StonedIdeas wrote:First off I just wanna say Hi cause I'm new here. So I was watching this amazing show on the History Channel called "Ancient Aliens" and in this interview this idea of Egyptian light bulbs came up and how they used batteries. A few minutes later another guy in another interview came on trying to debunk everything the previous guy had said about the light bulbs and electricity. He said there was no "real" evidence, that there would be wires or something left around.
So it got me thinking. I mean there's always some sort of evidence left around when using metal items. From rings to horseshoes arrowheads to farm equipment, its there in the ground, ocean, or tombs rotting away. So I thought the whole light bulb idea was a bunch of BS. But then I thought about gold. Gold is a great conductor of electricity! Why not have golden wire or even parts to make the light bulb. It might explain why there isn't any evidence of any it around. People who found golden wire didn't know or care what it was used for so they just melted it down.
Well that was just my idea, tell me what you think.
Thats solid point...the most conductive metals are silver, copper, gold, and aluminum
http://www.reade.com/index.php?option=c ... &Itemid=10
However, gold is a unique conductor (which is commonly used to coat connectors and wiring in computers and electronics) b/c it doesn't corrode or tarnish.
Also, liquid nitrogen is one of the best conductors; however, maintaining a temperature of <90Kel is rather difficult to do in a practical manner...with todays tech.
If copper wiring existed is plausible that it simply corroded away or was melted down with tin to form a more useful metal, bronze (think bronze age here)...I like your thinking with gold and silver simply being snatched up for monetary reasons though.
Giorgio, I have to ask a question about one of your comments:
I remember hearing you say that your lighter wouldn't light in the underground/tomb tunnels of one particular ancient site. AA theorist argue that an alternate source of electric light was needed (no soot residue from torches and light reflection wasn't strong enough)...if your lighter wouldn't light b/c of a lack of oxygen, how were people able to breathe down there?
I watched the show....it was well done. I found the ancient site in Bolivia with huge square fitted blocks very interesting. Anyone remember the name of that site? I also wish there was something out there on harmonic levitation...there is a lot of field research on this topic and even more on magnetic lev.
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