There is also nothing that says they didn't understand what they were doing. We have no idea if they did this intentionally or otherwise.
uh well making a cup like that would make it obvious they meant to do it that way, that cup takes a decent amount of time and skill to make.
assuming that they understood anything beyond grinding up gold and silver and putting it in glass makes it reflect light differently is the problem.
they knew what they were doing, that doesn't mean they were nanotech experts.
It also doesn't imply they didn't.
this is an appeal to ignorance, the evidence we have from roman artisans says they didn't know anything about nano tech, assuming otherwise is
I do not know much of the Maya blue only what the member above posted. Either way it is still interesting esp since you are taught that they
were basically cavemen and didn't know anything yet they knew a lot for their time. It may not be up to our standards but for the time they were
oh please, only idiots trying to make people thousands of years ago into super-science cultures to sneer at modern culture because most people don't
believe them says crap like this.
no one teaches that the mayan were cavemen, stop making stuff up, they just knew less than us.
I agree they are cool and interesting but how do we know they don't imply advanced knowledge? I think our ancestors were a lot smarter and
advanced than we give them credit for. Just because their advancements don't equal ours doesnt mean for their time they weren't advanced.
Thanks for the reply. I appreciate a skeptical reply to this.
if the romans had advanced knowledge they would have written it down, they were prolific in recording everything.
unless you have evidence of this advanced understanding of how nanotech works from the romans, it doesn't matter what it implies. dude they believed
in four elements, that lightning was the product of a god displeased with humans and that leperosy was a curse! the average person wasn't too
knowledgeable but the intellectuals did figure out the earth was round 2500 years ago, it moved. sadly they still believed light objects fall faster
than heavy ones, the brain was not the center of intelligence and that there was a condition called "hysteria" which was caused by being a woman.
anyone who thinks that this stuff is a matter of "smarts" is wrong, this is a matter of knowledge of the world, and whether you view the answers you
have as good enough already. a lot of what the ancients believed persisted for thousands of years, and most of it was wrong.
the ancients were advanced but were wrong on a lot, mostly because of how they went about understanding things.
often it was purely intuition, or aesthetics, logic tended to conform to expectations, not evidence.