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The End of Eden: The Comet That Changed Civilization
amazon ^ | Oct. 8, 2007

Posted on 10/08/2007 11:47:23 PM PDT by doug from upland

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To: chesley; All

Who decided that everyone was so totally peaceful prior to 1500?

My recollection is that China had major conflicts around 2,000 BC. Also the Hititites or Assyrians were doing a lot of fighting around then. The Egyptians had their innings with the Nubians as well. Additional catastrophe info. With the draining of the Iraq marshes by Saddam Hussein, there has been discovered a meteor crater about 2 miles in diameter, with the age about 4,000 years old. It would have really messed up the neighborhood, and triggered all kinds of conflict.


101 posted on 10/09/2007 9:58:30 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: doug from upland
Book Description Presents compelling evidence that civilizations worldwide became warlike and monotheistic after Earth passed through the tail of a comet in 1500 B.C.

Men have always killed other men for property and power. No comet tail was needed for this chief characteristic of our race.

102 posted on 10/09/2007 10:16:20 PM PDT by montag813 (1)
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It would have been quite remarkable to see something 20 times brighter than the moon. At that time, it might have been a sign from God. I really don’t have the background to know. Did tribes/societies that were docile suddenly become warlike in several areas of the planet at the same time?


103 posted on 10/09/2007 10:22:17 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: tlb

Awesome-thanks


104 posted on 10/10/2007 4:18:38 AM PDT by MattinNJ (I'm pulling for Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter-...but I'd vote for Rudy against Hillary)
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To: gleeaikin
" With the draining of the Iraq marshes by Saddam Hussein, there has been discovered a meteor crater about 2 miles in diameter, with the age about 4,000 years old. It would have really messed up the neighborhood, and triggered all kinds of conflict. "

Here it is:

Disaster That Struck The Ancients

105 posted on 10/10/2007 7:01:37 AM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: gleeaikin

The Santorini caldera is 10s of 1000s of years old, and there was no eruption in the 17th c BC.


106 posted on 10/10/2007 9:11:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Friday, October 5, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
"DAHdee would have got us Uzis !"

*shrug* The car didn't know the difference...

107 posted on 10/10/2007 9:53:25 PM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; tlb
My son saw it for the first time this weekend.

Did you happen to notice that the license plate number at the end of the movie - DMK - was the same as the initials of the guy who beat Regina and got 6th top score on the video game at the beginning?

Ratboy did...

108 posted on 10/22/2007 5:50:16 PM PDT by null and void (Franz Kafka would have killed himself in despair if he lived in the world we inhabit today.)
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To: doug from upland
The object appeared twenty times larger than the full moon and was by far the largest comet sighting ever recorded by ancient historians.

So it appeared in the sky to be about the diameter of a 5" grapefruit held at arm's length.
109 posted on 10/22/2007 5:55:11 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: doug from upland
He contends that debris in the comet’s tail contaminated the atmosphere with a chemical known to cause aggressive behavior,

Uh huh. But a bunch of comet grit in peoples' loinclothes could have provoked a lot of testiness.
110 posted on 10/22/2007 5:58:12 PM PDT by aruanan
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