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by Mansur
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General World Affairs
Topic: Advanced Building Technology in Remote Antiquity?
Replies: 53
Views: 7626

Re: Advanced Building Technology in Remote Antiquity?

What this “full-time archeologist” had to say about the Paracas skulls may sound rather “sciency” (these are his own words), but what he says about the presentation that is to say about Brien “we clearly see” Foerster, I think his judgment is even very mild and restrained: https://ahotcupofjoe.net/2...
by Mansur
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General World Affairs
Topic: Advanced Building Technology in Remote Antiquity?
Replies: 53
Views: 7626

Re: Advanced Building Technology in Remote Antiquity?

Herodotos, if I remember correctly, mentions 20 years and --- 200,000 people who worked during that time, and that doesn't seem to support the predynastic theory. At least it does not seem to rule out any possibility (both pro and contra of course), as seems to do the figure of "4.5 minutes per sto...
by Mansur
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General World Affairs
Topic: Advanced Building Technology in Remote Antiquity?
Replies: 53
Views: 7626

Re: Advanced Building Technology in Remote Antiquity?

It is estimated that 2.3 million blocks were used to make the Great Pyramid. If it was in fact erected by Khufu around 2,550 BC and construction lasted 10-20 years (neither of which I believe), then we can do a little time-motion study: 20 years equals 10,512,000 minutes. That would allow 4.5 minut...
by Mansur
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: THE DERAILING ROOM
Replies: 1758
Views: 1017091

Re: Engineering Racism

“ Hodga lost his donkey. As he searched, he was constantly thanking God.
Some people asked him why he was doing it. Hodga replied:
- Thank God for not sitting on the donkey. Imagine if I was sitting on it, I would myself be lost too. “
by Mansur
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: THE "CHATBOX"
Replies: 4705
Views: 3907372

Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Is there any single original quote from Herodotus in this book? Telescoping knowledge accrued from the 6th century BC down to the present delivers a message you might not have expected. Since the dawn of time, the archenemies of civilization have been plundering humanity with their moneymaking trick...
by Mansur
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: THE DERAILING ROOM
Replies: 1758
Views: 1017091

Re: Engineering Racism

[Admin Note: Moved to the DR by SCS on August 25, 2019.] With all due respect to Mr. Frantzman, I think the dehumanizing anti-Semitic rhetoric he speaks of is caused by anti-Gentilism. Anti-Gentilism Causes Antisemitism by Taxi The first bullet of hate was fired by the Jews. Some three thousand yea...
by Mansur
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: THE "CHATBOX"
Replies: 4705
Views: 3907372

Re: THE "CHATBOX"

That the change in the CF tag from “media fakery” to “mass deception” was not a fortunate one seems in this thread apparent. The deceptions in religious matters throughout history are, I think, outside the scope of this forum. To confuse them with current media sensations (conspiracy theories with ...
by Mansur
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: THE DERAILING ROOM
Replies: 1758
Views: 1017091

Re: Thoughts on Christianity

[Admin Note: Post moved to the Derailing Room by SCS on August 7, 2019.] That the change in the CF tag from “media fakery” to “mass deception” was not a fortunate one seems in this thread apparent. The deceptions in religious matters throughout history are, I think, outside the scope of this forum....
by Mansur
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: Why are smart people fooled
Replies: 129
Views: 133287

Re: Why are smart people fooled

I interpreted that as : If I do not lie to myself and others, then politicians (etc) cannot successfuly lie to me. Agreed! Godspeed, of course, to all who are endeavoring and who will never give it up; but the point is much more general than that, namely that media can (and maybe should) be viewed ...
by Mansur
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: The Question of Fakery
Topic: Reviewing Hollywood snakery
Replies: 163
Views: 218811

Re: Reviewing Hollywood snakery

...As omnipresent as Hollywood is, it doesn’t have a monopoly on filmmaking... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRlcyVfV0KY I am afraid it does. Film-making works I think always and everywhere in monopolized situations and cannot but be tools for propaganda. It was created as such and it works as su...
by Mansur
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: The MOON HOAX
Replies: 1383
Views: 1391019

Re: The MOON HOAX

(85% ?! Funny that...I've always thought that the Hungarians are among the brightest folks on this planet - and the Swedes the most gullible ones...) Not wanting to verify anything, - my experience, however, is that Hungarians consume really all the most fantastic “theories”, “conspiracy” ones as w...
by Mansur
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: Why are smart people fooled
Replies: 129
Views: 133287

Re: Why are smart people fooled

@Peter -- To your former question : Why won't they be able to lie to you? It is not about ability (maybe I mistranslated my imagery flyer or poster) but… simply… will they? The point is that credulity or naiveté I think is not (in adulthood at least) an innocent thing. A great Frenchman said “What c...
by Mansur
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: Why are smart people fooled
Replies: 129
Views: 133287

Re: Why are smart people fooled

Peter » July 7th, 2019, 5:17 pm wrote: Why won't they be able to lie to you?
Well, that is exactly what I would have left to the voters for consideration.

:)

Let me join Flabbergasted's remark about the many good points in that post of yours.
by Mansur
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: Why are smart people fooled
Replies: 129
Views: 133287

Re: Why are smart people fooled

Years ago, watching the election advertising posters, I had a sentence arisen in me that I would have liked to write down and put it under one of them : "If you would not lie to yourself and each other, the politicians [or any form of media] will not be able to lie to you." (Maybe some reminiscence ...
by Mansur
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General World Affairs
Topic: Einstein and other gods of science
Replies: 131
Views: 122810

Re: Einstein and other gods of science

* I keep wondering what a true statistical study would conclude - as to the ratio of people buying (or not buying) the 50-year-old Apollo TV hoax. Alright, so a Youtube comment section is no serious indicator of general public opinion - and can hardly be used for any "statistical" study of any kind...