> I must agree that there is no actual debunking in this
> video.... however I don't believe the AA theories either...
> further evidence coming to light could perhaps convince me but
> why is it that everything from the past that baffles us must be
> accredited to Aliens?
It's not really everything that baffles us. Just the things that took such a long progression (hundreds of years) in our written history to achieve. Physics, engineering, mathematics, and technology. All taking hundreds of years to come together for us to notice for example. That Sirius has a companion star so faint, and it's orbit so close to Sirius that it's virtually undetectable. But a tribe living in grass huts in West Africa had this dog star as it's focal point in their cosmological origins... Or that the Mayans knew where the center of the Milky Way was, despite it taking hundreds of thousands of years to witness enough movement to calculate that with the same certainty. It's these types of things. You can't just have one Einstein born in the ancient past to figure all this out... Even if an ancient person observed nature enough to have observations that we now know are true... It would have only been a theory or speculation in their own time.
There is one other factor that leads to all this 'must have been aliens' speculation, and it's an important one. Star people, sky gods, and sky watchers, are what the people FROM THOSE TIMES THEMSELVES say gave them a lot of this information. So to say that these shows are 'attributing' aliens to a lot of these feats of knowledge isn't exactly fair. They are just saying.... "is it a reach to think that maybe sky gods are really what we would now call... aliens?"
> .... let's not sell our ancestors
> short.... why must we so arrogantly stick to the idea that our
> present civilization is the pinnacle of human development?
We have been selling them short for hundreds of years. Just look at how academia tries to belittle the origin of the information contained in their writings. Like the ancient Indus valley texts that tell of battles in the sky by flying vehicles. Academia will tell you.... "no, no, those weren't real. They were just writing about airy fairy shiny things like unicorns, and rainbows.
AA theorist are selling them short for saying "hey, lets sit down and listen to THEM for a second?" 50 years ago these things still sounded silly... but um. They may make some sense now, if aliens are real.
Well I think we can say some things. We may not be the pinnacle of human greatness. But we have made technological leaps that don't seem to have occurred before. Like human engineered space travel.
> certainly there is much evidence in mythology and on the ground
> that a civilization more advanced than ours existed.... lots of
> myths about the Gods descending and performing wonderous
> acts.... but, again.... where is the proof that the Gods were
> alien? we have no solid proof that Aliens exist even today....
One statistical thing I can offer as proof that they were aliens and not Gods is... Gods haven't been visiting us since those ancient times. But aliens have.
Solid proof, what does that mean? Depends on who you are asking. I would say the proof is overwhelming. To many, the Pres could come on TV with one of them and introduce the world to them, and that still wouldn't be proof. So what is that?
> personally, at this point I tend to lean towards the belief
> that so called Aliens are creatures from another dimension....
> and as for the giants.... we DO have actual fossil evidence
> that these beings existed.... but like the Neanderthals and
> other humanoid species, the giants are now extinct....
Other dimensions are certainly a possibility. However, I don't lean towards this because of the vast distances between stars. That's a SETI cop out. Made famous by Seth and his minions. Understanding the structure of the Universe down to the very foam and strings that make it up will unlock the secrets to manipulating it to cover vast distances in space. It will only take us another 1000 years.
> in my opinion, not only is the Discovery Channel pushing such
> ideas as AA for entertainment and profit but also have a more
> sinister ulterior motive.... to instill the concept that Aliens
> created us and should be worshipped as God...
I disagree. I think DC is pushing the idea that aliens WEREN'T Gods. They were flesh and blood aliens. How many times do we hear that in the program...? They weren't Gods. They aren't to be worshiped, but rather understood.
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