UFO Conjecture(s)

Monday, May 02, 2016

Time traveling cell phone?

Cell Phone


  • Probably a hoax. Why?

    No mention of any names of the "archaeologists".

    No mention of the sponsoring "institution" [Archaeology is usually done by a university with sufficient cash to pay for the field work].

    The "tablet" is black in color indicating it is probably stone. Stone was not [so far as I am aware] used for "tablets" or stele until much later that 1300 BCE. [probably due to the fact stone is very hard to carve and hard instruments did not come into use until 1200 - 1000 BCE].

    The "tablet" was found in Austria which has no known connection to the ancient near east at all.

    It might be interesting to see what the "tablet" means and what language is used. Cuneiform was used not only for Sumerian writing but also for every Semitic language up until the end of the Neo-Assyrian "Empire".

    Zacheria Sitchin was not an archaeologist or philologist. He could be called many things but neither of these science specialties were among them. He conflagrated Neo-Assyrian, Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian, Babylonian, and Amorite myth [Note there is no actual use of Sumerian myth in his works] with the theories of Immanuel Velikovsky to construct his confused "Ancient Astronauts as History".

    Sitchin had a tendency to "cherry pick" his ideas and to re-interpret the meaning of actual words-- to quote Humpty Dumpty in Alice In Wonderland:

    "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less."

    Funny thing is that all of the words Sitchin defined or redefined were not Sumerian [tho' throughout his earlier works he claimed they were Sumerian] but were in fact later Semitic words. As Wikipedia will happily tell you: "Nibiru (also transliterated Neberu, Nebiru) is a term in the Akkadian language" yet Sitchin claimed it was Sumerian in origin.

    He made a very nice living from selling his "mythic-science-fantasy" books to the easily deluded and it seems it has now become a "family business".

    By Blogger Joel Crook, at Monday, May 02, 2016  

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    By Blogger hessdalen lights, at Monday, May 02, 2016  

  • More junk; more nonsense.

    Add this to Egyptian helicopters, airplanes, and saucers. Next, mix the two with faces, pyramids, Knights, spoons, dead aliens, TV's, wheels, and all of the other trash supposedly deposited by aliens on Mars, and what do you get?

    Half-baked nonsense dreamed up by bored conspiracists who believe there's both an alien and government agent behind every bush.

    By Blogger Brian Bell, at Tuesday, May 03, 2016  

  • It was made by a german company :



    By Blogger Zak McKracken, at Tuesday, May 03, 2016  

  • Thanks, Zak.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, May 03, 2016  

  • @Zak

    Thanks! I wasn't aware Snopes had picked this one up... but it was nice to see that my rational was on target.

    By Blogger Joel Crook, at Tuesday, May 03, 2016  

  • @Joel Crook

    "but it was nice to see that my rational was on target."

    Indeed, well done!!

    By Blogger Zak McKracken, at Tuesday, May 03, 2016  

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