posted on Nov, 13 2011 @ 06:28 PM
This thread is about a book and a theory.
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This number comes up many times.
11,500 years ago.
This is in reference to history,the beginning of many cultures around the world.
Why is it the the modern homo sapiens have been in existence for at least 200,000 years,but ,yet,we only know of the last 12,000 years as far as a
And from many of these cultures,we hear of a great deluge,a flood.We hear of a great destruction and a rebirth of man.
Before I delve into the book ,let's look at some facts.
The Younger Dryas is one of the most well-known examples of abrupt change. About 14,500 years ago, the Earth's climate began to shift from a cold
glacial world to a warmer interglacial state. Partway through this transition, temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere suddenly returned to
near-glacial conditions (Figure 6). This near-glacial period is called the Younger Dryas, named after a flower (Dryas octopetala) that grows in cold
conditions and became common in Europe during this time. The end of the Younger Dryas, about 11,500 years ago, was particularly abrupt. In Greenland,
temperatures rose 10° C (18° F) in a decade (Figure 6
The Younger Dryas period and the end of it 11,500 years ago.
Scientists say they have found the trigger of a sharp cooling 13,000 years ago that plunged Europe into a mini ice age.
New scientific findings suggest that a large comet may have exploded over North America 12,900 years ago, explaining riddles that scientists have
wrestled with for decades, including an abrupt cooling of much of the planet and the extinction of large mammals.
So,let's take a look at this book and it's research and claims.
The tradition of a Golden Age existing in the distant past, and of a fall from grace into barbarism due to catastrophes of apocalyptic
proportions, is enshrined in the memories and ancient writings of many peoples. These notions are, however, conventionally regarded as pure invention.
The existence of a surprising amount of factual evidence which suggests that these accounts are actually based on a series of events really
experienced by humankind, is generally either ignored or treated with great caution by established scholarship, largely because attempts to explain
how this Golden Age came to an end have hitherto been unconvincing or uncomfortably threatening to orthodox interpretations of history. The real
history of humanity is, however, far more dramatic and interesting than the conventional version implies. When the Earth Nearly Died offers an
exciting and challenging new interpretation of the information currently available to us.
Among the fundamental geophysical effects experienced by Earth were a massive fracturing of the crust, a realignment of Earth's axis, elevation
of new mountains, and widespread rearrangement of land and sea. These changes were accompanied by an appalling global conflagration, a gigantic flood,
and what has been described as 'collapsed sky' conditions. A bombardment by debris from the disintegrated satellite of the destroyed planet added to
the worldwide chaos.
Much of Earth's animal and plant life was annihilated by these frightful events. Remains were often buried hundreds of feet below and within vast
new deposits which smothered huge areas, both on land and under the sea. Elsewhere they lay piled in caves, choked rock fissures, or were massed into
veritable hills. Some havens and refuges did exist, offering shelter to various faunal and floral species from flood or fire - then to have to endure
the appalling conditions which followed. These included intense cold, occasioned by chronic atmospheric pollution which severely restricted the solar
radiation reaching the Earth, loss of vital resources such as shelter, tools and sources of warmth and nourishment. The extent of the damage was so
great that the immediate survivors found themselves literally catapulted into what was, in effect, a new world.
Could this theory explain the many mysteries of ancient history that plague us.
And the biggest question of all,how far did the human race get culturally and technically before it was destroyed?
What are your thoughts of this?