For serious discussion of the controversies, approaches and enigmas surrounding the origins and development of the human species and of human civilization. (NB: for more ‘out there’ posts we point you in the direction of the ‘Paranormal & Supernatural’ Message Board).Options: RSS
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Author of the Month
Join us at this forum every month for a discussion with famous popular authors from around the world.Options: RSS
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For the discussion of general and orthodox history from the advent of writing up to mid 20th Century, i.e. 3,200BC up to World War II.Options: RSS
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For good-natured and mutually-respectful discussions of politics and current affairs. Soap-boxing and the promotion of extremist causes motivated by hate will not be tolerated by our moderators.Options: RSS
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Science & Space
For all that is Scientifically related to Cosmology and Space. (NB: Please take discussions about UFOs, possible Alien contact, Crop-Circles, Alien Abductions, Planet-X and Niburu to the ‘Paranormal and Supernatural’ Message Board).Options: RSS
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For discussions on all matters relating to personal development, religion, philosophy, psychology and so on.Options: RSS
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Paranormal & Supernatural
For discussions of everything that might be classed as ‘paranormal‘ - i.e. not currently accepted by our modern scientific paradigm.Options: RSS
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Gunpowder, Treason & Plot
This is the board for you if you wish to discuss or explore conspiracies of any kind, historical or current.Options: RSS
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Mature & Responsible
Disclaimer: This board is for serious discussions of a sensitive and controversial nature. Explicit content will not be tolerated, however open discussion of adult topics can be covered here. YOU MUST BE 18 OR OVER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS BOARD. Note: Log-in required for access.Options: RSS
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A social and/or notice board and is not so much for discussing Grahams work, or related topics as covered by the other boards, but more like a place where people can share other things.Options: RSS
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“Who are we? The answer to this question is not only one of the tasks, but the task of science.”
Erwin Schrodinger, Science and Humanism.
Each day scientists learn more and more about our species and its past, often turning up new evidence that challenges the accepted views and received wisdom of long-established orthodoxy. But because we live in an 'Information Universe' it is no longer the professional academic alone who is privy to such disconcerting news. Since the advent of the worldwide web the old intellectual monopolies have been broken. Now we all have the opportunity, if we choose to take it, to challenge habitual assumptions and to play a part in piecing together the puzzle of who we are and of our forgotten past.
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Forum policy on Suspensions
Every once in a while we run into the unfortunate situation where we have to suspend members for poor conduct at the forum. We have a formal process for dealing with members who decide to break the code of conduct repeatedly. This process will only be applied in extreme cases such as personal insults, foul language, and generally persistent vindictive posting on the part of the member.
The member will receive a maximum of three warnings and on the third offence will be barred from posting for a period of time. At that point the three offensive posts will be publicly displayed at the forum with a clear explanation of why each of the posts was in breach of our code of conduct.
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What does this harassment section mean in plain English?
The section on harassment deals only with non message board harassing communication with members of the GrahamHancock.com team – for example by email. In this we want to make sure that whenever a malicious individual emails any member of the GrahamHancock.com team in:
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What does this Copyright section mean in plain English?
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