Have at it though if you like.
Originally posted by OccamAssassin
reply to post by Unknown Soldier
How many thousands are we talking about? Many sounds like a half dozen, a dozen or more. Are we talking about the Antikythera mechanism here? Well that is thought to go back to the first century.
We HAVE evidence that man has had knowledge of simple machines for many thousands of years.
You have just proven beyond all doubt that you are no engineer.
Go ahead and educate yourself here
I would be very surprised if an engineering student in their first year didn't know what "simple machines" is a reference to.
se you did not answer a single question yet
Thanks for proving that you are just another person on the net spinning BS.
Since you did not emphasize what machines "many thousands of years ago" you were talking about the Antikythera mechanism is a good example. Now Simple machine is easy, easy to create. I overestimated your intellect in using the Antikythera as a example.
But of course you did not answer a single question yet since you are not interested in dialogue and discussion. Only using spray and prey attacks at my credentials "I have not named yet" and my character... in turn completely discrediting yourself. For I do not consider myself to be a "expert" to begin with on the matter at hand. As an engineer does not qualify me to necessarily be an expert since this is an are for archeologist. I do not work with stone. I work with buildings. Your agenda is clear, your pissing in the wind fail of an argument is pathetic. You keeping digging a deeper hole for yourself. Now you get to eat crow... bin appetite. Since your leaving now and have nothing to use to prove your empty claims then so be it.
Originally posted by colin42
I dont think the numbers of people before and after the fall would mean whatever technique was used to build these wonders the later population would be more focused on surviving than building.
...I understand what you wrote in your post but the very same argument can be made by those on the oposite side of this discussion
Originally posted by colin42
reply to post by nineix
Just read your link about softening rocks. Very interesting and I have not come across this before.
I have little more than a passing interest/knowledge in this subject. Little more than a builder that marvels at what the ancients achieved.
I wonder if you have the knowledge to answer this question. I understand that pyramids built later on were very poor copies of those that preceded them so I wonder. Was this after the accepted date of the fall of the S American civilisations?
I ask this because your making the connection of trade between the two cultures also mentioned in the show made me think that maybe the 'rock softening chemicals' may have been imported by the Egyptians which stopped after the Myan/Inca fall and resulted in a severely reduced ability to build things they managed with such skill to achieve before.
I hope the above makes sense and you can help out in either ruling out or in a possible link to the use of these agents
As I said several times (this is the third time on this thread), I think those look more like flying fish, like this one.
Originally posted by kdog1982
So,where did the upright tail come from?
Not from birds ,but maybe fish?
Are you trying to say that a device for navigating was used to cut and carry masonry?
Seriously, you have just proven yourself to be a fraud and you say that I digging myself in deeper?
FYI "Simple Machines" is a common term used in engineering.
Any engineer worth his/her salt will tell you the same.