Ancient Astronaut Theory?
Does anyone have any opinions on the ancient astronaut theories that extraterrestrials have visited this planet in the distant past and helped us jump start our current intelligent existence? Anyone watch the history channel series Ancient Aliens? I’d like to see what others think on these theories – I think there is too much evidence to be ignored.
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Hard to say what the motive would be since their existence hasn’t been broadcast to the entire planet. One part of theory is that we were genetically altered by different races of alien species which brought humans out of a ‘neanderthal’ type existence and into an alien-human hybrid intelligent being which we are today. Their motive could possibly be that this planet has great potential to be a strong spiritual existence in the universe, Until we can crack the entire human genetic code or these being make themselves known to us and tell the whole story we are stuck with theories at this point. The ‘missing link’ between the intelligent design and the Darwin evolutionary theory may lie somewhere in this theory as well. Darwin himself proclaimed he never truly had the entire evolution pattern figured out and knew something was ‘missing’….something to ponder
It stands to reason that aliens would plant primitive but intelligent life on a planet, especially if they are lacking in themselves, that they can see the progresses that we make and adopt innovations to their advantage. But not just scientific but all kinds of advances we make in social, political, emotional, humanitarian but I think that the biggest motivation for aliens to do this is our imaginations. Culture, art, fiction all these artistic things are invaluable. The entertainment value, not from watching us suffer, but what we create of it all. No doubt they would be unlike their own culture.
But this does not explain the existence of material life, well on our planet maybe, but these aliens had to evolve from the dirt, as our theories go, or the aliens that planted those aliens on their planet. At some point life spawned from the inanimate, and if such a thing could only be orchestrated by intelligence then such an intelligence would not be material in nature. You are then looking at evolved energy, or something metaphysical, or it is all just a fluke.
@christian92, Ah, my fault :)
But what makes a source reliable? Even our government isn’t reliable and lies and tells fairy tales. You never really now the whole truth until you go look for yourself.
Reliable is a spectrum, where very reliable on the one end and completely bullocks on the other end. I think that quantum mechanics is quite reliable even though I haven;t done the experiments myself. I don’t think our government isn’t reliable, I think it’s only unreliable in some self serving ways.
The problem lies in that you can’t always look for yourself, and you still need information. So you need to be skeptical or else you will only end up with rubbish in your head.
That said, I am more of a Nietzschean, so I don’t believe in Truth, only in perspectives you can overcome :)
Well, there is another theory for that which says evolution is not a slow gradual process as many people think but that it comes in huge bursts, when environmental pressures are so high everything evolves more quickly. So in this case, Occam’s razor should apply. There hasn’t been any evidence for non-earth genes/technology/anything else. Also, there are competing theories (like psychedelics) that could also have transformed us about 60,000 years ago. Darwin knew almost nothing of the evidence we know now, and we know ALOT more than, for example, creationists claim we do.
@martijn, No problem :)
I don’t now what Nietzsche said exactly, but as far as I can see you have the same view as me: Understandings of the world which continuously evolve, right? So you never know the truth, but work yourself towards it by changing your understandings again and again… at least that’s how I (try to) do it. Did you mean that?
And you’re of course right, there are sources which are more reliable than others, but there is still that possibility.
So now we are completely off topic ;) But I think most has been said.
There is plenty of evidence all around the world that can’t be explained. I suggest you study the items like antikytheria device, the piri reis map, baghdad batttery, cystal skulls etc and places like the Egyptian pyramids, Puma Punku, Markawasi etc. The When you study these items and places carefully there is plenty to question. For example Puma Punku ruins in Bolivia (dated thousands of years ago) – The stone remnants left there are made of diorite (The only stone harder is diamond) and the grooves in these stones are perfectly straight and interlock with each other. No way a stone age culture could have done this with their tools and lack of mathematical skills. And how did they quarry these stones and transfer them? How could they have possibly mined diamond? There HAS to be another explanation. When you study ancient texts from all around the world that claim that ‘gods’ and ‘angels’ came down from heaven in fiery chariots and had sex with their women and showed them new technology you have to conclude something.
And lets not forget Area 51, Bob Lazar, Travis Walton, Benny and Barney Hill and all the thousands and thousands of UFO sightings and alien encounters all over the world. You can’t just ignore these people.
The researchers I mentioned have done phenomenal work. Start there. Theres plenty of evidence you probably never heard of.
So…..While this guy came up with a very clever way of standing up one block on end, he used it by constructing a wooden structure using steel bolts and lumber from a modern sawmill. Next i would like to see him raise a horizontal block on top of 2 vertical blocks….all using technology from thousands of years ago, not modern stuff…I’m not convinced at all.
@jesusbob – “In fact, I cannot think of one ancient structure that cannot be explained”
Research Puma Punku, this has baffled traditional modern archaelogists since it was discovered. The stones there are cut to precise 90 degree angles with 90 degree interior cuts – all of which are very smooth that can only be replicated on modern machining equipment (research Christopher Dunn) The ‘H’ blocks are made from diorite – an extremely hard rock that can only be cut by diamond tipped tools. There are many of these ‘H’ blocks at the site and all of them are exactly the same and interlock with each other. There was no wood to transport these stones, since the site lies several thousand feet above the top of the tree lines, let alone no one can figure out where the stones came from in the first place. Even more astounding is the fact that the site is in almost complete ruins, with pieces of the blocks scattered everywhere – it literally looks like there was an explosion.
Now there are a couple explanations – either these stone aged people had very advanced technology that was somehow lost (the tools or records have not been found) or they had help from another advanced society (aliens). It is NOT too far fetched at all…there are billions and billions and billions of planets and stars out in this universe – we know very very very very very little about any of them – to think that we are the only intelligent species in this uni/multiverse is both ignorant and arrogant. We are confined to what we know on this planet only, which is incredibly minute.