posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 11:35 PM
reply to post by Conclusion
That is a great question. With observation and deductive reasoning, we can assume throughout our lives, that history DOES in fact have a tendency to
repeating itself. On the issue of human intelligence however, it gets tricky. Since there is no way for us to verify any of the ancient findings, then
we cannot possibly just assume that they were smarter than us philosophically OR technologically.
Given though, is the fact that science is just now catching up to what some of the oldest beliefs on our planet already knew. I believe our ancestors
possibly had a profound knowledge that was lost over the years, but we have no way to prove it. If composite alloys existed and were used to create
advanced technologies and weaponry then we would have found some kind of evidence of it. Radiation for example. 10k years is a long time for a place
to be Irradiated and even if the weapons were older than that, there would be some kind of geological indication of it.
Repeating history or not, I think we can both agree that as compared to 1100 ad and today, we have gained quite a bit of knowledge of the workings of