Sorry I didn't reply sooner.
Without going off on some massive diatribe I'm finding it hard to give a summary regarding my Cro-Magnon thoughts so until I have the time to start a separate thread I'm going to offer you some reference in the meantime you may not be aware of:
Legend and Archaic Egypt give some detail regarding Petrie's Dynastic Race and Mesopotamian influence on the formation of the Egyptian state. Archaic Egypt is required reading. Malkowski speaks of both Cro-Magnon and the Dynastic Race. I thought I was a genius putting the two together several years ago so bitter sweet to learn I wasn't alone in this thought. His books are summaries of popular thought, but very well organized and the Cro-Magnon and Dynastic Race material are worth the price alone.
In general I agree Cro-Magnon is responsible for the Mediterranean megalithic world culture and is the genesis of civilization as we know it and no doubt a separate species from modern humans. I do not agree he was capable of space flight or any higher technology other than what is seen in the megalithic structures and all that entails which is obviously highly advanced in and of itself. I can accept wooden gliders and the like, which I have seen several curious examples in museums around the world, but grass-roots space travel requires an infrastructure that is just not biologically or materially present in the historical record. Though my position is much more pragmatic and reserved than the likes of Sitchin, whom I will always have a soft spot for regardless, I do not see any way around an extraterrestrial explanation for human origins. I think that a major component of the puzzle that must be considered as well are the noble hyper and ultra dolichocephalic skulls found in Sumer/Ubaid, Egypt, Peru, Malta, and Caucasus. The Cro-Magnon are linked to this tale, but from there it takes a significant turn regarding the progression of civilization. I would suggest that this is where henge-type megalithic architecture leaves off and monumental precision construction begins.
The only scientific limitation to interstellar space travel is the one we place upon it with our own ignorance. We are a fossil fuel combustion based civilization with an average life expectancy of 68yrs. In 100yrs children may not even know what a "fossil fuel" is, live to be 168, and vacation on Mars. Time and space are relative to the technology and life expectancy of the observer and our limitations are not necessarily those of our galactic neighbors who no doubt have been around a lot longer than us. There is no reason we get old so fast, we just do-our bodies just get "[Moderator Edit]" as Louis C.K. might say, so even if we are limited to combustion based propulsion the easiest way around this limitation is to increase our lifespan which is kind of interesting considering most ancient texts speak of the gods and demi-gods as having a lifespan of hundreds if not thousands of years. Because we can't do it today is not an answer; it is merely a question of how one could do it if they did.
I think Earth, though rare on a universal scale, is one of many such gems in the cosmos in which several space-faring races have taken an interest in from millions of years ago to the present. Just as we today scan the stars for “Earth-like” worlds, so have others since the first beings traveled into space. Civilizations rise and fall, levels of interest and technology change over time, but the Petri dish that is Earth is nothing short of a genetic library seeded long ago by extraterrestrials. For over 3 billion yrs life on Earth was stagnant with prokaryotes, the evolutionary pinnacle. 600 million years ago this abruptly changed when not only did 90% of all life die in some “event”, but what was lost was inexplicably replaced by a completely new and infinitely more complex biological schema. As Richard Dawkins has said it was like “someone” pulled up a dump truck full of complex life forms and dumped it on the Earth. All phyla today come from this period, the Pre-Cambrian explosion, and no new phyla (arguably other than a few bacteria) have been created since. What existed before was not only systematically replaced with something better, but also with an environment that could support it.
I suggest this event was two fold, with phase one being the introduction of the Moon into Earth’s orbit, and phase two the seeding of new life forms; both the product of a concerted extraterrestrial effort to terraform the Earth. Life as we know it cannot exist without the Moon; a moon that is curiously perfect in size and placement in which a small rocky planet like ours has no business having in the first place, and without the Moon life on Earth could only exist as it did prior to the Pre-Cambrian explosion which is exactly what is found for over 3 billion years.
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