Sunday, December 09, 2007

Dustin (OddThings) writes:

Imagine where we are as a worldwide society and where we've come over the past 12,000 years. Early societies formed, everything continued to grow. Sometimes slow, sometimes fast, but always growing, moving forward. Technology grew, our ability to access it grew, but at the same time much was lost.

[. . .]

The more I research, the more I'm convinced that this is exactly what happens every 12,000 years. I think it explains out of place artifacts. I think it explains much of mythology, and particularly shared mythologies from many places. I think it explains megalithic constructions around the world.

I think there's a great deal of explanatory potential here. The mainstream will scoff, of course, having tired of the notion after too many brushes with "Chariots of the Gods?" and similarly untenable ideas. I look forward to Dustin's future posts on the subject.


Anonymous said...

In my view it's a certainty. There are simply too many little historic anomalies and a time line that stretches beyond imagination. It's really quite sad when you think about the vast knowledge lost. So many stories, so many lives.

Not sure about the "every 12,000 years" bit but I have no problem whatsoever believing that societies collapse in on themselves every so often. To think that we did not lose knowledge along the way is the definition of arrogant stupidity.


Dustin said...

Thanks Mac. I appreciate the sentiments. I certainly am not trying to rewrite "From Atlantis to Sphinx", etc. I think there's more explanations, and more to tie into it than I've ever seen before, personally, in any one place.

Denny, I'm glad to see some people out there open to the idea. I hope I can convince you of the 12,000 years bit, and, personally, I think it's the strongest point of my upcoming story.