posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 07:04 PM
Originally posted by subject x
The ability to do all these things by hand is still there. The drive is gone. The work ethic sucks. Centuries of labor saving devices have spoiled us
to the point of not even being able to comprehend spending the effort, time, and skill requred to accomplish the task.
As an aside, I always see the "expert" stone workers trotted out to say "we couldn't do it today". Well, they're right. They couldn't. I
work construction, and every trade out there just plain sucks, my own included. The concrete, the framing, plumbing, electric, paint, everything is
just crap. There's too much emphasis on "get 'r done and get the check" to bother with anything resembling plumb, level. straight, accurate
angles, or anything like that. We used to complain about how bad the concrete work was. The builders said "yeah, but they're fast".
No wonder they "can't do it today".
I know this will probably piss off every tradesman who reads it, but before taking offense, think about all the trades that butt up against yours, and
the slop they leave that you have to deal with, and I think you will see my point.
edit on 13-8-2012 by subject x because:
It's a shame, but yeah, I see it on the engineering side too. Cut corners, let marketing do the "engineering", and the engineers just pass it
along as a design. I'm ashamed of my profession some days as technology more and more is just used to push some more junk at us. The ancients build
massive pyramids, beautiful huge statues, temples, and a host of other wonders. I have rarely seen a project funded to what it actually takes to do a
job right, just what it takes to get it done.
Seriously, for all our advancement, the pinnacle of our generation is... the iPad? Nah, we have been to the Moon and Mars, but most people you ask
today would say they'd rather have an iPhone than try to understand the science behind our Mars missions... unless they could watch it on their
Iphone that is.
Back on OP, some very good points raised about tools, but I don't think I'm convinced that it explains Puma Punku. That really is a pretty amazing
place. There is something to say about the desire to do things, but beating your head and hands against granite is not really that desirable. Using
copper just doesn't seem reasonable. As for diamond to be useful as a tool, they would have needed to be able to work with it, and that would
require fairly advanced knowledge. I don't think there is any evidence that the race that build Puma Punku had that capability. There aren't any
diamond shaped tools anywhere in the region that I've heard of. Of course, there aren't any laser cutters laying around either. So to be
desirable, it had to be achievable and not take a number of years to carve one stone. There may be human achievable answers to this somewhere, but
I'm not sure crude tools and a go get'em attitude covers it.
But Ancient Aliens is crap. Sorry, but my Christian perspective sees it only as religion bashing. Doesn't seem to matter how stupid their
interpretations are, as long as it gives another interpretation and they can throw the word "science" in, put it on the air. Even ignoring the
religious aspect, their technological grasp is weak to say the least. If I hear "What else could it be..." one more time with absolutely no
rebuttal, I think I'll break my tv.