Okay... some honest research here.
Originally posted by Red_Rocket
He believes that humans have actually been around for around 500,000 years and that these ancient people lived on every continent and also travelled
He needs to define what he means by "human."
Homo habilis is around 2million years old:
Homo erectus (I skipped several other hominids in the lineage) is around 700,000-500,000 years old:
Homo heidelbergensis is around 400,000 years old:
The earliest known homo sapiens is just over 30,000 years old:
Note that these are from fossils and evidence. They're not from "channeled sources" or "mysterious tablets from aliens" or "theories based on
He thinks that these ancient humans are our ancestors and that human civilization experienced a backslide from enlightenment to a sort of
"dark age" that started to lift at about the same time that the Sumerians first started their civilization.
...showing that he knows nothing at all about the subject.
You see, civilizations leave traces. Even if they ran off and took all their tools, there are traces in the grounds... a certain area where the
earth is compressed far beyond usual, redistribution and concentration of metals and minerals and organic material and so forth.
It ain't there.
These "recent" ancient civilizations (i.e. egyptians, sumerians, mayas, incas, Native Americans) didn't neccessarily discover how to build
all these mysterious ancient structures (i.e. the pyramids) they simply found records and books and instructions on how to do these things.
Again, showing that he doesn't know what he's talking about. You see, each of those civilizations has "pre-pyramids"... Cheops didn't just one
day wake up and say "wow! I want to build a pyramid at Giza! Quick! Get my architects and let's use the plans in this Really Cool Book!"
They have other, smaller pyramids, other pyramids with different angles, hundreds of other pyramids (including tall and thin ones.)
And the Egyptians and other ancient civilizations couldn't speak each others' languages or read each others' texts. Even the ones that had the
same alphabet (cuneiform) spoke very different languages.
it would explain a lot of very very old mysteries like the crystal skulls found in South America
Modern hoaxes. Yes, really.
other anomolies that just don't seem like the civilizations could have made these things with the tools they had at the time.
Not to be offensive, but what they produced is consistant with the technology. Now... if we'd found nylon and high-temperature ceramics in
Neanderthal sites and they were reliably dated to 80,000 years ago, then yes I think we could say that something had given them the technology.
There's nothing magic about carving stone blocks and stacking them. There's nothing magical about hoaxers trying to sell fakes as ancient
And there's nothing terribly mysterious about people writing books to promote their own theories and conveniently ignoring all the writing and
artifacts and fossils and mummies from the very civilizations that they say they're expert in.
[Edited on 29-4-2004 by Byrd]