Talk:Nazca lines

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hi wiki — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

hi bon :) ħumanUser talk:Human 08:36, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Aeroplanes... hot air balloons... 1930s?! Come on, we need facts here. Airplanes were in use in WW1, and balloons were around most of the 19th century. ħumanUser talk:Human 08:39, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

But were they available in the backwaters of Peru? The Peruvian Air Force only began in 1929, and I guess patrolling the borders was their priority. However, I can't find anything about historic ballooning in Peru. Totnesmartin (talk) 10:21, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
Me neither. But then, I didn't look. I asked the History Channel, and they told me the ancient Peruvians not only had marching powder, but nuclear reactors and levitation devices. Hmmmm... ħumanUser talk:Human 10:33, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Seems to lack sources and seems to be a stump[edit]

This article seems to be rather incomplete. How did these lines come to be now? What were they used for? God worship ... Seriously? Making massive drawings that noone could ever see but imaginary gods sounds like one lame ass explanation to me. I get the impression that folks using that explanation arent any better then von Däniken with his Aliens. Everything you cant find an explanation for you blame it on some bizare religious practice. Also National Geographic is about as good a source as a superman magazine. Thats everything but scientific or 'rational' At least regular wiki gives these legit sources: Cameron, Ian (1990). Kingdom of the Sun God: a history of the Andes and their people. New York: Facts on File. p. 46. ISBN 0-8160-2581-9. Stierlin, Henri (1983). La Clé du Mystère. Paris: Albin Michel. ISBN 2226018646 But if you look at those sources you will find they are actually quite far fetched too So bottom line is: These lines are very impressive and not properly explained.

I dont want to change the article though, because Im new to this wiki and Id like to know someones opinion first.

my opinion.. SIGN YOUR POSTS. *grin*. Other than that, change it. If someone really cares, they can always revert. Especially stubs. They need all the help they can get! Pink mowse.pngGodotMoi j'dis, laisse beton 17:31, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
by the way, if you do change it, you might add a link/reference to the China lines that are now getting some of the same "ohhgabooga" nonsense about UFOs or great conspiracies. Pink mowse.pngGodotMoi j'dis, laisse beton 17:32, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
I don't think there's consensus on the explanation, though religious use is entirely plausible. There's a duplication that's been done and not all the lines need to be viewed from the air. It's possible that the larger ones were scaled up. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 17:37, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the usefull link there!Momo (talk) 19:57, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

They are clearly runways, god damn it. not gods or religious symbols. sheesh. I mean, these people thought Gods were in the sky. clearly, that proves the gods are space aliens, cause what other reason would you have for thinking a god is in the sky???Pink mowse.pngGodotMoi j'dis, laisse beton 17:40, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
Im surprised,too about the fuzz with those china lines. The pictures of those have been up for a long time and theres a million explanations for those. Has abc news never heard of the ongoing efforts to stop the desertification spreading precisly from those parts of the gobi desert? The chinese regime is planting countless trees In grid formation there. For that they obviously need massive irigation plants, too. The rest is very likley military mischief. Momo (talk) 19:34, 16 November 2011 (UTC)


I just realized that this is not a serious wiki. How embarassing. Momo (talk) 22:24, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

What do you think the Nazca lines were?[edit]

Personally, I think that they were irrigation canals. The Heidelberg Kid (talk) 15:31, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Except they're not. To make an irrigation canal you have to dig a ditch. The lines are made by removing loose stones revealing the lighter earth beneath. They're no more irrigation canals than the Long Man of Wilmington
Long Man of Wilmington
. Jack Hughes (talk) 15:38, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Several possibilities

1) The Nazca were bored out of their minds and there was no 'mindless TV' - so creating large scale patterns was an amusement.

2) A precursor of line dancing.

3) The Nazca had a 'what has posterity done for us?' conversation, and decided to create something to puzzle posterity. (This applies to all such 'mysterious monuments' generally.)

4) 'Reverse cargo cult/tourist trap venue' - to encourage aliens to land so they can be fleeced of their goods and money. (Likewise for other monuments). — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 16:06, 26 June 2013 (UTC)