This post (scroll down) from the Archaeology Daily News site is noteworthy in that it brings out more clearly that the knowledge behind the Antikythera Mechanism is shown to be Babylonian in origin. It has long been known (far outside ancient astronaut paleobabble sources) that the Greeks inherited and utilized Babylonian astronomical material. It is well documented in Greek sources (see Tamsyn Barton’s chapter on this in her book Ancient Astrology). Where did the Babylonians get it? Drum roll, please . . . the naked eye. All of this is obtainable from naked eye astronomy — conducted of course for many generations, and then extrapolated via mathematics. Nothing supernatural or extraterrestrial here. Just a lot of human dedication and patience.
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I’ve always wondered if we might understand scripture and prophecy better if we had the kind of knowledge of the movement of the heavens that the ancients did.
I realize we understand the movement of the planets much better mechanically, and in a certain raw factual sense, but I mean more in terms of the symbolism involved and the observed motion from earth resulting in conjunctions and ‘signs in he heavens’ that now may go completely unnoticed because few if any are paying attention to that sort of thing.
for some passages, I would agree.