reply to post by silo13
I for one have a little different perspective to the issue. I believe humans have advanced, but humans have always had the capability to advance.
What stopped that advancement was belief and culture.
(IMO) There were those who believed that advancement in certain areas was a curse, we don't know how this belief was formed, but we do have the
ability to imagine.
So let's imagine
If the world was annihilated through a nuclear holocaust, those who survive would likely be (those outside of civilization), because there would be no
need to nuke the Sahara desert, or the Himalayan mountains, or the Amazon jungle, or other places where people are living simplistic lives, showing no
threat to other civilizations.
Places that have high probability of getting nuked in a nuclear war
Places that have low probability of getting nuked in a nuclear war
(IMO) Those who are not deemed as threat, will have a high chance of not getting nuked. Those who are, have a high chance of getting nuked (in a
Surely those living simplistic lives show absolutely no threat to huge civilizations.
Now imagine a nuclear war, or some type of advance weaponry war which could have occurred in the past. Who would survive? Maybe that explains why
fossils of people living simplistic lifestyles are always found, and the rest have been annihilated. That also explains the certain cultures which are
against magic (which is equivalent to science), and other cultures which practice witch hunting etc..
Maybe they saw what advancement did in the past, maybe their culture is based on wisdom. Maybe they know the consequences of having such immense
destructive powers at the finger tips of human beings.
Hope you enjoyed my perspective of history, I still baffle myself.
edit on 29-12-2010 by lurkee because: (no reason given)