I haven’t posted for a long time, so I do apologise for this. The pressures of modern life have a nasty habit of getting in the way.
I study the climate, and have been particularly interested in the Vostok Ice Core Data. This data clearly shows distinct glacial periods, lasting around 80-100000 years, interspaced with interglacial periods, each lasting between 5 to 20000 years.
All our historical knowledge regarding civilisation, and indeed all that we regard as civilisation has occurred in the past 11000 years. This leads me to the following observation – there are no historical records of ANY kind pertaining to any form of civilisation before this current interglacial period. All the ones we know about – Babylonia, Sumeria, Akkadia, Egypt – all occurred in this interglacial.
I now have to ask – was there any form of western civilisation during the interglacial period 120000 years ago. Humans were about, and have been for 200000 years or so. The ice age would have technically wiped any form of history of prior human civilisation from the northern/western hemispheres. Let us assume that maybe there were such civilisations. Were they responsible for the information leading to the Piri Ries Map (showing Antarctica without ice) ? Were they responsible for the evidence of prior nuclear war (craters in India lined with nuclear glass). How advanced did these people get ? We after all have moved form the stone age to the nuclear age in roughly 10000 years. Now the important question – did these civilisations have religions, if so what gods did they worship ? Is this the source of the legends of the Great Old Ones, Chthulu etc ?
Opinions please ?