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#16    ShadowSot

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:45 PM

View Postlilthor, on 01 December 2011 - 07:12 PM, said:

^^^You've provided a claim that AE not only drank water from the Nile, but that it contained nasty parasites that gave them all manner of health problems...yet because this water was soooo handy, they had no reason to seek a fresher source???

I would think any source of water that didn't contain guinea worms might have been revered as heaven-sent.
They sometimes consumed the worms, it's not like they drank and suddenly became immediately ill.

I've dranken river water often, probably at least as contaminated as the ancient nile, and not become ill.
(Not always voluntary, by the way, sometimes you can't help getting a gulp when your canoe flips over. )

Considering that they wouldn't have known what made them sick *, and it occurred only on occasion, they didn't draw the conclusion.


*(think of the cholera epidemic, where people continued drinking from the same water pump, and becoming sick, yet not coming to the conclusion that the water was contaminated)

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:57 PM

View Postlilthor, on 01 December 2011 - 07:12 PM, said:

^^^You've provided a claim that AE not only drank water from the Nile, but that it contained nasty parasites that gave them all manner of health problems...yet because this water was soooo handy, they had no reason to seek a fresher source???

I would think any source of water that didn't contain guinea worms might have been revered as heaven-sent.

There is no evidence that the ancients even knew what guinea worms were... you cannot see the larva without a magnifying device. It probably fell under the chapter "Horus was pissed at me" when somebody got infected... like so many other things....

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:58 PM

View Postlilthor, on 01 December 2011 - 07:12 PM, said:

^^^You've provided a claim that AE not only drank water from the Nile, but that it contained nasty parasites that gave them all manner of health problems...yet because this water was soooo handy, they had no reason to seek a fresher source???

I would think any source of water that didn't contain guinea worms might have been revered as heaven-sent.

There is no evidence that the ancients even knew what guinea worms were... you cannot see the larva without a magnifying device. It probably fell under the chapter "Horus was pissed at me" when somebody got infected... like so many other things....

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:01 PM

View PostShadowSot, on 01 December 2011 - 07:45 PM, said:

They sometimes consumed the worms, it's not like they drank and suddenly became immediately ill.

I've dranken river water often, probably at least as contaminated as the ancient nile, and not become ill.
(Not always voluntary, by the way, sometimes you can't help getting a gulp when your canoe flips over. )

Considering that they wouldn't have known what made them sick *, and it occurred only on occasion, they didn't draw the conclusion.


*(think of the cholera epidemic, where people continued drinking from the same water pump, and becoming sick, yet not coming to the conclusion that the water was contaminated)

So we must dial down their IQ to fit the theory that they all drank from a sewer that drains an entire continent.

I don't buy it.  Man has understood the difference between fresh, pure water and river swill for tens upon tens of thousands of years.

I believe they also knew that sex (between male and female) often resulted in babies, even though THAT took nearly a year too.


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:54 PM

View Postlilthor, on 01 December 2011 - 07:12 PM, said:

^^^You've provided a claim that AE not only drank water from the Nile, but that it contained nasty parasites that gave them all manner of health problems...yet because this water was soooo handy, they had no reason to seek a fresher source???

I would think any source of water that didn't contain guinea worms might have been revered as heaven-sent.
Thus the invention of beer.

There's no question they drank the water.  Every person won't get guinea worms every time.  

If, as you claim, I am saying that they drank Nile water knowing they'd get worms, then you are claiming they purposefully swallowed guinea worms.

I mean, after all, they did get the worms, right?

Obviously, neither of these is the case.

It's not like you can see these worms floating around in your water, you know.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:58 PM

View Postlilthor, on 01 December 2011 - 08:01 PM, said:

I don't buy it.  Man has understood the difference between fresh, pure water and river swill for tens upon tens of thousands of years.

This is about the most brainless thing I've ever read at ATS, I mean U-M.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:07 PM

View Postlilthor, on 01 December 2011 - 08:01 PM, said:

So we must dial down their IQ to fit the theory that they all drank from a sewer that drains an entire continent.

I don't buy it.  Man has understood the difference between fresh, pure water and river swill for tens upon tens of thousands of years.

I believe they also knew that sex (between male and female) often resulted in babies, even though THAT took nearly a year too.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:38 PM

View PostHarte, on 01 December 2011 - 08:58 PM, said:

This is about the most brainless thing I've ever read at ATS, I mean U-M.

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Good one Hatre, I mean Harte.

