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Science versus Religion (cont.)
By Harry Sivertsen & Steve Redman

Logically, while many cultures seemingly worshipped their ancestors, the principle religious concepts of the modern world were developed primarily for political reasons, laws from God, Moses and the Ten Commandments being a typical example. Lacking further knowledge the average person would of course accept what the elders state and their mind be taken over by the meme of religious faith. One cannot break God’s laws, which is somewhat different to those of a tribal leader but he now has God on his side and miscreants have to answer to and be punished by God through him. Different cultures developed a variety of laws but in essence this was a relatively easy way to keep the peace, fear of God. The Christian message turned this on its head and one was now supposed to love God as His laws were good. Yet the 'love one another’ message of the Sermon on the Mount exists in an early Buddhist interpretation, not as a religious concept or dogma but as a philosophical way to peace. Most ideas have a predecessor and with Buddhism we again are heading back toward India.

Numerous hints and clues to the astronomical elements of the flood tale can be found in the religious books [science books?]. What was initially merely a suspicion of greater knowledge being hidden in the ancient texts has been confirmed by in depth research, including the results of archaeological investigation. In fact the familiar measures of pre metrication are many thousands of years old and there is much information regarding these units and their use among the pages of the Bible.

Perhaps historians of science should take a long hard look at what are generally dismissed as valueless religious texts because as seen above, these tell of a tale of questioning and endeavour, a quest to understand the universe, an investigation that is still ongoing today.

The books

The two works here are irrevocably linked. The original concept was for a single book but the volume of information unearthed dictated that two books were required. Deluge:From Genesis to Atlantis deals primarily with the subjects of its title while Measurements of the Gods explores ancient measures and finds much that has escaped conventional learning. This latter work reveals a great deal that is very easily checked by the reader and shows how the enquiry can be, as we hope it is, extended by others. Both books commence in modern times and have as their ultimate destination the same place on Earth, Sundaland. It is to this specific location that the evidence has led the enquiry.

Measurement systems, one would think, would be the province of the historian of mathematics. Yet the subject has hardly been touched by those who logically would understand the subject area. Perhaps as textually much has been shrouded by myth one could understand this but again, the work of John Michell, the researcher who gave the principle author of this work his first insight into the units in use in the past, has been the public domain for nearly thirty years and academia has not taken it on board. In Measurements of the Gods we trace the uses of the measures through Europe, Classical Greece, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to India where the development of the systems took place. There are links seen between India and China which again confirm Michell’s Earth dimensions.

In the process of this exploratory journey much is revealed that seemingly has not been published elsewhere, including the use of Michell’s interpretation of the anciently accepted Earth circumference in the scales of mediaeval maps and charts. The development of the unit measures is far older than most would imagine and the proof is in the archaeology of Merhgarh, now in Pakistan, but the measuring of Earth, an essential pre-requisite for the development of the values took place elsewhere…even earlier than the dating of 7000-7500BC applied by archaeology to the remains at Merhgarh.

Effectively this work reveals a great deal that convention has missed with abundant evidence to reinforce the arguments involved.

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