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#106    Sir Wearer of Hats

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:00 AM

View Postnopeda, on 20 November 2012 - 01:01 AM, said:

Humans, though whether or not xts had any influence on any of it is less apparent. Do you think that using the tools they had available to them, the builders of those structures could have built the things we're discussing using hundred ton rocks?
Given that more then a dozen documentaries have examined how to move rocks of that size and weight and demonstrated how to do so using contemporaneous materials and techniques then I have to ask "why do you think ancient man was stupid?".


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:36 AM

View Postnopeda, on 20 November 2012 - 12:38 AM, said:

Nowhere on the entire planet? Or is it one particular area in which nothing out of the ordinary will happen :unsure: and how do you know it won't?
I'll tell you what...

How about you make a concrete, definite, prediction about something that will happen on 21/12/2012 and I will predict that you will almost certainly be proven wrong...

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:42 AM

I take it you guys did not engage this "poster" in this other ancient aliens thread?

If you had a time machine and could take him back to witness this stuff personally, he would argue that your time machine does not work properly. By far, the most vivid example of deliberate ignorance that I have ever seen in my life. No proof will be accepted, no explanation simple enough. Unless you want to say "xts" are responsible for everything you see around you today" then no other answer will do at all. There is no debate, no logic, just "xts".

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:50 AM

View PostbooNyzarC, on 19 November 2012 - 10:59 PM, said:

Are you talking about Andesite, which is mentioned in the video?

If you're going to criticize, at least get your facts straight hacktorp.  Or are you just up to your normal trolling and flame baiting like usual?

Sorry but I'll have to be brief:

Your vaunted video attempts to draw a strong correlation between intricate surface features seen on 'stone blocks' and precise copper-alloy tools found there.  It notes these tools easily work the red sandstone seen at the site.  It mentions, almost in passing, that any of the harder "andesite" (a basaltic lava) blocks at the site could have been "flaked" using stone pounders of a common hardness and found in throughout the area.

Here's the rub: ALL of the intricate surface features are seen in the basaltic lava (H-blocks) and NOT in the sandstone.

See what they did there?  Probably not.

Let me ask you this:

Based on your video, do you believe those tight corners, small holes, and narrow channels were 'flaked' into basaltic lava by pounding them with stone balls?


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:13 AM

View Postpsyche101, on 20 November 2012 - 02:42 AM, said:

I take it you guys did not engage this "poster" in this other ancient aliens thread?

If you had a time machine and could take him back to witness this stuff personally, he would argue that your time machine does not work properly. By far, the most vivid example of deliberate ignorance that I have ever seen in my life. No proof will be accepted, no explanation simple enough. Unless you want to say "xts" are responsible for everything you see around you today" then no other answer will do at all. There is no debate, no logic, just "xts".
Personally I dont see how anyone could take the ancient astronaut theory seriously after they watch the video that Boony posted a link for, I think your right psych its like banging your head against a brick wall trying to show them any different.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:14 AM

View Posthacktorp, on 20 November 2012 - 02:50 AM, said:

Sorry but I'll have to be brief:

Your vaunted video attempts to draw a strong correlation between intricate surface features seen on 'stone blocks' and precise copper-alloy tools found there.  It notes these tools easily work the red sandstone seen at the site.  It mentions, almost in passing, that any of the harder "andesite" (a basaltic lava) blocks at the site could have been "flaked" using stone pounders of a common hardness and found in throughout the area.

Here's the rub: ALL of the intricate surface features are seen in the basaltic lava (H-blocks) and NOT in the sandstone.

See what they did there?  Probably not.

Let me ask you this:

Based on your video, do you believe those tight corners, small holes, and narrow channels were 'flaked' into basaltic lava by pounding them with stone balls?

Jean-Pierre Protzen managed reasonably tight corners nicely in andesite during his experiments for NOVA. As the work got finer, he progressed to smaller and smaller tools, which weren't necessarily ball-shaped. No one ever said the channels and holes were done with pounders.

