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Stupid archaeologists! [May. 30th, 2008|04:36 am]
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[alex_antonin]
I am so fucking tired of idiot archaeologists thinking that the dolmens and other megalithic sites were tombs when there aren't even any fucking bones in them, and when there is a huge deal more than ample evidence that they were naked-eye observatories! Now the idiots are saying that Stonehenge is a graveyard! ARGH! *Stab stab stab stab stab stab stab stab stab stab stab stab stab*

Damned stupid dogmatic people with their low opinion of the ancients. "Oh, those people died out, which makes us superior and so they were just ignorant savages with the IQ of half a peanut." Just because they used stone! I'm telling you stupid archaeologists, those megalithic people could do shit with stone that modern scientists and engineers can't even do, and they did it all without metal! Those ancients were a lot damned smarter than you wankers will ever be! I mean honestly, the more I read about these observatories the megalithic peoples made, the more in awe I am of them. Damned stupid idiot archaeologists! Why don't you go dig up your dusty artifacts and leave the theorizing to someone who actually has some fucking clue what's really going on, mmkay?

I thought science was supposed to be about objective reasoning? Fucking cunt-tards. I haven't been this pissed in months. This is beyond stupid.
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[User Picture]From: shaunotd
2008-05-31 06:39 pm (UTC)

A couple of things...

1)Contrary to your assertion, many excavations of dolmens have uncovered human remains.

2)The Stonehenge story you cite is based on analysis of several sets of human remains excavated from Stonehenge.

I realise this doesn't fit with your current pet theory, and people disagreeing with you makes you
"come off looking like an unstable asshole"
so perhaps you should take your own advice:
"if you disagree with [someone], please be polite and use some logic and common sense when you [criticise]"
In particular, you might want to read beyond the headline before you rant about an article in future.




Edited at 2008-05-31 06:40 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: mintogrubb
2008-05-31 08:08 pm (UTC)

Re: A couple of things...

Yeah, I agree that it is not worth having a coronary over, but in those days, religion , magic and science were pretty much the same thing.

if they had this huge stone calculator that cound work out when the next eclipse was gonna happen, well, maybe some people wnted to be cremated or buried next to/inside it.

Maybe they looked upon it as we now look upon St Paul's Cathedral, perhaps?
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[User Picture]From: shaunotd
2008-05-31 08:20 pm (UTC)

Re: A couple of things...

Certainly - the site was in use for thousands of years, and altered several times - there's no reason to believe it had only one use, or that it was always used for the same things.

To my mind, the fact that the oldest burials pre-date anything still standing at the site suggests that this may have been one of its major functions, at least early on.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-07-27 07:19 pm (UTC)

swearing on line

The mesolithic and neolithic peoples were surely much more advanced than many of us think,a grave should be dug for all that foul language.take a chill pill phil.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-07-31 07:09 am (UTC)
Maybe u should get ur facts straight
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