I got to thinking about how many teachers and well educated professionals have such a high overblown opinion of our present civilization’s technological achievements. The schools and universities are still pushing the strait line evolution theory where primitive man started out chipping flints in a cave to landing on the Moon. I think you should take a look at the following:
Our present civilization has no idea how the ancients cut and moved the giant 2000 ton stones under the temple at Balbek or the Egyptian pyramids. If you were to enlarge what looks like a helicopter in the above relief to the same size as today's Black Hawk helicopter the notch cut out would be the same size as the stones used to build the great Pyramid.
The Japanese tried to build a model pyramid and failed miserably. Our engineers do not know how they cut the pyramid stones and moved them. In fact, scientists have no idea why the pyramids were built IN THE FIRST PLACE so they label them as tombs. No human remains have ever been found inside the large pyramids. There are over a thousand of pyramids in Mexico and nobody knows why they were built. There are giant pyramids in China, Europe and South America.
There are pictures of Egyptians holding giant light bulbs connected to DJED columns with a heavy electric cable. Scientists have no idea how they created electricity. There are pictures of ancient flying machines above a door in the Temple at Dendra. One looks like a Blackhawk helicopter. Others resemble space vehicles. We don’t have any commercial craft that can fly into space.
The human race lost it – and we’re just coming back up (and in danger of annihilating ourselves, as well!).
The following is from Jonathan Grey.
FROM SUPERIOR TO INFERIOR
Historically, wherever we look, regression is evident. If there be any doubt, take these twenty-three examples. Skim through, if you wish. There’s quite enough to prove it.
1. Digging to the lowest depths, archaeologists repeatedly come upon a city complex architecturally superior to later cities on the same site.
2. The medicine of ancient Egypt was, generally speaking, far superior to that practiced in Europe during the Middle Ages. Pre-Incan medical surgery was superior to that of the Peruvian Inca.
3. The oceangoing vessels employed by the ancient explorers were large, strong and immensely superior to the craft possessed by medieval Europeans.
4. The earliest ancient maps were drawn with the greatest precision — and superior to later navigational charts.
5. The old Maya calendar is superior to our own.
6. It can be demonstrated also that many languages have suffered degeneration.
7. Ancient set building stones are much larger and more difficult to transport than those of subsequent cultures.
8. In dynamic realism, the masterpieces of the Cro-Magnon cave artists of Altamira (Spain) and Lascaux (France) were superior to the paintings and sculptures of later civilizations.
9. Roads: Britain’s prehistoric Icknield Way (running 200 miles, in places as wide as a four-lane highway) is superior to any road constructed by the later Romans.
10. Mathematics: Whereas very ancient cultures knew about zero (the secret ingredient in advanced mathematics), frequently, as decadence occurred, they forgot it. The Babylonians, for example, wrote it as a blank space — a practice which eventually disappeared. The same retrograde process occurred in China.
11. Astronomy: Originally, constellations took the form of animals, making it easier to remember and identify them; however, as civilization retrogressed, they actually became animals, heroes or gods.
12. Scientific compasses, which pointed due north and south, were later preserved as magic, through which Chinese necromancers told fortunes.
13. Crete: The earliest Cretan empire was more culturally advanced than the empire which followed it (featuring running water, the most modern bathroom facilities, tinted-glass goblets, glazed dinnerware and elaborate dress styles).
14. Canary Islands: Considerable cultural deterioration operated until (by the time the Spaniards discovered them in the fourteenth century) warfare was being waged with stones and wooden weapons. They preserved the memory of a great civilization of cities, but were no longer capable of constructing anything more than simple huts.
15. The Pacific: On most islands of Polynesia and Micronesia are remains of cities, temples, harbors and statues, whose size and elaborate architecture indicate a civilization incomparably more advanced than exists there today.
16. Pakistan: The lowest strata of the remains of layers. Later the quality of the commercial seals fell off sadly. The soapstone was replaced by common clay; and crude geometric shapes replaced the lifelike engravings. Highly glazed ceramics were supplanted by plain clumsy pots. The city’s systematic plan gave way to shabby structures and mere hovels at the topmost stratum. From a high early peak of technology, it then progressed no further. Everything was done in imitation of the old techniques. Even the bricks were inferior.
17. Central America: The present-day descendants of what was once the greatest empire in the Americas (the Maya) are mere jungle savages, unable to read or write their ancestors’ hieroglyphics; unable to construct large buildings, much less whole cities.
18. Egypt declined from technical sophistication to a vague shadow of its former glory. Earliest pyramid construction was superior to later pyramid construction; succeeding pyramids are clumsy imitations. Even construction methods changed (from levitation science to build the Great Pyramid in the Fourth Dynasty, to a balance of levers and pulleys a thousand years later in the Twelfth Dynasty). The workmanship level of jewelry as well as architecture was higher in earlier periods (everything being more perfectly made and more beautiful). On top of that, later generations suffered a decline in lifestyle.
19. Sumeria, extensive and all-encompassing, was in many respects more advanced than the cultures which followed it.
20. Greece: A city of the third millennium B.C. now at the bottom of Lake Copias (the legendary Copae destroyed by Hercules?) possesses a titanic complex of rock-hewn passages said to be beyond the capabilities of either classical or modern Greece.
21. Bulgaria: Grave excavations at Karanova have revealed an extraordinarily rich and complex technology of 3000 B.C. far in advance of later achievements in Europe.
22. Peru: Pre-Inca buildings and art were of a much higher level than those of the Incas. Furthermore, while more recent Spanish buildings collapse today in earthquakes, both the Inca and pre-Inca constructions survive them intact.
23. Easter Island statues of more recent times appear to be imperfect copies of the first creations. (And they have suffered most from erosion, whereas those from the archaic period have remained intact.) Again, the earliest settlement on the island was more remarkably developed than its two later successors.
Do you see? it is not at all obvious that mankind is progressing; historically, degeneration has been the trend.
Okay, this will probably trigger a few irate responses from some folk. But putting prejudice aside – and focusing on pure evidence, what can one say?
You and I can be proud of our ancestors. We could learn a few tricks from them.
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