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Old 02-28-2015, 02:02 AM   #1
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Default Thomas Edison Wasn't The First To Have Invented The Lightbulb?

Ancient Egypt...



The bottom part of what looks to be bulbs, look similar to this:

/* The "Baghdad Battery" they call it. Some sources like Wikipedia says that these found artifacts date back to around 250 BCE, but do they? */

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Old 02-28-2015, 04:05 AM   #2
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Oh come on! Are our histories so rigid that anything which opposes the common and accepted way of things gets thrown out of the window, literally?

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Old 02-28-2015, 06:47 AM   #4
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Oh come on! Are our histories so rigid that anything which opposes the common and accepted way of things gets thrown out of the window, literally?

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I think there is a bit of disparity of evidence on what you have provided and what other theories about technology of the time provide. You have provided three images and made a claim about what they are. (one of which is a battery, which is talked about by other theories) Other archaeologists spend years studying every artifact they can get their hands on, and write extensive academic peer reviewed papers. Suffice to say this thread wouldn't get past peer review.

tl;dr: there is middle ground between blindly accepting mainstream theories about stuff and accepting literally anything. I generally tend to believe more qualified people.
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what seamonkey said.

instead of thinking potted plants and swords are lightbulbs, sign up for morphic mafia.
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Old 02-28-2015, 03:13 PM   #7
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To be fair, he is correct. Thomas Edison was not the first to invent the lightbulb, he merely improved on previous designs to such an extent that the design was usable commercially. However, the design he improved was not from Egypt.
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I don't generally believe more qualified people. It all depends on the factors of their environment.
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Just because people are qualified or experts in the field doesn't necessarily mean that they are free of any agendas. These agendas often skew public knowledge.

While some always call me a conspiracy theorist, I strongly believe that certain histories and technologies are being hidden from us.
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And I am guessing Hyperme's reply would be "no u" again. PREDICTION!!
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It doesn't count if I post before you make a prediction.

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While some always call me a conspiracy theorist, I strongly believe that certain histories and technologies are being hidden from us.
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Just because people are qualified or experts in the field doesn't necessarily mean that they are free of any agendas. These agendas often skew public knowledge.

While some always call me a conspiracy theorist, I strongly believe that certain histories and technologies are being hidden from us.
I'll buy that sometimes qualified people say things that aren't entirely objective (even if those people aren't doing so on purpose), for example it turns out that amicus curie briefs have a tendency to favor the people paying them. Usually though this agenda is pretty easy to see. What possible agenda does anyone have to hide history, especially ancient egyptian history?

Couple more things: first is that peer review checks back any gigantic bias in academia when you want to publish something the paper goes through peer review, wherein what you write is submitted to several other qualified experts (you don't know which ones), and they make sure your theories are fully supported by the evidence/you aren't saying crazy things. Second is that nobody is going to intentionally misrepresent the evidence or results from an experiment. Or approve a paper where the misrepresentation is obvious. If anyone figured that out their academic reputation would be in the garbage and they couldn't do anything in that field ever again.
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lol...that's crazy...I wonder if they had tablet too....
Nah, that was the Romans.
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