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I put my hand up and asked the professor and class, "if humans just appeared on Earth a little sliver of time ago, why didnt the Dinosaurs, who lived for like a hundred million years, why didnt they build skyscrapers and have cell phones?"
Failure of a suggested underlying mechanism for a theory explaining observed data does not invalidate the theory itself, nor does the absence of such a mechanism. For example, no underlying mechanism is put forward here to explain why the Earth is expanding. But the conventional FE mechanism underlying 'tectonic plate movement' is so ludicrous as to cause wonder as to the extent to which 'scientists' can ignore well-known laws of science in seeking an explanation of observed data.
Convection cells can only form in fluids, and the nearest planet-scale fluid rock to the 'tectonic plates' is in the outer core, some 2900 km down.
its artistic representation changing significantly in response to new interpretations of its remains.
Originally posted by luciddream
Hi OP, of course Dinosaurs could have "advanced" in a different path, it did not have to be technological.
Originally posted by Tuttle
No evidence for it, that is generaly why we think, dont know for sure, but think they did not have sky scrapers and cellphones. There is no evidence for it. Generaly when there is no evidence for something, we do not generaly accept it as being true. On account of there being zero evidence.
They would have absolutely no clues or evidence that we went to Mars or had cities
Pretty sure when they find the wreckage of industrial cargo container ships and crude carriers the length of 4 football pitches, they would more than likely piece it together.edit on 20-2-2013 by Tuttle because: (no reason given)
They have placed a time capsule on one of them for the last pictures project.
Since 1963, more than eight hundred spacecraft have been launched into geosynchronous orbit, forming a man-made ring of satellites around the Earth. These satellites are destined to become the longest-lasting artifacts of human civilization, quietly floating through space long after every trace of humanity has disappeared from the planet.
Trevor Paglen’s The Last Pictures is a project that marks one of these spacecraft with a visual record of our contemporary historical moment. Paglen spent five years interviewing scientists, artists, anthropologists, and philosophers to consider what such a cultural mark should be. Working with materials scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Paglen developed an artifact designed to last billions of years—an ultra-archival disc, micro-etched with one hundred photographs and encased in a gold-plated shell. In Fall 2012, the communications satellite EchoStar XVI will launch into geostationary orbit with the disc mounted to its anti-earth deck. While the satellite’s broadcast images are as fleeting as the light-speed radio waves they travel on, The Last Pictures will remain in outer space slowly circling the Earth until the Earth itself is no more.
Survive few thousands years maybe, but not over 100-200 million years, Heck humans can't even comprehend that amount of time.. our peak of technological advanced is only 400yrs.... not even a pixel in the grand scheme.
If human intelligence was develpoed by natural means in the few thousands of years we`ve been here, why could a reptialian race not develop intelligence to form civilization as well?
Why would "GOD"/ancient astronuats/ETs choose mammals for developing rather than reptiles?
If monkeys could evolve into human, why not reptiles?
Also, if the planet Earth went through an event that caused its crust to liquify and turn molten, how could we ever tell a super ancient highly technical civilization/race existed?
I do not believe in alien intervention or anything... i just believe humans have cycled thru civilization and destruction countless times on earth, some are high advanced thus now, some could have been lower tier.
Even if they did have skyscrapers and modern technology like us there is absolutely no way there would be evidence of it now.
How would a tanker survive 100~ million years??
Modern buildings and structures would not even outlast the pyramids, so how can you expect them to last millions of years? A tanker would rust away in no time leaving no traces...