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The Xenophile Historian





THE HOLY BOOK OF UNIVERSAL TRUTHS,
K. U. P.


(Kimball's Unauthorized Perversion)





Chapter 6: Topics That Won't Go Away



Those of you who know me also know that I hang out quite a bit on bulletin boards/forums, especially history-related ones. A lot of the discussions on those boards deal with unsolved mysteries. In July 2000, U.S. News and World Report published a special issue full of articles about historical mysteries, like: How old is the Sphinx? Did Homer really write the epics attributed to him? What was King Arthur really like, and was there a Pope Joan? Did Marco Polo really go to China? Why didn't Adolf Hitler try very hard to build an atomic bomb? Apparently that magazine was a success, because more issues like it have appeared on newstands since then. Here on the Internet, everybody wants to express an opinion on questions like these, including Yours Truly; we seem to be in the golden age of controversies.

One result of the talk is that certain questions, especially ones dealing with aliens and Atlantis, keep popping up on the boards I frequent, because new people are always dropping in. I'll post what I have to say about that, like everybody else, but six months later I have to post it again, because some newbies didn't see it the first time. Here are some of those messages which I thought were especially good, if you don't mind me saying so. I'll probably have to keep putting them up in the future, but hopefully with this page I won't have to do it as often.

flat earth globe
Disclaimer: I'm not going to try to change the minds of those kooks who believe in a flat or hollow earth, that the Holocaust never happened, that the Apollo spacecraft didn't really go to the moon, that anyone besides Arab terrorists are responsible for the 9/11 attacks, or that the world is (and has always been) ruled by descendants of the Merovingian family. Such characters are beyond hope. (Click here to listen to the conspiracy song.) Nor will you see anything about dinosaurs or creationism vs. evolution here, because I took care of that with The Genesis Chronicles.


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Introduction
Chapter 1
Words of Wisdom from Various Sources
Chapter 2
Some of my Favorite Stories
Chapter 3
Political Commentaries
Chapter 4
Essays on Various Topics
Chapter 5
They Really Said It
Chapter 7
Netiquette
Chapter 8
Observations on the War on Terror
Chapter 9
Just For Fun
Chapter 10
Secrets to Success


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