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18 December 2006“According to a July poll conducted by Scripps News Service, one-third of Americans
think the government either carried out the 9/11 attacks or intentionally allowed
them to happen in order to provide a pretext for war in the Middle East.”1) Pressing for the Truth on 9/11
- - Disbelief Regarding The Official 9/11 Story in the U.S.
- - Poisoned Russian spy revealed Putin's false flag ops
- - Boston: Tea and 9/11 Report Dumped in Harbor – Dec. 162) Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney
- - Kucinich Announcement of Candidacy for President of the U.S.3) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon
- - Science - Ancient computer was ahead of its timeEditor's Notes:
This issue covers much ground, and moon, and in between warped policies of power and deceit. In the first item we cover an excellent review of the groundbreaking film, 9/11: Press for Truth
. The subsequent article is from Spain, detailing similar concerns as one third of US Americans. Free thinking people have a right for thorough investigations on 9/11 with fresh eyes
. Yet each day more awaken from their observations of a renegade government and aftermath, representing democracy only in word. The people must lead, because even progressives like Dennis Kucinich are waiting. Perhaps when one third become the majority of US Americans, the house of cards will come tumbling down. In the meanwhile, this issue includes the Kucinich announcement for running for US President in 2008. However, there was no sign of his learning a critical lesson in 2004. Congressman Kucinich entered the campaign after Howard Dean was recognized by many as an anti-war candidate; by competing with one another, Kucinich was part of the equation that led to the Democratic Party nominating a centralist, and war-voting candidate, John Kerry.
The third item is a real zinger where truth is more extraordinary than fiction. The sub-item is an article on a report published in the scientific magazine, Nature
, which analyzed a device called a Antikythera Mechanism
. It was described: “so advanced in its mathematics and technology that the history of Ancient Greece may have to be rewritten. A 2100 year old clockwork machine whose remains were retrieved from a shipwreck more than a century ago has turned out to be the celestial supercomputer of the ancient world. . . The researchers were stunned to find it could predict the ballet of the Sun and Moon over decades and calculate a lunar anomaly that would bedevil Isaac Newton himself.'
This above information supports the premise of technologically advanced ancient civilizations, as presented by Bart Jordan
. Many first learned of Bart Jordan during efforts in a campaign to Stop the Cassini Earth-Flyby
in 1999. Bart's story was too amazing to pass up. From deciphering a code from ancient language, and working annonymously with NASA and the US government, Bart Jordan claims to have proved that pre-ice age civilizations were not only more technologically advanced than we are today, but left information, measures, and warnings throughout the solar system for the future of humanity.
I can understand anyone's skepticism, but the FN challenge still stands. What explanation other than Bart’s explains the four measures that appeared in the statistical box of Encyclopaedia Britannica’s article on Mars, running from 1966 to 1973? Jordan's article "The Moons of Mars"
, was published in QUEST For Knowledge
a British science publication in 1997. According to Bart Jordan, this was excerpted from his paper of 1944 that provided mathematical evidence that the moons of Mars were culled from the Asteroid Belt between Jupiter and Mars, and recorded by the ancient Greeks. Supporting the astonishing claim that Bart Jordan discovered this as a child, Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, in the introduction to a brief article by Jordan in Early America Revisited
, wrote: "Bart Jordan was a child prodigy to whom Einstein granted special audience because of his phenomenal mathematical abilities." Bart Jordan was introduced to Albert Einstein by Dr. Ernest Lawrence to discuss his paper entitled: Ares, Phobos, Harmonia, Deimos, Aphrodite, and Comet.
The third item, (as if FN doesn't have enough controversial issues), describes a 47-minute excellent film called "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon"
. This 2001 documentary, written and produced by Bart Winfield Sibrel suggests that the six Apollo lunar landing missions between 1969 and 1972 were hoaxes. Sibrel claims 'there were numerous insurmountable scientific and technical problems involving landing men on the moon and returning them to Earth safely, and that certain anomalies and inconsistencies in NASA's records of the landings point to a hoax.'"He who controls the past, controls the future."
