Dr. Henry Bauer, Why We Shouldn’t Trust Science [Esp. Historical Science]

Just under an hour- Absolutely worth listening to! via Skeptiko with many thanks for providing a great interview so freely
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Henry Bauer: We have to be skeptical about what scientists say, because what scientists tell you is not necessarily the same as what science can tell you.

A selection of quotes from the interview

Henry Bauer: Right, thanks. I was turned on to science in high school and I studied chemistry and I taught chemistry and did research in chemistry [he is emeritus professor of chemistry and science studies, and emeritus dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, “Virginia Tech”]

Henry Bauer: Exactly, thank you. The thing is that even as science is accepted as being the hallmark of a true understanding, the fact of the matter is, the history of science shows quite clearly that scientific consensus, at any point in time, can’t be accepted as absolutely correct. Continue reading Dr. Henry Bauer, Why We Shouldn’t Trust Science [Esp. Historical Science]

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Sir Isaac Newton on ancient history

Compiled By Brian Forbes

Sir Isaac Newton, a father of physics, who discovered the math of gravity, was interested in early history. He summarized it by saying that kings were made into gods by their citizens. Kings of cities were deified by their cities, and kings of nations by their nations.

He said that this practice didn’t happen over time from the bottom up, but right away from the top down. He said that the original religion was given by Noah, but Mercury changed all that in honor of Osiris & Isis. He said that the historians of Egypt made the gods more ancient than they really were, and that many were ruling during the reign of king David of Israel. Continue reading Sir Isaac Newton on ancient history

What Did Sanchoniathon, Phoenicia’s Ancient Historian, Write?

PIC BYBLOS LEBANON – courtesy onemilegrads.blogspot

Sanchuniathon, (flourished 13th century BC?), ancient Phoenician writer. All information about him is derived from the works of Philo of Byblos (flourished ad 100). Excavations at Ras Shamra (ancient Ugarit) in Syria in 1929 revealed Phoenician documents supporting much of Sanchuniathon’s information on Phoenician mythology and religious beliefs. According to Philo, Sanchuniathon derived the sacred lore from inscriptions on the Ammouneis (i.e., images or pillars of Baal Amon), which stood in Phoenician temples.
  — From Encyclopædia Britannica.

Eusebius says that Philo placed Sanchuniathon’s works into nine books. In the introduction to the first book he makes this preface concerning Sanchuniathon:

“These things being so, Sanchuniathon, who was a man of much learning and great curiosity, and desirous of knowing the earliest history of all nations from the creation of the world, searched out with great care the history of Taautus, knowing that of all men under the sun Taautus was the first who thought of the invention of letters, and began the writing of records: and he laid the foundation, as it were, of his history, by beginning with him, whom the Egyptians called Thoyth, and the Alexandrians Thoth, translated by the Greeks into Hermes.”

The following translation is from I. P. Cory’s Ancient Fragments (1828/1832). Cory has provided citations for the passages in Eusebius’ work from which this epitome of Sanchuniathon has been reconstructed.

Continue reading What Did Sanchoniathon, Phoenicia’s Ancient Historian, Write?

Jabal ‘Amelat The History Through Eponyms in South Lebanon B.C.

Jabal ‘Amelat By Dr. Youssef el-Hourani

Introduction
Wherever we go in South Lebanon, we find ourselves surrounded by traces and footprints of ancient civilizations. If we are interested in studying history through language, with whoever we talk of the inhabitants of that area, we find still alive something to remind us of those who once lived there. Man’s story in Jabal ‘Amelat in South Lebanon, began long before History. The natural shelters, like those picturesque caves in the “Zahrani” river valley, testify to man’s existence by means of his implements and primitive elaborations, notwithstanding the fact that archeologists have not yet reached all the historically important sites there.

The mountains, hills, valleys, meadows, slopes, springs, fountains, rivers, natural shelters, and everything in that neighborhood, were attractive to a man looking for a land fit to be his home, and afford him protection, not only against foes, but also against the hardiness of nature found in other lands. Here everything and every event is moderate, and invites man to start a social life by building hamlets, villages and sanctuaries which he could bequeath to his successors.
That the nature of the land supported a social life in a continuous manner since thousands of years, is witnessed by the continuous use of very ancient names for the ruins and localities, small valleys and petty springs…

Convinced as we are of the existence of a very early and sustained social life in Southern Lebanon, we were able to appreciate the importance of eponyms designating villages or localities as clues for the study of the civilizations and cultures of the area.
When we use names that we consider well-known eponyms, we do not bother, as some scholars do, to give linguistic explanations. That is because our aim is not to investigate every name found on the map, but to choose only the names that are unequivocal and supported by evidences from historical texts, traditions or other data; such as the presence elsewhere in the area of names belonging to the same culture. Therefore, we refer to many cultures by means of the names of localities they once occupied. Continue reading Jabal ‘Amelat The History Through Eponyms in South Lebanon B.C.

