> But I bring up the above to at least assist in
> the rationalization as to how its been missed to
> date. Maybe these artifacts are just really hard
> to find now. All I can suggest is that with the
> exponential expansion of the pace of information
> exchange, that old control system is bound to fail
> and I think we are the fortunate ones who will see
> the first cracks and exposures of the truth.
> Exciting times.
Curiously we are probably in much closer agreement than you realize. But the problem with an advanced technological civilization that isn't fully obvious to everybody is that it's not only what that civilization should have left and didn't but the earlier forms of that civilization. We not only lack Tranquility base but steam locomotives. How could none of their technology get buried and fossilize?
Aliens maybe and advanced civilizations certainly; but not technologically advanced civilizations could have existed unless it was highly localized in time and space which seems highly improbable. It took us centuries to master simple science. Were they so much smarter they could do it in a fraction of the time and then it all just died out? How did humans invent cities and agriculture at all if earlier people were so far ahead of the rest of us?
The 20th century was a bad one for science in many ways. As great as the 19th century scientists were they saddled us with a lot of really bad assumptions and these all have to be unlearned if we want progress. We will see everything change in the next half century and much of it will start now and will involve the Great Pyramid.