1) Pressing for the Truth on 9/11
- - Disbelief Regarding The Official 9/11 Story in the U.S.
- - Poisoned Russian spy revealed Putin's false flag ops
- - Boston: Tea and 9/11 Report Dumped in Harbor – Dec. 16
Pressing for the Truth on 9/11
by William F. Jasper
December 25, 2006
Published in the New American
9/11 Press for Truth effectively presents some of the most glaring discrepancies, lies, and coverups concerning the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil.
Henry Kissinger "nearly fell off the couch." He spilled his coffee on himself. He was visibly shaken. The next day he announced that he was stepping down as chairman of the 9/11 Commission, the post to which President Bush had named him a couple of weeks earlier. What had caused the always poised and famously unflappable "Dr. K" to come unhinged? Why the abrupt resignation from the chairmanship he had so recently accepted amidst such fanfare?
The day before his resignation, Dr. Kissinger invited a small group of 9/11 family members to the New York office of Kissinger Associates, the premier global consulting service to presidents, princes, potentates, and corporate executives. The date was December 12, 2002. Kissinger, no doubt, expected them to be putty in his hands. After all, he is the fabled, gravelly voiced eminence who has strode across the world stage for the better part of half a century. Wars, revolutions, financial panics, political scandals, and economic crises — he has come through them all, not only unscathed but almost apotheosized to demigod status.
But the ever calm and supremely confident diplomat was unnerved when Laurie Van Auken, whose husband was killed in the World Trade Center, said the families wanted him to disclose his client list to assure there was no conflict of interest. She asked if there were any Saudis among his clients and if any were members of the bin Laden family..
9/11 Press for Truth centers around four widows who lost their husbands in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. These four women — Laurie Van Auken, Patricia Casazza, Mindy Kleinberg, and Kristen Breitweiser — have come to be known as "the Jersey Girls." As months dragged on after the attacks and it became more and more apparent that the official "investigation" was turning into stonewalling and coverup, this quartet came together with other grieving survivors to build public pressure for a genuine investigation.
The documentary begins by telling the story through the eyes and voices of these determined wives and mothers who refuse to be bullied or cajoled into silence or tricked into accepting half-truths and lies for answers. Friends and relatives, as well as government officials, told them to just "let it go," to just grieve and heal and get on with their lives. But as Patricia Casazza says in the video, "We were looking for answers." Finding answers to some of their very troubling questions was an essential prerequisite for real healing.
Many of the families had been compiling notebooks, computer archives, and recorded videos of news stories and official statements. They were confused and angered by the steady stream of conflicting, contradictory statements of government officials and the adamant opposition of the Bush White House to an independent investigation. They were equally outraged by the complicity of the major media in willingly propagating the government's ever shifting "Party line" on so many troubling aspects of 9/11. They were also exasperated by the way in which the government — aided and abetted by the media — fragmented and effectively hid so many of the 9/11 facts and documents even when they did finally release them by dribbling them out here and there amidst an avalanche of other stories.
The Jersey Girls and their fellow 9/11 family members got a big boost when they discovered Paul Thompson's "Complete 911 Timeline," an easily accessible online source where thousands of media stories and public source documents have been compiled and collated. In most cases, the original source can be accessed through a URL web link. As anyone who's made a serious attempt to sort through the labyrinth of 9/11 stories (this writer included) can tell you, Thompson's timeline is an indispensable research tool.
Within the limits of its 85-minute time frame, 9/11 Press for Truth does an admirable job of effectively presenting some of the most glaring discrepancies, lies, and coverups concerning the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil. It does this largely by layering video news clips of public officials and events surrounding 9/11 with statements from, and interviews with, 9/11 family members (including the Jersey Girls), Paul Thompson, and other investigators and journalists.
This documentary is important not only for its content but for its professional packaging and high production values, which add to its credibility. But its main value may lie in the hope it gives that common, ordinary people — without office or power — can make a difference. It transcends partisan politics and should be seen by all Americans who are committed to justice and are determined to secure our country against similar — or worse — attacks in the future.
