Wednesday, January 03, 2007

4500 year old tablet shows all the planets with the sun at the center?

Although not related to anything topically here ... I thought this was amazing:

http://duggmirror.com/offbeat_news/WTF_4_500_Year_Old_Tablet_Depicts_ALL_the_Planets_With_Sun_In_the_Middle/

This is a picture of an ancient tablet that shows the solar system as we know it. Supposedly this information wasn't fully known until the early 20th Century. No telescopes existed, nor did glass. Few of the planets cant be seen in the sky with the naked eye. The earth was thought to be the center of the universe for thousands of more years later, yet this picture indicates the sun at the center of a galaxy.

All of this certainly casts doubts on the authenticity of the tablet or the carbon dating, but it's interesting none the less.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

of all people, amazed that YOU didn\'t catch this little tidbit online: http://www.yourmaclife.com/article.php/20070103143613763

fixyourthinking said...

Thanks for the heads up ... made a post out of it.

The other link to the actual page "Bad News For Content Theives" is an interesting read.