Edit to add: Just as a matter of record, Andesite and Basalt are chemical opposites, though similar in general  physical properties.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:16 AM

View Posthacktorp, on 20 November 2012 - 02:50 AM, said:

Sorry but I'll have to be brief:

Your vaunted video attempts to draw a strong correlation between intricate surface features seen on 'stone blocks' and precise copper-alloy tools found there.  It notes these tools easily work the red sandstone seen at the site.  It mentions, almost in passing, that any of the harder "andesite" (a basaltic lava) blocks at the site could have been "flaked" using stone pounders of a common hardness and found in throughout the area.

Here's the rub: ALL of the intricate surface features are seen in the basaltic lava (H-blocks) and NOT in the sandstone.

See what they did there?  Probably not.

Let me ask you this:

Based on your video, do you believe those tight corners, small holes, and narrow channels were 'flaked' into basaltic lava by pounding them with stone balls?

I suggest you watch the entire section on Pumapunku which explains how the precision work done was completely within the capability of the people who built it using tools that they were more than capable of creating and which have been found right there on the site.  In other words, try to actually learn something hacktorp.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:32 AM

View PostbooNyzarC, on 20 November 2012 - 03:16 AM, said:

I suggest you watch the entire section on Pumapunku which explains how the precision work done was completely within the capability of the people who built it using tools that they were more than capable of creating and which have been found right there on the site.  In other words, try to actually learn something hacktorp.

I watched it and found no such explanation.

I'd be grateful if you could, in your own learned words, paraphrase their explanation of specifically "how the precision work done was completely within the capability of the people who built it using tools that they were more than capable of creating and which have been found right there on the site".

Specifically the andesite detail work related tools used, please.  Can you?


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:37 AM

View Posthacktorp, on 20 November 2012 - 03:32 AM, said:

I watched it and found no such explanation.

I'd be grateful if you could, in your own learned words, paraphrase their explanation of specifically "how the precision work done was completely within the capability of the people who built it using tools that they were more than capable of creating and which have been found right there on the site".

Specifically the andesite detail work related tools used, please.  Can you?

Perhaps if you had paid closer attention you would have noticed this:

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It is true that stone tools would not be enough to construct Pumapunku, especially for some of the finer points. For those they would need metal chisels, and the equivalent of a carpenter’s square.[17]
Entire studies have detailed how these cuts were made, and nothing spectacular is required except some metal tools like chisels.[18] The arguments against this are usually either that a particular culture did not yet know how to cast metals, or that copper chisels would have been too weak.
On the first point, we know that the Pre-Incan Andean culture was very skilled at fashioning metals and creating metal alloys.[19]
In fact, the people who built Pumapunku were even pouring copper alloys into molds right on site,[20] showing that they had more than enough capability to form all kinds of metal tools. The question is: what about the tool’s strength?
Even if they were pouring pure copper into the mold it would still work, but it would need sharpening often but, because archeologist actually found a few of these metal cramps used by them on site,[21][22] we now know that they were using a very strong copper arsenic nickel alloy,[23]  Which made a much stronger final product.
Arsenic acts as a de-oxidant preventing the metal from becoming too brittle[24], and nickel was used in copper alloys specifically to make stronger chisels.[25] Once you understand that they had the ability to make strong metal tools in a huge variety of shapes, there is no part of Pumapunku’s stone work that would have been too difficult for them.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:49 AM

View PostbooNyzarC, on 20 November 2012 - 03:37 AM, said:

Perhaps if you had paid closer attention you would have noticed this:




Did you miss that?

I did see that, in fact.  And I noticed they made a major omission by not referencing andesite specifically as a material "easily" carved by the copper alloy they describe.

Is that what you are saying?  That basaltic lava, the hardness of andesite, is easily carved by copper-nickel alloy tools?

Help me here...you're still not providing much in the way of your own words.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:06 AM

View Posthacktorp, on 20 November 2012 - 03:49 AM, said:

I did see that, in fact.  And I noticed they made a major omission by not referencing andesite specifically as a material "easily" carved by the copper alloy they describe.

Is that what you are saying?  That basaltic lava, the hardness of andesite, is easily carved by copper-nickel alloy tools?

Help me here...you're still not providing much in the way of your own words.

