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Dragons, Giant birds, and Manbeasts,; Legends that Cross Oceans

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  • Rick Osmon
    Hello Loopers! Here s your copy of the e~newsletter for the week of 29 October 2007 In this issue: This Week s Show: Dragons, Giant Birds, World - ending
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      Hello Loopers!
       
      Here's your copy of the e~newsletter for the week of 29 October 2007
       
       
      In this issue:
       
      This Week's Show Dragons, Giant Birds, World - ending Floods, and Giant Manbeasts; Legends that Cross Oceans
       
      Op/Ed #5Response to Steve Garcia
       
       
      Events: Ancient Kentucke
       
      Last week's show: Exciting news about the KENSINGTON RUNE STONE!! 
       
       
      Site of the week
       
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      This week, celebrating Holloween, we delve into the legends of scary things that are told on all the continents since time immemorial.
       
      Anthropologist Dale Drinnon joins us to discuss the legends of evil, mean, and nasty critters that have been the stuff of legend since the Sumerians first put stylus to clay seven thousand years ago. Dragons are depicted in ancient art all over the world. Giant, hairy, man-like beasts are too. Giant birds have been reported since antiquity and even into the twenty first century and all over the world. Is this evidence of diffusion? Various versions of the story of the Great Flood are equally pervasive. How could all these common elements appear in cultures seperated by vast oceans?
       
      Come join in the spooky fun this Thursday at 9 PM Eastern as Dale and I discuss the scarier side of diffusion evidence.
       
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      Op/Ed #5: Response to Steve Garcia
       
      Steve's opinion that Randy Koppang failed to make his case in writing about the "conehead" skulls is indicative of one of the ills this community suffers: works in progress. Randy indicated on the show that he continues to research the subject and adds new evidence to his site as it accummulates (and his friend loads it). This is, by definition a "work in progress". Unfortunately, those types of works tend to be the target of skeptics and naysayers because of their very preliminary nature. Steve admits that he feels the nature of the evidence is very strong and that Randy's hypothesis seems very sound, only that the case isn't made in an acceptable-to-academia fashion.
       
      To Randy's credit, I never saw anyone put that evidence together before, in any form or format, that leads to the hypothesis that this was a seperate race of humans. In cognative theory, that amounts to synthesis, and is something expected at the PhD level. However, the presentation that Randy has on his site is more reminiscient of a junior in college, and that isn't such a bad start, really. Perhaps Randy can refine the presentation to the point that it is acceptable to the scholars and thereby gain the backing to perform the research that the subject deserves. I certainly hope so.  One tooth and any DNA extracted from it could tell that tale.
       
      But all lay researchers can take a lesson from this exchange: Consider more than the evidence as being important to credibility. The presentation can sink your theory like a rock even if the evidence itself is rock solid. If in doubt, find someone with a critical eye to proofread and / or edit your work before publication. In fact, getting more than one person to do that is a doubly good idea.
       
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      "Recently,... syphilitic skeletons were dug up at a medieval friary in northeastern Britain. ...these bones date back to about 1300."
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      Larry Stroud is the associate editor of the Batesville Daily Guard. He gave the show a nice bit of publicity last week. You can read it HERE
       
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      Your host got married over the weekend. Thanks to all for the good wishes
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      Events:
       

      Ancient Kentucke Historical Association

       

        Jim Michael,1324 Garden Hill Place Louisville , KY. 40245  (502-254-2414) Email: ancientkentucke@...

       

      November 18, 2:30  Sunday                 In My Home                       To Be Announced ……        ……

      November 24, 200 Saturday               Falls of the Ohio             The Vikings in N A                  …                                                                            

       

       

      Coming Programs

      Vikings in North America is a Pennington original.  Homicide in Kennewick, a British Channel 4 film in association with the Discovery Channel;  Giants in America -- Loren will present his work on hundreds of very tall men living on this continent some working in the copper trade;  Life among the Piutes --  The firsthand experiences and oral traditions with white-skinned, red-haired people murdered on this continent.  Information was published in 1883 and may have been suppressed by Native America.  This was written by a Piute princess who gave four hundred speeches in support of her people and wrote her autobiography which gained her Nevada Writers Hall of fame in 1995

       

       

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      Upcoming Shows
       
       Al Cornette discusses petroglyphs of Kentucky's Red River Gorge and his book on the subject, The Sandstone Chronicles, Rock Art of the Red River Gorge, an Appalachian Journey Some of these ancient messages are further endangered by vandals and rock climbers, Al tells us how.
       
       
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