We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Interesting that "mainstream" archaeology looks to be joining in what a number of people have said for years.
Nearly a hundred years ago a man called Alfred Watkins wrote a book called "The Old Straight Track" in which he 'discovered' a series of ley lines in the English countryside which pointed in straight lines to landmarks, and this knowledge appears to have gone back centuries. According to people like John Michell and Guy Underwood in "The Pattern Of The Past" the knowledge of this was freely incorporated into major architecture, roads and the placing of religious sites throughout Europe.
Indeed, so comprehensive is the nature of this unseen 'energy' that animals follow it naturally and there seems to be more than a little indication that without realising it, many landmarks or significant places today are built on intersections or node points of this energy. The flip side is that efforts to put important buildings away from these places results in a degree of dissatisfaction and even unrest.
I have absolutely no doubt that many people around the world all follow (or have followed) this same instinctive feelings and as such, were a lot more in tune with nature than those whose only contact with nature is to merely subscribe to appeals from wildlife charities while wringing their hands about the supposed superiority of the political mind.
Sorry steve, this guy Brooks isn't mainstream, he's a ley-liner himself. He also wonders whether aliens might have something to do with it.
This whole thing is completely bogus. It would be cool if it were true, and our ancestors, at least since about 6000 years ago, were indeed about as intelligent as we are. But this one's not going to hold up for a number of reasons. Selective data, bad geometry, and negative evidence for starters.
Assistant Village Idiot
AVI is right. Go here http://www.number80.co.uk/ and scroll down to "imposed Patterns."