Posted by: graemebird | November 15, 2009

Problems With The Thesis/Crown Face On Mars.

So my thesis is that we reached a higher level of technology during the ice age and lost it all after the Quarternary extinction. The economy of the survivors would have cannibalised everything from the former world. Surprisingly the survivors and their children probably had a very high standard of living and capacities. But it would have all quickly gone downhill once everything that could have been retrieved had run out. Now what are the big problems with this assessment? Bear in mind that the only thesis that is purely consistent with the facts is alien intervention. But there is a problem here. Because “the aliens did it” becomes a “god of gaps” argument. I respect the alien intervention argument. But I simply have no way to assess it and cannot do a good job of it unless I was to become an expert in Summerian script. And once you go for that thesis, you sort of lose part of the methodology of thinking these issues through. In any case it is valuable I think to have an extra hypothesis on the table.

THE LACK OF DISPERSAL OF MIDDLING TECHNOLOGIES.

This is the biggest problem for the theory. The archeological record seems to show inlanders with very crude technologies. Crude buttons, some sewing, three layers of animal skin clothes. Crude spears. Whereas I can imagine buggering off into the wilderness to let my hair grow long, but with a backpack full of ordnance and some really good hunting gear. There doesn’t seem to be the equivalent of the lifestyle that some Indian tribes had after they got the rifles and until the last of the bison were gone.

WHAT IS THE TIE-UP WITH THE LUNAR OUTPOST ON MARS?

MORE LATER.

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