Thursday Thirteen – Thirteen Things About Another World

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About Another World

Scientist, educator, and author Philip Stott takes us on a harrowing journey back to the future. The time: a few thousand years ago. The place: a world we can barely imagine—and may not want to. Here there is much to amaze, but there is also much to appall. Here, all but a few have forgotten God; here, note but a few realize what is coming—terrifyingly—from above and beneath. To enter that world is to risk seeing our own. But enter it you should—the better to prepare yourself for another world that is soon to come.

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After he had splattered his son’s brains out all over the sledway, it was all he could do to stop himself from burying his head in his hands and weeping in front of his men. He hated himself for striking that blow, but he’d had to do it. Couldn’t let him suffer for hours—no chance he could live with his guts torn and spilling out, not even if they could have got him to a doctor. Shouldn’t let anyone else finish him off, either.
But he’d had to put on a show of indifference. In a gang like this, the first sign of weakness would mean a knife in the back before the day was out.

Thirteen things that show “Another World” might be right on track.

1 The dinos could have been there.
When Mary Schweitzer published her reports about T-Rex skeletons full of blood vessels (with blood cells in them), un-fossilized pre-historic bones were already old hat for a ‘dozer operator I know. For her they were a big surprise. For him they were a big problem. If the antiquities people got to know about the bones they shut down the site. So he’d load them up and cart them off to the dump before anybody noticed. One thing’s for sure. Dino bones still oozing the red stuff don’t make convincing evidence for being snuffed out millions of years ago. Maybe that’s why you can meet some from just a few thousand years ago in Another World.

2 Mammoth steak banquets makes sense.
Mammoth-meat steaks were served to a bunch of top scientists at a Royal Society banquet in London. The Berezovka mammoth is the most famous quick-frozen pachyderm of all time, but thousands have been found. Berez was so big that even if he died in a snowstorm his meat should’ve gone off before he got frozen. The bluebells between his teeth and the undigested grass and flowers in his stomach were as fresh as a daisy. Have you ever picked bluebells in a snow storm fit to bury a mammoth? It’s a mystery how Berez (and thousands of his friends) got preserved. But when you see what little Danny saw you begin to see how it just might have happened.

3 The mag-sleds cut it.
Way back in 1883 Horace Lamb showed that our magnetic field has a problem. It’s fading away – fast! Maxwell’s equations are a king-pin of science and solid as a rock. They tell us that the mag-field is fading away – fast! In a thousand years a compass needle won’t point North. Unless you invent some magic dynamo you can’t push time back much beyond twenty thousand years – there’s so much energy in the field that all life gets roasted, and further back than that the earth melts. But back in Another World, with a field 50 times as strong as it is now, the mag-sleds are in business.

4 The “Julsrud collection” fits
When Waldemar Julsrud found ancient pottery and stone dinosaurs in Acambaro, Mexico he called in all sorts of experts to suss them out. Well, as you would expect, some, who didn’t want to risk their jobs, said they must be recent fakes since dinos died out before anybody was around to see them. But major labs have dated them to about two thousand to four-and-a-half thousand years. And some of the details of the dinos bodies were only discovered by scientists later. Most experts who’ve studied them agree those ancient modelers knew those ancient critters first hand.

5 The “Carboniferous Mystery” is solved.
Human footprints in the Carboniferous (when there should only be amphibians and coal swamps) made Albert Ingalls wonder if geologists ought to resign their jobs and take up truck driving. A better solution is to follow Lano and Telina from the floating forests to the mountains of mud.

6 There’s a solution to the riddle of the great pyramid.
Cheops is the biggest building in the world. Two and a half times the volume of Empire State. It has 6 250 000 tons of dressed stone – more than all the churches, cathedrals and chapels ever built in the whole of England. It’s square to three ten-thousandths of a percent. It’s the most accurately aligned (true North) building in the world. It’s very doubtful that we could build its equal today. Where did the technology come from? That has baffled archaeologists for a long time. But the ancients themselves told us. There was a previous high-tech civilization they called the “Golden Age”. In Another World you can get a glimpse of it.

7 The first Carbon 14 shock is not so shocking.
Interesting stuff C14. When Prof. Willard Libby introduced his C14 dating method he said “Arnold and I had our first shock when advisers informed us that history extended back only for 5,000 years”. Bit of a bummer when you’re wanting to test things a whole lot older! Like the rest of us, Prof. Libby had gone through his life thinking those stories of deep time were a whole lot more than just an archaeologist’s pipe-dream!