For the complete article, see:www.thenewamerican.com/artman/publish/article_4358.shtml
“9/11: Press for Truth” web site -- 911pressfortruth.com
To watch the film on googlevideo, see:http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=5589099104255077250
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Disbelief Regarding The Official 9/11 Story in the U.S.
By Esteban Hernandez
Published on November 29, 2006 by El Confidencial (of Spain)
Over the years people have become increasingly skeptical of official accounts regarding historic events. After the Kennedy assassination everything changed. It is not so much a question of conspiracy theorists using the smallest margin of doubt to support their theories, but rather the increasing loss in prestige of major institutions, and the effect this has had on their credibility. 9/11 is the perfect example of a historic event whose detailed analysis from several different angles produces conclusions different from the official ones. In Spain, there is skepticism over the Madrid bombings of 3/11; in the U.S. - and in the rest of the world - there is skepticism over 9/11.
This is the belief of Mike Berger, Media Coordinator of 911truth.org, a movement and website whose goal is to seek the truth behind the events we witnessed on our television screens on September 11, 2001. Are there reasons to doubt the official version? Are there solid arguments which lead us to believe there is something hidden amongst the rubble?
The collapse of the towers
In the opinion of Mike Berger, one of the first things to consider is the collapse of the towers: “Before 9/11 no steel-frame skyscraper had EVER collapsed due to fire. And yet on 9/11, 3 WTC buildings collapsed exhibiting many if not all of the signs of controlled demolitions. The physical tests of the WTC steel by UL Labs on behalf of NIST did not fail in less than 2 hours, longer than the towers stood. Even the NIST report acknowledges that they only explain events up to the initiation of the collapse of the WTC towers but do not explain the actual mechanism of collapse. They do not acknowledge any molten metal at the site although pictures of red hot glowing beams are included in Prof. Steven Jones' paper and websites such as WTC7.net. Furthermore, Prof. Jones tested 3 independent samples of steel form the WTC site and found chemical residue consistent with thermite, an exothermic chemical cutting agent used to cut structural steel in controlled demolitions.”
David Lind, native New Yorker and former employee at the WTC, and writer for the European portal www.911truth.eu, points out that “Larry Silverstein, leaseholder of the World Trade Center, acknowledged in a PBS documentary that he and a fire chief decided to “pull” WTC 7, in other words, intentionally bring it down with controlled explosives. The 9/11 Commission mentions nothing about this in their report. It’s as if the Torre Picasso (a similar-sized skyscraper in Madrid) suddenly disappeared and nobody noticed.” Mike Berger adds that “The inexplicable collapse of WTC 7 at about free fall speed, symmetrically into its own footprint, not hit by a plane, indicated planning weeks prior to the event in order to bring this building down.”
Security breaches on 9/11
To David Lind it is incredible that no fighter planes were scrambled in time to intercept any of the hijacked planes “when there are standard operating procedures designed to deal with any plane illegally penetrating US airspace or deviating from its flight path.” On this subject, Mike Berger also asks “How could a plane crash into the Pentagon an hour and twenty minutes AFTER the FAA and NORAD were aware of multiple hijacked planes in US airspace? Not a single interceptor was scrambled in a timely manner according to standard operating procedure although intercepts prior to 9/11 were routine and swift, requiring no approval from the White House or Secretary of Defense.”
Flaws prior to 9/11
There is a third question, which was the inability to foresee the impending attacks before 9/11. But what if these oversights were actually a series of organized actions designed to allow the subsequent events to unfold
For the complete article, see:www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20061215122053755
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Poisoned Russian spy revealed Putin's false flag ops
Alexander Litvinenko, now a British citizen, co-authored a book in 2002 entitled Blowing up Russia: Terror from Within, in which he alleged Federal Security Service (FSB) agents coordinated apartment block bombings [The excuse for the Russian invasion of Chechenya - ed.] in Russia that killed more than 300 people in 1999. Officials blamed the bombings on Chechen rebels.
Blowing up Russia: Terror from Within - PRICE $15.00www.amazon.com/Blowing-up-Russia-Terror-Within/dp/1561719382/sr
See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_apartment_bombings
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Commentary by Jonathan Cook
We do not know who attacked us September 11, 2001. I wish we did, but we don't.