Ivy league profs warns of the vice of conformism: “Think for yourself”


This is a good sign.  Fifteen Ivy league professors have offered advice and a warning to students everywhere –to recapture the spirit of truthseeking and free debate. The message might just catch on, because although the young strive to conform to fashionable norms, approximately none of them want to be seen doing so. Who wants to be a the weak minded conformist?

The real bigots are those who fear open-minded enquiry…

It’s sad that it needs to be said, but we don’t train children to question fashionable truths and always look at both sides.

Our advice can be distilled to three words:

Think for yourself. Continue reading Ivy league profs warns of the vice of conformism: “Think for yourself”

History of The Druids of Ireland – by John Toland, publ. 1814

This is a short introductory video by Robert Sepehr about Ireland, Druids, and legends. The rest of this article consists of the Book by John Toland’s HISTORY OF THE DRUIDS. Its first 72 pages were edited from the scanned text copy I was able to obtain. UPDATE! I have now put Toland’s intro and biography at the end of the actual Book!

The book begins with a very interesting biography of the writer John Toland, an Irish Christian intellectual who troubled the churches of the British Kingdom and Academia with his revolutionary but enlightened writings.

Below the introduction and biography you will find a very well resources book about the history of the Irish Druids, what they were up to, what they believed, what their practice was, and more. Enjoy this very interesting book.

Celtic Druids by Higgins. Higgins, Godfrey. The Celtic Druids or an attempt to show that the Druids were the priests of Oriental Colonies who emigrated from India. Illustrated, 4to, half calf. London, 1829. $35.0ai

A NEW EDITION
OF TOLAND’S HISTORY OF THE DRUIDS:
WITH AN ABSTRACT OF HIS LIFE AND WRITINGS ^
AND A Copious appendix
CONTAINING NOTES CRITICAL, PHILOLOGICAL, AND EXPLANATORY,
EY
R. HUDDLESTON, Schoolmaster, Lunan,
MONTROSE:
PRINTED BY JAMES WATT,
FOR PETER HILL, EDINBURGH; LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND
EROWN, LONDON; F. FROST AND A. BROWN, ABERDEEN; AND J, WATT, MONTROSE.
1814.

Continue reading History of The Druids of Ireland – by John Toland, publ. 1814

Another Cover Up in Egypt – A short Shocking Video

This is the so-called “Unfinished Northern Pyramid of Zawyet El Aryan.” It doesn’t look like a pyramid at all, and is in fact in the shape of a parallelogram. Not only that, it is totally off limits by the Egyptian authorities, not only for tourists, but even for Egyptologists and archaeologists! Why!

Carved through solid bedrock more than 75ft (25 M.) down – the Egyptian government has chosen literally to cover-up this site… and with what and how will certainly upset you. Just how could the dynastic Egyptians possibly have done this jaw dropping structure?

We have no idea. But it is an amazing construction that should upset any Egyptologist. Where are the voices of protest? OR… did they find something in there that contradicts the favorite narratives of mainstream history?

It happened in France, where one so-called Caveman’s cave was closed to the public, ostensibly, because there were pictures of men with dinosaurs together! And, -as the enlightened ones among you already know – that just doesn’t fit the usual propaganda.  What are your thoughts on the subject?

Does Recently (2012) Declassified Data Falsify Plate Tectonics?

FOR USE ONLY WITH FEATURE STORY, NOT FOR COMMERCIAL STOCK Bathymetric model of the North Atlantic. 3-D satellite and bathymetry model showing the topography of the Earth’s crust over the North Atlantic. Iceland (centre) sits on a central-oceanic ridge that is extremely volcanically active. Lava pushing up beneath this ridge forces the North American plate (left) and the Eurasian plate (lower right) apart. This process is known as plate tectonics. This image was created by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) using measurments from the ERS-1 satellite.

