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Saturday, April 29, 2006

"...Every Once in a While...It's a Dildo"

Listening to the radio the other day, I heard a story about a pyramid in Bosnia. It was supposedly larger than the Khufu pyramid at Giza and, according to the "finder", a Semir (Sam) Osmanagic (notice that there's no "Dr." before his name), was constructed in approximately 12,000 B.C.E.

I listened to the report and how the people in Bosnia, who had been through such a rough time after the war, were now "pyramid crazy", having little keychains with pyramids on them and various other trinkety things. I thought to myself, "this sounds weird, but good for them to have something to be proud of". I am no archeologist.

Neither, however, is Semir Osmanagic. It seems that Mr. Osmanagic is a complete whack-job. After not submitting his findings to any organization that would review them by people who are qualified, his credibility started to waver. Then of course, there are the archeological data that say that at the 12,000 B.C.E. point on the time line, Bosnia would actually have been on the tail end of what's known as a "Glacial Maximum". Very cold and dry with glaciers on the tops of the mountains. See, the only folks there at that time would have been hunter/gatherers and the only stuff left behind were hearths, tools, and shit like that. They would have been way too cold and hungry to build the biggest pyramid on earth for no reason at all.

Oh, and just to relate Mr. Osmanagic's character a bit further, he believes that the Maya people were descendents of people from Atlantis. And that the Atlanteans came from the Pleiades. You know, from space. Check out this passage from his book, The World of the Maya:

Ordinary watchmakers repair our watches and put them into accordance with Earthly time. It is my theory that the Maya should be considered watchmakers of the cosmos whose mission it is to adjust the Earthly frequency and bring it into accordance with the vibrations of our Sun. Once the Earth begins to vibrate in harmony with the Sun, information will be able to travel in both directions without limitation. And then we will be able to understand why all ancient peoples worshipped the Sun and dedicated their rituals to this. The Sun is the source of all life on this planet and the source of all information and knowledge.


Yeah, so, take what this freak says with an entire salt-lick. Yet another in the string of dipshits who drone on about "vibrational energy" and ignorant crap like that.

It is nice to see the community of archeologists bitch-slap this guy though. In an article from Archeology, Curtis Runnels, a specialist in the prehistory of Greece and the Balkans at Boston University said, "These claims are completely unsupported with any kind of factual evidence, such as artifacts or photographs of the alleged architectures. They have not been confirmed by archaeologists who have the training and competence to evaluate them. The person making the claims appears to have no training in archaeology and has not presented his finds in a way that would allow them to be scrutinized by trained experts. This is simply sensationalism and grandstanding and the journalists who have reported on these claims, without first fact-checking the stories with professional archaeologists, should be ashamed of themselves. People who believe these stories, especially when they are presented without evidence, are fools."

I really can't add too much to that except to say that the Bosnian people who believe are not fools. They seem to just be longing for something to call their own that isn't a war or some other horrible thing. It doesn't make them fools to believe, it makes them human - we all want to believe in great things. The only person who is a fool here is Osmanagic, who also happens to be a dick, a manipulative money-grabbing douchebag, and an attention whore who is using the emotions of a war-torn nation to further his non-existent "discovery".

This guy's like David Icke without the reptilian overlord, anti-Semetic rhetoric, which is still really bad.

6 Barbaric Yawps:

At 29/4/06 2:37 PM, Blogger Chad Lindsay said...

Of course it's company policy never to imply ownership in the event of a dildo... always use the indefinite article a dildo, never your dildo.

 
At 29/4/06 3:15 PM, Blogger BigHeathenMike said...

hahaha

 
At 29/4/06 11:33 PM, Blogger coturnix said...

The last sckeptic's circle has a few posts on the topic, and I have an update even since then...

 
At 29/4/06 11:45 PM, Blogger VictoryCheese said...

I saw this story when the news first ran with it. My bullshit detector went off immediately. But I have been too busy with other news, so I didn't see the rest of this. It sounded too much like that horseshit Atlantis story from back in '04. Thanks for the informative and amusing post!

- sean from GifS

 
At 30/4/06 12:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you seen the latest pictures? All the evidence points to a pyramid. It's hard to believe, but we have to start thinking out of the box. Judging by those pictures it has to be a pyramid or something else of a great historical importance.

Take a look at pictures
http://www.piramidasunca.ba/indexbh.htm

 
At 30/4/06 1:26 AM, Blogger BigHeathenMike said...

What, like a hill? Did you even read what the guy said about the Maya? About how, historically, there's no way people at the time could be building pyramids?

Sure we have to keep an open mind, but not so open that retards can implant shovelfuls of horseshit in there.

But thanks for reading.

 

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