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  1. Yes, Of course

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  2. No, Are you mentally ill?

    7.7%
  3. Maybe, who knows

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  4. What's an alien???

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  1. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai
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    Does alien life exist somewhere? Considering the sheer size of the galaxy (let alone the universe), yeah, it's pretty probable. Do these alien visitor stories make a lick of sense? No, no, no, no, and no.

    You're seriously trying to tell me that an alien species mastered the technology necessary to cross the vast gulf of space, landed on our planet, discovered early man, commanded legions of people to build stone pyramids in the middle of a desert/some funky statues/etc., and then just left with nary a goodbye or backward glance? What, did they just have some time to kill?
     
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  2. Psionic Roshambo

    Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Addict
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    I agree, I don't think Aliens would bother with stone... it would be like Intel deciding to get its engineers to travel to the Amazon and command the local natives to build some stuff out of wood....
     
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  3. Maxternal

    Maxternal Peanut Gallery Spokesman
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    It's just a really big burial mound. It's particularly big because the king before him made one, too, and he had to make it bigger. They didn't care about filling the extra space with rooms. It's just needed a couple of fairly good sized rooms to put some treasures, the dead king's body, and some other other ceremonial stuff. The rest is just to make it BIG. adding more rooms would just mean more work.
     
  4. wafflebeard

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    That's interesting, I had never heard about the ascension theory. It certainly is a good explanation, probably better than "aliens did it" :)

    As far as the build time, I agree that getting rid of such silly trifles as "time off" and "safety precautions" and "workers' rights" would minimize construction time considerably, but some of the stones used in the pyramid's construction weighed upwards of five tons. First of all, cutting the stones like that is architecturally illogical (unless that too was prescribed in the Book of the Dead I suppose). And I've heard the accepted explanations for how they moved the stones but I'm sorry, I can't believe that they would be able to build the pyramids in 10-20 years using ropes and pulleys and wooden scaffolding to move 5-10 ton stone blocks. They may have been able to build the pyramids that way but I think it would take a hell of a lot longer. Just my uneducated opinion, mind.
     
  5. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai
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    Here's just one article I came across after a minute on Google. It's a very interesting read.


    TL;DR: It was a massive undertaking, sure, but it was still well within the realm of possibility for the Egyptians.
     
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  6. JoostinOnline

    JoostinOnline Certified Crash Test Dummy
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    Of course I believe in UFO's. They are sited all the time. It's just an unidentified flying object. That doesn't mean it's built by aliens (which I don't believe in).
     
  7. wafflebeard

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    You're right, that was an interesting read. I'm still slightly skeptical but that article answered most of the questions I had. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  8. wafflebeard

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    When he talked about dolerite, the hard black stone used to cut the harder stones, all I could think about was Rudy Ray Moore.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. BORTZ

    BORTZ The Amazing
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    Im glad Gahars came to straighten put all the nonsense im not intelligent enough to handle. But i cant imagine aliens coming to build the pyramids.
     
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  10. Walker D

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    This vídeo is the answer



    Well, maybe not ..but if you got scared at some point, them something in you believes in ufos and stuff a bit ...right? :P
     
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  11. Maxternal

    Maxternal Peanut Gallery Spokesman
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    Didn't you see StarGate? They're landing pads for space ships. :P
     
  12. BORTZ

    BORTZ The Amazing
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    No i stay far away from anything futuristic sifi thats not animation.
     
  13. ZAFDeltaForce

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    Can't say that I do
     
  14. Psionic Roshambo

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    Your in luck they also made it in an Animated flavor... lol I cannot vouch for how good or bad it is though....

    http://en.wikipedia....argate_Infinity

    Edit: It must be really REALLY bad... I just checked one of the more popular torrent sites to see how popular it is. The thing has 4 seeds lol
     
  15. Tom

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    They put big blocks on top of big blocks nothing special, I got that off the history channel just now :)
     
  16. TheZander

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    I believe in Unidentified Flying Aircraft's. All it takes it for me to look up in the sky and say "now what the hell is that thing" then bam, my U.F.O
     
  17. takuyayagami

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    I live in Puerto Rico and there's this place called El Yunque and is kinda like a area 51 people go in and never come back so I wouldn't be surprise if by the end of the year the president would say ohhh aliens exists and they are among us no shit Sherlock so let's hope they really come in peace
     
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  18. dgwillia

    dgwillia The Bacon Lover
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    Nope. Many different explanations to most of the so called sightings so far.

    Until i see a shiny silver disc flying by in clear daylight abducting cattle, i'll stand by that belief
     
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  19. takuyayagami

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    LOL for me it would be if they explain and sho us the area 51 thing
     
  20. thegame07

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    Aliens are pretty much confirmed, There was one in England and they love tea. Fact!

    [yt]26Ial5Gb2Pw[/yt]
     
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