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The riddle of the Swiss watch in the tomb of an emperor from 400 years ago


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    Shuara
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    The imperial tomb of Xi Qing, which was untouched for nearly four centuries, was discovered by archaeologists from China in December of 2008.

    https://dailymagazine.top/the-riddle-of-the-swiss-watch-in-the-tomb-of-an-emperor-from-400-years-ago/

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    Advocatus
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    The possibly must also not be excluded that the watch was dropped by an earlier explorer, and the conveniently unnamed “archaeologists” who claimed that the site had not been disturbed for 400 years was simply mistaken.

    …Or, come to think of it, the possibility that entire story was made up out of whole cloth.  That happens a lot on the Internet.  🙂

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    LoisL
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    If I found a watch in a 400-year-old tomb the last thing I woukd assume is that it was left by a “time traveler.” Using Occam’s razor, it would have been left by a person investigating the site, perhaps deliberately, after such watches were invented and made.

    “Occam’s razor is the problem-solving principle that the simplest solution tends to be the correct one. When presented with competing hypotheses to solve a problem, one should select the solution with the fewest assumptions.“ Wikipedia

    #296635

    Hello Lois,

    How’s it going?  Good to hear from you!  Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

    Re this thread – Yesterday I happened to learn about a manmade atomic bomb that went off two billion years ago.  An amazing story indeed as told at.

    “1.8 Million Year Old “Nuclear Reactor” Found In Africa?” – Mystery History YouTube channel.

    Oh but then Occam (and a little web surfing) stepped up.  For the rest of the story:

    The Workings of an Ancient Nuclear Reactor

    Two billion years ago parts of an African uranium deposit spontaneously underwent nuclear fission. The details of this remarkable phenomenon are just now becoming clear

    It’s actually an amazing story I was unaware, the truth’s not as amazing as two billion years old nuclear scientists, but pretty damned interesting in its own right.  At least for a little old Earth Centrist like me.   😉

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