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The Graham Hancock Delusion
So, I have been watching all of the furor over Graham Hancock's new NetFlix series, with many publications (with the Guardian, I suppose taking the lead) calling it pseudo-everything and racist and dangerous and what have you. I had been hoping, to write something better than anyone else has written to counter what are basically spurious, lazy and anti-intellectual take-downs, and make a more simple and personal statement.
I am interested in Graham's ideas, but do not believe all of them. Even the ones i suspect to be true, but I do not feel are proven to be true (other than Gobekli tepe which 100% proves him right) . I instead, will speak to the fact, that I have dealt with the guy for the last decade. Since 2012 I have been a volunteer moderator on the message board on Graham's website.
From the beginning it was a position by invite, but I could work or involve myself as much or as little as I desired.
During that time, Graham has always been appreciative and respectful of my contributions, even if I did end up being the laziest moderator ever.
He has also shown extreme patience, especially with some of the forum members who maybe fail at social interaction because of mental illness. People that the moderating team would have been happy to get rid of from frustration, Graham has stepped in to give them a second chance. Sometimes that involves strict rules, but it is also sometimes a third or fourth chance, he really didn't need to involve himself in.
There ae accusations that Graham might be racist. I have never seen this to being even remotely true. As a moderator, the only issue I recall was a member started a thread about the holocaust and questioning the numbers of dead. Graham is by his nature, open minded, but he did ban them for life.
Obviously, that is one example, but I guess take the time to read his books. What will you find? Engaging? Bonkers? On the path to something great? I'm 110% sure, not racist, because I've never known Gram to be anything but a decent guy. Sometimes flawed, but a good guy. At least from my decade of experience.
Now, you might argue that I am saying all of this because I am biased, and yup I am, and it comes from experience. His wife Santha also sends me a Birthday message every year which is much appreciated.
Wonder why the flat earth and chemtrail people don't get them this excited?
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