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Amazon ^ | March 2004 | Anatoly T. Fomenko

Posted on 07/11/2004 9:34:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

History: Fiction or Science? History: Fiction or Science?
by Anatoly T. Fomenko


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The Pyramids: An enigma solved The Pyramids:
An enigma solved

by Joseph Davidovits

online chapter
hardcover
French language edition


21 posted on 07/14/2004 12:16:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: SunkenCiv
"This magazine is of uneven quality, but still pretty good, worth subscribing to: "

I subscribe to this magazine.

Unfortunately, I've discovered that it has 'white supremist' roots. The editor-in-chief, Frank Joseph has a past affilation with the neo-Nazis and the guy (George Kadar) who wrote the very good article in the last issue titled, "The On-Going Saga Of Kennewick Man," is an officer in another of these groups. Be very cautious about what you read in this magazine. BTW, all the 'Burrows Cave' hoopla is phony.

22 posted on 07/14/2004 12:16:19 PM PDT by blam
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To: philosofy123
Fascinating history of the library. Notes that the library was *not* burned by Julius Caesar, and in fact was around during Roman times, and was finally consigned to the flames by the Moslems:

The Vanished Library The Vanished Library
by Luciano Canfora
tr by Martin Ryle


23 posted on 07/14/2004 12:20:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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This is probably my favorite title by Lionel Casson, in any case a fine place to start reading his works. The discussion of the use of pork is worth the price.

Travel in the Ancient World Travel in the Ancient World
by Lionel Casson


24 posted on 07/14/2004 12:22:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: Alouette
CD Universe had the graphic, many thanks to them. Wish this were on DVD...

Quest For The Lost Tribes Quest For The Lost Tribes
Simcha Jacobovici, director


25 posted on 07/14/2004 12:23:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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Matt Ridley wrote "Genome". Here's a review of his new one (may be a dead link):
Matt Ridley:
Nature via Nurture

by Stan Pinnegar
21.11.2003
Some scientists, he says, believe that chimpanzees do not have a theory of mind, that is, they cannot imagine what another chimp is thinking. But studies show ambiguity. Chimps, we are told, regularly engage in deception. A baby chimp, for example, pretended he was being attacked by an adolescent so his mother would let him suckle her. Baboons, the author tells us, have performed well enough at computer discrimination tasks to show they are capable of abstract reasoning.

In the chapter The Madness of Causes we learn about such mental illnesses as bipolar disorder and, in Blame Mother, schizophrenia. The author makes the sobering point that heritability of schizophrenia is high in Western society, roughly 80 per cent, or about the same as body weight and much more than personality. And did you know that a mouse has 1036 olfactory sensors in its nose?
Here's the book:

Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human Nature Via Nurture:
Genes, Experience, and
What Makes Us Human

by Matt Ridley


26 posted on 07/14/2004 12:26:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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Virtually met the author on another forum. He uses the conventional pseudochronology of Egypt, and makes a mountain out of a molehill, claiming that the Bronze Age came to an end due to an (unattested) smallpox epidemic. Vanity publisher (so are the other dozen or more titles by the author):

The Tragic End of the Bronze Age: A Virus Makes History The Tragic End of the Bronze Age:
A Virus Makes History

by Tom Slattery


27 posted on 07/14/2004 12:28:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Virtually met the author on another forum. He uses the conventional pseudochronology of Egypt, and makes a mountain out of a molehill, claiming that the Bronze Age came to an end due to an (unattested) smallpox epidemic. Vanity publisher (so are the other dozen or more titles by the author): "

The tree rings (worldwide) of that period indicate some type of catastrophe caused a 'dark age' that affected everything. Viruses can't do that.

