Originally posted by K9millionaire
Here's my theory. Early Humans were nudged into civilization. Humans have been on earth for roughly one millions years according to current fossil
evidence. For 990,000 of those years we were dumb hunter/gatherers. Suddenly, 10,000 years ago we began inventing language, building monuments,
etc.all around the world at the same time. The similarities among early civilizations are too strong to chalk up as simple coincidence. On top of that
there are engineering feats among these early civs that are impossible to explain.
Wrong. Homo sapien is only ~ 200,000 years old. Before us there were other species of Homo, dating back to what we believe to be Homo erectus from
~1.8MYA. Before Homo erectus, the earliest hominids, dating back roughly 6-7MYA, were Australopithecines (human-chimp hybrids like Lucy).
We have no way to find out when spoken language was introduced to our genus, as it is undocumented, but chances are that spoken language is much older
than 10,000 years. We do know that there is a connection between quality of food and intelligence, and we do know that ~10,000 years ago was when we
first discovered agriculture and began domesticating animals. Prior to this, we were hunter gatherers, and high quality food was not sustainable.
So, with agriculture came the ability to settle down, trade, and create cities and villages, hence the population boom in the Fertile Crescent.
Resulting from this, cuneiform was developed in Sumer as a means of documenting livestock and other supplies, thus leading to the dawn of written
One thing to keep in mind is that technology is not linear; it progresses exponentially. The advancements in technology that we are making are
advancing at such a fast rate now that tech from even five years ago is quickly becoming obsolete. Think of how long we relied on fire before we
harnessed electricity, or how long we relied on analog before we went digital. To say that people who relied on older tech were dumb is a gross
misunderstanding how human intelligence. The capacity of our brains has not changed; a child in the middle ages could be taught the same things as a
child growing up in modern times, as could a child in ancient Sumer or Egypt. What has changed, however, is our collective knowledge as a species.
The scope of building these monuments often goes ignored; the pyramids in Egypt and South America weren't built in a few days, neither were the giant
statues buried within Easter Island carved in a short time. These projects took a ton of time and man-power.
Seriously, the ancient alien theory is more idiotic than believing in god. "We don't know... SO IT MUST HAVE BEEN DA ALIENZ!!! HUR DURRRU DURR HURR