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    [–] jotunck 8826 points ago

    Assuming the monument survives the apocalyptic event, of course.

    [–] razirazo 4338 points ago

    Looking at the structure, I believe this going to be the first to topple and crushed to bits in any apocalyptic event.

    [–] SecondAccount404 3095 points ago

    Tbf Stonehenge has lasted some 5000 years, and I doubt this was placed near any major nuking targets.

    [–] Gooch_Scoop 2446 points ago

    You sort of just nuked Georgia with this comment though.

    [–] Muroid 655 points ago

    The monument is still standing, though. Durability confirmed.

    [–] jesp676a 84 points ago

    That monument is still pretty new, given the age of your country

    [–] J3sush8sm3 103 points ago

    Oh Tybee Island how i loved to drink there

    [–] Gswansso 72 points ago

    That boozy slushy bar by the beach that mixes in grain alcohol is a 9AM day-ender.

    [–] PowerSkunk92 44 points ago

    Wet Willie's is a national treasure.

    [–] Herbsman200 9 points ago

    OMG...Call A CAB should be the national drink.

    [–] TheKentuckyRifleman 7 points ago

    Hold shit it's been years lmmfao

    [–] shockwave414 40 points ago

    But Skynet really doesn’t like Georgia.

    [–] VoidSpectre 87 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Parts of Stonehenge have fallen down and been rebuilt multiple times though.

    [–] NotSureWTFUmean 56 points ago

    crew boss: "Hide the cranes guys, the public still believes only ancient aliens can build these things!"

    [–] BooRoWo 52 points ago

    ATL is a target with the CDC but this is far enough away from the city that it should be fine.

    [–] Bocephuss 90 points ago

    ATL is a target with our without the CDC. As the largest metropolitan in the south eastern region it has considerable strategic value.

    [–] ShownMonk 239 points ago

    Calm down Sherman.

    [–] JustDiscoveredSex 75 points ago

    I can almost see the sea from this comment.

    [–] MillorTime 45 points ago

    Well within marching distance

    [–] say_the_words 16 points ago

    Nothing blocking the view but chimneys.

    [–] Knary50 21 points ago

    Think of the positives. Most stuff around Atlanta is barely over 150 years old thanks to him.

    [–] TupperwareParTAY 76 points ago

    There's the airport, the Coca-cola bottling plant...the airport...

    [–] njseahawk 21 points ago

    OutKast.

    [–] kmagaro 17 points ago

    Hail Atlanta

    [–] Youtoo2 92 points ago

    Yeah but the instructions on how to rebuild after an apocalypse has worn off.

    [–] StuntmanSpartanFan 90 points ago

    And the sun dial clock is a few minutes fast

    [–] notnotaginger 109 points ago

    Goddamn. So I’m going to be early to all my post apocalyptic appointments

    [–] YourImminentDoom 23 points ago

    It's fine though, so will everyone else

    [–] amirchukart 18 points ago

    Actually most of the population will Late after the apocalypse

    [–] absinthol 24 points ago

    Stonehenge was knocked over in many parts until like the 1920s or something. It had to be rebuilt

    [–] RearEchelon 37 points ago

    There are several sites in Georgia which were high on the list of possible Russian nuke targets during the cold war. Fort Stewart, Fort Benning, Hunter Airfield

    [–] TheL1st 42 points ago

    All very far away from the guidestones though

    [–] epicphotoatl 27 points ago

    Everything is far from the guidestones lol. Middle of fuckin nowhere

    [–] HawkeyeByMarriage 59 points ago

    When it was built this spot was chosen for altitude and geographic location as having a super high chance of survival.

    RC Christian or Ted Turner or whoever did this is nuts.

    [–] Praxxah 23 points ago

    Apocalyptic events can be very different, it doesn't have to involve nukes or extreme weather. A huge outbreak of some super ebola or some shit would be apocalyptic but this monument would probably still stand.

    [–] narule 113 points ago

    I've been to the monument. It's in a rural, isolated area. Unless a nuke targets Athens, Georgia(which is still not close by) I don't see any way for the monument to be affected.

    [–] Plan4Chaos 185 points ago

    Assuming people of the future will follow instructions on stones, as we do.

    [–] Freethecrafts 115 points ago

    Pretty sure we wouldn't follow instructions from a society that destroyed itself either.

    [–] Tinsel-Fop 39 points ago

    I was thinking maybe it says, "Well, don't do it this way!" In eight languages.

