Archive for August 1st, 2006

18 Ton Giant Stone Ball Found in Canadian Rock Quarry

Science, Sophistication of Ancestors, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Aug 01 2006

 

This 36,650 pound “stone”, also known as Paul Bunyans Bowling Ball, or a Biggie stone “was found at Andersens’ Sand and Gravel, one mile southwest of “the bridge” and placed on site”-according to the placard underneath.

The stone has a circular hole of unknown use at the back and is bisected by a line located near the center of the stone.

The use for the stone is unknown, as are its age and manufacturers. The fact that it was found buried at a rock quarry would tend to show “age”.

A short video can be seen by clicking here. 

 

Kaunos ancient theater had rotating stage, say archaeologists

Science, Sophistication of Ancestors, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Aug 01 2006

ANKARA – Turkish Daily News, Thursday, July 20, 2006

The ancient theater in Kaunos, located in MuÄŸla’s Dalyan district, had a rotating stage, archaeologists working on the site announced on Wednesday.

Professor Cengiz Işık, head of the excavations in Kaunos, said they have made numerous discoveries, which he says includes firsts in archaeology.

“Our latest discovery is that it incorporated a rotating stage system,” Işık told the Anatolia news agency.

“Kaunos does not have the usual ancient structures built out of colossal white marble columns, but has very special features that can be called firsts in archaeology. One of them is the theater.

The two-meter high rotating stage was triangular in shape with different decor on each side. As the setting changed throughout the play’s plot, a mechanism rotated the stage,” Işık explained.

“Ancient playwrights mentioned this system in historical documents but we did not have any archaeological evidence of this system until now,” he said.

Işık said the rotating stage system would be utilized in a concert to be held on Aug. 25 to mark the 125th anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s birth.

BaÅŸkent University’s Academic Orchestra will perform the concert accompanied by photographs of Atatürk on the three sides of the stage.

Excavations in the ancient city have been continuing since 1966 and are expected to last for years.

Kaunos was a significant trading port in ancient times, however, over time sand and silt filled the harbor over time.

According to Heredotos, who lived around 500 B.C., the people of Kaunos were descendents of the ancient civilization of Caria and considered themselves Cretans.

When the Persians captured Anatolia, the city came under the control of Mausolos.

After Alexander the Great defeated the Persians in 334 B.C. the city was ruled by Princess Ada, then by Antigonos, one of Alexander’s generals and later by Ptolemy of Egypt.

Dinosaurs in Literature, Religious, Science, The Flood of Noah, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Aug 01 2006

Jul 31, 8:21 PM EDT

Museum tells Earth’s history with Bible


AP Photo/ED REINKE

PETERSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Like most natural history museums, this one has exhibits showing dinosaurs roaming the Earth. Except here, the giant reptiles share the forest with Adam and Eve.

That, of course, is contradicted by science, but that’s the point of the $25 million Creation Museum rising fast in rural Kentucky.

Its inspiration is the Bible – the literal interpretation that contends God created the heavens and the Earth and everything in them just a few thousand years ago.

“If the Bible is the word of God, and its history really is true, that’s our presupposition or axiom, and we are starting there,” museum founder Ken Ham said during recent tour of the sleek and modern facility, which is due to open next year.

Scientists say fossils and sophisticated nuclear dating technology show that the Earth is more than 4 billion years old, the first dinosaurs appeared around 200 million years ago, and they died out well before the first human ancestors arose a few million years ago. 

“Genesis is not science,” said Mary Dawson, curator emeritus of vertebrate paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh. “Genesis is a tale that was handed down for generations by people who really knew nothing about science, who knew nothing about natural history, and certainly knew nothing about what fossils were.”

Ham said he believes most fossils are the result of the Great Flood described in Genesis.

Mark Looy, a vice president at Answers in Genesis, said the museum has received at least $21 million in private donations. He said two anonymous donors have given $1 million, and he expects the museum to be debt-free when it opens next May.

John Morris, president of the Institute for Creation Research in San Diego, an organization that promotes creationism, said the museum will affirm the doubts many people have about science, namely the notion that man evolved from lower forms of life.

“Americans just aren’t gullible enough to believe that they came from a fish,” he said.

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