I am of the opinion that everyone is entitled to their opinions, which make debates great for those who know how to listen.
Having said that, the fact that we found those megaliths and megalithic structures "stuck" on the ground is further evidence that after the ones
responsible for them have left, the people left there didn't have the means to get rid of them... or move them, or restore them to their original
1- To use trees and ropes to move those mega stones means that the trees were made of the same material of the stones, or close to it, not to be
crushed under such a massive weight, and the ropes made of some super dense material not to snap from the pressure of pulling such massive weight.
(I've seen with my own eyes how ropes and chains have given up when trying to pull and drag heavy rocks from the ground without using wheels,
something the ancients didn't have, and those rocks/ bowlders were not near as heavy as those stones).
2- ( I actually had to edit this part because I meant to say diorite, what the blocks in Puma Punku are made of and are considered grade 8 in hardness
in the Mohs scale, third to diamonds which are considered grade 10); and we all know that diamonds are the hardest minerals found on earth. This only
means that to cut and make those incisions in those stones, the tools used had to be as strong or stronger than the stones. I have yet to see
evidence of such tools. (If you are going to say that you don't see evidence of Aliens leaving tools either, when we buy a house or go to a building,
we don't find any tools used in their constructions. The architects take their tools with them)
3- I'm open to the idea of very advanced humans creating them, and then leaving. Even today we have stone age people living in such advance world.
Stone age does not necessarily refers to an epoch in time, but to a way of living (not using metal but only stones and woods as tools) and we can see
that in tribes around the world living in such conditions. I have a problem with time travel, which would require a whole post for me to explain why,
but even if it did happen, those human were "aliens" to that time and space.
4- Most people forget, avoid, or classify as myth the best evidence we have for alien visitation. Every ancient culture in the world talks about
"people" that came from the stars and created humans, and taught them about agriculture, language, reading... etc. No ancient culture takes credit for
building those monuments nor describe in their documents how they built them, or were built. But what we have is ancient documents describing those
"gods"; describing their machines and aircraft (associating what they saw with what they knew, like clouds, birds and so, except for the Hindu Vedas
texts which gave names to their space crafts).
5- I wonder what type of wood and rope did the ancients use to observe the stars and give location to stars so far from here that, as far as I know,
can't be seen with the naked eye. I wonder what type of tool they used to discover that the earth was round and went around the sun( when not too long
ago the contrary was believed). I wonder what kind of hallucinations they had, to be able to describe the earth from miles above, as you would when
looking down from a plane and, even, much further above.
When we believed that the earth was flat and was the center of the universe, the scientific community at the time thought that we were at the pinnacle
of our technology and knowledge. But now we know better. But still we behave the same way we did back then, without killing people, when it comes to
new ideas and new lines of thought. We still have the mind set of trying to explain away what we don't know, instead of admitting that we don't know.
we don't have to believe in aliens, but we should not make poor excuses to try to explain what happened in ancient times. A simple " we don't
understand it yet" would suffice. We know that science is always evolving, changing, and what we though to be truth 50 years ago have been proven
We need to change our believes, or at least be open minded, when looking at history, instead of changing history to fit it into our believes!
edit on 12/12/2012 by thegrayone because: (no reason given)