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My approach to the subject comes out of the high degree of comparability of the Dogon and Buddhist cosmologies. We know the Dogon system is ancient because it's a match for the Buddhist stupa cosmology, which was documented by around 400 BC. It's also given in what are arguably ancient Egyptian words, which went out of use by around 700 BC. The systems are given in markedly different languages, so it's very unlikely that either group simply received their tradition wholesale from the other. We know neither system can have changed in many thousands of years, otherwise they wouldn't still match. Both groups flatly attribute their cosmologies to a non-human source. That leaves me, as a researcher, with two basic alternatives:

I can presume that both groups managed to keep every minute detail of their tradition straight for thousands of years, but then both somehow misremembered (in matching ways) where it came from.

OR

I can presume that they both also got this final detail right, and leave the door open to the possibility of a non-human influence.

- Laird



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