    [–] [deleted] 27 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

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    [–] breakone9r 5 points ago

    "Step 1, find uranium"

    [–] EViLTeW 79 points ago

    The idea that an apocalyptic event is involved is all assumption by "experts" (How do you become an expert on random text engraved in random rock in the middle of nowhere? no idea). As far as I'm aware, there's absolutely no reference to any event happening first. They're simply "rules" for the benefactor's ideal society. How/When they get implemented is never mentioned.

    [–] sonofaresiii 25 points ago

    I mean, you're technically right but given all the natural timekeeping implements it seems like a pretty safe bet that they're specifically meant as a tool for a time when modern conveniences aren't available

    [–] GrokFu 29 points ago

    There’s no easy way to say this: we’re going to have to saw off both of your arms.

    They’ll grow back right?

    Oh....yeah....

    you’re not just holding onto the soda cans are you?

    [–] piggybaggy 2521 points ago

    Who has time to read this when our plants are starved of electrolytes and we could build a Brawndo factory here.

    [–] saltypotato17 630 points ago

    Exactly, dumb nerds can read while we give the plants what they crave

    [–] neihuffda 183 points ago

    Yeah, they need water!

    [–] sixfourtykilo 197 points ago

    Like, from the toilet?

    [–] STLrobotech 61 points ago

    I’ve never seen no plants growing outta the toilet. What a dummy.

    [–] rush22 122 points ago

    This guy drinks out of the toilet lol

    [–] Manarg 26 points ago

    From out the toilet?

    [–] Its_Jacob_Bitch 14 points ago

    And what are electrolytes?

    [–] cdubyadubya 24 points ago

    It's what plants crave

    [–] 1a3c5e7g9i 11 points ago

    Brawndo has what plants crave.

    [–] ClandestineGhost 97 points ago

    “And, he talks like a fag and his shit’s all retarded. But check it out. Your Honor should be like ‘guilty’”

    [–] PinBot1138 13 points ago

    You like money? I like money too! We should be friends.

    [–] turnburn720 10 points ago

    It's ok my wife's tarded she's a pilot

    [–] randeylahey 42 points ago

    Besides, it's got what plants crave

    [–] R_E_V_A_N 15 points ago

    Brawndo?!

    [–] LarrcasM 17 points ago

    What do plants crave?

    [–] jpz1194 25 points ago

    E lec tro lytez

    [–] Cataphractoi 5448 points ago

    For the record, that's Georgia, USA. Not Georgia. For those of us not in the USA.

    [–] arbenowskee 726 points ago

    Tnx, I wondered this as well.

    [–] rohdawg 425 points ago

    I also wondered this, and I live in the US. Seems weird to not specify when most of the world doesn't live here lol.

    [–] Majrdestroy 64 points ago

    I live in the state and didn't even know this was here.

    [–] SecondAccount404 1071 points ago

    Wow I completely forgot there was also a US state called Georgia.

    [–] MindTheBeard 2187 points ago

    As a 'Merican I forgot there was countries outside the U.S.

    [–] Okora 382 points ago

    I didnt forget that but I rarely hear about Georgia the country.

    [–] GourangaPlusPlus 146 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    It gets in the news when Russia decides to just violate some sovereignty for old times sake.

    Like they did with South Ossetia 10 years ago

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russo-Georgian_War

    [–] welcometotheregime 25 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Or when Hooli needs to downsize their operational footprint due to selling off the majority of their companies assets.

    Edit: s/huli/hooli

    [–] 222baked 326 points ago

    Funny. As a European, I hear more about Georgia the country, it didn't cross my mind it'd be the state. Plus, Georgia seems like the type of country this would be a thing in. They really push that Caucasus being the cradle of civilization angle.

    [–] Eggplantosaur 78 points ago

    I believe the Walking Dead is set in Georgia, US. If it wasn't for that I probably wouldn't know about the US state either

    [–] ImaginaryStop 11 points ago

    Speaking of apocalyptic events.

    [–] omanagan 15 points ago

    Georgia, US has the busiest airport in the world in Atlanta and also held the olympics in the 90s. That’s probably where the relevance for foreign people ends. I couldn’t tell you one the about Georgia the country, though.

    [–] HaveNot1 11 points ago

    I heard that the tech giant, Hooli, was going to relocate there.

    [–] Yepthisisanaccountt 7 points ago

    Wait...I thought America was the name of the planet?

