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Originally posted by boncho
Originally posted by roncoallstar
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Anything like that would be long gone, especially after a worldwide disaster, except for stone that is. And that is exactly what we are left with.
That's strange. So the dinosaur bones we find are what? Just anomalies? You don't think titanium stints pinned into people's legs wouldn't be
noticeable? And tools from the stone age...
(My answer is forgetting a million other things like steel, metals, etc.)
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Well first off, lets keep in mind that no one has actually found live dinosaur bones, only fossils of them. Fossils are not actual bones, but
calcified minerals that build around and eventually replacing the rotting live material. So basically fossils are not too far off from stone based on
it's mineral composition.
Second, most metals have difficulties standing the test of time due to the metal's susceptibility to corrosion. Now that does not mean we cannot find
ancient metal artifacts, because we have, but most are in very bad shape or calcified to truly know what the original design or function was.
Lastly, there have been advanced ancient artifacts such as the Antikythera mechanism
that have been discovered and because we cannot fully explain how such devices fit into our current understanding of how advanced our ancestors were,
they are left as mysteries and left out of the history books.
Something to think about:
If our modern world were to be hit with an E.L.E. where most humans are killed off and their buildings collapsed, volcanic ash, flooding and sediment
covering the terrain for tens of thousands of years while surviving humans retreat to caves for shelter. Humanity would go through a stage of
de-evolution where the day-in-the-life is all about survival, not learning and educating.
After just a few generations, knowledge of the old world would be all but forgotten and the few stories which were passed from one generation to the
next eventually becomes myths and legends. After thousands of years later when mankind rises out of the caves and begins to rebuild and rediscover all
the lost concepts of math, science, language, architecture ...etc, they will eventually come to a point were they think they are the most advanced
civilization that has lived on this planet, since their ancestors lived in caves and didn't know things like electricity or modern tool making.
Of course this paradigm all changes when one day someone digs up a calcified iPod and say, "WTF"!
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