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Ravenna Revisited: Basilica of San Vitale

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The monuments of Ravenna propel the visitor into the strange domain of cultural appropriation where one man’s glorious restoration is another’s heinous desecration. Where the re-branding veneer of fake restorations and obfuscating modifications are deemed authentic because they “have their … Continue reading

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Ravenna Revisited: Mausoleum of Theoderic – Tragedy

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When the layers of farce are peeled away it’s possible to discern the “half abandoned” tragedy of Ravenna that’s full of “sumptuous splendour and incredible decay”. Upon the loneliest and most desolate shore of Italy, where the vast monotony of … Continue reading

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Ravenna Revisited: Mausoleum of Theoderic – Farce

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The Mausoleum of Theoderic is a fascinating structure with an intriguing history that lurches between tragedy and farce as the mainstream desperately attempts to control the narrative. Act 1: Farce Scene 1: King Theoderic’s Sarcophagus English Wikipedia proudly displays an … Continue reading

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Ravenna Revisited: Mausoleum of Galla Placidia

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Although it’s said All Roads Lead to Rome the historical narrative of the Western Roman Empire initially takes you to 1st millennium Ravenna when you travel back in time. Ravenna is the capital city of the Province of Ravenna, in … Continue reading

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Plate Tectonics versus Earth Expansion – A Gravity Problem by Louis Hissink

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The Plate Tectonic model dominates mainstream geology and science. It is based on the cosmological model of: ■ An initial state of nothingness which then exploded as the LeMaitre-Gamow Cosmic Big Bang Event when T=0, (time) ■ Some time afterwards … Continue reading

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Roman Mystery in Elsbach Lignite Pit by Louis Hissink

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Eva Hagedorn, a German scientist, studied a section of the Garzweiler Lignite mine stratigraphy and chemistry during the 1990’s and published a summary online at her website. A captioned photograph of “Parts of the Roman Water pipeline in Profile FR126” … Continue reading

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Indian Impacts: Taprobane

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This is the story of the biggest Indian Impact you’ve never heard of. It’s also a wet job that exposes the squishy grey matter of the mainstream mindset. So don your rubber gloves. And lock the door because this posting … Continue reading

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Indian Impacts: Building Bricks

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Building a civilization upon a firm foundation of fired bricks has a long tradition that’s been traced back to the Indus Valley Civilization. Ceramic, or fired brick was used as early as 3000 BC in early Indus Valley cities. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brick#HistoryContinue reading

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Indian Impacts: Thunderbolts of the Gods

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The catastrophes of the 2nd half of the 1st millennium are etched into the history and culture of India. One of the more important cultural artefact that survived these catastrophic events was the “encyclopedic” knowledge base known as the Puranas. … Continue reading

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Bombard’s Body Language: The French Debate

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If you’re looking for an intelligent and refreshing commentary on the last French Presidential Debate then I can highly recommend Bombard’s Body Language latest offering which provides some wonderful insights into the personalities involved but with a very French boy-meets-girl … Continue reading

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Indian Impacts: Diamonds of the Gods

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Geology is a very ambivalent belief system. On the one hand: The discovery of stishovite at the Kachchh (Luna) site in India has helped convinced some geologists they’re dealing with an meteorite impact even though the dimple doesn’t display the … Continue reading

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Indian Impacts: Hammerhead Geology by Louis Hissink

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Last century a British astronomer, Fred Hoyle, remarked that one of the reasons scientific problems persist was because the scientists involved tended only to think with one or two ideas, and in geology that idea was and remains Lyellian Uniformitarianism … Continue reading

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Indian Impacts: The Hole Story

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The huge gaping holes in the Indian historical narratives present the independent researcher with a few challenges. Firstly, the mainstream is coy and coquettish whenever the conversation turns to Indian craters. Secondly, they’re tight lipped and evasive when the evidence … Continue reading

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Indian Impacts: The Kannauj Triangle

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One of the more established 1st millennium narratives of Indian history is the tripartite struggle for power in The Kannauj Triangle during the period that’s sandwiched between the Arabian Horizon and the Heinsohn Horizon. The Kannauj Triangle Kannuaj remained a … Continue reading

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Indian Impacts: Guide to the 1st Millennium

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Getting acquainted with 1st millennium Indian History is a daunting task. However, Wikipedia provides a helpful Outline of South Asian History that lists the various Kingdoms and Empires that emerged during the 1st millennium. History of South Asia – South … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: In a Nutshell

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The underlying rationale that underpins Radiocarbon Calibration is the assertion that “tree rings” provide “a sequence of securely dated samples”. Construction of a curve To produce a curve that can be used to relate calendar years to radiocarbon years, a … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: Tamarack Pond Revisited

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Three weeks ago I began reviewing Dallas Abbott’s “seven discrete layers” from Tamarack Pond that had been dated using the magic carpet technique which is more commonly known as Radiocarbon Dating. We have found seven discrete layers in a bog … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: 536 And All That

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Best snap on a pair of rubber gloves because this is going to be a messy delve into an Anarchic Academic Admixture of Settled Science Spaghetti and Historic Hubris that’s liberally coated with Consensus Calibration Coulis. This Anarchic Academic Admixture … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: The Big Picture

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Whenever I was dragged off to the cinema to see the greatest story ever told I was always surprised when the trailers informed me I was about to disappointed because the real greatest story ever told was actually coming to … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: Science To Dye For

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Atmospheric Carbon-14 and Beryllium-10 are cosmogenic nuclides created by high-energy phenomena such as cosmic rays and nuclear explosions with other contributions probably coming from lightning and the burning up of meteoric material. Cosmogenic nuclides (or cosmogenic isotopes) are rare isotopes … Continue reading

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