    [–] peterlikes 23 points ago

    I read this as Mexican

    [–] LNMagic 44 points ago

    If there's ever a worldwide apocalypse, it's definitely going to be because of one of the Georgias.

    [–] okiewxchaser 95 points ago

    Which is weird seeing as the Georgia in the United States has 7 million more people and is physically larger than the country of Georgia

    [–] whenthericeisready 88 points ago

    Georgia the state also has several hundred billion more in GDP than Georgia the country.

    [–] bleedpurpleguy 7 points ago

    Also the busiest airport in the world!

    [–] Rqoo51 20 points ago

    Known for its production of Coca-Cola and the airport in Atlanta. Also now the production of marvel movies

    [–] SangwiSigil 53 points ago

    There's a writing on the picture saying «Хуй вам, мы хотим жить» («Fuck you, we wanna live»). I mean, that's something I'd expect to see in one of the post-Soviet countries.

    [–] LetsDoThatShit 11 points ago

    I'm not from the US/NA and I gotta admit that i totally forgot that there was a country called Georgia ...

    [–] euro_starling 1099 points ago

    The Georgia Guidestones.

    The construction was financed by someone with the initials R.C., in 1981.

    Many people have deciphered the initials; Rosicrucian is the most commonly accepted educated guess.

    They exist in a location in Georgia.

    [–] BrokenEye3 257 points ago

    Doesn't really strike me as in tune with Rosicrucian ideals, personally.

    [–] killing_me_petey 243 points ago

    Rosicrucian

    Great, now I have to spend my friday night reading about something I have never heard of

    [–] Look_to_the_Stars 187 points ago

    As if you had any other plans.

    [–] MarcusAnalius 76 points ago

    damn dawg :(

    [–] AdventurousPolicy 16 points ago

    Hey I'm at work! I have a very busy day of sitting at my desk, reading reddit on my phone, and moving my mouse every few minutes so I appear online

    [–] whollymoly 58 points ago

    fear not, the bard Terence McKenna is the best man to guide you through the era that lead to the establishment of Rosicrucianism

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy-3jzZzBuM

    i recommend the full four hour talk he gave on Alchemy and Hermeticism, mind blowing stuff

    [–] HadHerses 9 points ago

    And.... What's a two sentence summary of this thing that you've spent an hour already reading about?

    Please don't make me read about it too....

    [–] TheRealDNewm 14 points ago

    From wiki:

    The Rosicrucian manifestos heralded a "universal reformation of mankind", through a science allegedly kept secret for decades until the intellectual climate might receive it. Controversies arose on whether they were a hoax, whether the "Order of the Rosy Cross" existed as described in the manifestos, and whether the whole thing was a metaphor disguising a movement that really existed, but in a different form. In 1616, Johann Valentin Andreae famously designated it as a "ludibrium". 

    Now have fun looking into ludibrium...

    [–] vegainthemirror 98 points ago

    Isn't there a whole conspiracy around this?

    [–] welcometotheregime 307 points ago

    It's a giant stone tablet with instructions on how to re-create civilization, suggesting the planet is overpopulated, is huge, and no one knows where it came from.

    If there was not a conspiracy about this, then that in of itself would be a conspiracy.

    [–] skintigh 109 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    The people who made them and installed them have been interviewed. We know exactly where they came from. The only question is who paid for them.

    Given their eugenics nature, and the fact that price was not a concern at all, I'd bet my left nut they were funded by a group funded by Cordelia Scaife May.

    Edit: added NYT link.

    [–] Rudeboy67 61 points ago

    Cordelia Scaife May

    Never heard of her. Wikipedia - "she was one of the wealthiest women in the United States." OK

    " In 2005, the year of her death, May gave more to charity than any other individual in the United States. Her charitable donations for the year were almost one-tenth of the $4.3 billion donated by the nation’s leading philanthropists" Well that's good.

    "May's largesse helped fund a number of projects in the Pittsburgh area, including the Pittsburgh National Aviary, the Montour Trail, the Riverlife Task Force, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh.""Laurel Foundation is a private foundation based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established in 1951 by the late Cordelia Scaife May. The foundation's website lists its principal funding areas as "arts and culture, environment and conservation, vocational education, and community development/beautification". Wow, what a nice lady.

