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  1. #1 OOPARTS (second try!) 
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    Ok, So are OOPARTS are or fake. Are they evidence of an advanced civilisation??


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    Most likelythe misinterpretation and/or twisting of reality to fit your needs when you want to "prove" an ancient colonization of the earth by astronauts from wherever..............


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    They are fascinating and lead to speculation

    But you have to be careful with fanciful thinking which can lead to wishful thinking
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    I'd chalk them up to inventors who kept their ideas secret because there were no patent laws back then.
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    what about the hammer head that was found imbedded in a piece of rock?
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    What about it?
    Details?
    Reference? A proper reference, not the Fortean Times, or a third rate TV program.
    Think about the characteristics of chalk, a carbonate rock: soluble. Lots of cavities. Cavities things can fall into. Cavities that can get filled up by more carbonate at a later date. Think stalactite/stalagmite.
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    You mean to say the Fortean Times isnt a valid scientific source? im shocked!
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    How big can the cavities get?
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    In carbonate rocks?? Huuuuuuuuge. Think Mammooth Cave.
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    Well, maybe one lone family of smiths figured out how to make proper steel. A technology like that could have been invented and lost 100 times over before it ever came into the mainstream.

    The smith who discovered it would keep it very secret, so only he, and maybe his apprentices would be able to do it, and kings would have to pay him big bucks to get what he had. Add to that the incredible likelihood of being illiterate, so nothing gets written down. The whole formula is in his head, probably consisting in anecdotal measurements like using the span of his own hand, or a "pinch" of one material and a "dash" of another. No formal units.

    I heard they found a copper chizel down in South America that was harder than forged steel. I don't doubt it. It's obvious, however, that there weren't a whole lot of them made.
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