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Old 06-19-2019, 12:04 PM
 
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Red or ginger hair changed by the chemicals in the ground are unlikly to effect all of the hair so where there are patches of red/ginger along the hair, then that might be the case as you suggest, but when the whole head has this colour hair, it is likely the person actually did have genuine red/ginger hair.
Hair, yes all of it, can turn a reddish color after a person dies. With greater humidity, it can turn reddish faster. With less humidity, such as in pyramids, the process can be slower, but it does gradually change to a reddish color. The color of hair is due to pigments. Hair has two types: eumelanin and pheomelanin. Eumelanin degrades fairly fast following death. But pheomelanin is very persistent and remains. It's the pheomelanin that gives the hair of a deceased person a reddish color. Pheomelanin adds red and orange to hair. When the eumelanin is lost, it's the pheomelanin which remains and gives the hair that reddish color. The point is that there is generally less pheomelanin than there is eumelanin. But is a person has a lower amount of eumelanin, then their hair will be reddish in color. Since that isn't common among living persons, it's the reason why natural redheads are not as common as other hair colors such as brown or black.

Even if a person, while alive, might not be a redhead (or ginger), their hair can turn reddish after they die. In the case of the so-called redheaded giants, they wouldn't necessarily be likely they actually did have red/ginger colored hair when they were alive. They probably had dark or even black hair.
https://www.scienceabc.com/humans/ha...eomelanin.html
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Old 06-23-2019, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Why you do this? I would think it is highly unlikely that they will be using someone just out of High School and they are more probably using someone who is qualified to make scientific investigation and reports.
This is what the report says:

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What is here affirmed, and what, it is believed, can be successfully maintained by reference to and inspection of the articles, is, that many of them, found in mounds as well as ancient graves, have been made from sheets of copper so uniform and even as to forbid the belief that they were hammered out with the rude implements possessed by the mound-builders of pre-Columbian times.
The report was written in 1890-1891, Paul. This was a period of time when you had "scholarly" publications comparing the features of various human "races" to demonstrate how certain races were more "evolved" than others. Note the emboldened words: the author is bringing his own prejudices and beliefs about the inferiority of the mound-builders' capabilities into his opinions regarding the sheets of copper. See:

http://www.victorianweb.org/victoria.../race/rc5.html

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'value judgements' by 'experts' are what we use to fuel our beliefs - are they not? Now you are pouring doubt on someone who you neither know nor have any idea what his/her qualification or credentials are. Thats just plain unfair of you.
But it's apparently fair for Paul to accuse the Smithsonian Institution's employees of deliberately suppressing evidence of "giant aliens" when it suits his purposes:

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However, it IS strange that there are quite a few instances where this institution has been mentioned as taking the remains to study...and never to have been seen again.
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:02 PM
 
Location: PRC
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As I am sure you know, there is a world of difference between suggesting an institution is corrupt and suggesting a person is corrupt. Firstly it is a lot more difficult to destroy the reputation of an institution and secondly, it is a well-known tactic for government-paid stooges to attack, discredit and destroy individuals when those individuals follow lines of inquiry which are unpopular with the authorities.

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But it's apparently fair for Paul to accuse the Smithsonian Institution's employees of deliberately suppressing evidence of "giant aliens" when it suits his purposes:
Of course, I am not saying you are doing this, however, since you wanted me to explain the difference for you, I have done so.
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Old 06-26-2019, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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...it is a well-known tactic for government-paid stooges to attack, discredit and destroy individuals when those individuals follow lines of inquiry which are unpopular with the authorities. ...
Haven't heard the phrase "government stooges" since the days of the Cultural Revolution and Soviet gulags. Makes one wonder.
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