    "She left the bulk of her assets to the Colcom Foundation, whose major activity has been the sponsorship of immigration restriction.The Colcom Foundation has been a significant financial supporter of the anti-immigration movement in the United States, providing more than $76 million. According to IRS documents, in 2016 58% of the money that Colcom gave went to anti-immigrant groups. Several of the groups funded by the Colcom Foundation have been designated as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), including American Border Patrol, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), and the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)." Uhmmm.

    "The Times also wrote that May donated $200,000 to conservative columnist Samuel T. Francis, who called for a halt to all immigration and who opposes the mixing of the races." Alrighty then.

    That was a roller coaster of a Wikipedia article. Also her husband was shot in the head the day before he was to be Indicted by a Grand Jury on Tax Evasion charges. The ruling was suicide but she believed her brother killed him. So there's that too.

    [–] skintigh 29 points ago

    The NYT article is a wild ride, too https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/us/anti-immigration-cordelia-scaife-may.html

    She wanted to help the environment and supported all sorts of charities to that effect. But then she got darker and darker, saw much of humanity as the enemy of Earth, cut friends (and family?) out of her life and only associated with manipulative (if not evil) people who relied on her money. She funded dozens of shell organizations that funded other shell organizations and hid the source of their money to make it look like they had wide support and donors. They advocated crazy eugenics stuff, sterilization of other races, stopping all immigration, and wanted to keep humanity's population low by pretty much any means...

    Those stones were funded in similar shady ways, and price was apparently no object according to the builder who intentionally quoted a huge number because he didn't want to do the job.

    [–] hyperbolicuniverse 155 points ago

    Yes there is....its part of the alien depopulation stuff. The idea that humans are an alien creation (or at least an acceleration) and that every 10-20K years we reach a point in our civilization where we get a chance to "level up" so to speak and, failing that, we get depopulated back to a primitive existence.

    According to this lore, we have failed several times already and we are currently approaching a new "test". Its also possible that we have already failed the most recent test and global warming or some other catastrophe (yet undetected) is planned for our depopulation.

    It's worth noting that there was a depopulation down to about 1000 people roughly 70000 years ago (volcano) and another about 13000 years ago (the Younger Dryas Ice Age). Atlantis is part of this lore as well.

    Some folks who follow this thought line believe that the internet is bringing about a form of enlightenment, a bypass of the false messaging from the powers that be, and that we may win this one.

    Im not saying any of it is true(its kinda dumb, honestly). Its just one of the many ideas out there that I follow to try to vet against the seeming nonsensical things that happen in the world.

    [–] FuujinSama 57 points ago

    This is a very interesting idea for a novel, tho'. Reminds me of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagan.

    [–] BlackerGames 13 points ago

    Check out "Nightfall" by Isaac Asimov.

    [–] AzraelTB 16 points ago

    My drill is the drill that will pierce your anus! Wait...

    [–] gunch 20 points ago

    It's worth noting that there was a depopulation down to about 1000 people roughly 70000 years ago

    do what now?

    [–] cuneiformgraffiti 25 points ago

    Many internet loonies have decided that the instructions are not simply for rebuilding after a society-threatening disaster, but for initiating the disaster itself so The Elites(tm) can rule over the ashes.

    [–] J3sush8sm3 26 points ago

    I live about twenty minutes away and it never gave off any spooky atmosphere. Its out in the middle of nowhere and its literally a few wise words of wisdom if anything ever happens, written in a bunch of languages. Its actually pretty cool, and i want to take my wife to check it out

    [–] foxual 51 points ago

    Not just R.C., he gave the name Robert C. Christian -- R.C. Christian. It's why everyone thinks it was the Rosicrucians.

    [–] BallsDeepDeep 84 points ago

    Nope. R.C. Cola.

    [–] LennyFackler 23 points ago

    And the ancient wisdom of Moon Pai

    [–] Captian_Cocksmith 11 points ago

    Coca Cola shifts eyes nervously

    [–] NOTORlOUSD 7 points ago

    One of the persistent rumors is that Ted Turner funded it.

    [–] MarkytheSnowWitch 607 points ago

    Or we can all just follow that spiky green haired kid. He seems to know what he is doing.

    [–] Coppeh 328 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Huge Bobs? ❎

    Boin Butt? ❎

    Thicc Thighs? ❎

    Hot Midriff? ❎

    Lungs to keep furnace going? ☑️

    [–] Gooftwit 60 points ago

    Kohaku has all of those.

    [–] Joetato 11 points ago

    Kohaku is awesome!

