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Time will tell, it seems. :)

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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.

How does one come to such a conclusion when the "documentation" and "reasoning" put forth by Stitchen has been proven to be "fiction" and "imagination"? Honestly, I am intrigued as to why one would set aside supported evidence to pursue, and support, what is a known fiction? Mike Heiser shows this in detail.

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Psyche

Regarding the 12th planet theory, if that is what you're talking about, it does seem far-fetched to me, and I am but a layman in astronomy. I am not attempting to defend that.

Regarding the quantum leap in technology that Sitchin mentions in his book (the only 1 I have read), I find that plausible and curious. It is that point that I am talking about here.

Really, how did hunter-gatherers learn about electrons and chemistry and physics? And considering the progress of those hunters over the millenia, how and why did this progress come so rapidly?

Those are the questions Sitchin raised, and I think they are valid and compelling. In a related area, how did the Mayans become so familiar and precise with astronomy and time counting? How were those buildings constructed in alignment the way they are?

THAT, in my opinion, is what the thread is about.

I do not think that our planet is the only 1 occupied.

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Pardon me for interjecting myself here.

<snip>

Regarding the quantum leap in technology that Sitchin mentions in his book (the only 1 I have read), I find that plausible and curious. It is that point that I am talking about here.

What quantum leap is that exactly? There are no quantum leaps to the best of my knowledge.

Really, how did hunter-gatherers learn about electrons and chemistry and physics? And considering the progress of those hunters over the millenia, how and why did this progress come so rapidly?

The early hunter-gathers had no knowledge of electrons and chemistry/physics. Why do you think they had? And what progress came fast exactly?

Those are the questions Sitchin raised, and I think they are valid and compelling.

They are not. Provably so.

In a related area, how did the Mayans become so familiar and precise with astronomy and time counting? How were those buildings constructed in alignment the way they are?

What alignment? And why do you think the Mayans were so precise (they were not).

I do not think that our planet is the only 1 occupied.

Very few does to the best of my knowledge.

Cheers,

Badeskov

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Interjecting is what these fora are all about, no? :tu:

I take it you are unaware of the alignments of the Mayan ruins. I'm sorry about that. If you wish to become informed about it, read some good books. Graham Hancock wrote an excellent one, but the title escapes me at the moment.

Just curious if you are also unaware of the alignment of the pyramids on the Giza plateau?

Yes, we agree that hunters knew nothing about the finer points of chemistry and physics. That's rather the point--where did the Sumerians acquire such esoteric knowledge?

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Interjecting is what these fora are all about, no? :tu:

I take it you are unaware of the alignments of the Mayan ruins. I'm sorry about that. If you wish to become informed about it, read some good books. Graham Hancock wrote an excellent one, but the title escapes me at the moment.

That would be Fingerprints of the Gods. Did you check all the sources in it, and then separate what is his opinion and would can be proved beyond doubt - or did you just read it and think that sounds good so i'll go with that?

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Interjecting is what these fora are all about, no? :tu:

I take it you are unaware of the alignments of the Mayan ruins. I'm sorry about that. If you wish to become informed about it, read some good books. Graham Hancock wrote an excellent one, but the title escapes me at the moment.

Just curious if you are also unaware of the alignment of the pyramids on the Giza plateau?

Yes, we agree that hunters knew nothing about the finer points of chemistry and physics. That's rather the point--where did the Sumerians acquire such esoteric knowledge?

So, again, what alignment would that be? These alignments has been discussed extensively on UM already, but either way, said alignments are not really not alignments. For instance, the Giza pyramids has been claimed to be aligned with the belt of Orion. But they are not, unless one allows for some rather large tolerances. The other issue is that the constellation of Orion looked a bit different when the Giza pyramids were built, if memory serves.

Finally, why do you think the Sumerians knew of chemistry and physics? They didn't - nor is there any evidence of that they ever acquired such knowledge.

Cheers,

Badeskov

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No, I'm a whoredog and will read any old thing.

Some of them I like and some of them I don't. Hell, I seldom read the footnotes, depending upon how they are presented. No, I don't have to research something, I'm more touchy-feely when reading.

And, I've been told quite a few lies in my years from quite a few people. Usually I can tell when I'm being lied to, and Graham Hancock doesn't come across that way to me.

I accept his version of the alignment of the buildings and structures, their dimensions, and all that, as fact.

The conclusions and implications I can make on my own. How 'bout you? :wacko:

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Badeskov

I'm 64 and have been watching Orion and the sky since I was about 10 years old, it's a spiritual thing with me. You should try it in an airplane on a clear night, from 15000 feet. :rolleyes: And the science is interesting.

I can see with my own eyes that looking at the points, the alignment and ratio of the Giza pyramids is extremely close, with the naked eye.

What exactly is your point? I suspect you are one of those humans who must attack, discredit, or otherwise take down another human. This, under the guise of fidelity to truth or something.

I make up my own mind thanks very much, but I do enjoy the conversation.

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No, I'm a whoredog and will read any old thing.

