|Civilization Sprouted Overnight?
||[Nov. 9th, 2004|09:22 am]
I mean to debunk the commonly held belief that we existed for 140,000 years before creating civilizations. I am not positing that there has ever been an advanced global civilization, nor one as advanced as ours, just that civilizations have existed before ours.|
There are "anomolous" pieces of evidence1 of homo sapiens sapiens and ancient human civilizations that are avoided and ignored by modern scientists.
In at least 130,000 years of existence, homo sapiens sapiens has been confronted by several catastrophic earth changes2 which would have whittled the human population down to little, and would explain why something as huge as Bimini Road is now submerged. If it took us only 10,000 years to go from the agricultural revolution to the internet, it seems ridiculous to believe that homo sapiens sapiens spent one of their 25,000-year crisis-free lulls doing nothing but hunting, gathering and making cave-paintings.
Each time a new archaeological discovery is made, it seems that pre-historians have to go back and rewrite their books, and/or we discover that some ancient myth had inside of it much truth. Even now, if you search on the internet, you will find many websites still proclaiming that homo sapiens sapiens has only been around for 50,000 years or 80,000 years... when the most recent discovery is of a homo sapiens sapiens (a creature just like you and I, with the same size brain - i.e., us) that lived 130,000 years ago.
The human race did survive the last ice age, and human civilizations do tend to develop in deltas and along coastlines... the very areas which would have experienced the most horrific effects of the climate changes brought about by the end of an ice age, and the very areas which would be submerged. Didn't they find the ancient city of Troy under the Mediterranean sea?
Here's what I'm getting at: Current archaeological experts insist that homo sapiens sapiens, though crawling the earth for (at the latest count) about 130,000 years, just began forming villages 13,000 years ago, planting crops 9,000 years ago, and built the Sphinx 2,500 years ago. Rain-weathering on the Sphinx dates its creation at 7,000 years ago, at least. The argument against a more ancient Sphinx is that the limestone it's made of is lower quality than the surrounding limestone structures. This argument actually supports the idea that the other structures are as ancient as the Sphinx more than it negates the theory that the Sphinx is at least 7,000 years old, since it does not explain how rain-weathering occurred in a region that hasn't seen the requisite amount of annual rainfall in 7,000 years.
If the Sphinx hadn't been covered in sand for thousands of years and then restored and protected by the Egyptian government, it would be no more than a bump in the desert right now. What's more, it was rediscovered by accident. For a long time, it was thought to be just a head, since that was all that was visible above the natural ground. Whether or not there is anything further beneath the Sphinx, beneath the sand, is outside of the scope of this post. For something like the Sphinx to have been built, and to have accidentally escaped being completely weathered away since then, opens up the possibility that civilizations of the magnitude required to build such a structure have existed before and have vanished without traces.
My assertion is that all of the anomolous archaeological discoveries point to the idea that homo sapiens sapiens has been around for MUCH longer than 130,000 years, and has developed civilizations of pre-industrialization levels of advancement many times before, in many places. It's not a concerted effort at conspiracy, but we (as a civilization) deny this possibility out of vanity alone.
I mean for this to be simply an introductory post, as this idea is one of my favorite chew-toys. Up for debunking are the claims of anomolous evidence of advanced human civilization, claims of ancient climate disturbance and causes, and the logic used to deduce that civilization didn't just spring up 10,000 years ago after people like us had been on the earth for 120,000-140,000 years prior to that. I am denying the exponential growth theory, that amazing idea that we hunted and gathered for 140,000 years, then suddenly decided to domesticate animals, raise crops, etc. I find that theory to be ridiculous, and I welcome anyone to try and prove that it makes sense.
( 1. Anomolous pieces of evidence of homo sapiens sapiens and ancient human civilizationsCollapse )
( 2. Evidence of catastrophic earth changesCollapse )
Apologies to anyone who has seen a similar argument before. I also apologize for posting something so far-reaching and full of "debatables" for the first real post, but I figure some elements may provide fuel for future posts, at least.