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Old January 27th, 2012, 09:16 AM   #11

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I highly recommend this book, it covers the advanced astronomy of the Maya, the Inca, and the megalithic culture of GB.

Amazon.com: Stairways to the Stars: Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures (9780471329763): Anthony Aveni: Books
Amazon.com: Stairways to the Stars: Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures (9780471329763): Anthony Aveni: Books

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Old January 28th, 2012, 05:17 AM   #12
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Then we have a question what could have stimulated ancient astronomy - what could have made the best conditions? One such "spur" could be if many people had literally wider horizons - if they were able to look at the sky from different places wide apart, and perhaps knew about different peoples experiments. I think that was the case for the ancient greeks.
In addition a relative open intellectual environment, without too powerful authorities could benefit astronomy as well as other types of learning or "proto-science".
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Old January 28th, 2012, 05:38 AM   #13

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This is a stone circle, a particular stone circle because of the laying big stone.
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The site is near to Aberdeen, it's the last megalithic site I have visited [just last late November].

The local population was active in agriculture and as usual the circle presents the aspect of the observation of the motions of the sun.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 05:47 AM   #14

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The main point about megaliths is that if they were points of reference to observe objects in the sky, this means two things: "astronomy" in that primitive form was absolutely diffused around the globe.

An idea about where megaliths have been found:

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Then there is the little detail that a very ancient megalith site has been found under the sea, in front of Israel (Atlit-Yam). This means that already 8,000 - 7,000 years ago someone used standing stones and if they used them as astronomical points of reference ... "astronomy" can be for real "the most ancient modern science".
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Old January 29th, 2012, 03:39 PM   #16

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As a I am learning about the Theosophist Movement I am interested in all aspects of theory.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 08:13 AM   #17

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Newfound super-Earth might support life, scientists say


Newfound super-Earth just might support life - Technology & science - Space - Space.com - msnbc.com


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Four telescope link-up creates world's largest mirror


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And how old is Adam's calendar?
At least 13,000 yrs!

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in case your not busy next weekend ---


Andrew Collins Examines Adam's Calendar in South Africa


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