Some of them I like and some of them I don't. Hell, I seldom read the footnotes, depending upon how they are presented. No, I don't have to research something, I'm more touchy-feely when reading.

And, I've been told quite a few lies in my years from quite a few people. Usually I can tell when I'm being lied to, and Graham Hancock doesn't come across that way to me.

I accept his version of the alignment of the buildings and structures, their dimensions, and all that, as fact.

The conclusions and implications I can make on my own. How 'bout you? :wacko:

No I never make absolute statements like "I accept his version of the alignment of the buildings and structures, their dimensions, and all that, as fact". ..on subjects i'm not educated enough to be able to dissect the 'evidence', and reading a couple of books doesn't make you educated in a subject either.

I can understand being 'touchy-feely' when dealing with these type of subjects, nothing wrong with that....I go with personal experience myself when deciding if a subject has substance or not, but it's not good enough for me to believe, hope, trust and base a stance on gut feeling and wishful thinking...I don't want to believe, I want to know.

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No, I'm a whoredog and will read any old thing.

With one notable exception it would seem. You'll read any old thing, except for anything at all that disagrees with your conclusions.

Or I suppose you could prove that statement as incorrect by reading this link previously provided to you and sharing with us how the information provided by Mike Heiser is incorrect in any way?

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No I never make absolute statements like "I accept his version of the alignment of the buildings and structures, their dimensions, and all that, as fact". ..on subjects i'm not educated enough to be able to dissect the 'evidence', and reading a couple of books doesn't make you educated in a subject either.

I can understand being 'touchy-feely' when dealing with these type of subjects, nothing wrong with that....I go with personal experience myself when deciding if a subject has substance or not, but it's not good enough for me to believe, hope, trust and base a stance on gut feeling and wishful thinking...I don't want to believe, I want to know.

I understand what you're saying.

Reading a book on any subject makes one more educated to some degree, by definition. That is, having 1 book's knowledge of any given subject is better than having 0 book's knowledge of that subject.

I've known for decades about the proportion and design of Orion, but I never knew until I read Hancock's book that the proportion and design of the Giza pyramids were so close to it. Never knew until I read the book that at certain specific times, the gaze of the Sphinx, part lion and part man, is directed precisely at the constellation Leo at sunrise, and that happens every 26,000 years, or whatever the number.

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Boo

I've mentioned it a few times, but it slipped right under your comprehension radar, if I may borrow the term. :yes:

For about 4 years I was just like you--active on the internet at various fora defending the official story, as best I could. Yes, I certainly had questions, but it was tough NOT to go along with all the news reports and such. I brought out all the arguments about NORAD being more concerned with threats from without than from within. Cascading collapses of the towers. All the same tired stuff you bring up today.

So to answer your criticism, yes, though I am a whoredog, I've read the OCT, and I have defended it online. I am not ignorant of it, I am very familiar with it. That's why it's so easy to refute it.

Reading is easy. Interpreting the facts is the part requiring critical thinking skills. Being able to come to terms with the very brutal fact that elements of the government that I once served have been hijacked, is the hard part.

Pointing out the deception involved in the events of the day is easy compared to defending a lie.

We were all fooled on 11 September. The sad but predictable part is that so many have not YET figured it out.

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Boo

I've mentioned it a few times, but it slipped right under your comprehension radar, if I may borrow the term. :yes:

For about 4 years I was just like you--active on the internet at various fora defending the official story, as best I could. Yes, I certainly had questions, but it was tough NOT to go along with all the news reports and such. I brought out all the arguments about NORAD being more concerned with threats from without than from within. Cascading collapses of the towers. All the same tired stuff you bring up today.

So to answer your criticism, yes, though I am a whoredog, I've read the OCT, and I have defended it online. I am not ignorant of it, I am very familiar with it. That's why it's so easy to refute it.

Reading is easy. Interpreting the facts is the part requiring critical thinking skills. Being able to come to terms with the very brutal fact that elements of the government that I once served have been hijacked, is the hard part.

Pointing out the deception involved in the events of the day is easy compared to defending a lie.

We were all fooled on 11 September. The sad but predictable part is that so many have not YET figured it out.

I'm not sure if you realize this or not, but we aren't in a 911 conspiracy thread and I wasn't referring to 911 in my post to you. Who is under the comprehension radar again? :rolleyes:

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Badeskov

I'm 64 and have been watching Orion and the sky since I was about 10 years old, it's a spiritual thing with me. You should try it in an airplane on a clear night, from 15000 feet. :rolleyes: And the science is interesting.

I can see with my own eyes that looking at the points, the alignment and ratio of the Giza pyramids is extremely close, with the naked eye.

What exactly is your point? I suspect you are one of those humans who must attack, discredit, or otherwise take down another human. This, under the guise of fidelity to truth or something.

I make up my own mind thanks very much, but I do enjoy the conversation.

BR,

I am not trying to judge, merely putting the facts out there. And your age has no relevance whatsoever.

