posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 01:57 PM
Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
Originally posted by schuyler
It's a mediocre picture with very little provenance.
Use simple words! Really, provenance?
1. Place of origin; derivation.
a. The history of the ownership of an object, especially when documented or authenticated. Used of artworks, antiques, and books.
b. The records or documents authenticating such an object or the history of its ownership.
So in other words, your high dictionariness, it is a mediocre picture with very little records authenticating such an object or the history of the
I'm terribly sorry you had to use a dictionary to look up this fairly simple word. (Good copy & paste, btw!) "Provenance" in this case means all the
information surrounding the picture. Who took it? When did they take it? What kind of camera was used? What happened before and after the object was
photographed? Was there any sound associated with the object? In what direction was it traveling? These are all things that would be discussed in the
Mufon Field Investigation manual, among other places, and it is all lacking here.
The definition you cited is more like you would find on "Antique Road Show." The word as I used it is more like an archaeologist would use it
attempting to describe finding an artifact in situ
. Oh, dear. There's another word you might have to look up! Terribly sorry. Either is a valid
use of the term. My only suggestion to you is to stop with the ad hominem B.S. and deal with the issue at hand. If you'd care to argue about who has a
better grasp and knowledge of the English language, perhaps you could start a thread on it.
The issue before us is that we have a very mediocre picture found ON GOOGLE EARTH??? This is not likely to go down in the annals of Ufological lore as
a significant find. Not only do we not know anything about it, there is really no good way to find out anything more about it. It is a "UFO," to be
sure, in the technical sense of the term, but it is indistinct, could easily be a number of natural phenomena, and does not significantly add to our
knowledge of the subject. It's dismissable and really not worth fighting over.
edit on 1/6/2013 by schuyler because: (no reason