Originally posted by jheated5
How would you explain the Industrial revolution and all the new breakthroughs with science today? I know there are dumb people out there but if you
actually put your mind to it "pun intended" we can be so much more...... We are one evolutionary spark or scientific breakthrough away from upgrading
our intelligence so to speak.....
IMO, looking back at what we actually know about the ancients, we can tell they were a hell of a lot smarter than we give them credit.
Put that alongside the amount of time that mankind has been around.
Apart from an obvious lack of evidence, whos to say we haven't reached this point in technological advancement already Just thousands of years ago.
Now if this were true, we must have lost everything somehow.
Look back at what's left from the 1800s, then the 1700s and so on, you only have to go back 500 years (roughly) and everything gets a bit misty.
Modern history as we know it doesn't span very long at all. Well on the grand scheme of things it doesn't.
Plus most of what we know about our history is based on books found throughout the ages, kept in museums, or kept in places like the Vatican.
Imagine our world today, without people, how long do you think our mark will last?
Surprisingly not very long.
In my honest opinion, I believe its possible mankind had its golden years a very long time ago.
I'm not one for government coverup conspiracies but telling everyone our time is gone, and were slowly becoming stupider isn't exactly the morale
boost we need is it?
PLUS, if we did evolve on this planet like every other creature then surely we'd have everything sorted. So it would make sense that the peak in our
intelligence would be a time where we wouldn't have to adapt ourselves to survive on our own planet?
Like the scientist said, he thinks the fact we live in cities is unnatural, and the fact we use tech to make life easier is going to end in us not
having to do anything for ourselves.
With the massive amount of time we're dealing with here, and the tiny amount of recorded history we have to go along with it, I don't see why this
theory is so far out.
Obviously except for the fact that, if it were true, it would change everything for everyone.
And is the fact we're here now, even having this debate, evidence that we'be gotten dumb and forgetful over the past few thousand years?
edit on 13-11-2012 by Wongbeedman because: (no reason given)