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#31    badeskov

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:12 AM

View PostBabe Ruth, on 17 March 2012 - 01:50 PM, said:

Say what you want about the man Badeskov, but he was a scholar on the Sumerian civilization.

If you are referring to Sitchin and/or von Daniken, then neither was a scholar in anything. The definition of a scholar is:

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1 : a person who attends a school or studies under a teacher :pupil
2a : a person who has done advanced study in a special fieldb : a learned person
3: a holder of a scholarship


Obviously neither was a pupil or attending school, nor did they hold a scholarship, so 1 and 3 are out. And it is very obvious that neither was a learned person or had done advanced studies in the field of the Sumerian civilization. Real scholars (i.e. experts) has completely torn apart what said two characters have written - never have they offered a rebuttal, only the usual regurgitation of their misconceptions and mistakes. And it is not a debate whether true or not - if you read the www.sitchiniswrong.com link you could actually clearly see the difference between real experts and the quacks. There is simply no discussion about who is wrong and who is right.    

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And his point that at some point in human history a huge and significant leap in knowledge and technology occured cannot be denied.

Again, I ask you the same as I did Royal. Please point out what those huge leaps in knowledge and technology were. I know you cannot because they simply do not exist.


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Edited by badeskov, 19 March 2012 - 01:13 AM.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:07 AM

THis is a topic of need of place to  hide behind lockeed doors ! :ph34r:

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:31 PM

Yes, if it were a book, we could burn it!   :ph34r:

So, Badeskov, scholarship can take place ONLY in an institution?

Hmmm, rather a narrow view of things.  :rofl:


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:08 PM

View PostBabe Ruth, on 19 March 2012 - 02:31 PM, said:

Yes, if it were a book, we could burn it!   :ph34r:

So, Badeskov, scholarship can take place ONLY in an institution?

Hmmm, rather a narrow view of things.  :rofl:

No, that was not what was stated. Here is the pertinent part from the above definition (sorry if it was confusing as I apparent missed a line break above):

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2a: a person who has done advanced study in a special field
  b: a learned person

So it could also be a learned person, from wherever that learned knowledge might come from. But it is very obvious that neither Daniken nor Sitchin are learned in the field of Sumerian civilizations. The former even admitted to fabricating evidence to support some of his fanciful tales. A small excerpt on Daniken from Wiki:

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Scientists and historians have rejected his ideas, claiming that the book's conclusions were based on faulty, pseudoscientific evidence, some of which was later demonstrated to be fraudulent or fabricated, and under illogical premises. For example, Ronald Story wrote a book rebutting Däniken's ideas in 1976 titled The Space Gods Revealed. A similar internationally bestselling book, entitled Crash Go The Chariots by Clifford Wilson, appeared in 1972.

Soon after the publication of Chariots of the Gods? von Däniken was accused of stealing the ideas of French author Robert Charroux.[4]

A 2004 article in Skeptic magazine[5] states that von Däniken plagiarized many of the book's concepts from The Morning of the Magicians, that this book in turn was heavily influenced by the Cthulhu Mythos, and that the core of the ancient astronaut theory originates in H. P. Lovecraft's short stories "The Call of Cthulhu" and "At the Mountains of Madness".

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Posted ImageThe iron pillar of Delhi, erected by Chandragupta II the Great, which Von Däniken claimed did not rust.

One artifact offered as evidence in the book has been disclaimed by Däniken himself. Chariots asserts that a non-rusting iron pillar in India was evidence of extraterrestrial influence, but Däniken admitted in a Playboy interview (vol.21, no.8, August 1974) that the pillar was man-made and that as far as supporting his theories goes "we can forget about this iron thing." Neither this nor any other discredited evidence has been removed from subsequent editions of Chariots of the Gods.[6][7]

One book commonly cited in support of von Däniken is The Spaceships of Ezekiel by former NASA design engineer Josef F. Blumrich (March 17, 1913 – February 10, 2002), who also wrote a summary article, "The spaceships of the prophet Ezekiel".[8]



That said, there are simply no fantastic leaps in anything that cannot be ascribed to humans evolving socially and technologically. At least I know of no such examples.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

One of the most distasteful parts of participating online is having to deal with all the personal attacks.  Here, a man, or two men are attacked by a poster, and that attack in the poster's mind justifies ignoring, or judging as wrong and inaccurate, what the person being attacked has said.

Ah, the beauty of a simple mind.

Sorry Badeskov, the theory put forth by both your enemies, and their documentation and reasoning for it, are fairly persuasive to me.