I am not one of those that need to attack or anything like that. No need for that. But if you feel I did so, please do point it out so I can aoplogize.

In the end, I just want to get to the heart of the matter discussed, and that entails getting all the information available. You should, naturally make up your own mind and I feel I that have shown you both sides. You, on the other hand, seem rather reluctant to look into the documentation the other side offers. I have personally commented and supported on what I felt supported my position, you have not even allowed my data a single glance. Up to you, but in that respect you fail big time.

Cheers,

Badeskov

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Boo, sorry I misinterpreted your smart remark.

Badeskov

You are correct that I did not read all that material you presented.

Might you offer a synopsis, a condensed version of your counterpoint to Sitchin's points? In general terms, how do you think he is wrong?

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Boo, sorry I misinterpreted your smart remark.

Badeskov

You are correct that I did not read all that material you presented.

Might you offer a synopsis, a condensed version of your counterpoint to Sitchin's points? In general terms, how do you think he is wrong?

The biggest problem with Zechariah Sitchin is the fact that he had no formal training in reading or translating the Sumerian language, nor in understanding its iconography. Every time he was challenged to prove otherwise he made some excuse not to. The biggest hiccup to his "translation" is the word Nibiru, which is Nibru in Sumerian texts, and is the name of a city. We know it now by the name of Nippur in Iraq. One can read many Sumerian stories at the following and NONE will substantiate his "translations":

The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL)

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No formal training??? OMG! :w00t:

Is this petulance or arrogance?

I'm not in the business friend, so I don't care about his academic record at all. I care about his ideas and information--that's why I read a book.

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No formal training??? OMG! :w00t:

Is this petulance or arrogance?

I'm not in the business friend, so I don't care about his academic record at all. I care about his ideas and information--that's why I read a book.

Neither, it's a statement of fact. Not once has he shown the ability to read, let along translate, Sumerian. One doesn't just pick up a book and teach themselves a language that's been dead for the last 4000+ years. Now THAT'S arrogance. And yet, many have bought his spiel hook, line and sinker.

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Boo, sorry I misinterpreted your smart remark.

Badeskov

You are correct that I did not read all that material you presented.

Might you offer a synopsis, a condensed version of your counterpoint to Sitchin's points? In general terms, how do you think he is wrong?

The really, really short version: he is plain out wrong.

The little longer version: all scholars agree that he is wrong.

In that one link I offered there are 10-12 grave examples of how and why he is wrong. And we are not talking a mistranslation here and there - it is whole concepts that he has no grasp of whatsoever. He was, simply put, a quack.

Cheers,

Badeskov

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It dosnt take a brilliant mind to see whats the real problem in this thread ! "The God vs aliens debate"

THere is no proof of Real in either subject. Yet !

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I understand what you're saying.

Reading a book on any subject makes one more educated to some degree, by definition. That is, having 1 book's knowledge of any given subject is better than having 0 book's knowledge of that subject.

I've known for decades about the proportion and design of Orion, but I never knew until I read Hancock's book that the proportion and design of the Giza pyramids were so close to it. Never knew until I read the book that at certain specific times, the gaze of the Sphinx, part lion and part man, is directed precisely at the constellation Leo at sunrise, and that happens every 26,000 years, or whatever the number.

This is an excellent example of how phrasing can make something out of nothing. Over the course of its existence, the sphinx will "gaze precisely" at many constellations, the exact same statement above could be said about Aquarius but no one would find it significant because the two do not obviously relate like leo and a lion do.

This is typical of the books you're talking about. It is omission of most of the information in order to make the information which is shared seem special.

It's like sensationalism in the news... when they say 100 people died of some disease like it's a big deal and a high percentage, but 99.9% of people recover from the disease. It's all about ratings, book sales and money, even notoriety, and they will get it any way they can.

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Boo, sorry I misinterpreted your smart remark.

It wasn't a "smart remark." It was an observation, and then an opportunity for you to disprove or remedy the observation. I'll rephrase it for you though...

Have you read any of the information in this link?

If no, please do; or at least make an effort to read some of it.

If yes, do you disagree or agree with the information provided?

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<snip>

I'm not in the business friend, so I don't care about his academic record at all. I care about his ideas and information--that's why I read a book.

Sorry for the belated response, but other issues took precedence. I am just curious, how can you not consider his academic record when you do not (admittedly on your part) read the rebuttals of his claims? It seems like that you do like the imaginary tale he promotes, but have no interest in actually looking into other aspects (i.e., true scientific data).

Frankly put, he it plain out wrong. And I am baffled why people (you included) even consider him a reliable source of anything. I can (and already have) shown you considerable data as to why he is a quack. If you feel otherwise, show me why.

Cheers,

Badeskov

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If he's a quack, Badeskov, he is a dead quack.

I see him (reminder I read only 1 of his books) as just another viewer of historical events. I expect him to have some level of bias, the same as yourself or any other author.

I do not expect any book or viewpoint to be The Essence Of Truth, especially about historical matters.

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