That is a hard truth to swallow because that was a day that cut into the heart of the world by opening the gates for two wars that continue today more than 5 years later with no end in sight. Hard as it is to admit we have been wrong, we can handle it. This generation of Americans has no choice if we want to save our republic and hand down to the coming generations a government by and for the people.
According to former FBI Director Louis Freeh, writing for The Wall Street Journal, " . . military experts had identified Mohamed Atta by name (and maybe photograph) as an al Qaeda agent operating in the U.S. Subsequently, military officers assigned to Able Danger [the program that uncovered Atta] were prevented from sharing this critical information with FBI agents, even though appointments had been made to do so. Why?" www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110007559www.dc911truth.org/index.php?p=evidence1a
To know why these terrorists were protected, we must find out who prevented "the sharing of this critical information" and have those people testify. But we have not done that. The 9-11 Commission Report never pursued this line. Not a single reference to this fact appears in the report even though the commission had the information.
We have not tried to answer the tough questions necessary to save the liberty we have inherited. If we are to preserve our fundamental rights, we must do the hard work of citizenship. We the people have empowered our government. Now we must make it turn over every rock and uncover every accomplice. By ignoring key evidence, the 9-11 Commission failed to protect our basic right to life. Such a drastic failure deserves drastic action.
That's why, on the 233rd anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, patriot groups around the country openly rejected the 9-11 Commission Report, speaking through a bull horn for hours on the failures of the investigation. Fitting that today's patriots should choose to emulate the Tea Party. Both events, at their core, were loud and clear gestures defying the sneakiness of a ruling elite. And just like the original Tea Party, the dumping of the offending article into the harbor was peaceful and somewhat anticlimactic. Yet, in the air was a challenge. The velvet glove has been snatched from the fist of the tyrant and thrown to the ground. En garde!
In 1773, King George responded with martial law in Massachusetts. In 2006, the patriots are not awaiting a reply. They are hatching their next move. Will it be a citizen's initiative in New York city to establish an independent commission to investigate, honestly, the crimes of 9-11? 911initiative.org/
Will it a be a similar measure in Burlington, Vermont? Will a U.S. Congressman, Leahy, Waxman, Kucinich, Feingold, or some other, step forward to promote accountability along with it's possible consequences of criminal prosecution? So far, all we have heard is the Pelosi mantra: "Impeachment is off the table." Since impeachment is the only recourse we have against a criminal president, it seems the new Democratic leadership has no desire for honest inquiry. How can you have oversight without consequences?
Truncated, for the complete article, seeTheWormtownSpy.com
For photos of Boston 12/16/06, see: http://911blogger.com/node/5106
For latest 9/11 news, see: 911blogger.com/dailynews
and 911truth.orgFor overview and archive links, see:
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2) Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney
- - Kucinich Announcement of Candidacy for President of the U.S.
Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney
Sociologists Dennis Loo from Cal Poly Pomona and Peter Philllips
from Sonoma State University have completed a new book entitled:
Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney
Published by Seven Stories Press, 2006, $17.95 available in Bookstores
Nationwide or on line at: http://www.projectcensored.org/impeach.htm
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We are living in a time of great tests of our humanity, which also present great opportunities for transformation. The war in Iraq is a veil that shrouds our creativity and our potential for prosperity. It cuts us off from the world at a time when it is imperative that we acknowledge our interdependence and interconnectedness.
This is a moment with a profound feeling of destiny. America has been an extraordinary international power to manifest that which we focus our energies upon. This power is true of individuals as well as nations.
In a way, when we focus on terror, we bring to ourselves that which we fear. We focused on terror in Iraq and paradoxically helped to create the circumstances, which have propelled Iraq into civil war and chaos.
The prestigious Lancet report on excess casualties in Iraq estimates that the war in Iraq has caused 655,000 Iraqi deaths, and that 20% of those deaths are a direct result of the actions of coalition forces.
