Important List Change - All Members May Post - Moderated
- Dear LexiLiners,
In order to permit more discussion of ideas on the history of
civilization - and as long as the content of postings remains at a
high level - I have changed our list settings to permit moderated
postings by all members. This means that any posting you submit
first appears in my mail box and if I find that your e-mail is
neither advertising, religion, spam, political in nature nor
offensive toward individual persons, I will automatically forward it
to the LexiLine list to all members.
My numbered LexiLine Newsletters will continue, but this way the
membership has more of a part. I have tried this in the past by the
way and have always gone back to the Newsletter-only status because
of abuse of the e-mail privilege by members. But we will try it
Please stick to the principle that you MUST discuss the PROBATIVE
EVIDENCE in favor of or against presented IDEAS and nothing else.
Discussion of individual persons is undesired and will not be
permitted. If you claim something is true, you must back it up with
facts and material. "Who said what" - e.g. what some professor
thinks - is something for gossip columns, but not for this list.
We want to know WHY something was said or written and WHAT probative
evidence a statement was based on.
Example of this principle: The mainstream scholars claim that
Abraham lived ca. 1750 BC. I have issued to the mainstream the
challenge over the years to present ONE single piece of probative
evidence for this ridiculous claim. NONE has been forthcoming. I am
sure that Abraham lived, but far before this date, because there IS
evidence to support that. Anyone working with a Biblical chronology
with Abraham living at the above erroneous date - and this is just
about everyone in Old Testament studies - is just a scholarly fool -
and we are not going to spend any time on such ridiculous
discussions on this list.
Contrary Example: Artapanus writes - the only ancient scholar to
give us this kind of information - that Moses was born in the reign
of Chaneferre, who - by mainstream Egyptian chronology - lived ca.
1700 BC. I have examined this date and find it to be correct to
about the year 1708 BC. Indeed, there is NO contrary evidence in
ancient literature to the statement of Artapanus and thus, quite
evidently, all Biblical chronology and purported ancient history of
the Jews and the Middle East is just simply wrong. Anyone working
with the theory that Moses lived around ca. 1100 BC is thus
similarly - just a scholarly fool - and I have no interest in
discussing history with people who ignore the probative evidence.
I follow similar principles in my decipherment of the megaliths. I
am not in any way interested in the great deal of nonsense that many
mainstream archaeologists grind out for the peer review tabloids.
FACTS and EVIDENCE are the only things we are interested in on this
list, not what some professor has written. If the facts and
evidence contradict established theories, then those theories MUST
be abandoned. Too bad for mainstream scholars and also too bad for
so-called New-Agers, who are similarly deluded - but that's life.
I am in this business to find out "what really happened", not what
somebody, based on erroneous research, "thinks happened".