Welcome as your branches spread out....the roots are in fertile ground....looking forward to your perspective !
What a great idea - keep up the good work - have been following your posts for some time and enjoyed every one of them.
Hi! Excellent and accesible site, with loads of fun stuff for someone like me, interested in skeptical assesments of fringe claims. I tried the link to Martin J. Clemens site for a discussion of similarities between pyramids in different parts of the world, but it seems his site is no longer active?
Thanks for the tip - I'll look into it.
Great idea."...the history of the idea matters." I wish more people looked into who wrote what they read. It's been my experience that a lot of people defending the fringe theories don't know word one about the people advancing them. An even handed assessment of the authors is one way to cut through the publicity blurbs on dust jackets.
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I so much love the work and research you do. . May you always fined the truth. Your such a mentor to so many Keep searching for we all seek the truth..
Great to find this site while in the midst of reading Erik Walgren's book on the Kensington stone. As a science and engineering type, I was thinking that definitive evidence as to the time the Kensington stone was inscribed ought to come from a proper microscopic examination of the markings on the stone. This thinking stems, in part, from having attended years ago a short course taught by Walter McCrone, who founded a well known microscopy firm. McCrone examined the Shroud of Turin, for example. A quick google search led to the syllabus for Anthropology 291, and thence to this site.
The Kensington stone came to my attention while looking for higher than usual interest rates for certificates of deposits, which led to a credit union in Wisconsin, and to join that credit union, one could become a member of a certain non-profit. That non-profit organization had roots in a certain Scandinavian-American who had made donations in support of research on the Kensington stone. I'm of Scandinavian decent, my great-great grandfather having come from Norway, although not as part of the migration to the midwest. Nevertheless, my interest was piqued, and led to Walgren's really well-written, well-researched, and fascinating book.
Back to brass tacks: has any outfit of the stature of the McCrone group (www.mccrone.com) gotten a close, microscopic look at the stone? Among other thoughts, I'm wondering if the chisel marks are distinctive of modern steel as opposed to 14th century implements. Scanning electron microscopy might tell the tale on that, along with doing an elemental analysis to perhaps find evidence of modern steel in any residual fragments shed from the chisel.
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