Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
2012, stonehenge, the alignment of historical sites around the world! It all points to one thing, mysterious mysteries beyond the ken of modern science
Could these stones point the way to the stars? How did the ancients calculate so precisely the angle at which to place them? Could it be alien intervention, or, possibly the fact that there is a huge amount of evidence that they just shifted the stones about a lot over a 1000 years until they all lined up nicely.
What of the pyramids. Built in dozens of countries around the world. Evidence of a transplanetary gestalt mind implanted by alien overlords? Perhaps a globe spanning empire, sharing knowledge and living in peace. Or perhaps, evidence of the fact that if you only have access to stone and don't know how to build a decent arch, scaffolding, or concrete its your only real option to build something tall.
What of the mysterious alignments between historical sites. Could it be a sign of powerful leylines buzzing beneath the crust of the earth, resonating secret messages of power which only our ancestors could read? Could tapping into them solve our energy crisis! Or perhaps, evidence of the fact that nearly every square inch of this planet is sacred to someone and thus it's easy to make some of the sites line up, espescially when people like to build things halfway between other major things.
And most mysterious of all the mysteries, the end of the world calender of the Mayans. Could it be the most accurate of all calenders? Predicting the motion of unknown and unseen worlds. Could its strange accounting system indicate a deeper tie to reality than our own? Did they predict the end of days in 2012? Could their science have been in advance of ours? Or, in fact is our calender and almost all calenders from after theirs such as the chinese or Persian calender far more accurate in every way than theirs. And could what seems to be an epic mystery, in fact simply be that their king liked the idea of 4 days at work to 1 day off.
In truth its clear that tens of thousands of people around the world, if not millions, truly believe there is something to all this stuff. Clearly you can see from my tone that I think its about as valid a belief as Odin, but do you think there is something to it? Something beyond the fact that people since the dawn have time have loved patterns and puzzles. If so, then what is going on? And where did all this mysterious ancient knowledge go. If you think as I do that its all rubbish, why do so many other people believe it so absolutely?