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Was This Ancient Greek Computer Used to Look Into The Future?

Recently a breakthrough in the study of the mysterious Greek Computer known as the ‘Antikythera mechanism’ revealed that this device was likely used by philosophers in order to see into the future!
In the year 1900, some sponge divers were in the Aegean Sea when they came upon wreckage from an ancient Greek ship. Among the wreckage were many different artistic statues and one of the most advanced mechanical devices from that era.
This clock-like device was used to accurately predict astrological events such as sun and moon cycles, eclipses and more! Its unique gears made it simple for the user to track many events n our solar system which would be extremely useful in the days before the internet.
According to research done on the device, it was used for “lunar and solar eclipses on the basis of Babylonian arithmetic-progression cycles.” -Tony Freeth

Incredibly Rare and Advanced Computerantikythera_mechanism_remains

The Antikythera mechanism is referred to as an ancient computer because it has such an advanced design for the time period. Though it doesn’t contain the wires of a modern computer it still has an advanced design that must have taken a lot of mathematical calculations in order to figure out.
This device is so rare that over 100 years after its discovery in the year 1900 people from all over the world are still studying it. As we have developed more advanced tools for seeing into objects we have been able to uncover more of its incredible uses after over half a century of curiosity.

Scientists believe that the ancient computer is from around the 2nd B.C. According to a study published in 2006 by the Nature academic journal this ancient greek computer was “technically more complex than any known device for at least a millennium afterwards.” Continue reading

10 Discoveries Unexplained by Science

Each day more discoveries are being made by researchers and scientists all over the world. Some of these discoveries are unexplained with our currently level of technology and understanding. Check out this video that goes over ten of these fascinating events that leave us wondering.

Check it out and let us know in the comments which topic you find to be the most insteresting!

10. The Taos Hum- An unexplained Humming Noise. This strange noise confuses locals and scientists. What could be causing it? Why do only %2 of the people in the area notice this sound?

9. Sea of Galilee – Cone-shaped Underwater Monument. Weighs 60,000 tons and built over 6000 years ago. What could be its purpose & is this another sacred site?

8. Antikthera Mechanism – Ancient Clockwork Computer. Thought to be built in 150 B.C. and can be used to calculate the movement of planets? Were devises this this used to build sacred sites and or guide our ancestors?

7. Paleodictyon Nodosum – Mysterious creature in the Atlantic that creates perfectly hexagonal burrows. What could be causing these strange patterns? More awesome sacred geometry?

6. Godzillus Fossil – Fossil found that can’t be identified as a plant or animal. Could this be evidence of extraterrestrial or an undiscovered type of life?

5. The Upsweep- Unidentified noise coming from the Pacific Ocean. Scientists have tried to place the noises but have yet to pinpoint a source. What could be causing these sounds?

4. The Placebo Effect- Sugar Pills can relieve Pain and remove symptoms of major illnesses. Scientists are still not sure how the mind is able to do this. How powerful is mind over matter. What could this mean for the pharmaceutical companies?

3. Dark Flow – An unknown Force pushes matter through the universe at breakneck speeds. Scientists are not sure how or why. It appears that the source of the force is beyond the reaches of the observable universe. Is this a force we could tap into?

2. Kepler 78b – A planet similar to Earth in size and density is so close to its star that it orbits the star every 8.5 hours. The heat from the star shouldn’t allow for a planet to form that close. Does this change our understanding of planet creation?

1. The Naga Fireballs – Fireballs rise up from a river in Thailand each October. A must see that I am adding to my bucket-list! Orbs? What could be causing this interesting phenomenon? Check out the video to see what the legend about it says!

This just goes to show that there is so much more going on in this world than we thought. Its exciting to know that there is always something new and interesting to learn and explore.

Let us know what you think and what other interesting discoveries you have come across in the comments.

Thank you for reading,
Kirsten,
& the Spirit Science Team

Photo: Bill Nye the Science Guy