posted on Feb, 21 2013 @ 10:27 AM
A few last random musings on this subject...
I've always maintained, you have to acknowledge at least ONE of the following:
1) That we have been visited by an advanced civilization in our past,
2) Another advanced civilization has existed in our planet's history. Our 'ancestors' - as civilizations rise and fall on this
planet (either thru self-annihilation or other Extinction Level Event) - or other iteration of human, if you prefer, that existed in our
mysterious and unknown past - became more advanced in certain areas of the sciences.
[And, 3) Religions of the world are merely different cultures trying to make sense of the activities they have witnessed by an afore-mentioned
advanced civilization, thereby describing the amazing things that they have seen in terms they understand based on their limited understanding
of science and technology]
There's 2 cool things about this:
1) It doesn't necessarily negate the theory of evolution, in any way (if that's your thing) - that portion could've still happened exactly
as put forth by Darwinian advocates.
2) Any one of the [suggested] previous, more advanced flavor of human might have had the capability of developing flight apparatusses (it
would only have to be slightly more advanced than our own current technology - think how far we've come so quickly (more below))
Either way... something in our past certainly knew how to fly/hover/exist in the air at some point - maybe there never were any 'aliens' - it
was just an 'older us' all along... but... should that lost/forgotten version of us happened to have existed, and continued to develop (elsewhere)
and then come back to visit our 'newer' self at a different time... wouldn't that seem just as 'alien'?!
Think of the following 3 completely different and unrelated points to ponder:
PtP A: the possibility of imminent annihilation – and, therefor DE-volution and re-evolution of our species – thru either a) mutual
self-destruction through technology, or b) Extinction Level Event, from any number of causes (pandemic, asteroid/meteor, ice age, CME, etc),
AND c) the likelihood that either a) or b) has occurred, perhaps many times, in our planet’s past.
PtP B: Suppose, you are on one of the world's most expensive yachts, with the most technologically advanced gadgets, machinery and tools, and
with a crew and passenger list of extremely intelligent and capable individuals. But, for whatever reason become stranded on a desert island
thru some malfunction that cannot be fixed with materials and knowledge aboard (sound unrealistic? Have we already forgotten the Carnival Triumph?) -
AND, go unrescued for any number of reasons, but for argument’s sake, let’s say that PtP A [above]occurs simultaneously with your unfortunate
boating incident, but, you remain a safe distance from any immediate danger – bottom line: there is no rescue coming, no outside help, and
you are stuck on an island with a lot of fancy gadgets and smart people. How many generations does it take before machinery stops working, knowledge
is lost, and all the fantastic – but, now dilapidated - machinery, gadgets and capabilities are simply legend and folklore? (not long)
PtP C: No matter which side of the religious coin you are on (and, Christian/Catholic, in particular) we have only had manned, airborn
flight at the very MOST of 2% of our civilization's existence (probably more like 1/10th of 1%!!!). And in that short time, we have gone
from flying the first manned object 120 feet, to improving that feat to halfway around the world, to putting man on the surface a celestial
object that is 420,000 miles away, to putting intelligently controlled objects on the surface of another celestial object that has never, in recorded
history, been closer 143x that distance (or 24.5M miles) [how much further advanced would a civilization now be (in front of us) that was
capable of ANY type of flight in our ancient past?! – and, what else would/could they be capable of? Surely, we cannot even comprehend: ftl
travel? Manipulate space-stime? Exist in a different medium/dimension?]
Now... combine all of the scenarios together.... Ancient Astronaut Theory.
Call them what you want, 'aliens' or 'advanced ancestors'... SOMEthing of a higher evolution than our current, human, 'age of aquariaus', 4.54
× 109 years ± 1% years old at this exact time, civilization-selves has existed on this planet... at some point in our ancient past.