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Everything you believe about the history of the world is false.
Originally posted by RAY1990
Very insightful and true.
But do you not think we have one trait that separates us from the rest?
I do, I believe that it is our ability to understand. Our knowledge and ability to learn separates us from the rest in my eyes, we could and should be the vanguards of life on Earth but yet we do nothing but destroy it.
Fair enough other animals have shown compassion not dissimilar to a human, animals such as dolphins or primates. These animals however have no ability to understand and reason like we do. I agree though, we are nothing but an exotic yet fundamental element of the universe.
Originally posted by Sump3
As for this thread, I think that it is quite hard for us to judge something that we never saw through our set of eyes. But the evidence I've stumbled upon and summarized through various ancient texts leads to the conclusion that there was a civilization before us that did things more different then we do.
I don't wish to be rude, but I cannot help observing that people who put great stock in the wisdom of the ancients must be very ignorant about modern scholarship, research and understanding.
The categorisation of the Ages of Man into gold, silver, heroic, bronze and iron comes from Hesiod, not from Hindu or Vedic mythology as you claim. The Kali Yuga is not the same thing as the Iron Age.
The Hindu and Vedic writings also make reference to four ages (Yuga) termed: Satya, Treta, Dwapara and Kali. According to the Laws of Manu these four ages total 4.32 million years. These four yugas make up a Maha Yuga, a Chatur Yuga, or a Divya Yuga. 1000 Maha Yugas taken together equals one day of Brahma or 4.32 billion years. Brahma’s night is of an equal length which is also 4.32 billion years. Taken together Brahma’s day and night are 8.64 billion years in total. Brahma lives for 36,000 "Brahma days" so his lifespan is equivalent to 311 trillion, 40 billion years. After his death there is an equivalent period of 311 trillion, 40 billion years when the Universe is unmanifest. Then a new Brahma is born and the cycle starts all over again. Taken together the life and the death of Brahma equals 622 trillion, 80 billion years. This equals one cycle out of innumerable cycles in the Vedic Universe.
“For the gods keep hidden from men the means of life.” - Hesiod, Works and Days (Greek epic 8th or 7th century B.C.)
I'm not sure I would rule out the dolphins unless we define intelligence as human type only.
First thing we need to get a grip with is humans are the most destructive and vicious animal this planet as ever created. You know that Si Fi scene where some alien race comes to a new planet and eats all its life forms and totally destroys the planet as they pillage the natural resources...THAT IS US!!!
Maybe many are just not in touch with who we really are?
Wow we are so special. So lets look at this. Our brian is large compared to other animals, but what is more important is the resources our bodies put into it. We put about 1/3 of out energy into our brains and that is a ridicules amount compared to other animals. Ok so what? What if ANY animal with the same resources would have the same ability to think abstractly? We think so much in the abstract we spend about 90% of our time there... You can't even cook breakfast without doing it abstractly first.
But is this special? It could just be just a formula of brain size plus energy invested equals abstract abilities...boy we must be special.
Is a cheetah special because it is the fastest land animal? It just happens to be the fastest, and we just happen to have the most brain power...
Our brains are not as powerful as many might think, Read the book Invisible Gorilla and you would get my point. Our brains fake us out most of the time, because it really doesn't have the power to process EVERYTHING as we think it does. Maybe the next higher formula would do just that, but it is not us...we are not special...
Originally posted by iterationzero
reply to post by CircleOfDust
Right. So we can build a scale model of it in Las Vegas out of glass and metal that, while shorter by about 120 feet, has nearly 4500 rooms and literally hundreds of times the interior space and is still structurally sound enough to be a casino... but we couldn't build one out of rock that has essentially no real interior room? Makes absolute sense!
Originally posted by DarkNite
reply to post by CircleOfDust
It's the end of the great cycle, where God hits the reset button on Earth. Eventually the golden age will return its beginning cycle, once the earth recovers from the devastation.
I've said before that I believe humans are far older than we are taught in school and older than most believe but that's because they take what their teachers say as fact and that's it. they don't question it further. I enjoy finding people who do the opposite and look at the evidence for themselves. I've also said that we go through periods of great advances and either wipe ourselves out or something happens to send us back into the Stone Age. Then we start all over. If it resets after this cycle when will that happen? Wasn't the end of the cycle suppose to be in 2012? It makes sense that it would start over as I have said because the Mayans said when our cycle ends its not the end of humanity but a new beginning. 'A golden age' and the golden age was first on your list so it makes sense to me that it starts over. But when? When does this 'iron age' end?
Until you or someone can build a real pyramid or balance a rock like at corral castle to the degree of perfection of the original, you're just speculating.
Fact: no one in modern times ever has.
You know full well, that what you are saying is not what the OP means. Don't be pedantic!
Originally posted by CircleOfDust
Either that or you're just playing dumb and misrepresenting my post. In either case it's a darn shame.