28 posted on 07/14/2004 12:35:13 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Yeah, the Burrows Cave "artifacts" are laughably bad hoaxes. This is a natural consequence though of more than a century of the suppression and degradation of the copious evidence for precolumbian navigation in, to, and from the Americas by various maritime peoples, not even beginning with the Maritime Archaic.
Homing In On The Red Paint People
by Angela M.H. Schuster
Buried between 4400 and 3300 B.P., the dead--along with offerings of tools, animal bones, carved animal effigies, and small, white quartz pebbles--were covered in red ochre, earning them the moniker the "Red Paint People."
The Mystery of the Lost Red Paint People

Maritime Archaic Tradition
The origins of the Southern Branch Maritime Archaic people are obscure. Shortly before 6,000 years ago a new stone tool complex appears in southern Labrador. The people who made these tools preferred locally-available cherts and rhyolites to the quartz, quartzite and Ramah chert of the Northern branch people. By about 5,000 or 4,500 years ago these people had become established on the coast of southern Labrador and parts of the central coast... The Southern branch people were the first humans to colonize the Island of Newfoundland.


Red Paint People: A Lost American Culture Red Paint People:
A Lost American Culture

by Bruce Bourque


29 posted on 07/14/2004 12:37:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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Articles from the August issue will be on the PM.Zone in the second week of August.
This article suggests that the sudden interest in cold fusion is due to concern about "suitcase H-bombs" which are otherwise impossible to build.

BOOKTITLE Popular Mechanics


30 posted on 07/16/2004 9:22:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: ValerieUSA
[reprised from a thread where it wasn't too relevant] I really didn't think "You've Got Mail" was very good at all, paling by comparison with "Sleepless in Seattle". Then I got "When Harry Met Sally" nice and cheap, and realized that "Sleepless" was like a high school play. The Ephron sisters are mostly doltlike most of the time, IMHO.

You've Got Mail Sleepless in Seattle When Harry Met Sally


31 posted on 07/17/2004 1:39:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Oops, I answered in irrelevancy, instead of here. Now I shall answer in redundancy:

Yeah, no cars blow up. Chick Flicks.

Mostly doltlike most of the time --- that's intense doltism!

The repeating convenient storyline of conveniently loveless and therefore amicably broken convenient prior love relationships in "Sleepless" and "Mail" which facilitated the true love relationships was a simple tool and signified shallowness in the characters and expediency to the happy ending we all waited too long for.... and both movies neglected all of that nasty relationship development stuff which happens after the big moment of discovery.
Pulp romance fiction. Same formula.
Fini


32 posted on 07/17/2004 2:13:28 AM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: AndrewC; Avoiding_Sulla; chilepepper; Eastbound; Lucius Cornelius Sulla; medved; Swordmaker; ...
Reply-to names obtained from The Revision of Ancient History - A Perspective and the much newer Study: Dinosaurs Died Within Hours After Asteroid Hit

Ages in Chaos Ages in Chaos
by Immanuel Velikovsky
Oedipus and Akhnaton Myth and History Oedipus and Akhnaton
Myth and History

by Immanuel Velikovsky
Ramses II And His Time Ramses II And His Time
by Immanuel Velikovsky
Peoples of the Sea Peoples of the Sea
by Immanuel Velikovsky
Worlds In Collision Worlds In Collision
by Immanuel Velikovsky
Stargazers and Gravediggers: Memoirs to Worlds in Collision Stargazers and Gravediggers:>
Memoirs to Worlds in Collision

by Immanuel Velikovsky
Earth in Upheaval Earth in Upheaval
by Immanuel Velikovsky
Mankind in Amnesia Mankind in Amnesia
by Immanuel Velikovsky

I've had a long interest in Velikovsky, dating back to the early 1970s. Lately I've been reading the following title, which provides a nice synopsis of "Ages In Chaos", the aspect of V's work that most interests me:

The Synchronized Chronology: Rethinking Middle East Antiquity The Synchronized Chronology:
Rethinking Middle East Antiquity

by Roger Henry
hardcover
Adobe Reader digital version d/l

website

The California Institute for Ancient Studies (very Velikovsky-like)

NOT A PING LIST, merely posted to: AndrewC; Avoiding_Sulla; chilepepper; Eastbound; Lucius Cornelius Sulla; medved; Swordmaker; the_Watchman; VadeRetro; vannrox

33 posted on 07/17/2004 3:36:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: FairOpinion; StayAt HomeMother; blam
Click the link(s) below to see my review. I wrote it under the name "HolyOlio".

