The Mayan Mystery...solved?

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Makes sense to me...New Evidence Links Mayan Collapse to Climate Change
  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Originally Posted by Dave Patterson View Post

    I watched a documentary on TV a few years ago that pretty much said the same thing. They offered some good evidence that it was an extended drought.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Al Gore invented global warming.








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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    I guess THEY should have increased the mileage on THEIR cars!

    Seriously though, the description sounds plausible, predictable, and familiar!

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  • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
    No, there was UFO intervention. Wasn't that explained clearly in the latest Indiana Jones film? You guys! ;-)
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Abundant rainfall led to bumper crops and a population boom, but a climate reversal and drought triggered famine, political competition, increased warfare and eventually, the society's collapse.
      And this drought didn't go on indefinitely, and destroy everything, like some present climate F&*#, claim we are headed!!! :rolleyes:

      Rack up another point for climate skeptics!

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      • Profile picture of the author Kurt
        Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

        And this drought didn't go on indefinitely, and destroy everything, like some present climate F&*#, claim we are headed!!! :rolleyes:

        Rack up another point for climate skeptics!

        Shane
        The drought lasted long enough to destroy the Mayan culture.

        And nice straw man argument. No one is saying climate change will destroy everything. Take two points away from the climate deniers for lack of logic.

        Also, your contention that what happened to the Mayans proves today's climatologists are wrong is non-sequitur. Deduct another two points for another logical fallacy. :rolleyes:

        You may also want to research what happened to the Anasazi Indians and Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, etc. before we have to deduct another point or two from your tally.

        Too bad we couldn't have a simple conversation about history without someone bringing up some BS. It's also too bad some people refuse to learn from history. The facts are, civilizations have disappeared due to changing weather patterns.
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    BREAKING NEWS: Native Americans Weren't Angels

    (but still not nearly as destructive as the illegal aliens from Europe)
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      DNA'ically speaking, Native Americans were Asians that came from Siberia.

      70,000 years ago - humans nearly went extinct - less than 2,000 in Africa. Big ice-age going on.
      60,000 years ago - some humans left Africa.
      35,000'ish years ago - A small group of human crossed from Siberia into North America... on foot.

      This small group became all of the Native Americans in the western hemisphere.


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      BREAKING NEWS: Native Americans Weren't Angels

      (but still not nearly as destructive as the illegal aliens from Europe)
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by Joe Mobley View Post

        DNA'ically speaking, Native Americans were Asians that came from Siberia.

        70,000 years ago - humans nearly went extinct - less than 2,000 in Africa. Big ice-age going on.
        60,000 years ago - some humans left Africa.
        35,000'ish years ago - A small group of human crossed from Siberia into North America... on foot.

        This small group became all of the Native Americans in the western hemisphere.

        Spencer Wells: Building a family tree for all humanity - YouTube

        Joe Mobley
        Old info. They have found some artifacts on an Island in the Mediterranean (think it was Crete, actually) that show humans were sea-faring around 130,000 years ago.
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        • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
          I'm not sure what you are trying to say here.

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          Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

          Old info. They have found some artifacts on an Island in the Mediterranean (think it was Crete, actually) that show humans were sea-faring around 130,000 years ago.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kay King
            To see the big picture you need to back away from your personal "important points". Not everything is due to population growth - not all changes are "global warming" or the newer coined term "climate change".

            Over thousands of years there have been shifts in weather patterns - huge droughts, ice ages and melting that led to massive flooding.

            We can attempt to limit or undo damage humans have caused to the air/water and the overall environment. Even if we successfully clean up our act - we still won't be in control of the planet's weather. We can stop making things worse - but there will be changes naturally that we will have to adapt to as a species.

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            • Profile picture of the author HeySal
              Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

              To see the big picture you need to back away from your personal "important points". Not everything is due to population growth - not all changes are "global warming" or the newer coined term "climate change".

              Over thousands of years there have been shifts in weather patterns - huge droughts, ice ages and melting that led to massive flooding.

              We can attempt to limit or undo damage humans have caused to the air/water and the overall environment. Even if we successfully clean up our act - we still won't be in control of the planet's weather. We can stop making things worse - but there will be changes naturally that we will have to adapt to as a species.

              kay

              Um......Kay? That IS climate change - and it's been going on longer than thousands of years. It's gone on for the life of the planet. What politicians want us to believe is that it's "just us". Frankly - if the climate quit changing, it would be alarming.
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              • Profile picture of the author Mike Wright
                Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

                Um......Kay? That IS climate change - and it's been going on longer than thousands of years. It's gone on for the life of the planet. What politicians want us to believe is that it's "just us". Frankly - if the climate quit changing, it would be alarming.

                Its all down to the pan-dimensional white mice escaping from my bunker Sal

                Must return now to my stasis sarcophagus

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Dominant species always over-breed when their resources are plentiful. Then the resource needs of the heightened numbers cause them to strip their resources and you get a die off. Add a catalyst, like climate change, and you can get whole extinctions........like now. Unfortunately - I think we're way too stupid not to have a lot of our own numbers whacked in this one along with all the other species that are biting the dust.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Patterson
    Oh yeah...and the calender?



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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    AHHAAHAHAHAHA - Mr. Wright! I've been looking for you.

    You aren't planning to sick those little guys on my internet marketing bunnies on Mars again are you? I thought I felt a ripple in the electromagnetic field there.
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