posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 06:07 AM
Originally posted by Pellevoisin
reply to post by TarzanBeta
There is an old Moravian legend that someone will dig into the Earth in Bohemia and the gate to Hell will open with fire and brimstone shooting into
the sky like a fountain.
I've always thought that a cautionary tale ... perhaps it is ancient wisdom from a disaster that happened long long ago.
Most of the First Nations in Canada and the Amerindians in the USA have very strict law about not taking anything out of the Earth ... especially
uranium. Ancient wisdom from a long ago disaster? ... with each passing year I come to believe that it is more and more possible a memory of
something 10,000 years ago or so.
Wow! Good post and questions guys. What you've reminded me of a scene in the movie Star Trek: The Undiscovered County
where the Klingon
moon, Praxis, exploded from "overmining and disregard for safety measures", thus ruining the Klingon's military economy. Praxis was a prime source
of dilithium crystals, which is an energy source necessary for warp drives.
Myths, fables, and legends are continually told throughout the ages, and many times are told in settings unlike the originals. There's no doubt in
my mind that the writers of Star Trek, and other writers of science fiction, write cautionary tales with material drawn from persistent myths. There
are lots of sayings that are eons old that are present in all cultures, and nearly all of them serve as cautionary reminders.
I did not know about the First Nations of Canada and the Amerindians of the USA with regards to their laws about taking out of the Earth. In fact,
I've not heard of any laws or myths that prohibit against such activity, at least that I can consciously remember, but ever since I first saw photos
of mining operations, getting an idea of what it really is about, I've felt uneasy about it. Many folks seem to hold some sort of contempt for
mining, even though they've grown to depend on the resources produced by it. As this relates to Lear's OP, I shuddered when I read the statements
about Long Beach, CA sinking 24 feet due to oil drilling! There's no doubt in my mind that every time an accident occurs, myths of old propagate.
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