Cool, I like how you think Alex. If you think about the common belief of Christians, that humans in Eden was around 4-6 thousand years ago, this is our beginning. But if you think about the logic and science, we were cave men 10-15 thousand years ago (of course cavemen never existed right Christians?”) But scientific evidence tells us that we were more or less at our current level of evolution for the past 100-200 thousand years. We all know how far we have come in 20 years, imagine how far you can move within just 20 thousand years (but a fraction of human pre-history).
@Ray, thanks dude. A lot can happen in 20,000 years. Damn, thats about one year for our solar system. Whered the evidence go? Well, imagine if we died off tomorrow, nothing we built lasts without maintenance. The internet would disappear, things would deteriorate. We write on paper, and store things digitally. We’re bound to be erased. We consider ourselves intelligent, so others could have made the same mistake (If its a mistake at all) Could also be in the ocean, given that the water rises and falls a lot over time. The pressure is a bitch, and destroys most things. /
A few years ago, one teacher of mine drew a line across the whiteboard (which was a few metres wide) representing the Earth’s existence, explaining that the time humans have been on Earth would represent the last centimeter or so. It may not have been exactly mathematically correct, but the idea got across as i was simply astounded.
It really seems possible that some sort of life form existed before us, but that evidence of their existence has simply deteriorated over massive amounts of time. I like to think that perhaps they were wiped out by their own nuclear weapons, a la Cold war but with missiles fired. Wouldn’t it be ironic if that were to happen to us :P
@Alex & Ray,
I used to be interested in legends of advanced ancient civilizations that may have come before us. If you watch the documentary ‘life after people’ you will see that almost everything we have built could be gone in about 100 years. Well everything but satellites, which if orbiting high enough, can stay in space forever.
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