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The eleven speculative articles below are essentially chapters of a book, written to support one basic theory. The essays were written with the intention of being read in order. Ultimately it is up to the reader as to where they choose to begin, but please bear in mind that some articles may refer to others in the series.
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1. Introduction - Science and Religion
NOTE: The first part of this article is a short essay justifying a layman's perspective when compared to theories accepted as fact by science, archeology or religion.
This of course leads you to believe that I am from the collection of folks who believe in UFOs', alien abductions, and space monsters. You might even think I believe in mysticism or magic. While there are some intriguing aspects about these thoughts, there is still no consistent or undeniable proof offered in either case. These and many other similar areas fall under the umbrella category of the supernatural. Some of it admittedly has some credence. There has been serious scientific research done in most areas, albeit backed up with often vague and mysterious or heavily censored evidence. Unfortunately, the extreme believers damage any credibility of the ancient astronaut theory, if they even believe at all. You know the type. They paint their bodies and don masks as if they were at a sporting event. You know the ones. They actually buy the alien urine. How can the public take the ancient astronaut theory seriously if all they associate it with are the costume parties held in Roswell, New Mexico? If you were brave enough to tell someone that an advanced civilization created humans sometime in the past, you might as well put on an alien mask, pick up a sign and yell, "Tell the truth! The government lies!" because that will be impression they have of you.
This is a volatile subject area to be exploring. Emotions often rise when questioning religion. Even so, I still carry the basic beliefs and values of my past religious experience, but do not necessarily have a need to congregate and reinforce them. There is nothing wrong with people feeling a need to socialize with others in common faith. It just seems that it serves only to benefit the congregation, and the religious sect. Each sect on earth has their own version of the human story, insisting that their teachings of God are correct and spread among the masses. Consider how many forms of religion are out there in the world. What you have is a smorgasbord of various sects for every taste and pleasure. Which one is the true way? Who is right and who is not? We have spilled each other's blood countless times in history over these issues. How this serves the whole of humanity is difficult to comprehend. There are local sects that attempt to spread their message, but the message is so vague and mysterious that it likens to convincing someone that Peter Pan really does exist. You just have to believe.
4. Scientific Theories
The railroad delivered current news and information from coast to coast within a couple of weeks, the telegraph within hours. While it cannot be compared with the split second capabilities of today's telecommunication and internet systems, in their day these advances were the latest in technology. Also consider that by then they could keep accurate records, time and many other elements of information. Despite all this capability at the time, researchers today often resort to theory when explaining the lives of these outlaws.
5. Human Creation
At this point, there are those that may feel offended by some of this language. If so, they have my apologies. Perhaps the words have sounded harsh at certain points, but this is not the intention. These institutions have greatly enhanced human lives in many ways. They are not the enemy. The words are not in accusation, they are only innocent questions. Being offended by these questions and refusing to acknowledge them only denies communication, discussion and enlightenment. They may be ignorant, but they are questions that deserve positive answers, not theories or faith. The questions raised are in peace, with an intention that you may at least consider the idea that ancient astronauts are possible. It does not mean having to abandon everything we believe to merely consider it. It is just a suggestion that leads to a plausible alternative explanation, by integrating both viewpoints to theorize one. It is not a new idea, and not the first time an opinion such as this expressed. Nor will it likely be the last, as technical advances open our eyes to new possibilities. In any event, we are only at the very beginning of our story. There is so much more to cover. This is the theory so far.
6. Humans and God Coexisting
Did they create humans in order to serve them? This is more plausible, but judging from their teachings, I would like to think that it was not a master/slave type of relationship. If service and labor were the reasons, how many humans would they need to sufficiently fulfill the task? Religion and scientific theory can coexist here as well. If we accept the current timetable, it goes something like this.
7. The Aftermath of God's War
The intent is to propose that both sides rethink the possibility of each other's views, not to challenge them, but to consider that the other may also be correct. Upon reaching this cooperation, the story will emerge on its own with the combination of scientific knowledge, and historical religion to serve as a guide. So, are these the facts? No, of course not, it is only a theory. I will also not speculate on the exact technical methods of how this all occurred. A layman does not have the capacity and knowledge to theorize on technology without at least some research. The technical know how is left for the experts to determine how it may have been done. A layman sees it from another perspective,
8. The Neolithic Age
Imagine a colony in the 16th Century, an ocean away from home. The clothing they wear designed for the chilly nights and bone-cold winters of their homeland. They come equipped with tools, plants and supplies normally used in cool and fertile valleys. They reach a continent after many months at sea in the month of May. The ships search the coastline to find a suitable place to anchor. They eventually choose a location protected by a safe, natural harbor. A small search party goes ashore to locate drinkable water. The location is suitable so the colony disembarks with their supplies. The land they have chosen is thick with trees, and the climate is humid and hot. Strenuous work is necessary to clear the area, but they are confident. They have come well prepared, and there are enough supplies to last until next spring. It takes several months of hard, sweaty labor for the colony to establish itself. The ships then depart and sail back home, leaving them on their own. The colony soon realizes that this new environment will require some adaptation on their part.
9. The Hebrew God
We will begin this by proposing that an advanced race of colonists relocated to the western hemisphere. This hypothesis is a result of two accepted beliefs. One is that human activity in the Americas, the southern region in particular, began centuries later than their eastern neighbors. The Central American Olmecs did not begin to domesticate until around 2,500 BC. They did not construct their great cities until 2,100 years later. Compare this to the east, where already several civilizations have risen and fallen by 400 BC. The second common certainty is that human culture emerged from the Yucatan Peninsula, growing north and south from there. Therefore, if this hypothesis has made sense so far, it is reasonable to believe that the victors relocated west. This theory requires an essay in itself, which is not the intent of this particular installment. We will further analyze the topic later on. For now, let us just assume that the victors' did migrate to South America after their war.
10. The Human Story
Long ago, an advanced civilization visited the earth, probably colonists. Left on this planet either by choice or by accident, they began erecting a home base. They build a great city and soon settle into their new environment. Things are going well for the colonists. The colony is well organized and led by an experienced and inspiring leader. In their leisure time from work, the colonists occasionally partake in social companionship, entertainment and intoxicating celebration. One day they begin to notice a falloff in female pregnancies among them. Despite increased marriages, the population is not growing. This has dire implications on colony survival. These people live for many thousands of years. The anticipation was that they would be on this planet for a very long time, and by natural means, the colony would grow in numbers. The medical team discloses to the leadership assembly that the drop in pregnancies is expected to continue, and eventually dry out. Once informed of this malady, panic begins to take hold of the colony. The public is beginning to question authority, and implications become centered on the colony's leadership. Division splits the colony, and some are beginning to fall under the influence of another one among them.
11. God's Watchful Eyes
Summarizing the theory so far, the advanced race of colonists who created humans had a war on earth. In the end, the good and righteous side won the war. We will call them the victors. Their enemies were stripped of any threatening technology, and were allotted the eastern continents. The victors chose to relocate to the western continents. At some point the victors decided to evacuate to another planet within reach, making earth a prison for their enemies. A prison requires guards, which suggests that somewhere nearby are stations, or posts outside of earth's view. Whether their new home base is within the galaxy, or just outside, it would make sense that the victors would want to keep an eye on how things progressed on earth. There would be several reasons for this. For one, they would realize the potential hazards that may result in their modifying a native species, especially if human evolution were to take an unexpected turn. The influence of their former comrades imprisoned on earth would be another concern. Finally, they would want knowledge of their enemies' whereabouts and activities.
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