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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
ok - can you tell us what the ten / hundred year ` plagues ` were ???????????
because i cannot " fit " known epedemics to your cyclic therory
several empodemics fall outside the ten / hundred year model
and there has been a noted absence of any epedemic when your theory says there should be one
a fatal flaw ?
First, there were multiple examples of the black death, the bubonic plagues. They didn't just go away and neither did people develop immunities to them. Rather, one must remember the real cause of the plague and how it was spread. The plague is caused by a bacteria that is carried by rats and then transferred from one person to another by fleas and flea bites. When rats or fleas are eliminated, then the plague goes away. The plague came in waves and disappeared just as quickly. A couple things, or specific examples, of how the plague diminished are something as simple as the weather, there are fewer fleas in winter than in summer, therefore when winter began the plague drifted away. In addition, in the late 17th century during the plague outbreak in London, the Great London fire burned down a large percentage of the city, especially those areas where the houses were cheap and built close together. This killed or drove away the majority of rats and the plague left with them. Actually, bubonic plague still exists today. An example is, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains east of Bakersfield, California, hunters and hikers still come down with bubonic plague. However, since it is bacterial, a simple course of antibiotics cures the infection and it is gone. But it does still exist.
Originally posted by dkman222
I was watching a show on this history channel this morning (I know Viacom propaganda) when the subject of human plagues or virus's was brought up and discussed.
It was mentioned that every 10 years (roughly) there is a big flu or sickness (choose you favorite definition) that spreads and impacts several people. However every 100 years or so there is a big epidemic that spreads quickly and kills millions, the last one being the Spanish flu of the early 1900's.
According to the narrator, this pattern has been fairly consistent threw out recorded human history. That combined with the "sightings" of cigar shaped craft spewing gas before the outbreak of the black plague, made an interesting thought pop in my head.
Have Aliens been periodically infecting the human race through out our history? If so why? IMO it could simply be a preliminary drug test, almost how we test a drug on lab mice before we take it. It could also be an experiment to see how we cope, evolve, or our social behavior during the event; there really could be lot to it.
It could possibly be benevolent, maybe there trying to strengthen the human immune system to the point where it can stand intergalactic viruses (no I don't have a bong in my hand ) making space travel possible.
Take it mind I don't believe what I'm saying, its all just interesting theory that could be plausible, so I won't be offended if you tare into this one.
I’m looking forward to ATS members, thoughts, so please let me know your theory on the matter, or completely reject mine, whatever tickles your cortex.
[edit on 7-4-2009 by dkman222]