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unsolved mysteries ........

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  1. palefrost

    palefrost New Member

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    *poof*

    You are given the power to see the solution of one of history's "unsolved mysteries."

    What secret would you pick to uncover?
     
  2. dong

    dong New Member

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    The "hard problems" of consciousness. I suspect I could extrapolate the results to formulate a model of mind and being that could possibly help mediate the way which we percieve our sense of being and thus have implications on moral philosophy. Given that this is one of my major life goals anyway.
     
  3. palefrost

    palefrost New Member

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    It says in history!! For example.

    The Great Pyramid
    The Colossus of Rhodes
    The Statue of Artemis (Diana)
    The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
    The Great Lighthouse
    The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
    The Great Pyramid of Giza
    The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
    The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
    The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
    The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
    The Colossus of Rhodes
    The Pharos of Alexandria

    The Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind
    Stonehenge
    The Colosseum
    The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
    The Great Wall of China
    The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing
    The Hagia Sophia
    The Leaning Tower of Pisa
    The Seven Natural Wonders of the World
    Mount Everest
    The Great Barrier Reef
    The Grand Canyon
    Victoria Falls
    The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
    Paricutin Volcano
    The Northern Lights

    The Seven Underwater Wonders of the World
    Palau
    The Belize Barrier Reef
    The Galapagos Islands
    The Northern Red Sea
    Lake Baikal
    The Great Barrier Reef
    The Deep Sea Vents

    The Seven Wonders of the Modern World
    The Empire State Building
    The Itaipú Dam
    The CN Tower
    The Panama Canal
    The Channel Tunnel
    The North Sea Protection Works
    The Golden Gate Bridge

    The Seven Forgotten Natural Wonders of the World
    Angel Falls
    The Bay of Fundy
    Iguaçú Falls
    Krakatoa Island
    Mount Fuji
    Mount Kilimanjaro
    Niagara Falls

    The Seven Forgotten Modern Wonders of the World
    The Clock Tower (Big Ben)
    Eiffel Tower
    The Gateway Arch
    The Aswan High Dam
    Hoover Dam
    Mount Rushmore National Memorial
    The Petronas Towers

    The Seven Forgotten Wonders of the Medeival Mind
    Abu Simbel Temple
    Angkor Wat
    Taj Mahal
    Mont Saint-Michel
    The Moai Statues
    The Parthenon
    The Shwedagon Pagoda
    The Forgotten Wonders
    The Aztec Temple
    The Banaue Rice Terraces
    The Borobudur Temple
    The Inca City
    The Statue of Liberty
    The Mayan Temples
    The Temple of the Inscriptions
    The Throne Hall of Persepolis
    Petra
    The Suez Canal
    The Sydney Opera House
    The Red Fort in India
     
  4. louisgodwin

    louisgodwin New Member

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    I would choose to uncover the mystery of what exactly that "craft" was that crashed in Roswell back in... what was it? The 50's or 60's?
     
  5. tater03

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    I would have to pick the Bermuda Triangle. I have always been interested in this since I was in highschool and had to do a report on it.
     
  6. FourBear

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    Well, I'm an anthropology major, so I'd like to "solve" the mysteries behind any of the Mesoamerican sites and temples (Aztec, Maya, Zapotec, etc). There is no one temple or city...there are SO many, and many of the glyphs have yet to be deciphered.
     
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    I also have always been interested in the Bermuda triangle since watching a film about it when I was in my teenage years!
     
  8. mamab

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    Which came first, the chicken or the egg? LOL No, I'm just joking.

    I think I would like to actually see how they built things like Stonehenge or the Pyramids in Egypt. There's been so much speculation into who and how they were built, I'd like to be able to see for myself.

    Great question :D
     
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    1948 was the year, I think.

    I would kinda like to know the truth around the crop circles that have popped up from time to time. A number of them have been exposed as frauds, but I wonder about the rest of them...
     
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    I never even thought about the crop circles. I would like to know that one too. We have a running argument me and my husband on what caused these.
     
  11. mamab

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    Another thing I'm interested in finding out is how/why the Nazca Lines were made. I'm not sure I agree with the extraterrestrial theory, but barring anything else being presented, I guess it's as good a theory as anything else. :shrug:
     
  12. Plumley

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    Where the other sock goes.

    Why whenever I throw something out I need it the next day.

    How the networks know which two shows, of all shows, I want to watch and schedule them opposite each other.

    Why the call I'm waiting for comes just after I've stepped in the shower.

    How it is that the expensive item I just bought is now on sale.

    Why the person who left his sneaker in the middle of the road never came back for it.

    Why he left his sneaker in the middle of the road in the first place.
     
  13. dong

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    Plumley: the answer to your first 5 questions can be summed up in a combination of the concepts of retrospective awareness (and thus hindsight) and attentional bias. Those are all things that we seem to notice explicitly because our mind has intentionally focused on it in some way or another- and thus we seem to remember them most of all regardless of the proportion of events that they actually occupy.

    About the dude who left his sneaker in the middle of the road...well that one beats me! I also wonder about the sneakers hanging from the power-lines. It's an oldie but a goodie.
     
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    Very good and valid points there I'm liking them!
    Made me think a little aswell:notworthy:
     
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    Dong: You don't have to over-intellectualize everything. This is just a fun topic.

    I would like to know why I always end up with mismatched socks in the dryer *kidding*

    I would like to know the big two questions "Why are we here?" and "How did everything come to be?"

    :twocents:
     

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