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  2. Crookshanks

    Flat Earth and Tartaria

    Hey all I am aware of the official history surrounding the whole tartaria thing lol and the world seeing as I am half way through my degree and all. I just wondered what people thought of the possibility that the official history is not the actual history. Doing the degree we are given sources to look at, and are told to make up our own minds about it and we tend to sort of come up with the same sorts of things. However if you are creative I suppose you could come up with an alternative history, if you had the right sources. Right? Trouble is, how do we know what sources are reliable and what isn't. I mean, you could look at the foundations of a building and say yes its just foundations but then ask why? Why would they have a window that is half in and half out of the ground. Why to foundations even need windows? Little things like that.
  3. Liquid Gardens

    Are near-death experiences merely illusions ?

    Hush now while the adults are talking.
  4. Liquid Gardens

    Are near-death experiences merely illusions ?

    Where did I say that? I asked, if remote viewers can travel around the globe and to other planets and describe accurate details there, why they can't go a much shorter distance and tell us something that would be far more indicative that they had powers? Why is that an unreasonable question, or what is wrong or unfair about the other questions I asked? You don't think that competent people can make mistakes and come to incorrect conclusions? From your perspective, isn't something like that implicitly your response to the other competent people who point out the problems with Utts' and Targ's methodologies, that those opposing competent people are making mistakes? I've had decades of interest in these subjects also, but my interest in them includes the arguments against them. I'm mainly asking you because I've seen you many times leave comments about subjects like this but they seem to always be about the overall state of the cases for them (you believe the quantity of evidence is enough to show it to be true without a doubt, it's not fair to say there is 'no evidence' for psychic stuff in your view, etc) and rarely about the actual details that support that case. There may be other discussions you are having here pointing out this compelling evidence that I haven't seen, but most of what I read from you is talking around the subject, like you just did here where we skipped from initial questions about the details to giving up because you feel the discussion will go nowhere. If I don't end up believing you then it doesn't mean the discussion went nowhere, if you provided the best details and evidence you may convince others here even if it doesn't convince me.
  5. MainerMikeBrown

    What's for dinner?

    Tonight for me it's going to be ribeye steak and corn on the cob. I can't wait!
  6. MainerMikeBrown

    What's your weather like today?

    So far today it's been mostly cloudy out here.
  7. Piney

    Flat Earth and Tartaria

    Tartar is a term used for Turkish speakers and Tartaria was a "catch all" phrase for the Central Asian and Pontic Caspian Steppes or where ever Turks lived. There was never any giants in North America or interaction with Europe or Asia prior to 1492. The "Columbian Exchange" negates it.
  8. I think this gets more to the core of it. It is a question that has been considered by many great thinkers and involves consciousness/awareness. Consider the following: Consciousness & Physical Reality Considerations The actual relationship between consciousness and physical reality is mysterious. Physical reality may be a manifestation of conscious thought (idealism), or consciousness may arise from physical antecedents (materialism), or consciousness and physical reality may both arise from a common source (neutral monism), or consciousness and physical reality may arise independently of each other and interact somehow (dualism). What is equally unclear is the nature of the interaction of the two. Does consciousness merely perceive reality or does it create reality or does it modify a pre-existing reality? And when we talk about consciousness, do we mean the consciousness of the individual or of the human species or of all living things or of God? If consciousness creates or modifies reality, is this reality a whole or partial product of individual consciousness or of collective consciousness or of divine consciousness? And so on. I think spirituality includes the consciousness/awareness of existence, physical or spiritual. But this still doesn't really answer the source of either, or whether that conscious awareness exists before, and during, and after the physical experience. Sojo
  9. Nature and our knowledge of it doesn't always follow the rules of logic. I'm not arguing for or against the existence of Nessie, just saying that our ignorance of something doesn't prove that it doesn't exist. Just being logical.
  10. skliss

    Who will the Democratic nominee be?

    Exactly
  11. RabidMongoose

    Boris Johnson to become PM

    He needs to publicly reap praise onto Trump. Trump is seeking validation and if Boris validates him he could use his influence to get American economic favour.
  12. The Wistman

    {un}holy haiku - 3rd Edition

    broken pottery finds old purpose in the loam changing form to form
  13. Alchopwn

    What is the point of Spirituality?

