posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 06:15 PM
I certainly believe that there is evidence supporting the theory that there indeed have been a, or several advanced and/or sophisticated civilizations
here on Earth long before the rise of our current one.
Perhaps, if one bear an open mind about the subject; there may even be evidence supporting the idea that we may have been visited by non-terrestrial
intelligences in the past, but, that is pure speculation until further testing have been performed on the various objects involved in this area.
Considering that our standard paradigm includes that Mankind, in this shape and form that we currently embody appeared about 200,000 years ago and
that we have barely changed, if at all, since then; it is worth considering if previous establishments of societies may have held a more sound and
reasonable approach to life and science than we do today.
For example; let us imagine that we were to create a civilization, that would prosper in peace and longevity, based upon the knowledge that we have
Which material would we use to construct our buildings? Metall erode, glass shatter and plastic decay over the course of time, and the latter
definitely has an impact on the ecological system in the long-run, and it is negative, so it should be avoided if possible.
Stone would be a good alternative, particularly granite which is a very durable material and its proportions remain the same throughout time.
I haven't done much research into limestone yet, but it commonly consists of calcite, which appear to have some rather interesting properties to it
and I would guess that the ancients used limestone specifically for one, or various reasons in construction, which we may or may not have figured out
If we were to create a civilization with ecology in mind, a good idea would also be to base our nutritional intake on vegetable foods, such as
vegetables, fruit, nuts, berries and herbs which can provide all the nutrition that the human body needs in order to function properly.
In other words; one could question whether or not we are actually more intelligent in our approach to life now than the ancients were in regards to
this point specifically.
If I am not mistaken, it wasn't until about 6,000 years ago that the first domisticated animals and genetically "altetered" plants appeared and we
incorporated them into our way of life. Perhaps, if there existed a more advanced and sophisticated civilization before that, they had already
realized that the Earth provides all the nutrition we need and have been from the very beginning.
Agriculture does not only include grains.
This is becoming a wall of text. I will try to keep this short.
If one is interested in such topics as ancient, perhaps lost civilizations, I would recommend that one do some research, specifically surrounding the
myths, legends and recorded history of the following sites:
• The Giza Plateau, Egypt
• Puma Punku, Bolivia
• Tiahuanaco, Bolivia
• Machu Piccu, Peru
• Sacsayhuamán, Peru
• Angkor Wat, Cambodia
• Chichen Itza, Mexico
• Teotihuacán, Mexico
• Göbekli Tepe, Turkey
• Hampi, India
• Khajuraho, India
• City of Petra, Jordan
• Easter Island
• Athens, Greece
• Rome, Italy
• Tikal, Guatemala
• Copan, Honduras
• Tazumal, El Salvador
• Xunantunich, Belize
• Lost continent of Lemuria
• Lost continent of Atlantis
In short; yes, I firmly believe that people would find certain remains of our civilization, and previous ones just as we have, if our world would face
the end of its time.
Perhaps not skyscrapers, cars and houses, depending on how much time would have gone by, but certainly stone monuments at least. If they were not
swallowed by the sea that is.
Also, in regards to what history and knowledge of ours that they would have potentially discovered depends completely on how we choose to preserve it
now and in the future.
Books will be destroyed and buried by the sands of time, computers, cellphones and other devices cannot reveal anything unless they are intact upon
discovery and there is a power source, and oral traditions suffer the effects of the "whisper game" but may remain partially or mostly correct if
handled carefully and without any selfish agendas from power greedy individuals interfering along the way.
So, my answer is; yes, remains of our civilization could survive and be uncovered and discovered after thousands, perhaps even millions of years,
almost regardless of what catastrophe we would face.
Good thread, as always! S+F!