All of this is easily found out by even the briefest look at the relevant literature. Also, the lady saying the kids could be mistaken and they were really monkeys. I'll give Josh credit for one thing: he genuinely looks like he's having fun driving the heavy equipment. Brian Weed, the director of photography, wants to know why the carvings of Makemake are in a different style than the moai and placed underground rather than on platforms like the moai, as though Easter Island had only one art style over its 1700-year history, and as though religious beliefs did not change over time, and as though Makemake carvings are not found on the surface, too. The ignorance on display was so profound that I cringed at several points in the discussion.
If this is truly Josh, please help me undersrand where you truly stand. Might be why there is a lack of photos. Follow Following It is mankind's eternal question: are we alone in the universe? There is very little evidence for pre-Contact beliefs, but later researchers found relatively few Makemake myths, and he is apparently a local creation on Easter Island since other Polynesian cultures lack him. This is mostly an excuse for a patented Gates travel adventure, and the mostly content-free half-hour resolves into nothing. It conflates questions about extraterrestrial life in general with intelligent life specifically, and it weaves together the scientific effort to locate exoplanets harboring intelligent life with evidence-free assumptions that lights in the sky are interstellar craft piloted by space aliens. Do any show signs of life? Master explains that he believes that Earth life began from seeds brought from a warmer and wetter ancient Mars, and he hopes to locate evidence of alien life in the remnants of the impact crater a recent meteor that hit in rural Zimbabwe and was stolen not long after.
It seems that it should be a positive sign that Mr. This show is clearly deliberately lying in order to make a more sensational and hence lucrative program. All of these images are different, and carved for different purposes, and yet here we are. The sound engineer needs to do a better job, the music has always in every episode I have watched has drowned out Gate's commentary. At least you are keeping an open mind.
I'm waiting for the episode where he visits the Board Camp crystal mine; I have some special interest in that. On a different Travel show, it would be ghosts, and in reality there are countless electromagnetic possibilities. Paz shows Gates a carving of Makemake with two large eyes in a round head, with a stylized nose or beak that, to be frank, also looks like a penis, as befitting a fertility god. The lasers are aiding researchers in searching the sky for exoplanets, though the segment never manages to actually connect the work to the hunt for aliens in a meaningful way. The third segment, also in Chile, brings viewers to the Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert. This is one of my very favorite programs, interesting to say the very least, always a great program. Josh, yes there were cameras in 1997 but not like in 2017.
It sure sounds like the marketing department decided that aliens were sexier than prototype spacecraft. But the Birdman cult is not as mysterious and alien as Gates and Paz make it sound. But I see I should expect an overly sensationalized and dramatic, but shallow, spin through the topic. Worse, everyone pretends that these carvings are found only underground even though they are also found in broad daylight where tourists regularly photograph them. These kids have lived around monkeys their whole lives, they know what they look like. If it looks like an owl, possibly hoots like an owl, and from the side, is some kind of owl, it is an owl.
The other guests were members of the production crew. Not a skeptical word passes his lips about the patently absurd notion that any stylized face with big eyes is a Grey alien. Hence they lie about Easter Island, and ignore the massive and abundant archaeological evidence concerning the age etc. I have always found so much of science fiction to be either didactic, moralizing, or pointlessly technical. It's critical to know what topics are presented and how they are framed in order to make an effort to sway public ideas about misinformation. One final note it has been known since the mid 1970s that the sarcophagus lid at Palenque belonged to Pacal, now called by many Mayanologists Pacal the Great, and that it depicts Pacal falling in death along the cosmic tree into the underworld. His voice is sometimes completely drowned out.
I actually watched a couple of Josh Gates earlier shows when he would go out chasing legends, like King Arthur. He was kind of entertaining because of his kind of half smiling disbelief in what he was investigating. There were many other authors I read way back that also gave me similar thoughts, but seemed to me to focus more on themes I wasn't all that interested in. Not a single person on the crew had actually researched the actual history of the carving. Gates expresses astonishment at the video, and he travels in a helicopter to see if a hot air balloon could be responsible. The head-on view of Makemake might look alien, but the profile view shows his full Birdman form, with beak.
Gates announces that there is no way to know what the moai were, and the fact that Gates seems to truly believe that the past is ultimately unknowable is disturbing. Gates' out-of-this-world mission takes him on an epic journey across North America, South America, Africa and Europe, searching for evidence of life beyond our planet and the truth behind longstanding extraterrestrial legends. I also watched Twilight Zone and Night Gallery. What makes it worse is that Gates is unaware of or unwilling to discuss the rational explanations, and that the entire production crew pretends to genuinely believe that there are alien mysteries behind ancient art. Lasers on modern telescopes are part of an adaptive optics system that counters the blurring effect of the atmosphere. They allow the telescope's mirrors to adjust for the atmospheric turbulence and therefore produce much sharper images. The Peruvian drawing literally holds fish in his hand and is wearing a slicker.