Science versus Religion (cont.)
By Harry Sivertsen & Steve Redman
Where Deluge: From Genesis to Atlantis takes us from recent centuries to 12-13000BC Measurements of the Gods [MOTG] commences in the 20th century with its journey completing just the other side of 9000BC. The journeys end again is at Sundaland. As with Deluge the result is confirmation of the abilities of the sages of India long before Egypt became a coherent nation. Below is a very brief overview of the contents of the work.
As the title suggests, the primary subject is measure and here we have further evidence of the abilities of our distant forebears. In this book is seen much that contradicts conventional thinking, the work brings together disparate bits and pieces and shows them as parts of a coherent whole. Measures have been frequently utilised symbolically as is revealed in Deluge. Here is the history of these measures. Revealed is the ancient source of the British Imperial System [extended from John Neal’s evaluations] and the numerous other units that were in use up to the onset of the metric system in France, their use on buildings ancient [Egyptian etc] and not so ancient including the American White House and the George Washington Monument; their use in maps and charts utilised by people such as Piri Reis and Columbus.
We relate the confusion that reigned in Greece regarding the size of the Earth, and steer a course through that recorded chaos of measure. Seen also is the Indian weights systems that spread their fundamental basics to the rest of the world; of course we reveal the most fundamental elements of all, the relationships of the measures to the lights in the sky, the gods, the source of all calculations…Measurements of the Gods…indeed.
Sequentially, MOTG commences with suggestions of allegory and calendars, a description of ancient measures and methods, the onset of metrication and modern Earth measure [with a comparison to John Michell’s evaluation] and hence to the records from Greece of Earth dimensions [beware Greeks bearing Earth measures!!].
From here we move to maps and their scales as used by Columbus and Piri Reis followed by a more in depth look at the ancient systems which in turn is followed by a return to Noah’s Ark and its representation in the Great Pyramid, a shortened version of the section in Deluge for those who may only read this work. There is some repetition of historical material later in the work for the same reason, explanation.
In the same chapter is a section on Stonehenge, measures and a calendar previously missed which supplies a sound reason for the odd sarsen stone classified as number 11. This calendar also supplies a periodicity for the occasional winter celebrations that it has recently been discovered took place there. Silbury Hill is also given our treatment in this chapter with an astronomical argument that makes a lot of sense and supplies a sound reason for the vast effort entailed in building the structure. Note that this does not involve sighting to any other point and accommodates some other ideas that have recently emerged regarding the Stonehenge environs.
The following three chapters deal mainly with measures and alignments across the landscape in South Gwent with notes to the effect that investigation has found similar situations in Somerset and Fife. These chapters are profusely illustrated. Once more little of this nature has been revealed in the past. One interesting facet here is the replication on the ground via two stones and some hill tops of the 40 days of rain in the Genesis flood myth, the loss of view of the Pleiades, here dated via alignments of other sites to 2500BC against the Biblical 2300 BC. This is followed by an examination of numerous buildings, including the aforementioned famous American structures and of course in this we reveal the use of the ancient measures once more.
Moving slowly back towards India the following three chapters are of an historical nature albeit with some new explanations and these then lead us to archaeology in India, the Maldives and specifically Merhgarh circa 7000BC with the most informative bricks ever discovered. However other bricks are also involved in the evaluation and there are three sets of sizes from differing regions and times in Indian development to take into consideration; these are amazingly accurate and all connect metrologically to each other. There are hundreds of thousands of correlating examples from which mean values were derived by others so we cannot argue with results. Confirmation by repetition, the scientific method…
Next is the chapter that confirms the calculations via the weights systems. This involves a return to the Biblical descriptions of Solomon’s Temple. This chapter reveals so much correlation and so many interrelationships that we cannot imagine readers doubting the evaluations and hence confirmation of the stated measurements units is seen as confirmed. We follow this with a discussion revolving around Sundaland as a possible source for the measures with the penultimate chapter being a description of the measuring of Earth…in 9070BC! Here we describe the method probably employed and once more a specific star is key to the dating. As the people of Merhgarh who made bricks complying with Earth measure came from Sundaland, confirmed via dental morphology, this appears to be an inevitable conclusion. It was here that knowledge of the size of Earth first emerged. We are then left with a very short concluding chapter and references.
In all there are 19 chapters and again, over 500 pages of detailed information, most of which is new and has not been in print previously. We feel that even though the argument and analysis and therefore conclusions contradict conventional thinking, they are correct. Every effort has been made to fault the arguments but these attempts have failed and as far as we can determine, the results of the evaluations are accurate.