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This review is from: Civilization One: The World is Not as You Thought it Was: Uncovering the Super-science of Prehistory (Hardcover)
When I first read this book, I was blown away. The authors put forward a good case and compared the similarities of the Megalithic Yard (MY) to other existing measurement systems (eg the current imperial system) and showed how values like the earth's circumference were integer numbers in the megalithic system.
However, a couple of things really annoyed me about this book. The author tried to make it like a thriller, so there are lots of 'exciting' 'phone conversations. Secondly, the conclusions they draw are too broad and the final third of the book (the bit with Jefferson and megalithic music) is dreadful, awful speculation.
The authors of this book claim to be 'outside' the establishment and believe their findings to be ignored because they would fundamentally change how we think about megalithic man. Their conclusion is that 'Magi', 'Watchers' or an advanced civilaization taught the Sumerians/British megalithic men how to work out measurements etc. I believed them and their credible evidence, until I read that they were both Masons. Knight is a Mason, Butler has written on the Templars and probably is also a Mason. Did Prince Michael of Kent pay them to write this?
Worth reading from a library if you are interested in wacky theories or stone circles. But I am warning you, the writing style grates and the conclusion really stinks!
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Initial post: 24 Nov 2007 15:55:22 GMT
This review is a disgrace. The writer is obviously an anti-Mason, which has nothing to do with this book. It is completely wrong to say that there is any speculation involved in the section on Jefferson as it is all factual reporting. The speculation on megalithic music is very sound - even if you don't agree. Something does stink around here - and its not this book!
Posted on 2 Oct 2011 20:30:56 BDT
N Smith says:
This reviewer is a fool.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2012 16:08:42 GMT
Mr. A. Henry says:
The reviewer saying that the evidence in the book is somehow invalid because one of the authors is a Mason is rediculous. If anything, the fact that he's a Mason should go in his favour as being a mason means focusing on being of service to your fellow man and wanting to make the most of your abilities to help others.
The reviewer is obviously ignorant of the subject and making disgraceful comments about the character of the author out of that ignorance.
Posted on 14 Nov 2012 17:45:51 GMT
Amazon Customer says:
How interesting that this reader was all for the findings of these researchers until he discovered they were, he thought, all Masons. Why should this make any difference to their findings? I gather that 'A Customer' is very anti-Mason. Does he/she know anything at all about the Masons? Or does he/she have a pre-conceived idea that they are something sinister? In any case, how does who or what the authors are make any difference to their findings? The findings should stand on their own. I have read this book and find it very interesting indeed. I also recommend it to any open-minded individual who is willing to find out about the inter-weaving of various mathematical/musical/geometrical interrelationships.
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