The parts I left out in the first post were not omitted deliberately, they are in fact the parts that are indeed peculiar, to say the least.
The two almost identical writing systems, in the Easter Island and Indus Valley, are indeed beyond mere coincidence. It is one thing to coincide in a
few "letters" and a completely different thing to be almost identical in about 25-30 of them. This one is a good indication of at least "cultural
exchanges" in some past time (this is the simplest explanation I can offer).
Polar shift is not verified so any speculation on it is just that, speculation. Without major outside influence, Earth's geology doesn't work as
fast as it should to accommodate theories of sudden, global-wide destructions and/or moving of tectonic plates at paces that resemble a fast moving
The megalithic "wall" in New Zealand is also peculiar and it looks like it is man made (nature is very "bad" at creating such straight lines on
rocks). One explanation that could hold some water is that NZ was visited and inhabited by humans much earlier than previously thought BUT the lack of
additional evidence makes even this theory a bit unsubstantiated. Are there any similar structures there?
Colonizing the Pacific islands is not exactly that far fetched. Australia was reached at a very early point (around 60,000 years ago, as estimated by
comparing climate data that would have lowered the sea levels enough to make the journey more manageable and DNA tests among local aboriginal people),
while Indonesia was pretty much one continuous land mass along with New Guinea. From there on, humans residing there for 1000s of years could make the
open sea journey towards Polynesia (if an open sea journey was what it took, they could have gone there by island hopping if the seas were lower than
today, still a sea journey but much easier). Same thing goes for Ponape and the wonder that is Nan Madol. Once you have humans settled there, all
possibilities are open (they can start erecting monuments, walls, making harbors and temples, all things that humans do when they live on islands).
Making a claim about Egyptians reaching the south Pacific at an undetermined point in the past is a bit "dangerous". Where is the record for such
journeys? Egyptians were meticulous about such things and they kept records. Have we found anything Egyptian in Polynesia? Just the syllable "Ra" in
local names is no proof, this one could very well be a coincidence!
Melanesia being inhabited by "Africans"? Come on now, we are ALL Africans in origin, it all depends on how long we have lived outside the tropic
environment that was our birthplace in East Africa to acquire our special characteristics, appearance wise. Asian characteristics are attributed to
cold climates, European characteristics ("Caucasian") to a combination of cold climate and limited sunlight exposure (the skin turns much lighter to
make more vitamin D by absorbing more sunlight, a darker skin is needed to protect from increased sunlight while it is aided by it in creating the
vitamin). If we follow what DNA traces and markers show as the route out of Africa, India, Indochina, Indonesia and eventually Australia were reached
much earlier than Europe and perhaps even Mesopotamia (this one is not verified yet for all the mentioned places) for a simple reason, climate! Early
humans followed the climate they were accustomed to in Africa. There are tribes in Indochina that are almost identical to modern Africans today, these
tribes are thought to be the "vanguard" of the rapid expansion east/southeast, following the tropical climate. It would come as no surprise, to me
at least, if evidence was found that Polynesia was inhabited 30-40,000 years ago, about the same time humans (Homo Sapiens Sapiens) entered Europe
(estimated at ~42-44,000 years ago).
When dealing with supposedly "lost" civilizations, or "impossible" journeys we need to remember a few basic things.
1. 1000 years is a very LONG time and many things can be accomplished in its span.
2. Human ingenuity is virtually limitless, especially when under "pressure" from environmental/climatic factors (heck, humans entered Siberia more
than 40,000 years ago and faced the onset of Ice Ages - yes, that's plural - there before eventually retreating to more warm areas in what today is
3. Many things are done similarly because this is the easiest way to do them, it doesn't have to be a common origin all the time!
4. We cannot explain WHY many things were done in ancient times because we don't THINK like the ancients did back then! For us it may be
incomprehensible to devote one's life (and probably more than that, to devote quite a few generations) in creating something "for the Gods". We say
"this cannot be done" yet someone did it because "this" is there, looking us in the face. Before we employ the answer to all things, aliens, let
us explore the possibility that some of us, 1000s of years ago, though of and devoted their whole lives in creating magnificent monuments that defy or
challenge even our "advanced" technology.
I hope that I didn't offend anyone with my previous post, it was meant as a sarcastic (perhaps beyond sarcastic, caustic maybe) way to debunk some
obvious flaws in the way some people think, combine "evidence" (or the lack thereof) to arrive to theories that pretty much debunk everything we
have come to accept in mere minutes. Let us give science some credit, if enough evidence are at hand, it WILL come around (it that is what the
evidence is forcing upon our views and theories). Science is not some egotistical child that sticks to a barren denial of any new thing - if it was
we'd be still living in caves!
I also hope some of my "explanations", even though totally undocumented, make sense enough to not be discarded altogether as idiotic and/or
P.S. the DNA tests that show what the main routes of expansion out of Africa were were mentioned in the BBC documentary series "The Incredible Human
Journey". It was available for download through isohunt.com
. Search it with the whole title. If it is not still
available there and you absolutely must have it, send me a U2U and I will upload it for you