Seriously, you're starting to sound less like the old sage and more like the irrelevant curmudgeon sporting a fully-loaded adult diaper.

Perhaps you should change it so you can sit down and express yourself a bit more rationally.

Or not, it's up to you.


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:08 PM

View Postpatrickgiles, on 30 November 2011 - 12:50 PM, said:

Let's start a new topic because I think we're beating a dead horse. In my book, I describe how the Great Sphinx complex was also used to catch rainwater. It was at the base of the plateau at the level where rain flowed into it. Robert temple has found evidence of water gates and so have I. Let's try to refute it.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:12 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 01 December 2011 - 09:07 PM, said:

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I don't know about that...it looks like she's peeing while she's drinking.


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:40 PM

View Postlilthor, on 01 December 2011 - 08:01 PM, said:

So we must dial down their IQ to fit the theory that they all drank from a sewer that drains an entire continent.

I don't buy it.  Man has understood the difference between fresh, pure water and river swill for tens upon tens of thousands of years.

I believe they also knew that sex (between male and female) often resulted in babies, even though THAT took nearly a year too.


This is so obvious it's amazing you even are forced to point it out.  

1723b. when the great bread and this wine-like water were given to him.

22a. This is thy cool water, Osiris; this is thy cool water, O N., which went forth from thy son, which went forth from Horus.
22b. I have come; I have brought to thee the eye of Horus, that thy heart may be refreshed by it. I have brought it to thee. It is under thy soles.

868b. thy water, thy cool water-libation is the inundation of the Great One (who) which is come forth from thee.

How can anyone believe that the authors of this would rather drink mud
than water like wine.  

Why would anyone prefer to trek down to the crocodile infested toilet
and haul water up to where it's needed when good clean water can flow
right down to where they live.  

This is just astounding.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:54 PM

**I was going to go through and remove all the ad homs, but frankly, I haven't the patience.

You will discuss this like intelligent, civil, debaters, or you will not post.  Simple as that.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:32 PM

View Postlilthor, on 01 December 2011 - 09:38 PM, said:

Good one Hatre, I mean Harte.

Seriously, you're starting to sound less like the old sage and more like the irrelevant curmudgeon sporting a fully-loaded adult diaper.

Perhaps you should change it so you can sit down and express yourself a bit more rationally.

Or not, it's up to you.

HEY thats MY job! :angry:

PS if you look a little closer at the pic, you'll probably notice that it is a Guy not a Chick.......just saying....ya know.....observation skills and all...... :hmm:

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:41 PM

View Postcladking, on 01 December 2011 - 10:40 PM, said:

This is so obvious it's amazing you even are forced to point it out.  

1723b. when the great bread and this wine-like water were given to him.

22a. This is thy cool water, Osiris; this is thy cool water, O N., which went forth from thy son, which went forth from Horus.
22b. I have come; I have brought to thee the eye of Horus, that thy heart may be refreshed by it. I have brought it to thee. It is under thy soles.

868b. thy water, thy cool water-libation is the inundation of the Great One (who) which is come forth from thee.

How can anyone believe that the authors of this would rather drink mud
than water like wine.  

Why would anyone prefer to trek down to the crocodile infested toilet
and haul water up to where it's needed when good clean water can flow
right down to where they live.  

This is just astounding.

Yes.  What makes the most sense is the higher up the socio-economic ladder one was, the further from the Nile one sourced their drinking water.  Wells likely served a great number of people, while water from the plateau would have been reserved for upper echelons and special occasions.

Those who drank straight river water were likely bottom-rungers who had to cope with diarrhea, guinea worms, and other maladies.


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:46 PM

And the sphinx thing.....c'mon seriously?

Im all for free thinking, but really?

I thought the 'pyramids are rain catchment devices' idea was stupid, but I was hasty,I clearly had not gauged the limits of your (mr Giles) expertise correctly.

Your theories show a distinct lack of historical background and cultural knowledge of Egyptians past and present.

Is this a wind up?....I mean Ive posted spurious claims here for fun (just ask dr.Sheizhausmanburger)...And if it is may I commend you on your tenacity at playing your role to the hilt.

If you are really serious.....you really should be thinking about reading more.....seriously......really.

really? the sphinx too?........seriously?

I rarely talk about such things but I once shoveled 18 tons of material in 11 min-
utes. It was under ideal conditions which allowed use of the legs and gravity
but I know no one who could have matched it and I do know work
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