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The only thing about the Atlantis issue is based on Plato(?), I have really forgotten who wrote about it first. So the reasonable date would have been far later. From everything I have been able to see, he was really talking about the volcanic explosion of Santorini/Thera, which led to the demise of Minoan culture.

Going back 9,000 years and expecting events to be as clear as Plato wrote is just not really possible. After all, the earliest written alphabet did not come about for thousands of years later. Its just too great of a time period to be passed down via mouth-to-mouth that well. That's why I will keep going with the Santorini eruption, which was perhaps the hugest eruption since that one 50,000 years ago(forgotten the name) that almost wiped out homo sapiens. Nothing before Thera/Santorini even comes close to it.
Oh, I'm not saying I believe any of this, but Plato indeed was the source and he said 10,000 years before him, which is 12,500 before present. Amazingly close, but again I'm only mentioning this for fun.
The only thing about the Atlantis issue is based on Plato(?), I have really forgotten who wrote about it first. So the reasonable date would have been far later. From everything I have been able to see, he was really talking about the volcanic explosion of Santorini/Thera, which led to the demise of Minoan culture.

Going back 9,000 years and expecting events to be as clear as Plato wrote is just not really possible. After all, the earliest written alphabet did not come about for thousands of years later. Its just too great of a time period to be passed down via mouth-to-mouth that well. That's why I will keep going with the Santorini eruption, which was perhaps the hugest eruption since that one 50,000 years ago(forgotten the name) that almost wiped out homo sapiens. Nothing before Thera/Santorini even comes close to it.
You repeated the same post as above.

Quote:After all, the earliest written alphabet did not come about for thousands of years later.

One can argue that keeping track of years does not require an alphabet and we do not know how ancient is the Egyptian writing either, and again a school of priests can carry an oral tradition.

I'm not arguing this, I'm only noticing how close the dates are.
Opps, you're right. I had to take CharlieK to the vet for a final checkup and forgot I had posted it. When I came back, it was still there telling me it needed to be posted. My Bad!

The only problem with oral traditions is that they always get modified in passing from teller to another. Its really impossible to keep the story straight, and even learning things from 'word-for-word' never comes out that way. Six to seven thousand years is a Sh-t Pot of generations.


Oh, that volcano I was trying to remember was the Toba super-volcano eruption of about seventy thousand years ago.
Just one other interesting point about Toba, and then I'll move on. If you look at the Lake Vostok/EPICA data graph, and go to 70,000-75,000 BP you can see how it affected the global temperature, making the ice age even worse. And for a long time too.

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Well, at least the dog is alive -- congrats!

Transmission via oral tradition is an interesting issue.... one-to-one (teacher->student) obviously would get totally screwed up, but many-to-many (serious priests->younger priests) has builtin verification, it is not obvious off hand just how well this may work.
(08-05-2013, 03:06 PM)mv Wrote: [ -> ]Well, at least the dog is alive -- congrats!

Transmission via oral tradition is an interesting issue.... one-to-one (teacher->student) obviously would get totally screwed up, but many-to-many (serious priests->younger priests) has builtin verification, it is not obvious off hand just how well this may work.

Charlie isn't just a dog. He's a little boy, who happens to be hairy and four legged. S13

And in typical Charlie tradition, he wowed a woman in Pet Smart, and had her eating out of his paw. If I was in the market for women, all I would need to do would be to take Charlie with me to the mall, or other places, and the women would be all over us, he's that magnetic. 99.9% of everybody loves Charlie. That's why I also call him Bubba for short. S5
The sun's magnetic field is about to flip, heralding the peak of SC 24. Note how weak this magnetic field it.

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(08-11-2013, 09:50 AM)Grizzly Wrote: [ -> ]One helluva an old star. Shock

Yes, a very interesting find indeed. And they are probably correct about this being from a much smaller galaxy that was gobbled up when the Milky Way was very young.

This also means that there are undoubtedly more such stars moving through the galaxy.

And if it took that long to reach the red dwarf stage, it may remain that way for a long time as well, before shrinking down to a white dwarf.

I wonder if there are any satellites left attached to the star? Or have they been torn away as the star passed by other stars in the galaxy?
Hey everyone: don't forget. Meteor showers through the 13 th. of August. Get outside and get yourself some live action. S5

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That's right. I'm headed out to a nearby cow pasture near Jordan Lake after dark.

But remember, if you miss tonight, there are also the next two days for enjoying the sky traffic. S5
Folks, get ready for Comet ISON. This one has the potential of being the comet of the century.

Comet ISON: A Timeline of This Year's Sungrazing Spectacle

This one is going to be a sun-grazer, so it could do any number of things. But if it manages to survive its close encounter with the sun, it could be spectacular.



If The Sun Doesn’t Blast It, Comet ISON Will Soon Light Up The Sky
We are already picking up some of ISON's debris field.

Here is good news for Creationists, the moon is not quite as old as once thought.

Comet ISON is now approaching Mars, and heading inward.

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And meanwhile, the sun is still quite tranquil.

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Sunspot 1850(center-left) is the only one with potential C Class flaring.

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Evidence of fire-raining comet

[Image: comet_final_1_610x435.jpg]

Seems like another writer who still believes in the Flood...errhh... AGW... errhh... comets. S6
(10-09-2013, 12:39 AM)mv Wrote: [ -> ]Seems like another writer who still believes in the Flood...errhh... AGW... errhh... comets. S6

Yep, those comet worshipers just won't go away, will they?

In fact, this is interesting, because for a few years now, since the discovery of the Lebira Crater, along the border of Egypt-Libya, in late 2005, the Egyptian shocked glass was thought to be the result of an asteroid/meteorite. In fact, almost certainly, both the crater and the comet are one and the same.

Most people still don't seem to understand that the biggest impacts are almost always from comets.

[Image: 060424kebira.jpg]
Yes, it is interesting... that glass has been a mystery for decades... I do however wonder how correct is the reconstruction (fire-raining?---why not just high temperature after impact?) and just where did the time stamp come from.
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