What if the traditional history books are one day proved to be wrong?, a lot of people nowadays with their busy materialistic lives don’t care to learn about our great past, every science or every theory has an alternative to it, it’s called pseudoscience by mainstream academics or in this case pseudo history or anything else with the word “Pseudo” as the prefix, the word “Pseudo” means not genuine or sham, it automatically leads us to believe that it is false, we humans perceive what we see and often fail to go deeper and challenge what’s believed to be true and rightly so because every institution in the world has a dogma and it is psychologically enforced upon us, anyone who tries to oppose it or bring in a new set of ideas is automatically subject to the most horrendous ad hominem attacks as it opposes the widely believed consensus that we humans blindly accept.
Most of us know the story of Galileo Galilei who is known as the “father of modern physics” and the “father of observational astronomy”, when he supported the theory of Heliocentrism which suggested that Earth along with the other planets revolve around the Sun, that didn’t go down well with the Roman Inquisition as they the endorsed the Aristotelian Geocentric view that the Earth was the center of the universe and all the heavenly bodies revolved around it, this lead to the declaration of Heliocentrism to be formally heretical and Galileo was tried by the Roman Inquisition which found him “vehemently suspect of heresy”, he was sentenced to indefinite imprisonment and placed under house arrest until his death in 1642. Eventually, Galileo was proven to be correct and today is so revered in the scientific community but unfortunately, it didn’t happen in his lifetime, he was subjected to the viciousness of arrogance of people but the truth could not be hidden for a very long time. Well, this story in a nutshell, describes the psychology of humans over the years; we have this inherent ego that we are the center of this universe and the most important species that ever lived on this planet.
Fun fact: The Voyager Golden Records are two phonograph records that were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977. The records contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth and are intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life or for future humans who might find it in the future in deep space.
The NASA satellite Voyager I on February 14, 1990, as the spacecraft left our planetary neighborhood for the fringes of the solar system, engineers turned it around for one last look at its home planet. Voyager I was about 6.4 billion kilometers (4 billion miles) away, and approximately 32 degrees above the ecliptic plane, when it captured a portrait of our world, caught in the center of scattered light rays (a result of taking the picture so close to the Sun), Earth appears as a tiny point of light, a crescent only 0.12 a pixel in size, this image frightened a lot of people including the scientists at NASA as this image proved that we are indeed not the center of the universe but only a tiny speck and us human beings were not able to cope with this fact.
All this was just to give you the context of what I’m going be speaking about in my articles, I’ll be talking about various historical sites around this planet along with myths and traditions of many cultures justified by hard sciences like geology and astronomy which push the timeline of recorded history well beyond when it supposed to have started. Historians and Archaeologists believed that history begins at Sumer which started in Mesopotamia (modern-day southern Iraq) around 3500 BC although it was a wonderfully advanced civilization that really defined human intelligence and an example of what we humans are capable of but there are still many pieces of evidence that humans had achieved much more than that and even earlier but these don’t reach the common masses as easily and sometimes it is deliberate because academics don’t want to deal with this, they still want to propagate their existing model because they have already given out millions of university degrees based on it. Any new evidence that overthrows the existing model is immediately shunned even though it has credibility.
I will be informing my readers about these evidences and alternative theories, quoting and citing many researchers especially Mr. Graham Hancock, in fact, the title of this article is one of his sayings, he is regarded as a “pseudoscientist” but in actuality, he is a journalist just bringing together many theories of various scientists that suggest human history is much more mysterious and ancient, I highly recommend you look into his work.
I will also be going into great length about cataclysms that have occurred on this planet that has greatly affected the course of history and this is not taken into account at all and the reason is the same that we are afraid to see the bigger picture.
In the textbooks of biology, it is mentioned that modern humans came into existence between 75,000-10,000 years ago but it is been scientifically proven that anatomically modern humans with the same brain capacity as you and me were around 3,00,000 years ago based on the fossils found at Jebel Iehoud, Morocco and it could go back much earlier than that if an older fossil is found.
Just to give you a perspective, my grandfather was born in 1924 and he for a large part of his life used a bicycle to travel and his grandfather probably traveled on animals like horses and bullock carts, now coming to my generation we have sophisticated forms of travel like the Tesla cars and we are even capable of interplanetary travel, we went from horseback to SpaceX’s Falcon rockets in just 5 generations.
3,00,000 years of human history means 4,000 generations considering 75 years as the average life span, if we were able to achieve so much in just 5 generations, just try to fathom what we would be capable of achieving in the span of 4,000 generations, I mean we can’t even wrap our heads around it.
Imagine the true timeline of human history as a 50 inch scale, 7,000 years of recorded history is just 1 inch on that scale, it is propagated as a linear model that suggests humans went from Stone age to Bronze age to first signs of agriculture, agriculture is supposed to have started round about 18,000 years ago.
Keeping 3,00,000 years in mind, according to the mainstream model, it should be perceived that humans were cavemen for 2,80,000 years just roaming around in the forests hunting and gathering and suddenly 7,000 years ago they just woke up one morning and suddenly decide to start civilizations and start building tall pyramids like the Great Pyramid of Giza which stands 480.6 feet tall, it is almost impossible to replicate it today even with our technology.
Well all this just creates a lot of holes in the timeline which could not be accounted for; we won’t be able to fill these holes until we consider the role of cataclysms and the possibility of lost civilizations and that there has been a lot of cycles where civilizations have been destroyed and new civilizations have emerged.
The ancients themselves talk of great ancient civilizations prior to them that had to face the wrath of the universe, like the story of Atlantis (about which I’m gonna be writing a whole article soon) but these stories are just labeled as “myths” which takes away its credibility immediately just because it doesn’t fit into our modern view.
I will be discussing some marvelous feats of human an achievement that just don’t fit into the model of history but most of us don’t question it, modern history is not able to account for this because they don’t take cataclysms into the picture, the surviving structures and artifacts of that time just defy the timeline of history, yet instead of embracing and trying to understand it, we choose to ignore it just because of egos and the fear of paradigm shifts.
I hope by the end of this article I have planted a germ in your head that will compel you to question dogmas rather than just blindly accepting it.
I really hope reading my article was worth your time and if I’ve elicited even a slight interest in knowing about our past, please look forward to my upcoming articles.
Thank you for reading.
P.S. My mention of Galileo and the Roman Inquisition should not be taken out of context as hatred or disrespect towards any community. I just chose to write about his story because it involved science and it conveyed what I wanted to say about institutional dogmas.