Solving the Exodus Mystery, Vol. 1: Discovery of the True Pharaohs of Joseph, Moses, and the Exodus Solving the Exodus Mystery
Vol. 1: Discovery of the True Pharaohs
of Joseph, Moses, and the Exodus

by Ted T. Stewart

NOT A PING LIST, merely posted to: FairOpinion; StayAt HomeMother; Blam

34 posted on 07/17/2004 4:55:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks!

This is great stuff.

I went to your home page and noted that you are one of the top book review writers -- and I see you are reviewing intersting books.

I'll go and read your reviews. I am also bookmarking this thread. :)


35 posted on 07/17/2004 5:09:48 PM PDT by FairOpinion (FIGHT TERRORISM! VOTE BUSH/CHENEY 2004.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Not sure what the blog rules are, as I never posted on one before. But thanks for the ping. Trust this will end up as a treasure trove for all of us who are still interested in the origins of man and creation in general.

While I am here, may I mention "The Lost Book of Enki,' by Zecharia Sitchin. The Memoirs and Prophecies of an Extraterrestrial God. (Fiction/Mythology) I think it is his latest book. It is written as prose and attempts to portray the key points of his research in a highly condensed chronology covering his entire works -- and what I think is a creative piece of writing, but alas, I fear, one that only a Sitchin fan would enjoy.

Connects some dots, expands the archeological/astro-archeological playing fields, and if nothing else, is great science-fiction. I've read all of the Sitchin material several times and it currently serves as my ancient world view, subject to alteration and modification, of course, as a proper response to the continuing stream of new evidence which confirms or disputes any aspect of the material.

Sorry if this is not appropriate for your blog. In which case, please delete. Thanks again and please keep me on your ping list.

36 posted on 07/17/2004 5:27:45 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: FairOpinion
Thanks! The way the rankings on Amazon move around suddenly, I have to conclude there is some skullduggery going on. Sometimes it's just a matter of having an ISBN dropped, which cuts off the votes one used to have. I've noticed that my reviews sometimes disappear, and sometimes that's because the title is gone, republished with a new number. In the past, Amazon would recycle the reviews, but they no longer do that conscientiously. Sometimes the disappearances are due to some other problem, such as the action of a pair of authors who objected to my review of a competing title. At least, that's what I heard tell through a coauthor of the competing title. She's a nut though. ;') In any case, I hope my reviews warrant some more "helpful" votes from you and others here on the FR.
Please FREEPMAIL me if you want on or off the "Gods, Graves, Glyphs" PING list --
Archaeology/Anthropology/Ancient Cultures/Artifacts/Antiquities, etc.

37 posted on 07/17/2004 5:51:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: Eastbound
Thanks! I'll be happy to ping ya when it seems to be warranted.
38 posted on 07/17/2004 5:52:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: FairOpinion; StayAt HomeMother; blam
Uh-boy. I'd already posted the Stewart title, and forgot.
39 posted on 07/17/2004 5:54:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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I compiled these links for a post in another thread, but repost them here (see also the "in reply to" link):
Ancient Encounters: Kennewick Man and the First Americans Bones: Discovering the First Americans The Settlement of the Americas: A New Prehistory No Bone Unturned: The Adventures of a Top Smithsonian Forensic Scientist and the Legal Battle for Americas Oldest Skeletons The Riddle of the Bones: Politics, Science, Race, and the Story of Kennewick Man Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, and the Battle for Native American Identity


40 posted on 07/17/2004 5:56:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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