posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 06:28 AM
One of the subjects that fascinates me the most is the history of our planet Earth. I am a very visually stimulated person, I am entertained and more
likely to remember, be interested in, or understand a subject if there are pictures involved. It may sound adolescent to say that, but what it comes
down to is that I do not have a very creative mind and I have a short attention span, so to see a pic helps me stay focused. So for the other ATS'ers
in my boat I have included a picture to sum up what I am here to discuss...where is the information missing in the Earth's history...
As you can see above I have created a timeline of the Earth from what info I can find, life emergence, extinctions, etc.. When I hear that the
Earth is supposedly 4.5 billion years old, there have been 5 extinction events, the dinosuars lived for 165 million years or so, and other info like
this it doesn't stir my interest or seem like anything is "missing"...until I decided to create a timeline for a visual reference. I was slightly
surprised at how large of a chunk of time was missing from our knowledge of the past compared to what history we aware of.
So please fill me in on some info I may be missing or any ideas of what you may think occured in the "missing" time, because there is a very
large chunk that there is no information on, I for one believe that this is the time when a previous civilization arose and flourished on the planet.
It is absolutely ridiculous when you look at "our" time (humans) on this planet and put it next to the "missing" time to think we have been the
only advanced civilization. In 200k years we have come so far as to travel into space, communicate around the globe with the push of a button, and so
on, we are missing approximately 3 BILLION years of information.