Skip to comments.Coast-2-Coast AM Saturday Sept 26th -Mysterious Artifact (Antikythera mechanism)
Posted on 09/25/2009 4:12:01 PM PDT by Perdogg
Science journalist and author Jo Marchant will discuss the century-long quest to understand the purpose of a mysterious Greek artifact buried beneath the sea for 2,000 years.
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WILL CHECK IT OUT. MAYBE AFTER A NAP.
I love CTCAM !!! Miss Art Bell, though...
The device was based on the geocentric model, which believed that the Earth was the center of the universe.
Basically, they’ve run out of things to talk about, and are starting over, right?
The Antikythera mechanism is an amazingly sophisticated calculator. It performs very complex calculations. One of its functions was to calculate the times to hold the Olympic games. It also calculated eclipses of the sun and moon.
How long has he been retired this time?
Used to love listening to him and his guests topics. Tried to listen to his replacement for awhile but it just wasn’t the same. Art Bell is just irreplaceable imo.
I learned how to detect lies from listening to that show. It wasn’t Art that necessarily lied, but his guests.
Some of them, sure. But it didn’t matter to me. It was great entertainment. Like a radio variety show.
Interesting... the antikythera mechanism has got to be one of the more intriquing artifacts ever. I’m not convinced at all that we know very much about what it’s for.
It was a good show, sometimes it would make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
i hear ya.
And it was just so cool to listen to Art because he was so compelled to be on the radio, so passionate about that. I don’t recall ever getting the impression that Art passed judgment on his guests. He always seemed open minded and objective at least.
It was really strange about how he met his new wife.
New wife? How did he meet her?
By the end of January, Bell began hinting that he was making a significant life decision, but that he would keep it a secret for at least one year, asking listeners to remind him in 2007 to let them in on it. By March, he was saying that he would soon take a “huge risk” and “do something rash.” On April 15, 2006, he ended the mystery and, to the mild surprise of listeners, revealed that, after several weeks of mourning, he had recently gone to the Philippines and married Airyn Ruiz, whose name is pronounced like the name “Irene,” but Art likes to pronounce her name as “Arin.” This is because during their Internet dating Art imprinted the spelling of her name with that pronunciation. Airyn Ruiz Bell is a recent college graduate. Ruiz given Bell’s private e-mail address by an amateur radio friendhad contacted Bell to offer condolences shortly after Ramona’s death. After “dating” via Internet video conferencing for “hundreds of hours,” the two married one week after Bell arrived in the Philippines to actually meet her in person . Bell also paid for his friendwho was courting Airyn’s sisterto accompany him to the Philippines and marry her. The two couples wed in a double marriage ceremony on April 11, 2006.
On October 7, 2006, Bell announced on Coast to Coast that Ruiz was pregnant with the couple’s first child. Art told listeners that the couple’s child was indeed a girl as many listeners suspected. He noted that they had been hoping for a girl and had announced only a girl’s name for their unborn child in hopes of receiving a girl.
Art and Airyn’s baby girl, Asia Rayne Bell, was born on May 30, 2007.
Hmm interesting. A 15 year old. seriously? And it wasn’t too long after Ramona’s death either was it?
I always got the impression that Art was madly passionately in love with whomever he was married to and that he would not ever like to be without a wife.
Whatever happened to his son who contracted HIV from a guy who molested him? Has his son survived?
Oh, no, that passage was copied from Wikipedia. The  is not her age, it’s a reference note number. I don’t know what happened with his son, I haven’t listened to Art Bell in quite some time.
Thanks for clearing that up! Whew!
I swear I could tell from Art’s tone whether or not he believed the guest. I know many think he promoted/believed everyone he had on, I never thought that. Often he was having fun with outlandish guests or callers and yet he spoke like he believed it to egg them into saying more outlandish things. Used to crack me up. I took it as entertainment and darned good entertainment at that, I miss that man. I know many made fun of him, but I don’t think he cared- I’m sure he laughed every trip to the bank.
Hey, thanks Perdogg! Just to be perverse, I may ping this, since A) it has been a while since a topic about this, and B) one of my first posted GGG topics was about it and duplicated someone else's exactly (typed in for a book, for cryin' out loud). PING!
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I might give it a listen, except for the fact it will be Punnet.
Love the way he asks questions, then cuts off the guest when they answer.
And his obvious religious biases...
Unless he has a really, really interesting guest who I want to hear, I don’t even bother to listen to his drivel.
wheels within wheels...
There are 82 remaining fragments of the mechanism that contain a total of 30 gears. The largest piece contains 27 of the gears. (Image copyright of the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project). http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr/
Whoops! And thanks FrogMom!
That’s not her age. It is a reference number from Wikipedia.
He did an interview with a researcher of the Kensington, MN, (sic) Rune. It was fascinating, IMO.
thx. i was advised of that already. big relief it was.
Well, he did an interview with Stan Deyo, who is a survivalist and is perhaps a bit on the extreme edge.
Punnet shut him down, because a viewer called and said she was upset or something.
I lost almost all respect for Punnet that night. Why the hey invite someone on then shut them out? Just because you don’t like what they have to say??
Sorry, I need to refresh page more. Best wishes.
Fair enough. Best wishes.
no problem. i don’t always read all the posts before making a comment.
You don’t a machine do that - all of them!!!
My impression of Punnet is he belongs to the “New Age Christian” theology - the cafeteria Christian who can pick & choose what part of God’s word to believe. He’s not the brightest bulb, either. I stopped listening to him eons ago....
Travel in the Ancient WorldA gifted faker name Alexander founded an oracle in a backwater on the south shore of the Black Sea. Here, for stiff prices, a talking serpent he had rigged up answered questions for the local hayseeds... (p 135)
by Lionel Casson
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