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The Archeology Delusion.
So, I have recently written a brief comment on my personal and largely positive personal experiences dealing with and interacting with Journalist and Author Graham Hancock.
To summarize, I like Hancock and I agree with some but not all of his ideas, but overall love the questions he asks.
Graham, for whatever reason gets a very strong, and deeply personal response from many people, but in particular from the Archeological community, who despite my promise to myself that I would be diplomatic, are (at least those who show up in their aggressive and nasty masses) are a bunch of butt hurt pricks.
Now, lets be clearr, I take no umbrage with them disagreeing with Hancock. Fuck, that is so easy, "Hancock? No, think its bullocks, and now I will forget about it and get on with my life"
Easy peasy, right?
First of all they seem to ignore all the Q-anon, flat earth, ancient aliens Edgar Cayce and Von Daniken 'Chariots of the Gods' stuff, to viscously and personally attack a guy, who's main ' woo woo conspiracy' thesis, is that maybe history starts a little further back than we think.
Never mind non-localized consciousness, or vibrating levitation stones, or an eternal cosmic Randal Carlson we can all go for beers with. just the start point is a bit further back.
Does he provide proof?
Well, archelogy and proof is always a touchy subject, if for no other reason that any archeologist sees the evidence through their own cultural lens, and not the lens of whatever culture the are studying, which would be alien to them, other that a general commonality of human experience.
So, obviously findings like Gobekli Tepe, etc. speak very loudly in a positive way to the things that Hancock is talking about, a lot of what he speaks of does not have pottery shards and what not and is largely speculative and anecdotal.
Horrible, possibly unforgivable?
No. Give your fucking wanker heads a shake.
Because, he is NOT an archeologist or any kind of scientist, even though he does understand a surprising fuck ton of science.
He asks a lot of questions, really really interesting questions, that actually get people interested and talking about things like archeology and anthropology
Far more than these people who come out of the woodwork.
Like honestly, I can name three maybe four anthropologist, Like Wolpoff, or Taterstall etc.
Archeologists? Indiana Jones and the woman I work with who is an archeology student.
As I said earlier, thinking that Hancock is bullshit, well that is fair game.
Intentionally lumping him in with ancient alien shit, when he has no interest in the subject, or even worse trying to laboursly manufacture some nonsense where an interest in ancient civilizations makes him a 'white supremacist' is both intellectually and morally bankrupt and disgusting.
Seriously, to the people spreading this nonsense. How can you honestly look at yourself in the mirror.
is it that your just jealous that not even your mom wants to see your shitty and forgettable research?
It turns out that levitation crystals are real, and I'm using mine to raise my middle finger.
Love and peace to all of you in the field that keep a proper perspective and dont get involved in this kind of horrible ugly enterprise.
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