I make it a point to make sure not to wall myself off from people who believe differently than I do. I don't want to only listen to fall into the trap of listening only within the bounds of an echo chamber of opinions. I've gotten several invitations to participate in online discussions with believers in the Ancient Aliens theory, and I've taken some part in those, though I've gotten busy and haven't been able to devote as much time to the endeavour as I'd like to.
In any case, I thought it would be interesting to share some of my conversations here. Most recently, I was emailed by an individual who was commenting about my article on mercury vortex engines. Regarding the alleged TR-3B machine (which, as I've said, is really cool), he had this to say:
I Have recently been fascinated by articles
about the Mercury plasma accelerator or Magnetic field disruptor in the
Air Force's black ops air ship dubbed the TR-3B Astra. I definitely
think there is a cover up in progress! "ALL" of the The video of the Air
ship that WAS available has mysteriously been deleted from the web.
Including one particular clip that showed the craft emit the tell-tale
orb of light that emanates from a particle accelerator, completely
engulf the craft and then suddenly disappears in blinding flash. The
distinct green mercury plasma spectrum color was present during the
video as well.......HMMmmm!?!?
Basically, he's alleging that there was such a video available, but it's mysteriously disappeared without a trace from the Internet. This is certainly a remarkable claim indeed... but I can't make anything of it without even any evidence that such a video ever existed. I wrote back to him:
The last three segments dealt mostly with flight, but we're finally moving away from that. Now we're talking about construction techniques, and this is the topic that I see most frequently brought up in support of Ancient Aliens theory by theorists and laypeople alike.
Everybody knows that the pyramids are seriously big-ass buildings, made up of big, heavy stones. Many people wonder, if the ancient Egyptians didn't have modern machinery, how the hell did they do it?
I get a lot of hits to my second Ancient Aliens article by people looking for information on mercury vortex, or mercury gyroscope, engines. In my research I've come across a very interesting webpage of an ancient alien believer who claims to have inside knowledge of mercury vortex technology and how the government is covering it up. I thought it would be interesting to take a little look.
By the way, has anybody ever run into a crank webpage that isn't an example of terrible web design? I mean... a cyan background?? What kind of warped mind would come up with that and think it was a good idea??
It boggles the mind.... but I digress. My purpose in writing today is to tackle the logic and claims made. While these distortions aren't the serious sign of a warped mind that the colour scheme indicates, they're still worth some analysis.
I found his story of how he personally uncovered a government cover-up to be particularly fascinating. I'll tell it here in a nutshell:
You've gotta love this Ancient Aliens stuff. It's time to take a look at the third segment of this episode, where they talk about the evidence for an ancient worldwide communications network.
We might as well just label this segment "Ancient Flight Part 3", since they're just talking more about what they consider to be evidence for ancient flying ships.
You can view this episode here, Each segment corresponds roughly to one of the ten minute YouTube entries. So this third segment begins in the third YouTube video, beginning at 2:57. The segment ends in the fourth video at 3:32.
You can see my reviews of the first two segments here and here.
So, let's get our hands dirty and look at the new claims being made here.
I just came across a history channel documentary called "Ancient Aliens". It seemed like it would be something fun to watch and laugh at, so I have a saved recording of Episode 1: The Evidence.
I just watched the first 13 minutes which deals with the possibility of ancient flight, after which it moves on to ancient forms of space travel. I just thought to myself "Hell, this first segment is pretty much enough material for me to write a good sized blog post about!", so here I am.
Let's take a look at the evidence that ancient people possessed the power of flight... possibly given to them by... ALIENS!!!!
My investigations of the claims of aspartame fear mongering started with this analysis of a video provided to me by my friend Jeff, which detailed the outlandish claims of one Mr. Ron Dodge. The next video that Jeff provided me isn't quite as outlandish, but this one may have a greater impact since it's a news story that reaches far more people.
Courtesy of YouTube, here's a video, including some commentary at the beginning, of a Fox News report on the alleged dangers of Aspartame:
It sounds scary, right? All those people saying that aspartame is bad for you.... I would have to be a dumbass to argue against the weight of this evidence!
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