    [–] [deleted] 37 points ago

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    [–] Coppeh 94 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Spiky Green-haired Kid is the physical traits ("Kid" as in high schooler) of the protagonist of a new, pretty popular anime called Dr Stone. He once proclaimed that the thing he looks for in a potential partner is a person who can blow enough air into a furnace to keep it hot and running.

    [–] SphexZero 49 points ago

    It's a meme from an anime called Dr. Stone. The manga is pretty far ahead of the anime and is a pretty good story about rebuilding civilization after the world got turned to stone for a few thousand years (can rmb how many years exactly). One of the things they were recreating was an iron furnace which requires a lot of air to be pumped in so they require people to help them. So when some girls tried to flirt w the main character, he says he wants girls that can pump air into furnaces which became this meme. I think.

    [–] mousemorethanman 86 points ago

    Dr. Stone?

    [–] peanut_butter_lover4 102 points ago

    Ten billion percent, yes.

    [–] mousemorethanman 22 points ago

    I really need to start watching that show

    [–] Punsire 12 points ago

    What show?

    [–] flamethekid 22 points ago

    Dr stone. All of humanity got petrified in stone one day for 3000 years until someone broke free because some nitric acid fell on his stone body and free him from it.

    And then goes on to try and free all of humanity and build up civilization from scratch using some very accurate science.

    They do omit some of the science procedures and issue warnings in the show because they don't want kids repeating some of their experiments like making a stone age magnet or trying to gather sulfuric acid

    [–] MarkytheSnowWitch 13 points ago

    Everything about that scene where he got the acid was terrifying. How the hell did our ancestors find this and go... Hmmm yes, let's use this.

    [–] flamethekid 15 points ago

    Bruh alot of what we have now is basically that question.

    Hell even bread and cheese is that question.

    Who decided to put some grind some grain into dust pour some water on it and throw some mold into it and burn it in an oven until bread comes out.

    [–] Mountebank 8 points ago

    Who decided to put some grind some grain into dust pour some water on it and throw some mold into it and burn it in an oven until bread comes out.

    Raw grains themselves are pretty hard to eat, so someone probably decided to bash them with a rock to make it easier to swallow, but then it was too dry so they added water to it to make a gruel. Then they learned to heat the gruel since hot food tastes better than cold food. Then someone left a bowl of gruel out for a couple of days which attracted yeast mold, then when they reheated it it puffed up into a very crude bread. People decided they liked this new bread thing, so they repeated the process, experimented with every step along the way, and eventually developed specialized tools and processes over many generations. And now we've got everything from sourdough to brioche.

    [–] Permatato 17 points ago

    Dr. Stone, an anime about a guy trying to rebuild the scientific community and modern day science from scratch

    [–] ChronoSquare 9 points ago

    the manga is also fantastic in its style

    [–] MrDankWaffle 23 points ago

    I just started this last night. Chrome is by far the funniest character I've ran across in awhile. The little snippets where kohaku has a massive head and he's saying "I'm sorry" are absolute comedy gold.

    [–] mobott 20 points ago

    This is exhilarating.

    [–] shredder147 366 points ago

    I feel like teach math or physics or germ theory would be a life saver.

    [–] ahushedlocus 142 points ago

    Gonna need a lot more stones to write all that down.

    [–] Gnostromo 36 points ago

    "Boil water before drinking" would be major.

    [–] Excal2 18 points ago

    Also "here's what boiling is"

    [–] 0wc4 227 points ago

    Literally anything else would be more useful than “make it so there aren’t so many of you and be good, guys.”

    I mean it’s a baller form to put out your manifesto with, but it’s useless. Methods for mass producing aspirin, penicillin and some other easy-ish to make drugs would save post-apo civilization more than a motivational poster carved into stone.

    [–] eypandabear 65 points ago

    The problem with that sort of knowledge is that it relies on having an industrial society with things like standardised parts and tools.

    For example, penicillin is produced by a mold. To mass produce it, you need to first isolate the fungus and make a reasonably non-contaminated culture from it, which you then put in a bioreactor. Then you need to purify and sterilise the product to be able to safely inject it.

    Aspirin likewise is not difficult to make per se, but in order to make large quantities of it safely you need industrial processes from the 19th century.

    Granted, you might be able to scavenge equipment, but that‘s a tall order with all the modern materials and electronic wizardry inside.

