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Old 09-10-2011, 12:47 AM
 
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Never even heard of it.
I'am so sorry. I was multi-tasking at the time. It should have read...Have you ever watched the ending of the The Wizard of Oz? . After watching that movie as a young kid you start to realise most mysteries, unfortunately, are not very mysterious at all.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:30 AM
 
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I'am so sorry. I was multi-tasking at the time. It should have read...Have you ever watched the ending of the The Wizard of Oz? . After watching that movie as a young kid you start to realise most mysteries, unfortunately, are not very mysterious at all.
That has not been my experience. Yes, I have watched the end of that movie. The whole thing was an atheist parable. What have you got against mysteries, anyway? Why must everything be mundane?
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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If Richard Hoagland (author of The Mountains of Mars: A City on the Edge of Forever) was dead, I could shout that he still survives!
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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How likely is it that the Phobos monolight is man-made?

Not very, IMO.
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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That has not been my experience. Yes, I have watched the end of that movie. The whole thing was an atheist parable.
I didn't think Baum was precisely an atheist. Although he sent his kids to some "Ethical Culture" school he was maybe like a Theosophist.

In any event I don't see the story as an atheist parable. I guess you can read it that way, but I'm not sure that really makes sense. It's not like there's no one "behind the current." The Wizard exists, but he's not a wizard and is instead just some guy. That would be more deist, maybe.
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:39 AM
 
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That has not been my experience. Yes, I have watched the end of that movie. The whole thing was an atheist parable. What have you got against mysteries, anyway? Why must everything be mundane?
I did not know The Wizard of Oz is considered to be an atheist parable.... huh, the more you know...not.

I love a good mystery but it needs to be mysterious.
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:39 PM
 
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To read the line in The Wizard of Oz, "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain", to mean that the whole movie is "an atheist parable" is ludicrous.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:34 PM
 
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To read the line in The Wizard of Oz, "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain", to mean that the whole movie is "an atheist parable" is ludicrous.
Explain.
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Old 09-10-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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Coast to coast? Really? A rock on a tiny Moon around Mars is supposed to be evidence that Phobos is an alien spaceship? Really? And people believe this crap?

Now you know why I study rocks, and not people.


Oh, by the way, I know who put it there. It was Stanley Kubrick, at the order of the ghost of Arthue C. Clarke to confuse us silly mortal Earthlings.
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Old 09-10-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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The location where the "monlith was found"..It is a boulder, nothing more.

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