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    Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 11:44
While not exactly a history subject, except in these geological sense, this is most interesting;
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote drgonzaga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 14:51
As you said, it is not history so take the question to a forum on geology with respect to the function of paleozoic quartzites on the landscape.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote opuslola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 19:04
Indeed Doktor, that is as I stated when I  posted it!  But, perhaps "geology" also has a "history?", so why the denigration?  It is most wonderful and startling is it not?
Perhaps it is because you were not familar with it?
 
You of course, did know that the depression we call the Gulf of Mexico, is also considered by some geologists, as a version of the above, that collapsed into the mantle?
 
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People have a history...rocks do not they simply have age! And if we are going to talk about the history of geology then it would be a rather brief book. Usually, geology texts expound that history in but a single chapter. Guess when tectonic plates and induction got around to receive acceptance?
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Some people use "history" in the most in the most vague and general manner, but to a historian it refers exclusively to written records.
 
Of course this crater has little to do with geology since it obviously stems from a UFO landing.
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If history refers to "Written records", then you are making a statement that for the most part, only refers to the times after the use of the printing press, to make copies of the words of people! 
 
Most every thing else is basically "hear-say!"  Even those words cut into stone.  Even those original documents concerning the American Revolution, are slowly turning into dust!  If the power to these hermetically sealed repositaries is ever threatened, or if the "tomb" is broken or disturbed, for a great while, there will not even exist these!
 
But, of course, I also own a London newspaper, consisting of only four pages, dated October, of 1806, of "The Courier", that is sandwiched between two plates of glass, that seems to be holding up quite well!
 
But, I would never try to seperate it from the glass!
 
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Do they?  I cannot find anything that supports your contention, other than "Roman Catholic" remembrances!
If you remember, these same "copyists", were also ordered to destroy all documents that spoke of a "pre-Jesus" convention, thus these words were considered "Anathena" by all of the "Clerics", who/whom were ordered by the high authority to burn just such pagan material!
 
Perhaps you might well try to clarifiy your posts?
 
Note, however the "Olive branch is still offered?"
 
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I made spelling corrections and tried to eliminate some of my less than clear statement.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 2011 at 23:16
Rocks have a history because we give one to them.  We document their past based on scientific evidence through geology.   Language is a pliable tool.

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"There was glory in pissing, Corabb decided as he watched the stream curve out and make that familiar but unique sound as it hit the ground." So true.
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Yes, indeed, "language is a pliable tool!"
 
If I might suggest, I could have never made a better response!Clap
 
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Scientism is running amock and again subverting the distinctions of language for the service of its pretensions. One may choose to be as smarmy as they wish and misapply terms to such degrees so as to render them essentially meaningless. Istoria is an account of one's inquiry--it is personal and demands the human element of perception. If one wishes to be generic then one might apply the term as a synonym for information about the past as an abstraction--as when one mutters about the geologic history of the earth--; however, respect for this Forum demands that we apply the term within the discipline of History itself. History is the study and interpretation of the record of human society. The history of geology is the story of that discipline's development from its incubus in the 18th century to the present as a function of human theorization. So enough of the balderdash because patience for the "cute" is wearing rather thin. Now if one wishes to expound about the history of a rock they had best be talking about Gibraltar or the black stone of the al-Kabah!
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Bless you our dear Dr.
"There was glory in pissing, Corabb decided as he watched the stream curve out and make that familiar but unique sound as it hit the ground." So true.
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Perhaps, we should remove the entire series of posts?

I only wanted to show you guys and gals, what I consider one of the Natural Wonders of the World.

Is that wrong?

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Interesting topic. Smile I just found an awesome picture of the Eye of Africa



Isn't that nice. I can't believe it! LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote opuslola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 2011 at 22:04
I agree Qymaen, it is another awesome view! But, perhaps we are the only two on this site to think so?

What would be even more awesome, would to be in a Helo, and fly over the area, with the ability to land most anywhere and examine it more closely.

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