June 5, 2008
So many unanswered questions pertaining to ancient articles, which seem to contradict out understanding of our history. To assume that someone ‘out there’ was responsible, though it can not necessarily be ruled out, seems to not give credit to the mind nor ability of ancient ‘man’.
Humans, unless you take the obviously ridiculous view that we and the planet earth, came into being apparently at 9am the 26th October 4004 BC. On the other hand, if you aren’t deluded by dogma and blind faith, you may realize that we ‘humans’ have been in our present form for possibly more than a hundred thousand years.
Now considering the amazing progress ‘man’ has made in the last 10,000 years (just after the last Ice Age), it would not surprise me that ‘man’, in the say 100,000 years prior to the last Ice Age, may have been a lot more capable than we believe.
The fact that there is no real concrete evidence, does not necessarily mean, that civilizations prior to the last Ice Age did not exist. Hey, 3 to 4 kilometers of Northern hemisphere glaciation, during the last ice ages, would not leave much in the way of evidence in those areas… if you want to see what glaciation is capable of, check out the Norwegian fjords, which on occasion tower 1,500 meters plus (5,000′) above see level and to similar depths below the current sea level!
Note also that with such huge amounts of glacial ice, the sea level must have been also much lower. So whatever evidence that may have existed could have been under 122 meters (400′) of oceans for tens of thousands of years, since ‘humans’ tend to cluster around coastal and river basins.
Other possible catastrophes for early civilizations, may have been due to the impact of large asteroids and comets on our little pale blu dot, events which may have been responsible, not only for the extinction of the Dinosaurs, but may, in fact probably was, responsible for ‘The Flood of Noah’.
There are so many events which may have destroyed evidence of previous civilizations; or in fact current civilizations, events such as catastrophic volcanic events or asteroidal impacts, which over the millennia have been numerous… hey it’s not just man trying to wipe out man. OK so there’s plenty of opportunities, to mask the origin of inexplicable ancient articles or artifacts.
Then there’s the remarkable fact that the Chinese Admiral Zheng He, almost 1,000 years ago, who’s enormous ships were up to 146 meters (600′) long and could carry as many as 2,000 people, traveled extensively around the world and mapped his journeys meticulously… a fact which was not know until quite recently.
So from the fact that the technology used by Admiral Zheng He, was not beyond humans say 10,000 or more years ago, and making the allowance that you don’t need huge ships to navigate the oceans; a fact proved by the Vikings, it’s quite possible that the all important and transportable maps, could have been created, passed on and copied for thousands of years… a fact that may explain, the ever more incredible ancient Antarctic maps, showing land masses covered by kilometers of ice and supposedly unknown till the 50’s.