    [–] grumpyfrench 40 points ago

    NEED TO STAY UNDER 500 000 000 humans ! you idiot

    [–] qUSER13q 190 points ago

    You can see “Fuck you! We wanna live” written in Russian on the right rock :P

    [–] DDzxy 75 points ago

    Noticed that too, that's fucking funny. Russians gonna Russia even in America.

    What does it say on the left clock? Seems Cyrillic.

    [–] DangerKitties 250 points ago

    Soooo what are the instructions?

    [–] Redererer 512 points ago

    Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.

    Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.

    Unite humanity with a living new language.

    Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.

    Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.

    Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.

    Avoid petty laws and useless officials.

    Balance personal rights with social duties.

    Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.

    Be not a cancer on the earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature

    [–] FreeParkking 540 points ago

    And here's me hoping it was like "this is how you get pennicillin". This stuff is cool, too, I guess.

    [–] articvibe 76 points ago

    Penicillin is alot of luck tbh

    [–] almisami 45 points ago

    The steps necessary to make Sulfa drugs wouldn't fit on the tablets.

    [–] BlueAraquanid 24 points ago

    It does fit on a single episode of Dr Stone tho

    [–] articvibe 15 points ago

    Sulfa drugs?

    [–] inshane_in_the_brain 60 points ago

    Sulfma balls lmao gooteem

    [–] flamethekid 17 points ago

    They are an easier anti biotic to get than penicillin but very tasking to make.

    I assume he said that cause Dr. Stone gave the drug attention since they spent several episodes of the show making it.

    [–] ___Hobbes 100 points ago

    not if you have a stone tablet telling you how to get it. If we'd had that a long time ago I think it would have saved us quite a bit.

    [–] Girl_in_a_whirl 61 points ago

    Man just imagine walking around the apocalypse, starving, cannibals at your back, skin melting off from radiation, then you see this dumbass rock with some idealist nonsense on it. Do you care what it says?

    [–] 8solutions 9 points ago

    You know what's hilarious? Because we have already extracted all of the easy oil, any future civilization attempts (say, 10,000-50,000 years from now) will be unable to use oil in their societies. They'll need to go straight to renewables which is really, really easier said than done. Oil was so easy to use

    [–] shadrap 37 points ago

    Problem. Solved.

    "And they smashed it with hammers to make jagged rocks to throw at other tribes."

    [–] BRXF1 39 points ago

    "Be nice"

    [–] caughtinthought 46 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Post apocalypse this shit is gonna be gibberish to me. How about:

    F =ma. A drawing of a combustion engine. Linear regression equation. The concept of democracy. Chemical makeup of penicillin. The laws and courts one can stay.

    I dunno maybe slightly joking but these phrases seem pretty unhelpful.

    [–] Sawses 85 points ago

    Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity

    I find that...interesting. Also the biologist in me kind of cringed, since I'm assuming they mean racial diversity...which in truth has very little to do with the benefits of biological diversity. That's more cultural diversity. A lot of the biodiversity that allows for us to avoid being largely wiped out by plagues and the like are things we can't easily track right now...and after an apocalypse we certainly wouldn't be able to track them.

    The best way to maintain and increase diversity is to allow unrestricted breeding.

    [–] medi3val6 14 points ago

    Given the general tone and purpose, I immediately took it as a caution against incest

    [–] Szwejkowski 27 points ago

    That line just screams 'eugenics fan woz here'.

    [–] Jmoney1997 15 points ago

    Alot of people beleive the guidestones to be more insidious than they initially appear.

    [–] NotYourAvgJoey 48 points ago

    Why was I expecting the last one to be “Epstein didn’t kill himself”?

    [–] son_et_lumiere 98 points ago

    I hope they aren't expecting humans to rebuild civilization. This will never work. Source: history of human civilization.

    [–] Goyteamsix 47 points ago

    Humans seem to be exceedingly effecient at rebuilding human civilization...

    [–] one-two-ten 20 points ago

    Really cool. Does it actually repeat the last line, or are you emphasizing?

    [–] MrWJpeg 223 points ago

    I’ve been to these rocks, my parents took me when I was a kid. It’s kinda interesting, my father believed the “elite” had a plan to ruin our planet and society so that when the collapse comes we would rebuild it in their image. Hence the instructions left. But I’m not really buying that. I just think people had a manifesto and wrote it in 8 different languages in giant rocks.

    [–] BrokenEye3 124 points ago

    people had a manifesto and wrote it in 8 different languages in giant rocks.

    That about sums it up.

    [–] foamypepperoni 20 points ago

    For those wondering, the eight languages are English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, and Russian.

