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Maybe the coolest/most impressive accomplishment by scientific man.........

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by .264 magnum, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Cali-Glock

    Cali-Glock Mountain Man

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    Am I reading this correctly? Still going strong thirty-six times the planed life expectancy?

    Just the initial goals were pretty darn impressive.
     

  2. m2hmghb

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    And people wonder why they should buy American :whistling:
     
  3. BEER

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    why do we care if there was ever water on mars?
     
  4. m2hmghb

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    Because it can indicate whether or not it can sustain life.
     
  5. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I'll go ahead and get the next question out if the way...

    "Why do we care if it can sustain life?"
     
  6. Detectorist

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    One needs water to make beer. Duh
     
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  7. Cubdriver

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    That is pretty amazing!

    -Pat
     
  8. .264 magnum

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    Really now?
     
  9. Ronny

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    The great pyramid for the win. Modern engineers say they couldn't replicate it with modern technology in under 95 years. Ancient man did it in 25. Humans today are not at the pinnacle of scientific understanding. The ancients had engineering and knowledge that far surpasses us even today.
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  10. Jakestir

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    Simply put "when a civilization stops exploring it dies."

    posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
     
  11. Rabbi

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    For what it is worth, that is a claim like a "95% of doctors surveyed said...." (people read it to mean sometihng but that isnt what it actually means)...anyways.


    Bechtel could probably build one twice the size in a few year.

    While it is a stunning feet of ancient engineering, stacking blocks isnt real complicated for modern technology and engineering. I.E. Without a doubt, there are dozens of construction companies who could build great pyramids today in about the same time it takes to build other major construction projects.

    It is not an engineering question at all, it is a funding question.
     
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    There's the possibility of finding new life or finding a place that could sustain our own life. But these are just peripheral reasons.

    The real reason is that flinging a golf cart through space and taking pictures is totally sweet and mega rad. Add a drill to the golf cart and that is off the hook.

    Aw, yeah. Science.
     
  13. NeverMore1701

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    Not my question, just one that always pops up here.
     
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    .264 magnum CLM

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    That's just silly.
     
  16. .264 magnum

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    I know I was just funnin' with you.
     
  17. Rabbi

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    Eh, Hydraulics will easily load any one of those onto something like the NASA crawler-transport and you could drive them accross the country if you wanted.
     
  18. Ronny

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    I know, its a little tongue in cheek jest. I enjoy the Ancient Aliens series and download all the new ones. I can never get over how they say things like "How did ancient people ever learn to stack up stones, they are big stones." Stacking rocks up is a far cry from interplanetary rocketry. Next time I'll post the winking eye smilie.
     
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    The only reason we can't replicate it today, is because not enough people would want to pay for it.

    However, I do believe that we highly underestimate what ancient civilizations were capable of, which is why people have come up with the theory about aliens, instead of admitting that we don't realize just how smart ancient civilizations were.

    Thanks to the dark ages, I consider us pretty dang dumb in comparison to what ancient civilizations were capable of with the tools they had.