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Originally posted by BIHOTZ
reply to post by SevenThunders
You have allot to learn. what you have been told....is a lie,
Yes they had sacrifice like your culture did as well. You are not a heathen that deserves to be eliminated....Right?
Why judge them without READING the source material or witness accounts. Why trust someone else's opinion?
edit on 20-7-2012 by BIHOTZ because: (no reason given)
Yes, and just to put things in perspective, this advanced society everybody's talking about never got round to discovering what wheels were good for.
But yet they had an understanding of the universe and its movements that makes them quite the enigma when rationalizing the myth that they were savage and barbaric.
You do realize that the entire point of this thread is to debunk the idea that the modern interpretation of Aztec culture is, to put it bluntly, a lie.
Fiddlesticks. They were primitives by Old World standards. I don't just mean by European standards; they were primitives by the standards of their Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Middle Eastern contemporaries too.
Not their fault; just the way the historical cards fell. Ah yes, but you think history is a lie.
So how are you even equipped to participate in this discussion?
Originally posted by daynight42
Originally posted by Alexander2533
Secondly.......... still beating hearts? Give me a break! Even to take out the heart from persons chest with an obsidian knife the Aztecs had would be a complete mess, and the possibility of it still beating is even more ridiculous, we all know that taking the heart out of the chest is an extremely complicated surgical procedure, which needs tools like surgical saws and scalpels, which Aztecs did not possess.
There is a video online that shows a person who died from a motorcycle accident. That person's heart was somehow ejected from their body, and it was laying on the ground next to them, still beating. The heart was completely separate from the body, mind you.
So much for that delicate procedure required. Apparently the truth is that enough force and with certain injuries, a heart can be removed completely from the body and be laying on a road still beating.
It wasn't even just for a few seconds. The video was a minute or so long, and it was beating that entire time. I kid you not. I will not link the video. Search for it yourself if you don't believe me. If you can't find it, I can give the link by message.
In related news, if a man's leg or arm is amputated, he can sometimes still feel it, even though it isn't there.
Makes us wonder about the nature of life and electricity.edit on 19-7-2012 by daynight42 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by DocHolidaze
reply to post by Alexander2533
i didnt read this whole thread sorry but i just wanted to say about the needing surgical equipment to take out a heart is nonsense, all you need to do is have a sharp knife cut a fist sized hole under the sternum, then reach you hand into that hole till you find the rapidly beating heart and pull it out through the same hole, so please don't use that argument anymore, it holds no weight. The lying about it from the Spanish i do believe is possible though
Originally posted by Astyanax
Jjust to put things in perspective, this advanced society everybody's praising so highly couldn't work out what to do with the wheel, apart from making toys with wheels.
edit on 20/7/12 by Astyanax because: somebody popoled my vuh.
Their astronomy wasn't that advanced. All they did was chart the location of starts and planets that they could see with the naked eye. They then did simple math to figure out how much said star/planet moved between measurements and deduced their future movements from that math. Not too sophisticated.