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site for a discussion of similarities between pyramids in different parts of the world, but it seems his site is no longer active?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.
Andy, I love your branding and everything you stand for. Keep up the good work. I thoroughly enjoy your writing and I've learned a lot from you. Thank you!
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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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I lived in Jlem from 2007 to 2012. Loved it. But let me share something you. I have been watching this program on the History Program. This man is searching for the lost Ark of the Covenant. Something he said caught my attn. He spoke of a writing in the Maccabees concerning Jeremiah taking the Ark to Mt. Nebo before the destruction of Jlem. He said something wrong he said Jeremiah does not mention the Ark.
Jeremiah 3:16 16In those days, when your numbers have increased greatly in the land," declares the LORD, "people will no longer say, 'The ark of the covenant of the LORD.' It will never enter their minds or be remembered; it will not be missed, nor will another one be made.
Who 'made the Ark'? Was it not Moses. When he brought Tablets down from the mountain, his face shown, glowed - as in the glory of the Lord. But that glory, the Ark and Temple would fade, just as the face of Moses. I say Jeremiah did take the Ark to Mt. Nebo where Moses is buried. And the Ark is hidden with the bones of Moses.
But how could Jeremiah say 'it will not be missed'? People have sought it for 100's of years. The Jews do 'remember, and it has enter their minds.' But for him to say, 'nor will another be made' seems to say - it was destroyed by Babylon. Or, he is saying it will be found! Time to go to Mt. Nebo. And what does the word 'Nebo' mean - nabi and nabah!
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Just came across this blog, rather interested to see what I unearth here. The couple articles I've read thus far are intriguing to say the least. Hope I find more fun stuff! :)
I'm new to your form and glad to see it . Unlike a lot of those that send entries I'm not a college grad. But I do have a passion for history. I have sent in several comments in the last few months that have my viewpoint and or theories on the rune stones found here in the US and on the Book of Mormons I got started on this in 1985 I'm no spring chicken on this. It started along the Missouri River from a elder local historian, that was in herself an acclaimed historian. Doing research for several chapters of the Daughters of the America Revolution. They honored her with a cherry tree in the 1960's from Chicago area that she brought home and love and cherish for about 25 years until I cut it down. Our relationship got stated a little rocky.
It was she that told me about the Kensington rune stone and about
The Mormons coming through the area. I grew up with stories of the Mormons and none was very good,this intrigue me. For about 20 years we shared ideals and finds until my dear friend passed away. It was because of her I wrote my Book Heaven Holds the Answer.
Now, what does the book of Mormons have to do with the Kensington rune stone? Well, its not only the Kensington rune stone but also the others. The V'erendry Rune Stone, KC or Independence Rune stone, Heavener, Spirit Pond, and the Narragansett Rune
They carved these stone I believe in 1361 for the first week of New Years Day in March 1362. The same week as the return of a sacred comet call Swift-Tuttle S-T. This comet has a history with the Jews and the dating method that's found in the Book of Mormons. If one reads the dates using my theriory,that there are two 1 AD's. The first is the one we are accustomed to, other is from a differed star. A Super Nova SN that came one year after the Full Venus Cycle FVC of 1180, with the1181 SN. Christ was born 12 years after the 12 BC Halley's Comet, another king was born 12 years after the sign from god the 1180 FVC making the birth in 1192 with it's eclipse in the west. From this date of celebration the new count begins. A count down to the new star, starts in the Book of Helaman as, "years of the reign of the judges" until it reaches the "ninety and first year" in 3 Nephi 1:1; " a new star arises". 1181 AD SN - 91= 1090 AD S-T comet. In 1090 S-T the monk judges leave, the Belgian Abbey of Orval to help election of Godfroid as King of Jerusalem once taken. The same year St. Bernard was born.
With 1192 being 1 AD, we look at the year 34 AD that has the Tempast,3 Nephi 8:5 "there arose a great storm,such an one never had been known in all the land." 1192+34=1226 AD (SFEC,September 15,96' p A-10) with S-T comet.
Know I believe that the Kensington and the V'erendrye rune stone are wrote about in the book of Omni. in 1:20 "there was a stone brought unto him (carried it wt is 202lb) with engravings onit " Its foot note date is possibly 130BC. 1492 AD -130 = 1362 AD S-T comet an eclipse and in 1492 we have S-T comet and FVC and a Comet.
The last time that these three events showed up was in 587 BC the walls of Solomon Temple was brought down the same year that a tower was brought down in Babylon called the Tower of Babel these two structures may have been brought down by a fragment from the comet that may have had stone in it or from a sky burst. This may have happened several times, once possibly in 312 AD S-T that may brought down the Hopewell nation along the Ohio and Mississippi Valley bringing their demies around 380 AD as the BoM says and a mass grave at Little Rock, Ar. can attest too.
300 AD about in the BoM as an around date that the more jews arrived. 300 + 1192=1492 Columbus had crews of Jews. He may have been a gentile, but he surrounded himself with the chosen people. I just demistrated on how they could have used the 380 date coming from the birth of Christ and the 380 date coming off the 1192 birth. Two timelines are blended together showing one story.
Another example is in Mormon 1:13 "The Lord took away his beloved disciples," date 326 AD; 1192+326=1518 AD Quezal-Coati-"Mormon I" sails away from the Island Cozumel,Yucatan.
Then we have the burial of the plates Moroni 10 "About 421 AD" 1192+415= 1607 S-T & Halley's comet also Jamestown.
Point of the five stones mention above was to lay out and lead to
The center longitude and center latitude of the northern hemisphere of the western hemisphere, pole to equator in the name of God not any one country. The same was done for the southern hemisphere, yet to be found or realized.
It's my belief that after the Hopewell nation were defeated those of power from the group that became known as the Mormons whatever their name was, gone back to Europe to await a chance to re-enter Jerusalem that would take an act of war.
The Book of Mormon is a true historic account of pre- Columbian occupation in the west. But not all the stories have been separated or sorted out. It's also possible that the year 1192 may have acted as 600 BC
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adios pseudoskeptic. you're posts for the remedial pseudoskeptics are at an end. :)
To be honest I'm just waiting for any of you "ancient mysteries" people to say something that is actually new or original. Mostly you just plagiarize from each other and recycle Victorian garbage that has been debunked over and over again. Wake me up when you have something interesting to say.
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