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Originally posted by mcx1942
Originally posted by the sloth
reply to post by Miracula
I concur. Way more plausible than meteors, sorry. Lightning making glass in the sand is a common phenomena.
Originally posted by Samuelis
The glass is obviously caused from ancient nuclear explosions. It's clear that the absence of an impact crater proves that the meteor theory is completely baseless, that and the fact that a large part of Russia wasn't totally destroyed. It's just science.
Originally posted by tomten
This is nothing new.
There was a meteor that hit, and melted the sand in to glass.
Originally posted by LABTECH767
reply to post by mcx1942
Apparently they found a layer of vitrified soil under some of the ruins in Mesopotamia predating the Nineveh civilisation and one study shows how there early civilisation had the decimal point, the zero, public education for the children, a grain based economy and the first professional army recorded(Accepted by western archaeology).
It was like they sprang up from nowhere fully formed and the slow degradation began so it was not until the last thousand years that the decimal point was re invented and the zero but we use the decimal or base 10 counting system, we still use the Nineveh system for telling the time though as they used a base 12 system of counting as well as introducing the cuneiform script which lasted and was used by several cultures over three and a half thousand years as though it used combinations of a standard triangular stylus embedded into clay it was a phonetic and not a hieroglyphic script.
They are supposed to have jumped from hunter gatherers straight into urban planning and farming on the fertile crescent.
Given the legends of ancient war and the iron thunderbolt that explodes with the light of ten thousand suns throwing entire army's into the air, poisoning the food and water and causing the hair, nails and teeth to fall out as well as blackening and cracking the skin. the army that used it having to wash in the water and the sky's being blackened, the existence of this glass in several locations around the world that is could as well as the lightning, air burst meteor's and pyroclastic flows near volcanoes have been down to just this an ancient atomic war or something that resembles it very closely maybe even leading to a global famine and climate change that may have nearly extinguished the human species.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Sure, that is where I would put my money on it being.
But, until its conclusive, I assume we can still use imagination of ancient people and space pirates in a desert nuclear war...with vampire zombies.
Anyhow, science of course tells us the (rather obvious) answer of course...but it certainly can cripple some neat and creative stories.
-shakes fist at science-
Originally posted by Hanslune
This is always an interesting subject
For the nuclear explosion believers a question - if it was an explosion - what was the target? Take a look at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. So why no ruins, why no associated culture or civilization?
Natural - or the aliens or 'advanced humans' were really bad shots or wearing hunting with nukes, lol
High-resolution imaging and spectroscopy techniques were used to identify polycrystalline aggregates of carbon minerals - diamond, lonsdaleite and graphite. Lonsdaleite (named for Kathleen Lonsdale) in particular is known to form under shock metamorphism … it occurs as nanometre-scale intergrowths with diamond and graphite in carbon-rich material subjected to a shock wave, typically formed on meteorite impact. The lonsdaleite fragments contain smaller inclusions of iron sulphides and iron-nickel alloys, troilite and taenite, which are also characteristic meteorite minerals. The iron:nickel ratio and the precise combination of minerals assembled in these small fragments all point to a meteorite source, and is near identical to similar minerals found in the Canyon Diablo meteor that impacted Barringer Crater (Meteor Crater) in Arizona.
Originally posted by Glassbender777
I Actually bought a piece of this Libyan Glass. When I bought the piece it was sold as a Meteorite impact specimen. Really cool.