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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian14 May 2018 8:22 a.m. PST

Dr. John is a long-term skeptic of the human-transport idea. In 2015, he co-authored a report arguing that what was believed to be evidence of neolithic quarrying of bluestones in Wales was actually an "entirely natural" process…


Roderick Robertson Fezian14 May 2018 8:31 a.m. PST

Hmm, yeah: "This has been driven partly by constant media demands for new and spectacular stories about the monument"

Redblack14 May 2018 8:54 a.m. PST

"Long term skepic" aka – know nothing idiot who has been ignored for a long time

advocate14 May 2018 9:03 a.m. PST

Well, show me the remnants that weren't used, still on the Salisbury Plain, and I'll take it seriously.
Until then, I'll point out the related story is "What if there was a civilisation before humans".

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 11:16 a.m. PST

So this glacier transported just the right number of similarly sized stones? Makes perfect sense…

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 May 2018 1:56 p.m. PST

Compared to the Ring of Callanish, Stonge Henge is a poor copy.

Dynaman878914 May 2018 3:09 p.m. PST

Insert picture of the "It was Aliens" guy here.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 3:27 p.m. PST

One man theory is another man's paleofantasy.

Dr Mathias Fezian14 May 2018 7:17 p.m. PST

Compared to the Ring of Callanish, Stonge Henge is a poor copy.

Why do you say that?

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 May 2018 9:42 p.m. PST

Older. More atmospheric. Built by my ancestors… I may be a tad prejudiced.

Red358414 May 2018 10:28 p.m. PST

I have to agree…. Callanish is stunning place to visit.

olicana15 May 2018 1:16 a.m. PST

Built by my ancestors…..

Jock and Hamish, both good blokes and dab hands with a chisel. Related to the Orrally Men, I believe.

"Which one man with beard?…"

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 3:50 a.m. PST

One of the "Must have been ancient aliens" proponents did a video, explaining how in his view a certain stone could only have been carved with "tools even more advanced than the ones we have" and the ground next to him is strewn with the very stones they used to shape it ! The first thing a first year archeology student is trained to look for.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member15 May 2018 7:44 a.m. PST

I'll be in Orkney in two weeks. That's were it all began.

I may also have time to visit Lewis this trip. I have a cousin in Stornoway.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 12:47 p.m. PST

Bill. You really have to stop reading crackpots. grin

Malbrook Inactive Member15 May 2018 7:17 p.m. PST

Olicana, ROFLMAO

I see what you did!

Now, don't mention the war!

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 4:41 a.m. PST

This is all rubbish – history tells us that Merlin brought Stonehenge from Ireland to England with magic. The original construction in Ireland was done by Giants.

At these words of Merlin, Aurelius burst into laughter, and said, "How is it possible to remove such vast stones from so distant a country, as if Britain was not furnished with stones fit for the work?" Merlin replied, "I entreat your majesty to forbear vain laughter; for what I say is without vanity. They are mystical stones, and of a medicinal virtue. The giants of old brought them from the farthest coast of Africa, and placed them in Ireland, while they inhabited that country. Their design in this was to make baths in them, when they should be taken with any illness. For their method was to wash the stones, and put their sick into the water, which infallibly cured them. With the like success they cured wounds also, adding only the application of some herbs. There is not a stone there which has not some healing virtue." When the Britons heard this, they resolved to send for the stones, and to make war upon the people of Ireland if they should offer to detain them. And to accomplish this business, they made choice of Uther Pendragon, who was to be attended with fifteen thousand men. They chose also Merlin himself, by whose direction the whole affair was to be managed. A fleet being therefore got ready, they set sail, and with a fair wind arrived in Ireland.

Case Closed.

Although why Stonehenge is still treated as a tourist attraction rather than our premier Hospital remains an unanswered question.

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