on the one hand, we have the mainstream sci community. these are folk who claim
that science is a continual process of collective additive improvement and adjustment where old models are replaced by more successul models
That they are RIGHT about what they tell us.
theres a contradiction built in to this, according to science ITSELF, it isnt RIGHT, it is a close approximation of RIGHT for use NOW until it is replaced by a closer approximation...
the resistance of science to embrace anomalous data is a sad mistake, for it is the anomalous data that offers us the fastest way out of our caveman problem.
looking at the pieces that DO NOT fit our model is the best way to improve our model.
but on the other side we have woowoos, even if they are right, the mainstream has not yet given them the nod, this alone will keep the herd away..
This argument, the discussion of our ancestors and the mysteries of earlier life on this planet, is spoiled by the large number of folk who have already picked sides..
off the top of my head we have the theosophists, the cayce crowd, each of the major religions, the EVD folk, the more specific but related Sitchin people, and the more sci oriented but very similar themes of Hoagland.
i know theres more of us wierdos but this is just for illustration...
then youve got mainstream science, which claims to be free of all the superstitions of the above crowd, but is riddled with assumptions of their own. Many of the assumptions of science are clung to with the strength of a religious belief, and for the same reasons, an old respected man wrote it into a book long ago (LOL)
for example, i took archeology 101 a few years back at the city college for fun. with a straight face my prof told us that the inca had no written language and no knowledge of the wheel. we then learned about the quippas (sp?) or knotted cords which served as a recorded language, and we saw photos of wheeled toys.
the same guy also told us that the Olmec had no knowledge of metalworking, he then went on to tell us that the Olmec were MASTER GOLDSMITHS.
The average debunker is usually satisfied with an appeal to authority type argument. The average wierdo is really doing the same thing, you see it here all the time as people post snips from their authority figures (mainstream or woowoo)
but what we really gotta do instead is OPEN UP OUR EYES. pretty much each of the models on the table has flaws and strengths, which is why each has supporters although we havent found THE TRUTH yet.
we have to be willing to chuck old models and replace them, even if that means we enter into a personal identity crisis and have to redefine ourselves and our role in the world.. ITS A JOURNEY
and it seems that people very much like us have been making that journey here on earth for a very long time.
The regular picture is upsetting itself, we dont have to help that happen, at the age of 42, ive already seen the "official" threshold of civilization get pushed back from greece to egypt to sumer...
now we have harrapa, mojeno daro, marcahuasi, catalhuluk, and a whole lotta other places i cant spell.
but the "regular" folk dont know about these sites, "Regular" folk know what they learned in school...
so if it all started in egypt in 3kbc... and THESE OTHER GUYS were doing it in 15kbc... then we gotta have aliens... but thats only because the official picture says NO SMART PEOPLE. but the official picture is always changing, it just takes time for the academic trickle down effect to hit people outside of specialized fields
but of course theres no reason that say that we DONT got aliens, the 2 arguments dont really have to connect.
what if there was a "high tech" human culture here without aliens? or what if those folk were high tech and had alien contact? or what if those folk "were" aliens (human space colonists arriving on earth from elsewhere)... what if high tech ancient earth humans fled a pole shift and took a long relativistic trip through space and are only coming back home about now after thousands of "local" years? OMG theyd be time travelers, ancient earth people, and aliens from space ALL AT ONCE.
Model Agnosticism is the way to go.
and PS i cant believe nobody posted a pic of the wild haired guy from that alien history tv show (love it!) is that fad already passe?
edit on 30-8-2012 by uwascallywabbit because: stuff
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