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Saturday, August 16, 2008

How Many Previous Nuclear Wars?

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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well I dunno about people splitting atoms with sticks and stones, but it was an interesting article by istelf.

Or was that the 'pillar of fire by night and cloud by day' that led the israelites through the wilderness? Maybe it was a mushroom-shaped cloud atop that pillar of fire? Was God touching off nukes ahead of them to make sure the wilderness they followed would be truly desolate? hehehe...

I dunno tex. Sometimes you can be nutty as walnut bread..

(A Thousand Good Intentions)

zwick said...

Tex, I've wondered about that myself. The first book of the Bible could be a story about the survivers of a nuke war. The ancient Indian text describe atomic blasts and aircraft pretty well. Green glass occurs in sand after an atomic explosion(as found by our people in New Mexico after the testing) and it is found in the Sahara desert. The archeologists claim that it must of happened by lightning strikes or huge fires. I doubt that. I believe everything is a big cycle and it's our luck or misfortune to be at the end of a great cycle that will end in nuke war.

Anonymous said...

I like the idea but I would imagine that there'd be far more high tech artefacts found.

Would like some others views on this (I'm of the mind that our ancestors were far far smarter and advanced than is commonly given credit for)

Anonymous said...

>>>I like the idea but I would imagine that there'd be far more high tech artefacts found.<<<

No, there are a few people that have countered this pretty well. One, an advanced society would have a lot of junk, much as we do, so they would likely develop biodegradable items. The more advanced, the more effective that would likely be, not just plastics, but a majority of everything would be recycled. You wouldn't have thousands of years of advanced history, you might have a couple hundred years worth of history, if that.

Plus, it discounts the needs and resourcefulness of the survivors, who would scavenge anything useful. Over time these things would break, and their components would be stripped, incorporated into other items.

Take a car. The plastics would break down into dust-sized particles in a few decades, the shiny metals would be rust or be melted down into plows and other items, and there would be nothing left. We're not talking about a couple decades, a lot of people would be messing with this stuff, knowingly or otherwise.

Last, it's not like we've combed the entire planet for items. Nobody's been digging dozens of feet into your backyard, have they? Considering the small areas they've completely excavated so far (most has only been surface excavation), it's amazing they've found what they have.

It might even be that those areas we think of advanced today were actually ghettos or otherwise poor states in the past, that's why they've survived a long time, because they didn't have access to the advanced technologies of their peers. A mud brick home is likely to last longer than a wood or some future "bioplastic" home. What monument lasts longer, a mound of stone, or a glass pyramid? Which is more advanced?

Today archaeologists use campfires to determine the lifestyles of early humans. When is the last time a campfire represented your daily life? When is the last time you made a campfire, period?

You get the idea. If there was an earlier advanced civilization, researchers today are seriously handicapped by the assumption that we are the only advanced humans.

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