posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 12:07 AM
reply to post by amkia
Here's a funny little factoid.
There are probably people living today who think tomatoes are magical. They don't know how seeds work. They've never planted a garden plot of their
own, and don't know anyone who has. hey just know that htye go to the store, and there are htese orange-red balls of flesh, juice, and seeds that get
chopped up and put into salads. Where do these things comefrom? "A farm" is likely the only answer to that question.
So because these poor souls can't conceive of how a tomato might have developed, maybefor them it's magical. Perhaps they even have some complicated
setup in their head of how high science have given us this magnificent fruit. or maybe it's some ancient and archaic druid magic that gives us
when in fact all you do is soak the seeds, plant them, and boom, tomato plant.
In the same vein, you lack any personal knowledge of stone-age construction. Likely you lack any useful knowledge of modern construction, too (don't
worry, most people do! "Building goes up" is all they need
to know, after all) So, lacking this knowledge, and unfortunately saddled with
cultural preconceptions that our ancestors were slope-headed fur-wearers who's highest thoughts consisted of hooting loudly at the sight of a
female's bare backside, you just can't conceive of how these people could have stacked rocks in a meaningful way.
So you attribute it to magic. or space aliens. Or some sort of modern-level sophistication. This is kind of like supposing that because early man
lacked modern rifles, he could not have possibly hunted effectively, and claiming that the clear fact he DID hunt is due to either him secretly having
modern guns, or having magic powers. Fct is, a pointy rock can kill a deer just as effectively as a lead pellet.