Thursday, February 25, 2010

200,000 Years of Man's Unknown Prehistory



History began when humans remembered to forget.

"... just when you and other nations are beginning to be provided with letters and the other requisites of civilized life, after the usual interval, the stream from heaven, like a pestilence, comes pouring down, and leaves only those of you who are destitute of letters and education; and so you have to begin all over again like children, and know nothing of what happened in ancient times, either among us or among yourselves. ...And this was unknown to you, because, for many generations, the survivors of that destruction died, leaving no written word." -- Plato, philosopher, Timaeus, 360 B.C.

"Although man knows that he has lived on this planet for millions of years, he finds a recorded history of only a few thousand years. And even these few thousand years are not sufficiently well known." -- Immanuel Velikovsky, polymath, Worlds in Collision, 1950

"If it were not for the burning of libraries in antiquity, history would not have had so many missing pages." -- Andrew Tomas, author, We Were Not the First, 1971

"It is important to understand this if we are to understand how a science or technology may rise and fall with a civilization, why the destruction of a center could lead to the almost instant evaporation or disappearance of centuries of knowledge and technical skills. Thus a nuclear war could shatter the primary centers of twentieth-century technology in a matter of days. The survivors on the periphery, although they would remember the aeroplanes and the television sets, the robots and the computers, the space machines now circling our solar system, would not be able for centuries to reproduce that technology. Apart from the almost wholesale slaughter of the technocratic class, the interconnection between those shattered centers and the equally critical interdependency between the centers and their peripheries, would be gone forever. It would be like the strands of a web which once stretched across the world, left torn and dangling in a void. A dark age would certainly follow." -- Ivan Van Sertima, historian, 'The Lost Sciences of Africa: An Overview', Blacks In Science: Ancient and Modern, Volume 5, Issues 1-2, 1983

8 comments:

Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

This Timaeus contains a clue as to how to survive future pestilence.

The highly educated are the first to die. The nomads and wanderers, the lowest, manual labourers, isolated ones survive.

Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

If gravity is caused by a build up of positive ions on the surface, then there may be a corresponding aggregation of negative ions elsewhere, causing repulsion.

I have recently learned of the theory that the earth had a massive atmosphere, akin to a gas giant, with the increase in the size of earth a result of that release of pressure on the earth. This accumulation of cloud would also accout for the human account in the bible that day and night were seen for the first time. This was a sudden event, apparently!

But the build up of negativity towards the centre of the planet would also increase pressure on the crust and material in between.
The stress engendered might account for some of the volcanic and earthquake activity. The streams of electromagnetism that we know are associated with such activity are a result of this and the interactivty of mainly solar, lunar and van Allen belt energy.

Quantum_Flux said...

CROWD SOURCING

Quantum_Flux said...

Too bad the ancients didn't back up all their data.

OilIsMastery said...

Fitz,

I agree.

OilIsMastery said...

QF,

The ancients did back up their data but time rusted the server farms into dust.

KV said...

OIM,

Ancients died off, and we evolved, get with it!

The enmasse die-off shows that they were stupid, and evolution has marched on...

Did you read The Jew by Burton?

Jeffery Keown said...

I have recently learned of the theory that the earth had a massive atmosphere, akin to a gas giant, with the increase in the size of earth a result of that release of pressure on the earth. This accumulation of cloud would also accout for the human account in the bible that day and night were seen for the first time. This was a sudden event, apparently!

That's the most absurd thing I have ever heard. How did these folks survive the massive atmospheric pressure?

Unless U B trollin'... then well-played, but that whole argument's just crazy.