> From my perspective, one major fundamental problem
> with mainstream is that the traditionalists see
> civilization as developing linearly and serially.
> They fail to consider the distinct possibility of
> cyclical and parallel development (which Nature
> actually seems to "prefer", along with
> repurposing/adaption). And it's looking like the
> latter fits the physical evidence at least as
> well, if not better.
> In my opinion.
Darwin popularized the notion that the fittest survive to drive species change and this seems to have contaminated almost all thinking since then. People think that older cultures must have been just like us but not as fit and more superstitious. If we are the pinnacle of God's work then it follows the ancients were defective in some ways as evidenced by their lack of stores and cars.
Things can be linearand pendulums can have extraordinarily long cycles but it's Egyptology's job to show that the ancients were just like people 2500 years ago whe are known to have been just like us. We know these later people were just like us because we can even understand their writing. We have a massive discontinuity on a Biblical scale yet Egyptologists just gloss over it as though it's unreal. We have ample evidence in the Great Pyramid of non-linear development but they choose to hand wave it and invoke modern beliefs about highly superstitious people.
They can't imagine a world where almost all the alts are more or less right but their comfortable world remains just one of an infinite number of earths with an infinite number of ramps. They believe there's an earth for every possibility exceptone where there were no ramps. They have cultivated a belief system founded on extrapolations of 19th century nonsense. We have misappropriated our assets in all things and gone far down a very ugly path. If we don't get off of it soon then people won't even be allowed to think. Ideas become increasingly dangerous to the status quo the more wrong and more riddled with errors it becomes. Thinking (individuals) must be suppressed at all costs.