This war sacrifices the lives of innocent Iraqis, the lives of our troops, and the physical resources and good will of our nation. We are sacrificing our financial future, borrowing money from Beijing to occupy Baghdad in a war that military generals and the Iraqi Study Group have concluded is impossible to win militarily.
We are focusing our resources on the power of destruction rather than the vision of a world in which we want to live: A world of prosperity and peace, equity, beauty and justice. It is time for us to stand together to bring the troops home and stand by the people of Iraq through implementing a real policy for the security, recovery, reconciliation and restoration of their nation.
We as a nation have the opportunity to embrace the challenges of our time and take a new direction, starting with ending the war in Iraq. The leaders of my party have said that they will not stop funding the war, and are openly supporting a supplementary appropriations bill for an additional one hundred and sixty billion dollars, on top of the $70,000,000,000 that was appropriated to Iraq for financial year 2007, back in October of this year. This would bring war expenditure for 2007 to $230 billion, double the expenditure of 2006, and by far the largest appropriation of the war so far.
Today, I announced my candidacy for President of the United States in a quest to call my party to courage and integrity on this issue. This is a journey upon which I hope you will join together with me to ensure that our country calls forth our great potential with the same courage of our forefathers and mothers who birthed the vision for our great nation.
You can see a video of my Announcement speech on www.kucinich.us
(Our site has undergone its own transformation!)
Our campaign will change the direction of the Democratic Party, the war in Iraq and our nation.
Please join me to help make this great turning possible.
3) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon
- - Science - Ancient computer was ahead of its time
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon
By filmmaker, Bart Winfield Sibrel [http://sibrel.com]
The following are excerpts From Wikipedia
Release date: January 18, 2001
Running time: 47 minutes
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon is a 2001 documentary written, produced, and directed by Nashville, Tennessee-based filmmaker and investigative journalist Bart Winfield Sibrel, a critic of the United States space program and proponent of the theory that the six Apollo lunar landing missions between 1969 and 1972 were hoaxes perpetrated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA.)
Sibrel believes that there were numerous insurmountable scientific and technical problems involving landing men on the moon and returning them to Earth safely, and that certain anomalies and inconsistencies in NASA's records of the landings point to a hoax.
The 47-minute documentary primarily focuses on the Van Allen belts, areas of intense radiation circling the Earth, as a major reason why it was impossible for a manned spacecraft to land on the moon. Sibrel also presents footage of what he claims is official NASA footage that was not meant for release to the public showing the crew of Apollo 11 (Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin) staging a view of Earth from the command capsule to mimic being 130,000 miles away when they were actually in orbit. Sibrel postulates that the deception was accomplished by placing the camera at the rear of the capsule and shutting down anything that could produce light and spoil the illusion.
Sibrel postulates that the fraud was perpetrated because of the perception that if the United States could put a man on the moon before the Soviet Union did, it would be a major victory in the Cold War, since the Soviet government had been the first to achieve a successful space launch (Sputnik in 1957) the first manned space flight, and the first spacewalk.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon also examines the famous moon photographs and points out such anomalies as non-parallel shadows to support the assertation that multiple artificial lighting sources were used, and sped-up video footage of the astronauts walking on the lunar surface and lunar rovers driving on the surface are also used to advance the theory they were actually filmed on Earth and slowed down to simulate the moon's lower gravity.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon was narrated by a British stage actress named Anne Tonelson. Bart Sibrel himself makes no appearance in the film. Interestingly, however, he does appear prominently in the controversial Fox Television Network special, Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon? The two documentaries share some footage.
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon
* Official website => www.moonmovie.com
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Ancient computer was ahead of its time
Published by Agençe France-Presse
Thursday, 30 November 2006
Rescued from a shipwreck
The Antikythera Mechanism was so advanced in its mathematics and Technology that the history of Ancient Greece may have to be rewritten
A 2100 year old clockwork machine whose remains were retrieved from a shipwreck more than a century ago has turned out to be the celestial supercomputer of the ancient world.
Scientists used 21st century technology to peer beneath the surface of the encrusted gearwheels of the so-called Antikythera Mechanism, made by the Ancient Greeks.