    I think that much depends on the human mind. I think that with the correct impetus, that thanks to this unusual birthright that we humans are capable of supernatural feats that go far beyond stage magic and self deception. On the other hand, I am not properly convinced by any arguments as to why this is or should be the case. I don't entirely rule out the existence of supernatural entities, but I have only encountered one. That was a pretty profound (if confusing) experience in terms of its ramifications, if not the situation itself. I can't help but think that there is an element to the physical world that we humans presently interact with occasionally, but not so often or reliably that we can get a proper understanding of it within our present scientific paradigm, and I am of two minds as to whether that is a good thing or not. For my own part I am intensely curious about what is going on, and want to understand more.
  14. Hanslune

    Flat Earth and Tartaria

    Howdy Crookshanks Welcome to Ancient Mysteries & Alternative history although I see you've been around nearly 3 years. Well given that 'flat earth' is a non-starter of an idea I think you can safely say any ideas based on it are fatuous also. Tartaria is the Latin word for Tartary which did exist as a 'region or territory'. Not full of giants however. Tartary and Tartaria have been used in other contexts also. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tartary
  15. Helen of Annoy

    {un}holy haiku - 3rd Edition

    yews watch, secretive the gentle way earth takes back broken pottery
  16. XenoFish

    Flat Earth and Tartaria

    Brace yourself, disagreeable comments incoming.
  17. skookum

    Should all British police officers be armed?

    I think the time is coming when the option should be given to officers on an individual basis with training. I think the British public are force feed terrible scenes recorded from the US were excessive force by use of armed police is deemed as routine. Accross Europe the police are routinely armed and we don't see the same scenes. This is most likely as they don't have the gun culture which is the USA's major issue. I believe we could routinely arm the Police and not get the bloodbath predicted. There are definitely cases of terrorism and general lunatics that may have well been stopped or ended early by police who were on scene but not adequately armed. Of course we will never know now for sure.
  18. I like to peruse youtube now and again and I came across a whole load of videos on Flat Earth and a place called Tartaria, which is now Russia apparently. What people are alleging is that the history of the world has been altered so that it looks like there was no such place or empire and that Tartaria never existed. However there was, according to these videos, a large area of land in what is now Russia, and a huge part of North America which was populated by giants. These giants are Tartarians. They were said to be as tall as 2 and half miles high. Really? They are also saying that Greco Roman architecture came from Tartaria and not from the Roman Empire as we are told in our history books. If its true it turns everything on its head. I don't know about the whole flat Earth thing though I mean... that would mean that the arctic and the antarctic might be the same land. They are also saying that a mud flood buried half the buildings the Tartarians built and the reason a lot of them have huge doors and ceilings is because the people using them were much taller than us. I kind of thought the parts of the buildings underground were foundations and that they built big in order to be grandiose and show off a bit and over awe people. What do you all think of it?
  19. stevewinn

    Boris Johnson to become PM

    getting on like a house of fire. Biggest NEWS of ALL. suck it up democracy deniers.
  20. Gromdor

    President Trump "I am the Chosen One"

    You know, that is exactly what the Democrats are pushing for in the Red Flag Law. Unfortunately since the second amendment is a right, it means that all people are entitled to it- even the blind and insane. So the NRA and gun rights activists are unyielding on the issue- because of slippery slope, a right is a right, yada, yada.
  21. Habitat

    What is the point of Spirituality?

    Interesting thought. These are indeed arbitrary concepts of convenience, a seamless reality has only the appearance of them.
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  23. The Wistman

    {un}holy haiku - 3rd Edition

    the highest dead stalk what goes up must come down - old yews watch, secretive
  24. XenoFish

    What is the point of Spirituality?

    I don't know. From the video it appeared that spirituality is more about 'one-ness' whatever that really means, God appeared to be an afterthought.
  25. lightly

    What is the point of Spirituality?

    i'm starting to wonder if beginnings and endings are nothing more than concepts. Misconceptions actually. Does the Universe need concepts?
  26. XenoFish

    Mega disaster rocking end July or on August

    Can we safely assume that these predictions are false? Yes/No
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