I'm going back all the way to the OP's argument...
Originally posted by Skyfloating
...The general publics resistance against the Ancient Astronaut Theory derives from the fact that it appears to contradict two very fundamental
pillars of societies belief-systems:
* Religious Creationism
* Darwinist Evolution Theory
Those in no way describe my resistance to the idea. My resistance to believing in ancient astronauts is all about that there is no real evidence to
indicate they ever existed. Plus I know that early humans were exactly like we are, and I know that we humans (humans today AND early humans) can
achieve great things through using our brains. THEREFORE, I see no need to use the "ancient astronaut" idea to explain developments in human
Early Egyptians, and for that matter, the human species over the past 100,000+ years were exactly like us physiologically
. They were
, just like us, which means they had the exact same brain we do and the same capacity for learning, creating, and problem
. This fact is hugely misunderstood or under-appreciated by those who think early humans needed alien help.
I suppose if someone wants to believe that ancient humans were dumb useless idiots who needed aliens to set them on the path to civilization, then
maybe that person would be likely to believe in ancient astronauts. However, early humans were not dumb -- they were as intelligent as we are. We
may have more knowledge
than the Egyptians or the Incas or the Assyrians, but they had the same ability to understand and solve problems
as we do, because their brains are like ours. They didn't need the help of ancient astronauts to achieve the things they achieved.
For example, people LOVE to talk about the Pyramids when attempting to prove the idea of alien technology used by early human civilization. However,
if aliens helped build the Pyramids, then why do we have over 1000 years over steady progression in pyramid technology -- slowly progressing from:
- small mounds
- small stone tombs (made from stone slabs)
- mastabas (mound-like, but made of stone units, such as blocks)
- stacked mastabas
multi-level stacked mastabas
- stepped Pyramids (which is basically a stacked mastata)
- small smooth pyramids
...all leading slowly but surely to:
- The Great Pyramid.
We can see over the 1000+ years of Egyptian architecture where their idea for a pyramid and most of their construction techniques came from.
Granted, there may be a few construction details that are still unknown, but it is very likely that the Egyptians had a few clever techniques of their
own (developed over over their 1000s of years of building experience) that have since been lost to history....
...I mean, they were just as smart as we are, so I don't find it hard to believe they could have created some very clever building techniques.
If ancient astronauts were responsible for the construction of the Great Pyramid, then why do we see this slow progression in architectural ideas and
construction techniques required to build the Great Pyramid? There was no unexplainable "quantum leap" in pyramid building. The historical record of
Egyptian architecture is quite clear.
The same could be said for Stonehenge, the Moai, the Antikythera mechanism, etc. -- or even earlier and more important steps towards civilization,
such as the development of farming and animal domestication. All of these developments are not impossible for early humans to do without help from
ETs because -- and it bears repeating -- early humans were equally as intelligent as we are and had the same capacity to solve problems an
create clever solutions to their tasks at hand, plus had the mental ability to do and build great things.
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