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Friday, January 4, 2013

Ancient Knowledge

This week I’m offering “what if” questions for you to ponder. Because I’m lazy that way it’s a holiday week. Full explanation on Monday’s post.

I don't have a reason behind today's question. I was watching something or other about some ancient civilization or other, and the question popped into my head. These are questions I just go with.

What if the ancients had some way of writing/recording stuff, but at some point they destroyed it all? What if they decided to hide something from us future humans and the only way to do that was to get rid of all trace of their accomplishments?

6 comments:

Brooke R. Busse said...

And then, what if they missed something? 0-0

Liz said...

Oooh. Yeah, what if?

Sean McLachlan said...

And what if the result of that knowledge survived? For example, the instructions for making a certain technology wad destroyed but the technology itself survived.

Francene Stanley said...

The thought's an interesting one. What if they only wrote on a computer and an asteroid knocked out all the technoledgy? Then we'd have to rely on word of mouth again. Stories would evolve with the telling to become legends.

Lauren said...

With the resulting stories about Mu and Atlantis. The only way such a complete elimination could be carried out was to destroy the whole area. Otherwise there would always be remnants to be found later.

Stephen Tremp said...

Nothing a wormhole back in time couldn't solve!