8 The second C14 shock is no big deal either.
Interesting book, Prof Libby’s “Radio Carbon Dating”. Tells you the method depends on constant C14 in the atmosphere for a whole bunch of time. Also tells you C14 ain’t reached its constant level yet … not by a long way! Funny, since the rate of production has been measured and the rate of decay is known; should take only 30,000 years to equilibrium. But it’s not there yet. That kind of blows a hole in the millions of years – blows away some people’s confidence in C14 dating too.

9 The third C14 shock becomes, well, more like a yawn.
When Radio Carbon Dating was new they published just about any C14 dates. But when they got coal and oil just a few thousand years old, they said “hey, wait a minute, aren’t they supposed to be a whole lot older than that?” So they stopped publishing papers that showed “old” things are not actually old at all. If they’d experienced Another World’s floating forests (which plenty of the coal was made from), and its fish and kronos and stuff (which the oil could have been made from) they might have said “Ah yes, of course!”

10 The alternative time-frame is in big trouble.
A while ago I was at a Geology meeting. I brought up a whole lot of things that were out of place in the geological column. A geologist turned to the author of the standard text book:- “Professor Brink, is it true that things get found in the wrong place?” “Er … Um … We often find angiosperms in the Ordovician, and sometimes even in the Cambrian”. Now according to Richard Dawkins, if anything were ever found in the wrong place in the geological column it would disprove evolution. Yes. True. But it wipes out the whole geological time story too. Angiosperms (flowering plants) can’t be there hundreds of millions of years before they evolved.

11 The metals strike the right note.
Did you get to wondering about the Tubal-Cainite in the sled guards’ uniforms? Tubal-cain was a metalworking instructor from way back in Genesis 4. There are reports of pre-flood steel nails found in Britain. From China there are bronze implements tempered as strong as high grade steel. I’ve seen a pre-flood iron hammer rust-proofed by a sulphur process we haven’t been able to duplicate yet. We can’t duplicate that tempering of bronze either. They knew a lot about metals!

12 Big blocks not so baffling.
Heard of Tiahuanaco? Famous place 12,000 ft up and 4,000 years old. Made with blocks of accurately cut stone – a couple of hundred tons some of them. There are quite a few sites about that age with similar blocks. But at Sacsayhuaman … Hey, how’s that again? Just say “sexy woman” and you’re right on. OK, well, there’s one awesome block like a five storey building. 20,000 tons of it. We’d have a major problem trying to move Tiahuanaco’s blocks today, so how did they get that sexy woman’s block from a quarry 20 miles away on the other side of a mountain? Could the technology have come from the Golden Age? … From Another World?

13 There are wierder things than public Trico / Tyranno fights
Paintings on pottery and rocks from South America to the Far East show people fighting dinosaurs, and, wait for it, soldiers riding triceratops and other dinos into battle. When Alexander the Great reached India the locals were more worried about him killing the huge creatures they worshiped than taking the country. Not far away from there, the Angkor Wat temple was built about 800 years ago. It has carvings of all sorts of animals – including a stegosaurus and a corythosaurus. You can meet both of them… guess where.

About Philip Stott

Philip Stott was born in England in 1943. He studied at Manchester University, where he obtained B.S. (with honours) and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering. He lectured at universities in Nigeria and South Africa and carried out research in the analysis of geometrically nonlinear structures. He shared the Henry Adams Award for outstanding research in 1969. While lecturing at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, he studied biology. After leaving Wits he joined an engineering consulting firm. His ongoing interest in all aspects of science led to studies in mathematics and astronomy with the University of South Africa and, later, to four years of part-time research with the Applied Mathematics Department of the University of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

After many years as a firm atheist, he was converted to Christianity in 1976. Following several years of studying the conflicting claims of secular science and Scripture, he actively entered the Creation/Evolution debate in 1989.

In 1992, he was invited to address a conference in Russia and since then has lectured, addressed conferences, and taken part in debates in eastern and western Europe, America, Canada, and southern Africa. Venues have included the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN), a UNESCO International Conference on the Teaching of Physics, and the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Philip Stott is married to Margaret (born Lloyd). They have two children, Robert and Angela; and two grandchildren, Sean and Julie. They live in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

You can read more about Philip and his novel, Another World at http://nordskogpublishing.com/book-another-world.shtml

PHILIP STOTT’S ANOTHER WORLD VIRTUAL BLOG TOUR ‘10 will officially begin on October 4 and end on October 29, 2010. Please contact Cheryl Malandrinos before September 17 (or until the tour fills up) if you are interested in reviewing his book or click here to use the form.

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