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Re: Myths, truths and theories - Stonehenge
Sep 04, 2010, 16:54
Littlestone said:
It's an arrogance on our part to think the Bluestones could not have been moved manually from Wales...

Sorry Littlestone -- but I do find this sort of argument rather feeble. Mike Pitts does it as well -- "I don't care what the evidence shows or does not show -- I know it in my bones that this is what they did. Trust me -- I'm an experienced archaeologist........"
Hmmmm.... and I'm an experienced geomorphologist -- or doesn't that count?

Is it an equal arrogance, or a lesser one, or a greater one, to think that the Irish Sea Glacier could not have carried the stones from West Wales? Let's not forget that the human transport theory was INVENTED by Herbert Thomas because he would not believe what the other geologists were telling him. And why is it that we NEED the human transport theory anyway? Well, I donĀ“t, but a lot of people do seem to need it. Is it not even more magnificent to think of glacier ice playing a significant role in the Stonehenge story? Why do so many people have a problem with that?
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