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What in your opinion is great?

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  1. Jun 9, 2016 #1
    Well searching for many days, I can't understand that what really people think of being great.
    Does it means that you are the conqueror of the world or you are the happiest man on earth.
    So what is your opinion on being great??
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2016 #2

    "I know it when I see it." -- Lewis Powell.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2016 #3

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    I enjoy it and highly recommend others try it.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2016 #4

    Evo

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    Russ took the words right out of my mouth!
     
  6. Jun 9, 2016 #5

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    I know that Meat Loaf is big, but is he great?
     
  7. Jun 9, 2016 #6

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    I've never had a truly great meat loaf.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2016 #7

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    You should consider a visit to Germany.

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    It's great to be great, of course, of course...
     
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  11. Jun 9, 2016 #10
    Grating your fingernails on a blackboard is GREAT for irritating people.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2016 #11
    I think ants are GREAT or really social insects in general!
     
  13. Jun 13, 2016 #12
    What is truly great is the mystery of how very heavy stones, some a hundred and two hundred tons, were quarried, transported, very accurately carved and very precisely positioned so many millennia ago that there are neither written nor oral records about them.

    Sacsayhuaman_wall1.jpg

    These sites include Sacsayhuaman, Cuzco, Peru; Ollantaytambo, Peru; Machu Picchu, Peru; the Giza Pyramids, Egypt; Tiahuanaco, Bolivia; Nan Madol, Pohnpei, Micronesia; Stonehenge, England; and Easter Island.

    These stones were clearly not carved by hand with bronze (or even steel) chisels. Nor were they moved with rope. Some try to say these are evidence of ancient aliens, but that's no different than throwing your arms up in despair.

    I'm fairly certain these were constructed with ancient technology and knowledge that was lost in the flood. Several structures, especially the temple at Ollantaytambo and a pyramid north of Giza, are clearly incomplete. The builders got caught in the flood.

    The mystery of how they did it is great.
     
  14. Jun 16, 2016 #13

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    It's actually very well known how many of the examples you give were done.
     
  15. Jun 16, 2016 #14

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    What flood?
     
  16. Jun 16, 2016 #15

    micromass

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    If it's the flood I'm thinking of, this thread won't last long.
     
  17. Jun 16, 2016 #16

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    According to which reference frame?
     
  18. Jun 16, 2016 #17
    It's easy to give an answer that can't be verified or refuted, as many have done. But just look at that picture I posted from Sacsayhuaman. Look at the delicate curves in blocks weighing 100 tons or more that exactly match the delicate adjoining curves. It wasn't jostled into it's exact position with ropes without damaging the other rocks.

    The thread is about greatness and this is a GREAT mystery.
     
  19. Jun 16, 2016 #18
    Oh, grief. I just started looking at the hour-long video you posted. I fear there may be some confusion.

    By calling it a "mystery", I'm not implying that ancient humans didn't actually do it. And I've already gently rejected the ancient alien theory that the video also rejects. I'm merely stating that the knowledge needed to do it is now lost. We don't know how it was done. So it's a mystery. (And a GREAT one at that.)
     
  20. Jun 16, 2016 #19

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    Yeah, me too.
     
  21. Jun 16, 2016 #20

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    Nono, that's not why I posted the video. Yes, the video refutes the ancient alien theory, but it also goes into quite so detail as to how the constructions were performed.
     
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