AP EDITOR INTRODUCTION: In the past ‘Continental Drift’ was not popular and considered a fairy tale. But then it was recently proven that indeed the continents had drifted away from each other. Therefore the ‘scientists’ were hard up to find a scientific solution to this phenomenon. And so they came up with “Plate tectonics” as a recent initial ‘explanation’ to the enigma of the continents looking like they fit together. Plate tectonics has certain components that are based on guesswork, like subduction for example. The “subduction” theory surmised that the continental plates would slip under other plates and bend downward and melt in the magma under the plates, where as at other places the plates would come and be formed from under other plates. Then comes along Dr. Smoot who mapped the earth’s entire ocean floor over 35 years and discovered that subduction does not happen at all, and the theory is bogus. WHY do Darwinian scientists hold on to the theory? Because the only other theory that is observed and does make sense is the so-called ‘Hydroplate Theory’ of Dr. Walt Brown, but blasted, “Brown is a creationist.” Voila! That’s why they hold on to a disproven theory. Enjoy Dr. Walt Brown’s And Smoot’s explanation:

By Dr. Walt Brown

Ocean floors constitute 70% of earth’s solid surface. They were largely unexplored between 1957 and 1970, when the plate tectonic (PT) theory was developed. It was frequently said that we knew more about Mars than about the ocean floor. As a result, the PT theory, which primarily attempts to explain features on the ocean floor, was developed in the blind, without the data needed to formulate it or test it. Why then was plate tectonics accepted with enthusiasm?

A Brewing Crisis. Before PT, the only theory that tried to explain earth’s major surface features was the 1912 continental drift theory. It claimed, as its name implies, that the amazing and obvious jig-saw fit of the east coast of the Americas with the west coast of Europe and Africa is because the continents drifted apart. No one knew why a supercontinent broke apart or how the pieces could move. Did thousands of miles of solid rock plow through thousands of miles of solid rock? Why couldn’t the earth-science experts explain the fit that the public could plainly see? (You who have read pages 110434, now understand all that—and much more.) Continue reading Does Recently (2012) Declassified Data Falsify Plate Tectonics?

Tomb of Gilgamesh Found in Uruk! By Wikipedia Damned Euhemerism Vindicated Again!

Wow! This was big news! Shocking! Gilgamesh turns out to be more than fiction or myth, contrary to what academia has been pushing for a century. Gilgamesh was a real person and they found his tomb, just as it was said in the epic, built under the course of the Euphrates River! It only got a little mention in the BBC (in One Minute World News) where Uruk – the origin of eponymous Iraq!

NOTE how the BBC says “believed found!” If it was “Lucy’s” bones found over a couple square kilometers, they’d say, “definite proof of humanoid primate!” See, it all depends on what they want you to believe.

In this case the find of Gilgamesh tomb ought to be called the find of the decade or of the 21st century, as yet another ancient literary source (2300 BC) turns out to be historical and less “mythological” than widely assumed. Uruk was the first city? Responsible for most first inventions, like writing, law, education, taxes, love songs, ethics, justice, agriculture, medicine, love and family? Wow, that early?

But inspite of all these proven first inventions, mainstream historians don’t trust Sumer’s own historical writings and denounce them as fictitious mythology without any core of truth. After all they were the immdiate descendents of stupid cavemen and hunter gatherers! And Euhemerism is ‘a bad bad method of doing history!’ For sure!!

Continue reading Tomb of Gilgamesh Found in Uruk! By Wikipedia Damned Euhemerism Vindicated Again!

“Live Science” Finds Canaanite DNA in the Lebanese But Replaces Patriarch Canaan With a Darwinist “Stone Age Hunter Gatherer”

Live Science Magazine reported that English archaeologists did indeed discover an overwhelming genetic similarity between the Canaanites of around 1500 BC and modern day Lebanese. They were so surprised! How inane and a-scientific can Darwinians get! We could have told them that fact without an expensive DNA test.

If they had read all the ancient chronicles and historians from that time and onward, they would have easily known and not been surprised at all, that they indeed descended from their patriarch Canaan!, and that not just because “Moses & Joshua wrote about it“, but these ‘scientists’ despise simple Euhemerist explanations!

Continue reading “Live Science” Finds Canaanite DNA in the Lebanese But Replaces Patriarch Canaan With a Darwinist “Stone Age Hunter Gatherer”

Characters, Origins, Identities, Exploits & Legends of Early Patriarchs on Post Flood Earth! GOING WHERE THE EVIDENCE LEADS US, while seriously kicking quackademic ass because it deserves it for suppressing so many historical truths!