Originally posted by SuicideVirus
I do kind of like that idea, though. That a few people in the world are selected (or are predisposed) to receive some cool super advanced knowledge
from a large library located somewhere out there. Aldeberan, I guess. Hopefully it hits somebody smart enough to know what to do with it.
Otherwise, I could see where it might drive somebody nuts.
[edit on 22-7-2007 by SuicideVirus]
As an odd sort of tie in, when one looks at history, you find that people in diverse locations are working towards finding an answer to the same
problem, sometimes on the same track of thought.
When one steps back from the actual discoveries, it's almost like a classroom setting where a "teacher" asks a question, with a hint towards the
answer, and the brighter students start working on the problem.
And the "spark" in different locals seems not to be just one of technical discoveries in the sense of inventions of a mechanical nature. There is
no way to be sure, but there seems to have been separate, yet nearly identical, timelines for the invention of writing, basic math, fire, burial of
the dead, and such things.
Now I know that sometimes these events were "discovered" separately by region on a time frame that would have allowed the migration of the idea from
one culture to another, and so it might have been. But that would mean that such diverse cultures as those in Mexico, building pyramids,were in some
way influenced by the architecture from somewhere like Egypt. And that is argued to have not been possible either.
As an example, around 650 AD the use of the placeholder/number "0" came into widespread use. This was the same time frame as the Mayan people of
Central America, who also used the concept of "0". Now without some contact between the two cultures, which mainstream science says did not happen,
then it is odd that the "0" would appear to both cultures at that point in history when both had gotten on well enough without it for such a long
Now before anyone rubs my face in the fact that there are explanations and shadings to the times involved, please remember that I am just pointing out
an overview that cultures of wide diversity seem to come to the same end conclusion at ABOUT the same time in history, and that at first blush it
seems odd that it would be so.
However, a "teacher in the sky" that struck people with a thought or idea would reasonably explain this away. It just struck more than one person at
more than one location.
Do I think that this is what has happened in our past? No, I do not. BUT, I also don't have a better theory either. Such are the mysteries of the
past. So it leaves one to wonder.