Re: The wonders of science.

Bill Payne (
Sat, 11 Apr 1998 22:10:25 -0600

Ed Brayton wrote:

> I'm sure Kent is a nice guy. I've spoken to him on the phone a few times
> and he is pleasant enough. But the absolute nonsense that he shovels out
> in his seminars, videos and writings speaks for itself. He has made all
> of the following claims in his seminars:


You completely ignored my question about moving the 20,000 ton stone,
Ed. Why is it that when you are presented with evidence supporting
Kent's statement, you ignore the evidence and broaden your attack?
Here's the paragraph again; this time please speak to the issue
described below. How did those dim-witted cave men cut 100-ton
irregular blocks around their entire cicumference to < 1/64-inch
tolerance, and how did they move a 20,000 ton stone?

> > "In the ancient city of Sacsahuaman, near the city of Cuzco, Peru, there
> > is a magnificent wall built by the Incas, deliberately using irregularly
> > shaped blocks of stone. Some of the blocks weigh as much as 100 tonnes
> > and are so accurately fitted together that still today it is not
> > possible to insert a piece of paper in the joints between the blocks.
> > Even more incredible, however, is a larger stone block in the area. The
> > size of a five-storey house and weighing an estimated 20,000 tonnes, the
> > builders of Sacsahuaman could, and somehow did, move this block! The
> > feat of moving such a staggering weight has never been attempted, let
> > alone duplicated, with modern machinery. Even the largest crane in the
> > world today is capable of lifting only about 3,000 tonnes." (Rene
> > Noorbergin, _Secrets of the Lost Races: New Discoveries of Advanced
> > Technology in Ancient Civilizations_, Norcom Pub. Co., TN, 1977, cited
> > in Donald Chittick, _The Puzzle of Ancient Man_, Creation Compass,
> > 1997. Quoted here from "Creation ex nihilo", Vol. 20 no. 2, March-May,
> > 1998, p 13)
> >
> > Bill Payne