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Old 04-17-2012, 10:48 AM
Location: Dallas
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Originally Posted by BIMBAM View Post
That ancient pre-Sumerian civilization was actually discovered, I'm always surprised by how poorly information about this has diffused among the general population, but good on you for intuiting this without even knowing! A site called Gobekli Tepe in Eastern Turkey was uncovered where a 12 thousand year old masonry temple was discovered covered in fairly sophisticated stone statues and bas reliefs. The culture that built it was apparently pre-agrarian, overturning the idea that agriculture lead to civilized, sedentary towns. It seems that there's a good chance that in the middle east the towns and temples came first, and agriculture followed afterwards. It should be noted, however, that while the apparently hunter gatherer society that constructed the temple clearly had skilled artisans who'd had enough time to develop and master a tradition of engineering and stone carving, the techniques used were still not more advanced than those of (much) later Sumeria. Likely, something of this much older culture and it's heritage survived to influence Sumerian ways of doing things.

Anyhow, I have degrees in the field of human biology and can attest to the idea that there doesn't appear to have been any tampering with our DNA, it very consistently follows the evolutionary path and is filled with regional idiosyncracies, transposons, and other silly artifacts that don't suggest the genome was intelligently designed. I'd believe it if there was sufficient evidence, but I'd take convincing. Indeed, it does seem like it'd be easier to prove than a deity, but that's not really saying a whole lot.
I was JUST going to post this. Its been a long dream to visit the site. Surprised so few people know about this. I was overwhelmed with excitement upon discovering it predated Stonehenge by almost 6000 years.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:59 PM
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if we were generated by Others, those Others were made by god perhaps( or by something above)
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:19 AM
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No outside or supernatural forces are needed; everything we know of in the universe(including human beings) can be explained by simple natural causes. No miracles, no unmoved movers, no grandiose explanations are needed.
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