Sakral geometri - veje og vildveje til viden

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Abstract

Sacred geometry - paths and false paths to knowledge: A large number of examples of so-called sacred geometry are used in a discussion on the qualities of different interpretations of the past. Is it possible and desirable to separate between science and pseudo science, between archaeology and pseudo archaeology? And should archaeologists igonore, understand or criticise pseudo archaeology? My experiences from the study of four traditions within the fie
ld of “sacred topographies” show, that it is rather difficult or even impossible to separate archaeology from pseudo archaeology. In the spirit of Karl R. Popper and his critical rationalism I conclude, that archaeology should welcome all kinds of ideas, which then ought to be seriously examined.

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  • Archaeology

Keywords

  • Pseudoarchaeology, sacred geometry
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrdning mot kaos : studier av nordisk förkristen kosmologi
EditorsA. Andrén
PublisherNordic Academic Press
Pages23-57
ISBN (Print)91-89116-63-1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo