They Found the Remains of a Rebel Base...
"They found the remains of a Rebel base, but estimate that it has been deserted for some time." The STAR WARS Rebel base (also seen in MOONRAKER) was in Tikal, 300 kilometres South. This is Uxmal, which has indeed been deserted for some time. The name is usually translated as "Built Three Times." Starting in 500 AD, successive cultures have built on the same site. Old regimes eventually are overthrown by newer ideas.
Many of us grew up on those movies, and dreamed about rebelling against an evil Dark Side. Now we appear to be gripped by "dark energy." Its disciples occupy the media, journals and universities. They tell us that DE dominates the Universe, and will eventually tear everything apart. They insist that we join the crowd or be barred from grants and positions.
As in the movies, the odds seem overwhelming. DE has enveloped hundreds of researchers, allegedly the most elite brains. Despite their numbers, they have not, repeat have not offered a compelling solution. All they give us are measurements inferring that DE exists. A single open mind can understand something like GM = tc^3, which solves the problem in one line.
Though things sometimes look tough, the Rebellion is winning. DE is losing support every day as more people question it. Their prize project is the approaching train wreck. Those who dismissed "c change" are the ones without funding or tenure (sorry CV). Now big wheels like Michael Turner list "varying constants" as a #1 priority.
As you have seen from photos, the writer is a slender thing. Someone can outwit 100 opponents because a greater Force stands behind me than hides behind them. As Roger Blandford said, eventually those who dismiss "c change" will claim that they knew it all along. I invite them to join the winning side while they still can.
You must walk around to see how big these Maya cities are. Uxmal's population has been estimated at 25,000 but could have been much bigger. Does this look like a town of a few thousand? The Pyramid of the Magician is unique for its rounded plan. It was built right over an earlier, smaller pyramid. Newton's Gravity served as foundation for Einstein's Relativity, which in turn will be the basis for newer ideas.