Question dem bones, Giwer Matt

On June 15, 1996, you stated that:

“In the process of burning the two bones most likely
to be left are the pelvis and the skull. (Giwer, Dem bones,
dem bones, dem dry bones)

In response to subsequent questioning about the truth of this
statement, you have made some claims about the human skeleton
which, if true, would set the science of human skeletal biology
on its ear, bones and all.

In reply to a poster who asked you how many bones there are in
the human skull and pelvis, you wrote:

“The skull, two in an adult, counting the jaw, discounting
the six small bones in the ear. The pelvis, one. (Giwer;
Re: Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones; June 16, 1996)

When questioned about the accuracy of your answer by a poster
who pointed out that the skull consists of several bones,
you replied:

“You are talking about the skull of a child before the
skull is fused. (Giwer; Re: Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry
bones; June 18, 1996)

In response to this, another poster repeatedly asked you what
degree of closure (or fusion, if you prefer) there is in the
lambdoidal, sagittal and coronal sutures of the human cranium,
on average, by age 35. She pointed out that these are the major
sutures of the cranial vault (skull), and cited human skeletal
anatomy texts in which the answer could be found.

Your final statement related to this matter was reiteration of
your original claim:

“The fact remains that the pelvis and the skull are the bones
most likely to survive any form of cremation and the skull is
never mentioned by those so-called eyewitnesses. (Giwer; Re:
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones; June 22, 1996)

As a qualified scientist perhaps you would answer the question
about when and how completely the different bones of the skull
fuse together. We know that in normal burial, the adult skull
remains intact. But we also know that the skull consists of a
number of bones, and that fusion of these different bones into
a single mass remains incomplete well into adulthood. Please
address the question related to closure and then explain why you
think that after cremation, intact skulls should have been
recovered and easily identified among the ashes removed from
crematoria.

Finsten, Laura. Usenet alt.revisionism, June 18, 1996. Subject: “Re: Dem
bones, dem bones, dem dry bones”. Message-ID:
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Finsten, Laura. Usenet alt.revisionism, alt.politics.white-power, June
21, 1996. Subject: “Re: Lets get this straight”. Message-ID:
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Finsten, Laura. Usenet alt.revisionism, June 21, 1996. Subject: “Re: Dem
bones, dem bones, dem dry bones”. Message-ID:
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Finsten, Laura. Usenet alt.revisionism, alt.politics.white-power, June
22, 1996. Subject: “Re: Lets get this straight”. Message-ID:
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Finsten, Laura. Usenet alt.revisionism, June 23, 1996. Subject: “Re: Dem
bones, dem bones, dem dry bones”. Message-ID:
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Giwer, Matt. Usenet alt.revisionism, June 15, 1996. Subject: “Dem bones,
dem bones, dem dry bones”. Message -ID:
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URL: http://www.almanac.bc.ca/cgi-bin/ftp.pl?people/g/giwer.matt/giwer.0696 (page does not exist)

Giwer, Matt. Usenet alt.revisionism, June 16, 1996. Subject: “Re: Dem
bones, dem bones, dem dry bones”. Message -ID:
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Giwer, Matt. Usenet alt.revisionism, June 18, 1996. Subject: “Re: Dem
bones, dem bones, dem dry bones”. Message -ID:
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Giwer, Matt. Usenet alt.revisionism, June 18, 1996. Subject: “Re: Dem
bones, dem bones, dem dry bones”. Message -ID:
[email protected] Archived with URL:
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Morrison, Keith. Usenet alt.revisionism, June 16, 1996. Subject: “Re:
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones”. Message -ID: [email protected]

Morrison, Keith. Usenet alt.revisionism, June 17, 1996. Subject: “Re:
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones”. Message -ID: [email protected]

Steele, D. Gentry and Claud A. Bramblett 1988 “The Anatomy and Biology of
the Human Skeleton”. College Station: Texas A&M University. p.57.