Originally posted by bigbert81
Why create drawings on clay and walls, if you have the technology to see millions of miles into space?
Makes you wonder if they were getting their info from somewhere/something else eh?
Well, let us think about this for a moment.
What evidence will our current civilization leave behind if something should wipe us out.
that is right, all of our information is stored on stuff that will either decay or be non-accesible to future societies.
Paper? Rots, burns, fades, gets wet and bleeds away text ... simply cannot last unless sealed extremely well. Anything that lasts, well, why did
they make markings on thin sheets of wood?! How primitive and absurd!
Electronic. Well, for one, we have digital drives fail, get corrupted, erased by magnetic fields, and other forms of digital loss of information, add
to it, decay, corrosion, then, inability to access the data because of our archaic system of delivering energy to odd boxy devices of silicone, metal,
glass, and magnetic discs, usually with a weird flat or box with a black front attached to it. Maybe there is something to the pattern of metal ...
nope, symmetrical (solder), the must have worshiped conformity, that's the ticket! (somewhat true).
You see ... if you want to make something permanent, text/drawings in stone, clay, metal, in caves, or where ever ... makes just as much or more
sense. It has an ability to be deciphered (even if incorrectly) by future generations millenia in the future.
A truly advanced society or person should realize this.
What if we suffered a greatly horrible fate in the near future. Nuclear war, major asteroid strike. It has the potential of destroying the very way
of life. No more international commerce, no electricity. We would be living off the land and surviving the best we could.
How would you communicate to future generations about the technology you took for granted? How would you tell of our explorations of space, your
knowledge of the solar system, the governmental system, and every other facet of life we don't realize we rely on so much more than we did even 100
Think about it. Cave drawings, stone carvings, clay tablets ... writing in your alphabet that may not exist in the future, drawing things that
people will not know about and have never seen.
But you say, there is evidence! But wait, doesn't metal rust? Don't we have bridges falling down less than 100 years old? Do not a lot of
buildings get condemned? How many structures are in your country over a 1000 years old? How about 6000 years old?
If a catastrophe did happen, what wasn't destroyed would be by natural processes over time because there would be nothing to maintain them. Fires,
hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, rust, weathering, over thousands of years would take away most traces of our existence, even our landfills would
turn mostly to soil. Cars rust away in coastal areas as people drive them!
Yes, some of what we have will be preserved, but, not most of it, and things do seem to get buried over time.
Viewing things in this way doesn't mean I believe Stitchen, or anything in particular, but, I think it is good to give a little bit of credit to
people who took the time and effort to scribe something for the future. Maybe it isn't all stories, maybe we can take some of it at face value.
I do agree, some of it could be fiction, but, I cannot say none of it is non-fiction, and it is not fair to pick and choose which you want to believe
based on pre-conceived notions of their society, or a thought that the people of the past couldn't be as smart nor advanced as us ... the very well
may have been more advanced, but in a different way.
I do see what looks like a sun, and a bunch of what could be planets. The far off dot is interesting. I would more expect the conclusion that is
from another part of the galaxy/universe, since it is so far away from the cluster around the star, if going along with that being our solar system.
In fact, I would even consider it to be our star's twin, since we now know most stars have a twin or triplet. Brown dwarf? Nibiru? I don't know,
and I am not one who really believes in it, but I entertain the idea, because most things are technically possible, we know so little despite what
mainstream science claims.
I do much prefer skeptics, doubters, disbelievers, and nay-sayers to at least take a moment to consider things, and discuss/debate with an open mind.
Be polite and add to the topic. Negativity is an ugly color to put on, and it doesn't reflect well on the wearer.
No one says you have to agree, but civility is an ATS standard.