klaus dona has a few interesting presentations floating around you tube..
the one im linking here is about curious artifacts from the past...
regarding our past..
It is obvious that a high culture (or more than one) existed here on earth in what we call "pre-history".
Honestly we do not know very much about them.
The "Ancient Aliens" hypothesis (one of my old favorites since the von daniken 70s) is really only attractive if we DENY ANCIENT HUMAN
but the conservative anthro/archeo crowd still agree that humans (truly modern homo sapiens sapiens) have been around here for 100k years or so...
in the approximate 6-8k years of recorded history we have managed to do some noteworthy things, we invented toothpaste, yo-yos, air
what do you think we(they/us) could have done in the first 92 thousand years? (or MORE)
it is not unreasonable to assume that the ruins on the moon (if real) are OURS. If there really is a mars/egypt connection it makes more sense in
terms of a human culture than an alien one.
considering the distances involved, it is really MORE LIKELY, that any genetically compatible "space brothers" actually came from here and
the "Gods" of old could simply be survivors of some deep space exploration team. time dilation and all, many years pass here and when the team
finishes their mission in 20 years of "ship time"... they return to a post acopalypse earth where their only surviving brothers are "cavemen" with no
real tech or culture, and a LOT of DNA damage caused by the weapons that destroyed everything...
planet of the apes, or a real life mutant cannibal apocalypse, civilization is gone, so we hole up somewhere safe from the idiot herds, and we try to
every now and then we make contact with the herd in a beneficent gesture, medicine, agriculture..
more often than not our envoys are attacked. many of our outposts (mere camps) are over run by the barbarians who trample our treasures because they
do not know how to operate the tech they stole from us. eventually we are wiped out all they way, or we retreat to a truly remote place of safety.
so heres a tradition of gods, space brothers, enlightened ones, atlantis, agharti, lost technology...
im trying to find a way to explain some of the "dumb" uses of obvioulsy high tech, because the common objections to this hobby pursuit revolve around
OUR WORLD VIEW.
meaning if THEY had high tech, their culture would look like US.
that is a bias, an understandable one, but a bias nonetheless...
im looking right now for an article that hit the web about 2 years back... the smithsonian reported that ceremonial jade axe heads from an ancient
chinese burial site had been polished with diamond dust.
polished to a finish that they called "space age"... the researchers were amazed not only that diamond was used industrially, but that THE DIAMOND
DUST HAD TO SEPARATED BY PARTICLE SIZE for the technique to be effective..
ok so we can reliably separate particles that small, and apply an "optical" finish to worked crystal... and we are making GRAVE GOODS?
what really confuses me is NOT the presence or absence of TECH, im ALL IN on the YES to TECH side...
but why use high tech to make some of the USELESS things that history offers us?
ever heard of the PLAIN OF JARS?
someone did that ON PURPOSE, my guess is that is was easier for them to work stone than we think.. it just doesnt make SENSE (to my way of thinking at
least ... sigh, bias again)
ok its just a hypothesis..
but we need open ended thinking. in particular when we see some of the STRANGE objects that history has left for us.
when i say strange i mean not obvious, stinking of mystery, inexplicable..
like the flute in the Klaus Dona video at about 24:10
this flute has a U shaped hole running through it. thats just a mind bender..
when i say strange i mean that if you have this kind of technology why are you making STONE FLUTES?
Christopher Dunn has some great stuff about precision in egypt...
if you can make mirror flat truly opposed GRANITE surfaces with hard interior 90 degree corners.... then what are you doing using tech like this TO
BURY MUMMIFIED BULLS?
also in the OP you mentioned that a HIGH DRILL SPEED THROUGH HARD STONE would seve as a "smoking gun"
chris dunn has a great argument surrounding the "flinders petrie drill core" that you ATSers might enjoy.. u can find it at the same link above.
high tech in the past? yes. even higher than we revisionists might want to admit to..
now that this argument is becoming more mainstream, "regular" folk are starting to admit to the possibility of
edit on 26-6-2013 by
uwascallywabbit because: spelling, linking