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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted December 21, 2013 09:12      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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Icon 14 posted December 21, 2013 14:02      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
[Applause]

May you all experience awesomeness on this Solstice!

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted December 21, 2013 14:18      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It's 54 F / 12 C here, following utterly freezing weather of late - I think that's pretty awesome! [Big Grin]

Best wishes of the Solstice or season to all!

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The little people are playing! [Wink]
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Icon 1 posted December 21, 2013 17:47      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
i dont think stonehenge lines up on the solstices any more due to precesion of the earths rotation.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted December 21, 2013 18:47      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
TFD, Neat photo, I am guessing that you might not have been there. I myself was on the tractor using the Snow-blower clearing the drive and turn around. Today at that time it was 4 degrees F. below freezing so ~-2 C. I wish every one Yule Blessings.

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Icon 1 posted December 23, 2013 07:50      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Lets talk about ancient astronomers, they were probably the first Geeks, with very long periods of observation and crude instruments they figured out the orbital paths of most of the larger and brightest stars. Temples to the stars were constructed on every continent, They accrued a vast treasure of knowledge.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted December 23, 2013 07:54      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sorry Double Post.

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The Famous Druid

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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
Lets talk ancient astronomers, those were probably the first Geeks, with very long periods of observation and crude instruments they figured out the orbital paths of most of the larger and brightest stars. Temples to the stars were constructed on every continent, They accrued a vast treasure of knowledge.

People often underestimate the intelligence of the ancients, they seem to forget those people were the same species as ourselves.
I once read a description of a stone circle that was almost perfectly circular, the author thought it amazing that the ancients, with no knowledge of modern geometry, were able to make such a perfect circle.
Bollox.
To make a circle, you need a stake and a piece of string, any fool could work that out.
What's really impressive, the ancients built a computer to predict eclipses, out of stone.
BIG FSCKING STONES.
That's just awesome.
The stone-agers who worked that out were far smarter than me.

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macmcseboy

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Icon 14 posted December 23, 2013 15:06      Profile for macmcseboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A happy solstice to you all! Solstice marked 1year smoke free. Best of the season to all!

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quote:
Originally posted by macmcseboy:
A happy solstice to you all! Solstice marked 1year smoke free. Best of the season to all!

Woo-hoo! Well done, macmcseboy - keep up the good work! [Big Grin]

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Icon 14 posted December 24, 2013 14:23      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
macmcseboy, wow, and of course a MAGNIFICENT VALOUR! [thumbsup] [thumbsup]
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TheMoMan
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Congratulations on getting the monkey off your back,macmcseboy, Good on Ya.

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