posted on Aug, 24 2007 @ 05:14 PM
Hello everyone. This is my first post after having come to this site many times in the past, but never done any consistent lurking.
This thread in particular is quite interesting to me as I have a strong yet casual fondness for ancient civilizations.
I have to admit that I skimmed quite a bit of the thread once the more intense debating kicked in. After a couple pages I found myself thinking of a
few points that were only mentioned a few times, though I'd still like to chime in.
As was touched upon, a lot of contributors to this thread are assuming that a technologically advanced civilization requires evidence of its existence
in a form that we are familiar with. Concrete, steel, rebar, glass, radiation, plastics...sure, all of that stuff might be around in 5000 or 10000
years if our civilization wipes itself out with a thorough nuclear cleansing. However, in my opinion, to assume that every other civilization that has
existed should also leave the same exact evidence is narrow-minded.
Consider this for a moment. We live in a time when the vast majority of people are driven by one thing: money. Plastics are used so much these days
because plastic is cheap, practical, durable, and can be fashioned into so many useful forms. Steel/rebar is the same way. These are inventions and
discoveries that were made as a result of our civilizations accumulated knowledge over the centuries. But how can we assume that a civilization like
the Egyptians would have come to the same point in their growth if they had been given more time? What if a civilization existed which wasn't
concerned with personal wealth, but rather they were a people who worked together to further the population as a whole rather than that of the
Another point I feel work making is that perhaps other civilizations were not so focused on the physical world as we are. Is it not a possibility that
they could have lived in stone structures (which we still see evidence of today), had much, much smaller populations, and focused their energies on
the study of the spiritual and mental realms? I think that our civilization has only begun to scratch the surface of what is possible with regard to
the human mind. I also believe that perhaps certain people (i.e. governments who prefer to keep certain knowledge secret) possess knowledge, and maybe
even abilities, which us common folk are not aware of. Taking that a bit further, perhaps there could have been some sort of massive catastrophe or
conflict involving mental, spiritual, or some other unknown warfare. Who knows?
Is it possible that perhaps there have been remnants of these lost civilizations scattered around the world but they were collected by powerful
governments and organizations in order to hide the existence of those civilizations from modern knowledge? Who knows what is kept within underground
bunkers and other top secret facilities around the world. We assume that places like Area 51 are used for research for new technologies. But what if
they are also used to hide secrets of the past?
And speaking of underground facilities, what if these ancient peoples found it more to their liking to dwell underground instead of building up like
we do? I know it's a stretch, but can such a possibility be easily denied?
I think it's very important to keep a VERY open mind about this whole broad topic of lost advanced civilizations. Maybe we're looking in the wrong
places by assuming we'll find evidence of their existence out in the open where we dwell today. There could be junk of theirs littering the deepest
parts of the oceans or buried deep underground, or perhaps they left no evidence that we would consider tell-tale signs of advancement at all. Or
perhaps there never was any such civilizations at all (we can't rule that out either, as many have pointed out). For all we know, the ice ages, with
the destructive power of huge glaciers, wiped away the evidence.