I'm not of the opinion that any stone work should be classified as "easy," but that doesn't mean it was impossible for the human beings who did the work at Tiwanaku to accomplish what was there with the tools and technology that they had available.  And that really is the main point isn't it?  The Ancient Aliens (AA) series has thrown all kinds of nonsensical and false information at its viewers and this film exposes a lot of that in a very concise way for our current YouTube generation.

If you want to get more details about how exactly the precision was accomplished, I suggest that you look into the dutiful work by Jean-Pierre Protzen which forms much of the basis for this portion of the AA refutation.  I'm sure there are other sources that you could look into as well if you're truly curious and still unconvinced.

It isn't my work, and I'm no expert on the subject by any means.  I simply shared a video and some information for people to judge for themselves.  The fact that you choose to ignore the outright blatant lies put forth in the AA series and then quibble over semantics is quite telling.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:26 AM

View PostbooNyzarC, on 20 November 2012 - 04:06 AM, said:

I'm not of the opinion that any stone work should be classified as "easy," but that doesn't mean it was impossible for the human beings who did the work at Tiwanaku to accomplish what was there with the tools and technology that they had available.  And that really is the main point isn't it?  The Ancient Aliens (AA) series has thrown all kinds of nonsensical and false information at its viewers and this film exposes a lot of that in a very concise way for our current YouTube generation.

If you want to get more details about how exactly the precision was accomplished, I suggest that you look into the dutiful work by Jean-Pierre Protzen which forms much of the basis for this portion of the AA refutation.  I'm sure there are other sources that you could look into as well if you're truly curious and still unconvinced.

It isn't my work, and I'm no expert on the subject by any means.  I simply shared a video and some information for people to judge for themselves.  The fact that you choose to ignore the outright blatant lies put forth in the AA series and then quibble over semantics is quite telling.

There are a number of 'experts' like Protzen willing to claim they "proved" how it was done because they were able to scratch out a crude form on a small piece of stone.  Truth is, they don't know any better than the AA wingnuts.

Until someone makes an accurate, full-scale reproduction using whatever technique they are promoting, it's all wild-ass guessing.

And we're left with a mystery.

Edited by hacktorp, 20 November 2012 - 04:26 AM.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:43 AM

View Postnopeda, on 20 November 2012 - 12:36 AM, said:

:lol:

Exactly 19 huh? :lol:

You're still the bullsh*t dude, no doubt. :lol:



At least 19, no I never said exactly, but you are good at putting words in peoples mouths. I see you are still the clueless one. Not one of them originates from Nazareth either.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:49 AM

View Posthacktorp, on 20 November 2012 - 03:32 AM, said:

I'd be grateful if you could, in your own learned words, paraphrase their explanation of specifically "how the precision work done was completely within the capability of the people who built it using tools that they were more than capable of creating and which have been found right there on the site".

Specifically the andesite detail work related tools used, please.  Can you?

Well this seems, to me, to answer your question...

View PostOniomancer, on 20 November 2012 - 03:14 AM, said:

Jean-Pierre Protzen managed reasonably tight corners nicely in andesite during his experiments for NOVA. As the work got finer, he progressed to smaller and smaller tools,


How did they do something so detailed? The same way people since time immemorial have - they've used smaller and smaller tools.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:50 AM

View Posthacktorp, on 20 November 2012 - 04:26 AM, said:

There are a number of 'experts' like Protzen willing to claim they "proved" how it was done because they were able to scratch out a crude form on a small piece of stone.  Truth is, they don't know any better than the AA wingnuts.

I'll take the legitimate work and verifiable results of 'experts' like Protzen over the AA wingnuts any day of the week.  But maybe that's just me.

In addition, the truth actually is, they know a hell of a lot better than the AA wingnuts.



View Posthacktorp, on 20 November 2012 - 04:26 AM, said:

Until someone makes an accurate, full-scale reproduction using whatever technique they are promoting, it's all wild-ass guessing.

Really?  You expect someone to completely re-create the entire thing before you'll accept that it could have been done by human beings?  Do you have that same ridiculous expectation for the pyramids at Giza too?



View Posthacktorp, on 20 November 2012 - 04:26 AM, said:

And we're left with a mystery.

You are left with a mystery perhaps, and probably several other people too, but that doesn't mean that the answer is actually all that mysterious.  Give our ancestors some credit.  They accomplished some incredible things.