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Postby Rokcet Scientist » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:35 am

Digit wrote:Don't ask me RS, I simply quoted from the same article as you did.


I'm not asking you, Digit. I'm telling you: look at the map!
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Postby Digit » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:47 am

They were of course towed for the first few miles RS, as was RA if my memory hasn't failed me again of course! 8)
Maybe there's your explanation, mind you, towing does seem to defeat the object somewhat.
And in any case DNA, studies suggest that the islands were colonised from the west not the east.
And despite your teling me, the article you used for the pic does say DRIFTED in the Humboldt current, doesn't it?
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Postby Cognito » Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:21 am

Isn't it just possible that Heyerdahl, relying too much on stereotypes that said that early man was too stupid to design a boat simply assumed that they had to use rafts?

They could have had a 60 foot long dugout outrigger.

Min, let's face it. Ancient people had no imagination, were completely rigid in their thinking and never experimented with anything whatsoever. Any discovery of anything was an accident since they lacked the mental acuity to think for themselves or ever have a dream. They were stupid, we are smart. Now, does everyone feel better? :roll:

I probably wouldn't last a day in their world, becoming some predator's lunch or stewing in a large pot for tribal entertainment, but that's beside the point since I am part of the great family of H. sapiens modernis stupiditis. And I am passing my impressive legacy on to my children who cannot locate the Middle East on a map. :shock:
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Postby Digit » Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:38 am

Doh! With the exception of metal working Cog it looks as though HE worked out everything, Newton's shoulders of giants is I think relevant.
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Postby Minimalist » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:50 am

Min, let's face it. Ancient people had no imagination, were completely rigid in their thinking and never experimented with anything whatsoever. Any discovery of anything was an accident since they lacked the mental acuity to think for themselves or ever have a dream. They were stupid, we are smart. Now, does everyone feel better?



AND THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY FUCKING HAND AXES, EITHER!!!!!!


:D
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Postby Digit » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:59 am

OR RAFTS! :lol:
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Postby Minimalist » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:32 am

Speaking of rafts, Dig, how's the water level in your part of the world. We keep hearing news report of Britain washing away.
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Postby Digit » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:57 am

Apart from going rusty and developing webbed feet no prob.
A lot of the areas affected have nobody to blame but themselves, either as individulas or organisations.
People will buy a home, check the schools, shops, pubs etc and that's the end of it.
On an atlas the last glaciation reached just short of the R. Thames and the R. Severn, with the Thames draining the melt water east and the Severn to the west, and isotatic rebound is causing the whole of the south to sink, add rising sea levels and the average river height is higher than in the past.
Also, the level ground of ancient flood plains is beloved by builders, add that lot together and you have a recipe for trouble.
The two rivers I mentioned do have a number of tributeries of course but their catchment area is very large and with more and more being built over (Government policy) the rain water hits the rivers much earlier than of yore.
Here, due to the area being somewhat wetter, we have lots of smaller rivers with each draining a smaller catchment and the local people don't build on the flood plains, in fact the rivers are allowed to burst their banks and dump their silt making prime farm land.
The only long term solution for the affected areas is to cut new channels, watch this space!
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Postby john » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:37 pm

Minimalist wrote:
Min, let's face it. Ancient people had no imagination, were completely rigid in their thinking and never experimented with anything whatsoever. Any discovery of anything was an accident since they lacked the mental acuity to think for themselves or ever have a dream. They were stupid, we are smart. Now, does everyone feel better?



AND THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY FUCKING HAND AXES, EITHER!!!!!!


:D



You mean those handaxes I used to find on the edges of late Pleistocene lakebeds near Yermo, California in the late fifties, WEREN'T ????????????????

You just ruined my childhood, and my life.

I'm gonna have to go into heavy psychoanalysis for decades

and sue this site to pay for it.

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Postby Minimalist » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:14 pm

Yes, those.

Figments of your overactive imagination apparently.
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