Weekend Blogscan 24-05-2008

A few things to keep you busy over the weekend...

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Nostradamus's picture
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Are the skulls ancient or modern? Without the hype of the latest Indiana Jones movie there would have been a quiet and resonable debate, but with the movie, passions seemed to be raised on this issue.

I was surprised to read that Philip Coppens was the author of the article, as his usual objective reasoning seems to have gone out of the window.

Maybe once the movie is a distant memory, we can get back to a proper debate or investigation of the skulls.

Nostra

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This is the problem with this type of coverage. It causes sensationalism. But on the other hand, would such subjects be brought in front of a wider audience without it?
As with most things, there is good and bad in equal measure.

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Anthony North

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I have done extensive research on crystal skulls, resulting in a series of articles that are appearing in print, rather than on the internet. So that might be why you feel my comments are unbalanced.
But I've seen how Walsh et al. go on about the skulls, and it's about how archaeology has treated Glozel so many decades ago, or the reactions of Harding et al. when confronted with the Bosnian Pyramid.
What you have to realise is that these people - archaeologists - have their own pet theories and will defend them just as much, if not more, than those who have a different point of view. And quite often, archaeologists have no evidence for their pet theories.

I've seen The Da Vinci Code phenomenon, now I see the Indiana Jones phenomenon, and I see how "big media" gets worse and worse in its coverage of such items - all news items as such.
Greg said as much in a recent review of a Daily Mail - not Grail - article, where the newspaper just decides to reprint something that was written 12 years ago. That's bad journalism.