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Aug 29, 2016 18:06 |  #121

I'm not passing judgment on Paiute oral history, but ...

According to Merriam-Webster's online, a race is "a family, tribe, people, or nation belonging to the same stock" or "a category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits," and a giant is a "legendary creature usually thought of as being an extremely large and powerful person" but also "a person or thing that is very large, powerful, or successful."

Given those definitions, for some people to refer to other people as a "race of giants" could be either perfectly reasonable or outlandish. But it's not necessarily either one.


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Aug 29, 2016 18:18 |  #122

Trolls also exist - and not only in mythology!

Wikipedia: "In Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into ..."




  
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Aug 29, 2016 18:26 |  #123

teekay wrote in post #18110679 (external link)
Trolls also exist - and not only in mythology!

Wikipedia: "In Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into ..."


I have also seen a Troll as being someone who is deliberatly on a forum or discussion to to de-rail or change an alternative theory or oppinion about a subject.

This forum is Thankfully not like that and is a friendly place to share differencies even if they are yin or yan.

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Aug 29, 2016 18:45 |  #124

I was going to start a "is a hotdog a sandwich" thread, but this is way better...


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Aug 29, 2016 18:45 |  #125

Pretty soon you people will tell me there's no Santa.-?


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Aug 29, 2016 18:47 |  #126

Chet wrote in post #18110711 (external link)
Pretty soon you people will tell me there's no Santa.-?

Well, we know there's no Title Fairy errr .. ahh .. I mean Tooth Fairy.


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Aug 29, 2016 18:47 |  #127

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=OhLook; 18110581]I give less credence to what I read if the writer isn't familiar enough with the subject to spell its name.

OhLook wrote in post #18110593 (external link)
Andre had acromegaly. He wasn't part of a race of giants.


First, the name is not "Andre" but "André."

Second, if André the Giant qualifies as a giant, then post 107 was a direct refutation of post 32 (which it quoted), and the information you added has no bearing.


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Aug 29, 2016 18:49 |  #128

Chet wrote in post #18110711 (external link)
Pretty soon you people will tell me there's no Santa.-?


Santa is good but - there is always a claus;-)a

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Aug 29, 2016 18:53 |  #129

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Well, we know there's no Title Fairy errr .. ahh .. I mean Tooth Fairy.


Bloomin - well is a Tooth fairy - for the last few years she must have beem coming in the night with a pair of pliars, cuz all my teeth are disapearing without my consent;-)a:-(:-(:-(


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Aug 29, 2016 18:55 as a reply to  @ Acetoolguy's post |  #130

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Even when discussing deep-seated opinions.

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Aug 29, 2016 18:57 |  #131

WaltA wrote in post #18110647 (external link)
I know what you said. You said pagman should use a spell checker so he can communicate more clearly.

I actually said: "You aren't being clear at all. And not using a spellcheck isn't helping. What is "probable science"? And what does the average height of people in the 1800's have to do with anything I have said?"

Pagman had asked me a question based on a premise that he didn't explain. I asked for clarification and he responded with a response that was even more confused. And the poor spelling didn't help at all. There is nothing "elitist" about pointing that out.

Theres been more than 1 giant in the past. 18 in Wisconsin alone.

https://www.sott.net …Sons-of-god-Men-of-renown (external link)

Interesting cite. Plenty of conspiracy theories on the front page.

http://www.snopes.com …/notnews/giantc​overup.asp (external link)

The Smithsonian Institution part of that story has been debunked.

Where exactly are these Lake Delavan bones now? In a storage locker with the Lovelock bones?

Even Graham Hancock says so

https://grahamhancock.​com/dewhurstr1/ (external link)

Even Graham Hancock? Never heard of him. According to wikipedia:

"Hancock specialises in unconventional theories involving ancient civilisations, stone monuments or megaliths, altered states of consciousness, ancient myths and astronomical/astrologi​cal data from the past."

And he inspired the disaster movie 2012. Hmmmm. I'm not sure why you cite him as an authority. "Unconventional theories" by their very nature are not part of the scientific mainstream.


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Aug 29, 2016 19:00 |  #132

There certainly were giants in the past.
The Bible states that there was.
And I believe it. ;-)a


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Aug 29, 2016 19:00 |  #133

LV Moose wrote in post #18110602 (external link)
Things I've seen and read in the past. . . . There are also plenty of hoaxes concerning ghosts, but again, that doesn't prove they don't exist. I also believe . . . (yes I realize this has been brought up before).

Part of your post violates a major POTN rule. I didn't quote that part.

Please try to take in, seriously, what banquetbear says about the burden of proof. You know how it applies in criminal cases, I'm sure. A person is presumed not to have done something until the state proves that he or she did it. A defendant doesn't have to prove that there's nothing there. The state has to prove that there is something there. The same goes for assertions that a thing exists or once existed.

don1163 wrote in post #18110617 (external link)
A wrestler and in a race...........sounds like a sporty sort of guy :lol:

André the Giant was also an actor. He was in The Princess Bride.

WaltA wrote in post #18110636 (external link)
Now that's not at all fair. Just a bit of an elitist attitude.

Thats just like a earlier post that said something like "I can't take you seriously if you can't spell right"

Not all of us have the advantage of the same level of education as you, you know.

And not all of us have English as a first language.

I admit to a bias in favor of people with good writing skills, but a charge of elitism isn't fair. Ability to communicate clearly is related to ability to think clearly. (Education, ideally, helps to develop both abilities.) Clear thinking is essential in deciding what to believe. I don't know which arguers here have English as a first language. It does seem to me that having read enough about the Loch Ness monster to remember the spelling would go with bringing up the creature as an example; of course, not everyone has a visual memory for words that functions the same way.

This is what I was really about: pointing out the correct spelling might save some readers from perpetuating the wrong spelling just because they saw it here and thought it must be right.


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Aug 29, 2016 19:02 as a reply to  @ banquetbear's post |  #134

Thanks for posting your quote. I think I got the point.

So, whats your definition of an "authority"?

Someone who has studied a subject for years and produced a number of best selling books.
Or someone who agrees with your opinions?

I'm not saying Graham Hancock has all the answers. I've read all of his books.
But what gives you the right to question his "authority".

There are many "authoritative sources" saying that there are many things we don't know about the past.
There are as many "authoritative sources" that debunk them.

And is "unconventional" a bad word? Would you prefer to stick to "conventional"?
And ride along with the masses?

Take your pick who your expert is.

Take a step out there towards the edge of the abyss.....


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Aug 29, 2016 19:06 |  #135

WaltA wrote in post #18110733 (external link)
Take a step out there towards the edge of the abyss.....

Don't fall off.


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