News Briefs 13-10-2011

“We belong to Infinity…”

Thanks to Spud, Jorn & Rick –who seems to have a peculiar fondness for goats (dolphins are gonna get jealous, mate!)

Quote of the Day:

“They called you an animal
The Kangchenjumga demon
Wild man
Meh-teh, Kang Admi
Lying in my tent
I can hear your cry
Echoing ’round the mountainside
You sound lonely”

Kate Bush, ‘Wild Man’ (excerpt)

  1. The Ancient Alien Question
    The usual writing style for this kind of article.

    “…odd-shaped stones, some weighing over 100 tons, fit perfectly together, as if first designed on a computer screen”

    Computer screen???? Sure, this could have been designed by a computer. I suppose the Empire State Building could also been first designed on a computer screen, however it wasn’t.

    Making the suggestion of the use of computers is keeping in line with the “Aliens with advanced technology are the only one’s who could do this.”

    You could say I am being too pedantic…but its these throw away comments which stick in the uninformed mind.

    Referencing theories (half backed or not) as facts are also typical. I am referring to the so called Bosnian pyramids which are natural geological formations often known as flatirons. Geologist Robert Schoch, in a preliminary report concluded that the so-called pyramids have natural geological explanations for all the features claimed to be artificial. Its not just him as well.

    Sadly however this never stops, or even slows down the believers who believe what they damn well want to believe. Grab your tinfoil hats its a conspiracy! πŸ˜›

    If there is to be a rational discussion of the possibility of ancient aliens visiting Earth why not get rid of all the sensationalisms and innuendoes? Or would this affect book sales?

    Cheers

    PS: I didn’t even go after the Nazca lines as an “ancient airport” looney idea. If aliens were able to transverse unfathomable interstellar distances to get here, why would they need a runway to land? Hahahahaa! Not even the fact that as runways go the Nazca lines are a complete fail!

    1. Alien shenanigans
      [quote=tihz_ho]
      If aliens were able to transverse unfathomable interstellar distances to get here, why would they need a runway to land? Hahahahaa! Not even the fact that as runways go the Nazca lines are a complete fail![/quote]

      I dunno, I’d love to meet aliens who prefer to land their spaceships by following the giant outline of a monkey with a spiral tail! Imagine how much fun Heathrow Airport would be.

      I really dig the ancient astronaut idea — if we’re being visited today, then they may have been here before. But pyramid refueling stations in Egypt and alien-human hybrids in Tibet? Makes a great plot for Indiana Jones, but that’s about it.

      As for the meticulously hewn stone blocks of Cusco and Sacsayhuaman, it’s a little insulting to suggest only aliens could have fit them together. However, the Inca told Spanish invaders that they didn’t put them there, and don’t know who did.

    2. You said it first

      You could say I am being too pedantic…

      You said it first πŸ˜›

      I honestly think you’re grasping at straws here, dude. The phrase “as if designed by computer” is not meant to imply the builders actually used AutoCAD to plan these structures; it’s only meant to illustrate how if today we’d decide to replicate these ancient buildings and monuments, even with our modern technology (like the aid of computers) we’d have a great difficulty in doing so.

      Like Rick said, the Ancient Astronaut theory is fascinating and provocative. It’s a great tool for trying to think outside the box; but like any other tool it can be abused of.

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