The researchers were stunned to find it could predict the ballet of the Sun and Moon over decades and calculate a lunar anomaly that would bedevil Isaac Newton himself. And nothing as complex was built for at least a thousand years, say the researchers, who publish their results today in the journal Nature.
"It's beautifully designed. Your jaw drops when you work out what they did and what they put into this," says astronomer Professor Mike Edmunds of Cardiff University.
"It implies the Greeks had great technical sophistication."
The Antikythera Mechanism was built in Greece around 150-100 BC and may be linked to the astronomer and mathematician Hipparchos. But the machine did not surface until 1901 when Greek divers, who were exploring a Roman shipwreck, found 82 curious bronze fragments.
At first, these pieces, thickly encrusted and jammed together after lying more two millennia on the sea floor, lay forgotten. But a closer look showed them to be exquisitely made, hand-cut, toothed gearwheels.
The 29 gearwheels fitted together, possibly making some sort of astronomical calendar. But of what, exactly?
The mystery unfolds
For a quarter of a century, the textbook on the strange find was a work written by a historian of science and technology, Professor Derek de Solla Price of Yale University.
He hypothesised that the machine in fact had 31 gearwheels, and did something pretty astonishing.
It linked the solar year with a 19-year cycle in the phases of the Moon. This is the so-called Metonic cycle, which takes the Moon 235 lunar months to the same phase on the same date in the year.
Edmunds' team, gathering experts from the UK, Greece and the US, has now taken the tale several chapters forward.
21st century techniques
They used 3D x-ray computation tomography and high-resolution surface imaging to peek beneath the machine's surface, yet without damaging the priceless artefact.
There, they read inscriptions on the bronze cogs that had been unseen by human eyes since that Roman ship came to grief aeons before.
Cogs and wheels
The original device, they believe, is likely to have had 37 gearwheels and two clock-like faces, one front and one back.
It would have fitted into a slim wooden box measuring 31.5 x 19 centimetres, which was 10 centimetres thick.
The machine was a 365-day calendar, which ingeniously factored in the leap year every four years.
It not only provided the Metonic cycle, which was known to the Babylonians, it also gave the so-called Callippic cycle, which is four Metonic cycles minus one day and reconciles the solar year with the lunar calendar.
It could also predict lunar and solar eclipses under the Saros cycle, a 223-month repetitive interplay of the Sun, Earth and Moon. This function, presumably, would been useful for religious purposes, given that eclipses are traditionally taken as omens.
The machine was also a star almanac, showing the times when the major stars and constellations of the Greek zodiac would rise or set and, speculatively, may also have shown the positions of the planets.
But even more impressive is a tiny pin-and-slot device that factors in a movement of the Moon that, for centuries, puzzled sky-watchers. In this so-called main lunar anomaly, the Moon appears to move across the heavens at different speeds at different times, the reason being its elliptical orbit around Earth. "Newton used to say he would think about this until his head hurt," says Edmunds.
This latter discovery prompts the scientists to wonder if the great Hipparchos, who drew up the first catalogue of the stars and wrote about the lunar anomaly in the 2nd century BC, may have had a hand in designing the mechanism. Adding circumstantial evidence to this theory is that the shipwreck was found to have jars and coins from Rhodes, where Hipparchos lived.
The computer is so advanced in its mathematics and technology that the history of Ancient Greece may have to be rewritten, says Edmunds.
"We now must ask: What else could they do? That's a difficult thing, because this is really the only surviving metallic artefact of its kind. Who knows what else may be lost?"
It was not until the end of the first millennium AD and the golden age of Islamic science that anything so technologically wondrous surfaced again, if the archaeological evidence is a guide.
This was an eight-geared astrolabe, depicting the movements of the Sun and Earth, by the Islamic astronomer al-Biruni in 996 AD. Had the Greeks' knowledge somehow survived and been transmitted across the centuries, to inspire al-Biruni? Or had it withered away and disappeared, leaving Islamic scholars with the task of rediscovering what had been known 1000 years before?
For complete article with photos, see:www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/2006/1800901.htmFor related information on this topic, see FNs
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