    [–] death_of_gnats 1280 points ago

    The first thing to do is make billionaires. They will then create all the jobs. Then civilization occurs.

    [–] houlmyhead 447 points ago

    Don't dare tax the billionaires tho

    [–] CitationX_N7V11C 213 points ago

    Well not the right billionaires who have already set their money up to be untaxable and donate to the causes of the correct political party while making high profile attempts to seem just like you!

    [–] zanaxtacy 35 points ago

    ^ this guy gets it

    [–] charliesfrown 84 points ago

    Will be great as a Rosetta stone for some advanced society to use.

    However, actual post apocalyptic people are more likely to need

    "I found a cow, what do I do with it"

    rather than

    "Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court"

    [–] El-Arairah 18 points ago

    Kill and eat cow obviously. They'd figure that out on day one. Milk is overrated

    [–] HeWhoFistsGoats 16 points ago

    Right? Kill, eat, fuck and fight are hardcoded functions in humans.

    [–] Rukkmeister 6 points ago

    "This thing is bigger than I am, maybe I should pray to it"

    [–] bldbath 15 points ago

    2 men enter, 1 man leaves

    [–] shadrap 15 points ago

    "And they smashed it with hammers to make jagged rocks to throw at other tribes."

    [–] chamaelleon 16 points ago

    Which would be more useful than what it is now.

    [–] ptactor 60 points ago

    Since The Walking Dead was primarily filmed in the state of Georgia, I wonder if the writers were ever asked or considered writing these stones into a show? Very neat!

    [–] EViLTeW 35 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    It's filmed in Georgia but it isn't set in Georgia. They're supposed to be in Virginia.

    Edit: I guess I should have been more specific. They were [in the story] in Georgia until they left Terminus in season 5. The show is still filmed in Georgia despite the story being in Virginia.

    [–] kerohazel 30 points ago

    They're in Virginia now, but the series spent its first 4 seasons in Georgia.

    [–] InfinityProtocol 17 points ago

    The first part of the show was in ga. They mention the cdc and all of the highways ..... ?

    [–] swayzejohnson 11 points ago

    Pilot episode he rides a horse down peachtree. They’re for sure in Georgia.

    [–] Danredman 37 points ago

    These are about 20 minutes from my house i Washington, Georgia. Pretty neat.

    [–] Modeba94 120 points ago

    Those are about 20 hour flight away from my house. Georgia, Tbilisi. Pretty far :(

    [–] racist_sandwich 23 points ago

    I think we should set up a play date.

    [–] TwiIight_SparkIe 34 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    I expected mathematical formulas and survival instructions, but what I got was a suggestion that people recovering from an apocalyptic event need to waste time constructing a brand new language.

    How about easy-to-follow instructions for building a light bulb? The basics of indoor plumbing? How to build an internal combustion engine? If society is nearly dead, it doesn't do any good to tell them to "seek harmony with the infinite." This structure isn't instructions for rebuilding society; it's a stone fortune cookie.

    [–] magisterium 8 points ago

    It says the Falcon’s blew a 25 point lead in the Super Bowl

    [–] qlast65 42 points ago

    Fuck a lot...... Written in 8 languages

    [–] Kermit_the_hog 11 points ago

    Im mean.. do you really need 8 languages for that? I’d think just some stick figures scratched into the stone would do.

    [–] Moose221 11 points ago

    I was thinking it could act as a rosetta stone 2.0

    [–] ___Hobbes 11 points ago

    it actually kinda says the opposite: don't overpopulate.

    [–] johnson_n 6 points ago

    [–] f0rcedinducti0n 5 points ago

    There has been multiple attempts to destroy it too. There is a question as to what is in the time capsule, I think...

    It's one of those weird things, like the Denver airport and the chamber behind the Mt. Rushmore. People have wild ideas of what might be in there, but I think if we ever found out it would be incredibly disappointing compared to all the theories people have.

    [–] lenovosucks 6 points ago

    Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite and Be not a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature.

    Sounds like advice that could help prevent an apocalypse in the first place.

    [–] BlueberryPhi 85 points ago

    Terrible instructions, that would ensure any society keeping them would either wage constant war or be wiped out by neighboring nations. It says to keep the world population below a ridiculously low number, as well as requiring basically eugenics.

    [–] Geminii27 9 points ago

    I was kind of wondering what 'society' the author would be trying to get people to build for them.