Opening Statement – Jezus vs. Andrew Ender Wiggin
The 24 hour time frame has passed and my opponent has not posted his opening statement. I shall proceed with mine.
First off, a VERY
big thank you to MemoryShock for conducting this tournament. The organizational skills exhibited by this
staff member are second to none. Thank you for allowing us lowly mortals a medium to settle our differences. Thank you for the sacrifices you must
have endured to allow this to take place.
Thank you to our audience. I hope you all enjoy reading this debate as much as I’m going to enjoy taking part in it.
I hope to make this debate as interesting as the topic its self. Certainly the thought of such an Ancient Civilization possessing something we hold
so dear, as Electricity, is awe inspiring. It provides a sense of freedom, and hints at the notion if the Egyptians had electricity and light bulbs,
they certainly must have gotten them from other-worldly beings; leaving us with the comforting feeling that maybe we’re not alone, after all.
(Allow me to clarify first: My side of the debate will rest of the notion that Egyptians did not possess conventional uses for
electricity. This is not talking about rather or not the Egyptians may have accidently stumbled upon Electricity as a naturally occurring physical
power, rather, I proclaim that they had not the technology to harness this power for their own uses)
The reasons for what makes this an interesting topic aside:
The Ancient Egyptians Had The Electric Light Bulb?
The Ancient Egyptians were certainly a mysterious culture. Its easy to set back and marvel at the grandeur of their accomplishments:
- The Great Pyramids
- The science and math breakthroughs that they used to calculate the height of annual floods.
- Their forms of body preservation
Certainly – very remarkable for such an ancient civilization, but are they as remarkable as some people would claim?
Were the ancient Egyptians so technologically advanced that their own versions of science, mathematics, and engineering would far outweigh our own
modern accomplishments when you consider all things equal?
Could it be that we concoct wild and unworldly achievements, such as domestication of electricity many thousands of years before history books
proclaim, and attribute them to the Ancient Egyptians so that we can call upon Extra Terrestrial influence as the explanation, so that our sub
conscience mind can rest easily knowing that our
modern society is just that; modern…..within the confines of terrestrial human potential,
and not a repeat with a slight innovation?
The Freudian “Id”
of modern society is that we are the most advanced thing in the universe.
If Ancient Egyptians discovered conventional uses for electricity in an applicable and productive form, as we use it today, a dozen centuries or more
before our own modern inventors did, would that not, in some way, diminish our own monumental accomplishments?
In other words: If the Ancient Egyptians discovered how to harness and take advantage of electricity many millennia before Ben Franklin, then how
truly advanced is our modern
The answer to that, I’d be willing to bet, would not set well with a lot of people.
A lot of theories exist about the Ancient Egyptians today that seem to put them up on a pedestal and exaggerate their accomplishments to make it
appear that they are centuries beyond the capabilities of ancient human civilizations. Has our imagination run wild?
While my argument does not try to dispel the existence of Extra Terrestrials – I will try and show you why I believe they had no connections with
the Ancient Egyptians, and thus, the Egyptians could not have possessed the technology to harness electricity.
I will argue with facts based on historical findings and rationalized outcomes. A sort of “Occam’s razor” approach if you will.
In a nutshell, I intend to show you that it was impossible for the ancient Egyptians to possess something as advanced and life changing as the
electric light bulb. The only theories that exist to suggest otherwise have serious flaws in them, and it is in those flaws that the possibility is
I await my opponent’s response, in the mean time; I pose the following questions to my opponent:
- Inventions exist to meet a need. What would be some problems that Ancient Egyptians faced which would require them to seek alternate means of
illumination, aside from the commonly themed torch on the wall?
- If the Ancient Egyptians possessed the electric light bulb, certainly evidence of its existence would still be around today. What would you say
are some reasons we haven’t found any?
- What would have been some methods that the Egyptians used to create the electricity used to power a light bulb as described by experts?