If we can answer the simple question of "What were they thinking?" then many of the mysteries of Rapa Nui will be solved. It is apparent that the revisionism of the history of Rapa Nui needs to be combated, both on the island with ill-informed tour guides and authors that are glib with the truth and thin on research (myself included). Finally, take nothing you read as absolute truth. Use it instead as a basis for making your own judgment after you make the unforgettable journey to "the land of giants".