posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 10:36 AM
In my opinion, much more weight should be placed on ancient texts, myths, and beliefs. It isn't the "why" as much as it is the purpose, or result,
of the text or message that has transcended time that we should be paying attention to.
For example, several civilizations depict "a fight between the star gods that wreaked havoc upon the Earth". This often gets dismissed as religious
ridiculousness, since we know how and why stars are formed or die, and it has nothing to do with a battle between gods. However, obviously the people
that depicted or wrote about these events saw or experienced something....whether it be a meteor shower, the vision of comets, etc. And given the
similarities of events that apparently transpired all over the world at a time when, as far as we have been able to prove, have no way of spreading
this information efficiently, it stands to reason *something* happened that people took notice of. If the Earth and Universe function in cycles, this
could be important information for future generations to know.
I read ancient texts like real estate ads. I remove all of the adjectives and beliefs and only focus on the main event or effect, not the cause which
is often not scientifically based but rather belief based.
Not knowing the "why" does not negate the "event", or that there was an event, in my opinion.
I always think about the fact that if a cataclysm occured on Earth, what of our information would be saved? After 100 years? 200 years? Even if, say
iPads, survived for fifty years, what good would they be? Generations would be focused on survival, farming, medicine, etc. Schools would once again
teach hunting, building....not typing, programming. It would take several generations before communities were formed and people's basic needs were
met enough to allow time to once again dabble in and explore technology. By this time, the original people with the knowledge would be dead and most
Even if cell towers remained, they would very much look like alien-built temples to people born with no prior knowledge of technology. Myths would be
told about people able to communicate all over the world with just their fingers. These stories would change as they were passed from generation to
generation, much like a game of telephone.
People tend to forget that the only reason people can spend time in labs, offices, factories, etc., is because their basic needs have already been
met. In other words, you work all day advancing computers because you can stop on the way home and within minutes have a meal. If society collapses,
these former workers will have to suspend working on computers and instead focus on getting a meal....a process that could take hours and possibly
days. It takes decades to reform communities and create/produce enough food for everyone. It would only be after this was established that people
would have more free time available to begin exploring technology once more. Meanwhile, the original knowledge/information would be pushed aside and
people would be starting from scratch.
The point is that if you look at how our society, if destroyed or greatly devastated, would look or appear 100 years or so after the cataclysm, it
wouldn't make much sense to future generations and we would become the ones building great temples to the Gods (electrical towers) and labyrinths of
knowledge (libraries/museums), etc.