posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 11:02 AM
I'll throw down some comments for the videos:
WOW. This is a huge story, not just for archeological circles, but for anyone who's beliefs might stray from the official cannons of science!
I had not heard about this before, but I will follow it very closely. The topic is interesting in it's own right, but I am very curious to see how
this plays out in the stratified world of academia. One of my professors jokes about the group of "old white guys with beards" who make all the
formal decisions about what is and isn't accepted geological theory. I am sure Archeo has the same structure. These committee members have a
lifetime of work invested into accepted theories, and overturning said theories would (in their minds) negate all their achievements in the field.
I think academia underestimates the industry of early humans. Too often we ascribe primitive thought processes to their primitive lifestyles...IMO
they were humans like us, with the capacity to invent and problem solve. No one thinks of farmers as engineers, but on a daily basis they use what
they have at hand: duct tape and bailing wire, to engineer solutions.