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  Topic: Dark Age Obscured
Mick Harper

Replies: 597
Views: 64074

PostForum: History   Posted: 6:51 am   Subject: Dark Age Obscured
The 'Greek Dark Age' is used to obscure the six-to-eight hundred year (used to be more but they have been closing it steadily by various wangles) chronology error in what everybody else calls 1500 BC ...
  Topic: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Mick Harper

Replies: 1277
Views: 130739

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 8:34 am   Subject: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Seven Nigerians 'who had been known to the crew for some time' are most unlikely hijackers. "Take us to Havana!" But let's think about the economics for a mo'. Port Harcourt to Fawley is a m ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 2051
Views: 159563

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 8:10 am   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Arsenal 0 Leicester 1

We marmelised 'em but even so the result wasn't especially unjustified. Look, Arteta, there are now only two set-ups in the Premiership, the press and the two banks of four. I ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 2051
Views: 159563

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 6:07 am   Subject: The Importance of Sport
For the first time in living memory I gave up watching one of the Grand Tours (the Giro d'Italia) when all the Brit contenders dropped out and the only British team, Ineos, consisted of obscure domest ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 2051
Views: 159563

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 5:36 am   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Today I logged the 179th time the commentator said, "We must apologise for any swear words picked up by our pitch-side microphone" without me hearing the swear words. Could they please impro ...
  Topic: Principles of Applied Epistemology
Mick Harper

Replies: 401
Views: 76727

PostForum: APPLIED EPISTEMOLOGY   Posted: 5:11 am   Subject: Principles of Applied Epistemology
A nice illustration of an AE principle is to be found here https://medium.com/publishous/the-secret-camera-stores-dont-want-you-to-know-73d7f8fc4d8e

Human beings would rather be duffers all their l ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 2051
Views: 159563

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 4:15 am   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Recognising rough diamonds is the easy part
Chad means 'the impossible part', as well as he knows. Otherwise the number of youths taken onto professional books would not outnumber 'diamonds' by a fac ...
  Topic: War on Terrorism
Mick Harper

Replies: 994
Views: 127866

PostForum: Politics   Posted: 10:00 am   Subject: War on Terrorism
The UK forced the IRA to the table by winning the war. Neither the Republic (who were interning the IRA at the time) nor the US were ever not on board. Traditionally all the powers have adopted the Mi ...
  Topic: War on Terrorism
Mick Harper

Replies: 994
Views: 127866

PostForum: Politics   Posted: 7:31 am   Subject: War on Terrorism
But the true cost has only now emerged. With a new 'democratic' and 'non-terrorist' regime installed in Sudan, and the $360 million for past terrorist crimes safely lodged in the United States, every ...
  Topic: Forgery: Modus operandi
Mick Harper

Replies: 349
Views: 51215

PostForum: British History   Posted: 3:20 pm   Subject: Forgery: Modus operandi
Something kinda interesting (or maybe not) re the Vidostern Sword, above. Googling it, I just get 2018 news stories. Not even (British) Wiki seems interested. Is this embarrassment, careful ignoral or ...
  Topic: AE on Telly News
Mick Harper

Replies: 1172
Views: 126610

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 1:30 pm   Subject: AE on Telly News
Impossible Engineering: Qinghai–Tibet Railway BBC Yesterday Channel

A very entertaining and revelatory account of this, the highest railway in the world, though the more 'impossible' it was, the ...
  Topic: Forgery: Modus operandi
Mick Harper

Replies: 349
Views: 51215

PostForum: British History   Posted: 1:18 pm   Subject: Forgery: Modus operandi
The Big Difference between the two terracotta armies is that one is a private initiative and the other, if also fake, would represent an official swindle on a gigantic scale. Risk vs reward is easily ...
  Topic: Forgery: Modus operandi
Mick Harper

Replies: 349
Views: 51215

PostForum: British History   Posted: 10:29 am   Subject: Forgery: Modus operandi
What do we make of this https://medium.com/the-guardian/i-pulled-a-1-500-year-old-sword-out-of-a-lake-1874f2d4f1bb ?

The only bit that clanged, aside from that over-egged detail about pops and the ...
  Topic: Principles of Applied Epistemology
Mick Harper

Replies: 401
Views: 76727

PostForum: APPLIED EPISTEMOLOGY   Posted: 6:14 am   Subject: Principles of Applied Epistemology
On the subject of reindeer-people and their role in the early development of human beings, here are some 'reindeer stones'

Deer stones (also known as reindeer stones) are ancient megaliths carved w ...
  Topic: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Mick Harper

Replies: 1277
Views: 130739

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 5:47 am   Subject: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Due to go for an eye test I got to musing on general competence stereotypes. First why do I have to? It is because it is a new (to me) optician, and it shouldn't be, you should find a good one and sti ...
 
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