The Earth is much older and mankind itself much, much older than anything they have told you on the televitzing device.
Every regime wants you to think it is the pinnacle of human history when often it is only a sordid valley in the story of man.
If you're waiting for me to tell you how many times the planet has been wracked by nuclear warfare, the truth is I don't know. A younger man would offer some figure with conviction. I know better.
Everyone assumes all the craters on the planet near ancient civilizations are the result of meteor strikes. It appears the meteors like to land near ancient cities and metropolises so that future archaeologists, in the course of studying the crater, discover the ancient city underneath it or nearby.
Everyone assumes that all those ninety degree turns in the entrances of the underground structures which honeycomb the planet represent a desire to protect the inhabitants from the encroachment of sunlight. Maybe they were there to protect the inhabitants from something else.