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:23 PM

View PostBabe Ruth, on 19 March 2012 - 05:28 PM, said:

One of the most distasteful parts of participating online is having to deal with all the personal attacks.  Here, a man, or two men are attacked by a poster, and that attack in the poster's mind justifies ignoring, or judging as wrong and inaccurate, what the person being attacked has said.

Ah, the beauty of a simple mind.

Sorry Badeskov, the theory put forth by both your enemies, and their documentation and reasoning for it, are fairly persuasive to me.

That was not an attack on either man. That was simply a factual description. Specifically referring to Daniken it is factual that his evidence is faulty and based on pseudoscience and that he furthermore has fabricated evidence. That is not a personal attack, that is simply an accurate description of his modus operandi. It seems to me that you haven't read anything scientific on the work of said two characters, as otherwise I am sure they wouldn't be that persuasive for you.

Turning to Sitchin, have a look at this link, which has now been posted a couple of times. There Mr. Sitchin's reasoning is torn completely apart and it is clearly shown that the man had no idea what he was actually doing. The examples are numerous. From the intro:

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Welcome to the website devoted to addressing the claims of the ancient astronaut hypothesis popularized in the writings of Zecharia Sitchin. Who's behind this site? My name is Mike Heiser. Who am I?  The short answer is that I'm a scholar of biblical and ancient Near Eastern languages, cultures, and religions. Why do I bother with this stuff? Because I don't like ancient texts manipulated to promote false claims. If I were a lawyer I'd feel professionally obligated to tell you if someone was giving you bad legal advice. If I was a medical doctor, I'd owe you the truth if I knew the medicine you were taking was bogus or could kill you. If I was an accountant, I'd let you know if a neighbor's tax advice could put you in jail. I'm none of those things, but I'm trying to provide the same service in my areas of expertise. I can tell you--and show you--that what Sitchin has written about Nibiru, the Anunnaki, the book of Genesis, the Nephilim, and a host of other things has absolutely no basis in the real data of the ancient world. I don't doubt that Zecharia Sitchin is a nice guy; he's just wrong. Nothing personal.

Emphasis mine. Please do read some of the parts on that site. It is thoroughly grounded in the Sumerian history and civilization and it is pretty damning for the works of Sitchin.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:26 PM

Thanks for all that Badeskov, but I read my own books, study my own material, and make my own decisions.


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:47 PM

View PostBabe Ruth, on 19 March 2012 - 09:26 PM, said:

Thanks for all that Badeskov, but I read my own books, study my own material, and make my own decisions.

Seems like your material is wrong.....both Sitchin and Von Daniken are a joke,their evidence flawed and even fake.Go ahead make your own decisions...they will be all wrong.

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Edited by shaddow134, 19 March 2012 - 10:54 PM.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:05 PM

Hmmm....double post.

Edited by badeskov, 19 March 2012 - 11:48 PM.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:07 PM

View PostBabe Ruth, on 19 March 2012 - 09:26 PM, said:

Thanks for all that Badeskov, but I read my own books, study my own material, and make my own decisions.

And I certainly respect that Babe Ruth. I just felt that it would suit the current discussion to make the breadth of information a little larger :) That said, I think you could benefit from a little more nuanced view of the topic at hand. I won't even begin to pretend to know what your information material is, but it seems like it is a bit skewed towards the more pseudo-scientific segment.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:36 PM

View PostBabe Ruth, on 19 March 2012 - 05:28 PM, said:

One of the most distasteful parts of participating online is having to deal with all the personal attacks.  Here, a man, or two men are attacked by a poster, and that attack in the poster's mind justifies ignoring, or judging as wrong and inaccurate, what the person being attacked has said.

Ah, the beauty of a simple mind.

Sorry Badeskov, the theory put forth by both your enemies, and their documentation and reasoning for it, are fairly persuasive to me.

You might be interested in this Wiki about Von Däniken:

http://en.wikipedia....ch_von_Däniken


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:43 PM

View PostAbramelin, on 20 March 2012 - 01:36 PM, said:

You might be interested in this Wiki about Von Däniken:

http://en.wikipedia....on_D%C3%A4niken

His whole life is one big fraud really,seems he can't help himself....

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:55 AM

Oh yeah, Wikipedia's got it goin' on, fer sure


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:39 AM

View PostBabe Ruth, on 21 March 2012 - 01:55 AM, said:

Oh yeah, Wikipedia's got it goin' on, fer sure

Do you dispute any of the stated?

Cheers,
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Edited by badeskov, 21 March 2012 - 03:39 AM.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:55 AM

View PostBabe Ruth, on 21 March 2012 - 01:55 AM, said:

Oh yeah, Wikipedia's got it goin' on, fer sure

http://www.skepticreport.com/sr/?p=232

http://www.csicop.or...cooked_science/

http://articles.lati.../books/bk-48636





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