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Saturday, May 05, 2018

The Controversial Undefeated UCF Knights 2017 Championship Season

Nice article about UCF and the 2017 college football FBS championship controversy. Please note that the college playoff winner is NOT the official NCAA Division I FBS champion. There is no such trophy. There is only a playoff winner. It is the only championship in NCAA athletics without an official championship.

See McKewon: UCF's national championship claim continues to bother coaches — even Scott Frost | Football | omaha.com.

We agree with McKewon.

Plus, the whole idea of playoffs is to eliminate this kind of controversy. The playoffs failed. Four teams is too few. You can not leave out an FBS undefeated team. You can not leave out the best team in the Big Ten, or, for that matter, the Pac 12. At large openings are required for teams like Alabama, who did not even win their conference division, and lost to the team that UCF beat. It is high time for the college football bigwigs to finally get this right. Eight playoff teams is the minimum, and sixteen would be better. Just look at basketball and March Madness. Season records show us the course of a season, but teams improve, or get worse, in the course of that season. Playoffs find out who is the best at the END of the season, and that is the only way it should be, allowing for the improvement of athletes and teams over the course of their playing year.

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Sky Earth Native America

Sky Earth Native America 1 :
American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
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Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Sky Earth Native America 2 :
    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
    Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
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    Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Both volumes have the same cover except for the labels "Volume 1" viz. "Volume 2".
    The image on the cover was created using public domain space photos of Earth from NASA.

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    Both book volumes contain the following basic book description:
    "Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist
    that there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures in Native America, e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska,
    geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens.
    See Alice C. Fletcher, Star Cult Among the Pawnee--A Preliminary Report,
    American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902.
    Ralph N. Buckstaff wrote:
    "These Indians recognized the constellations as we do, also the important stars,
    drawing them according to their magnitude.
    The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.
    ... They were keen observers....
    The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy comparable to that of the early white men."
    See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map,
    American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927.
    In our book, we take these observations one level further
    and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving and pictographic rock art in Native America,
    together with mounds and earthworks, were made to represent territorial geographic landmarks
    placed according to the stars of the sky using the ready map of the starry sky
    in the hermetic tradition, "as above, so below".
    That mirror image of the heavens on terrestrial land is the "Sky Earth" of Native America,
    whose "rock stars" are the real stars of the heavens, "immortalized" by rock art petroglyphs, pictographs,
    cave paintings, earthworks and mounds of various kinds (stone, earth, shells) on our Earth.
    These landmarks were placed systematically
    in North America, Central America (Meso-America) and South America
    and can to a large degree be reconstructed as the Sky Earth of Native America."

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