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Very interesting knowledge.
Great story. But, for accuracy's sake, Charles de Blois canonization process was nullified and never became a canonized saint.
The full sentence, which you've taken out of context, is: "a disorder such as mircocephalia, a condition characterized by a small head, short stature, and some mental retardation". Nowhere in the article does it say the species Homo floresiensis had mental retardation. It was referring to one theory by a group of scientists that the skeletal remains do not reflect a distinct species, but a modern human who had a disorder.
"short stature and some mental retardation"
Hobbits aren't retarded! They just enjoy living a simple life, and maybe smoke and drink more than they should.
Monkeys have tails.
What I find astonishing is the sheer talent and skill set of Emperors, kings, queens etc over the centuries, I mean so many of them built such large buildings and structures during their reign, take this guy Hadrian, he apparently built "Hadrians wall", reconstructed the pantheon, and constructed the Temples of Venus and Roma, What A man!! was there a kind of "Super School of building skills" for monarchs/rulers in ancient times?
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I wonder what you think of the information in the first 8 sessions of this guy talking about Genesis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpFgyY429MY&list=PLGhnTxL3AJd4xPgtcdc9Vg...
try to listen without judging to get beyond the cheesy music, and the speaker's arrogant way of talking ; )
Seria interesante que fueran pensando en una página "melliza" en castellano, duplicarian la gente a la cual les gusta el tema de vuestra página............Los castellanos parlantes somos una comunidad muy grande y ustedes, con los temas que tocan, tendrían mas visitantes.
Didn't the Edda have a lot of Christian influence? Ragnarok was created by Christians to kill off the Asatru gods.
Remember that Ragnarok was created by Christians to kill off the norse God's. The Germanic and norse peoples didn't know of this event until after the Edda was found and the Edda had a lot of Christian influence.
I'm with you John, it also talks about them being nomads and the last time i checked, that means that they traveled around, so couldn't then have encountered and learned from other people? Or, could these two people pictured have travelled to where this type of surgery was taking place, much like some people travel to a specialized children's hospital, cancer center, etc?
What did they use to fasten them in with?
I always feel like we've learned so much from the Pyramids, but there's also so much more to learn and it's like I'm getting impatient. I want to get there. I want to know what else they have to offer!
I've said before that i'm geographically challenged, but shouldn't this be in the Asia category?
The Uluru monolith is sedimentary rock, but at some point in the distant past, possibly as a result of some massive cataclysm, it was rolled over so that its strata are turned nearly 80 degrees up from horizontal. It erodes in a very unique way because of this.
Unlike normal sedimentary rock with horizontal layers, it does not crumble at the edges, and as a result it hasn't developed the characteristic smooth ramping slopes of rubble around the base which softens the profile of most sedimentary outcrops.
Because the edges of the strata are turned upward, the rain and wind can cut directly into the softer layers, tunneling between the harder layers for hundreds of meters deep in the rock, so that there is a vast three dimensional labyrinth of tubes and tunnels inside the monolith, which can hold a vast amount of water and keep it from being evaporated by the desert sun and arid climate. As a result, there is almost always cool, clear water to be had in one of Uluru's myriad pools and springs. Naturally, there would be animals coming to drink from the springs as well. So Uluru was a constant, reliable source of food and water for anyone nearby.
I've heard that there are certain hidden or secret caves within the monolith where there is ancient knowledge related to the first days, the beginning of the dreamtime, writ upon the stone by the first men.
There is a quote that has long fascinated me regarding this legend:
"...those ancestors of ours who ventured forth from Avalon across the continent of Mu as far as the central desert of Australia--when all the continents were a single land mass, the wondrous Pangaea. If only we could still read (as the Aborigines can, but they remain silent) the mysterious alphabet carved on the great boulder Ayers Rock, we would have the Answer.
Ayers Rock is the antipode of the great (unknown) mountain that is the Pole, the true, occult Pole, not the one that any bourgeois explorer can reach. As usual, and this should be obvious to anyone whose eyes have not been blinded by the false light of Western science, the Pole that we see is not the real Pole, for the real Pole is the one that cannot be seen, except by some adepts, whose lips are sealed.
-Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum
"Of course people knew about signals before the lightbulb..."
Yeah, that's what he was trying to say in his comment. He said, "You can't tell me[…]no one thought of this until the lightbulb was invented!"
Your angst is unwarranted, sir.
Cool story about the pre-automobile gaslight traffic signals tho.
Burning the villiage every 60 - 80 years and rebuilding on it is an interesting concept.
I have no idea what they were for, but IMO they look like various kinds of pollen and diatoms.
Incidentally, if some of them are models of pollen grains, I believe they might specifically be pollen from crop plants....?
Why they would make models of diatoms or pollen, I don't know. How did they see them...? Any ideas?
I'm guessing it was made to honor Hadrian on a tour of Jerusalem. Depending on where he was coming from, they would have had plenty of time to inscribe the table upon hearing of Hadrian's visit.
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