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    Default OT: New artifacts found on Antikythera wreck

    Marine archaeologists announced new findings from their most recent excavation of the roughly 2,000-year-old Antikythera wreck.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/s...ck-greece.html

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    It appears the "scientists" don't know humans have two arms. They found seven arms and assumed they came from seven different statues......

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    Quote Originally Posted by elf View Post
    It appears the "scientists" don't know humans have two arms. They found seven arms and assumed they came from seven different statues......
    According to the article, at least 6 of the 7 are right arms, so maybe they're not the dumb one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elf View Post
    It appears the "scientists" don't know humans have two arms. They found seven arms and assumed they came from seven different statues......
    Quite natural, as the statement was that they were all RIGHT arms.

    But, it suggests to me that there may NOT be statues..... why would only right arms be found, if both L & R were actually present?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Tiers View Post
    But, it suggests to me that there may NOT be statues..... why would only right arms be found, if both L & R were actually present?
    Good question. One thought that comes to mind is the possibility that these particular statues had poses where the right arms were extended outward away from the body whereas the left arms were closer to the body and possibly connected to the larger casting. This would make the extended right arm much more likely to break off during a traumatic event like a shipwreck. It must be something along those lines because I don't see rich Romans paying an arm and leg for an arm and no leg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Tiers View Post
    .... why would only right arms be found, if both L & R were actually present?
    Guy was a small arms dealer?
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    The right arms are better than the wrong arms...
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    I think someone edited the article after I read it

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    Hee, hee, hee!



    Quote Originally Posted by elf View Post
    I think someone edited the article after I read it
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    Nothing ever changes, just and old timey arms race.
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