posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 06:32 PM
reply to post by LiveForever8
This is called intelligence. Symbolism is actually a sign of poor intelligence. Embodiment and abstract art is a sign of higher intelligence. The
reasoning behind it is simple. Abstractions and embodiment require more thought than representation and symbolism.
Thus, even into the modern age, the most intelligent and knowledgeable creators of culture go abstract and embodiment.
As an architect in training, if you tried to make a representational building, you fail.
I actually had a thread about the idea of ancient aliens. Basically, it's a busted theory. Now that doesn't mean nobody came by to observe or take
tests and samples. It simply means that they never really influenced us. Aliens are always in our image, indicating mankind invented that image. And
the technology the use is always within what we already know. never have we "learned" something. The culture around it has also changed as our culture
as evolved. As we become an increasingly machine-dependent people, we have begun portraying aliens as using unmanned probes and things.
I mean, before UAVs entered common knowledge, just about the only mention of an unmanned probe was in 2001 space odyssey. Before that, ships always
had people in them.
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