WAKE UP, SMELL THE TECHNOLOGY
Saturday, February 17, 2007
ATLANTIUM Episode XVI
WAKE UP, SMELL THE TECHNOLOGY
The 60's Sci-Fi movie opus "Planet of the Apes" contains a profound and famous scene of three Ape judges confronted with irrefutable evidence of Human Technology and then striking the iconic pose of Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, and See No Evil. These three Ape judges refused to be persuaded by the facts. Today many ancient artifacts are confusing Scientists and bewildering authorities in all disciplines.
The precept of an ancient technologically advanced civilization dating back 35,000 to 50,000 years ago is not a consideration for contemporary science. A rock discovered in the Lanzhou province of China was found to contain an intricately machined shaft of metal. The stone is at least tens of thousands of years old and contains a screw that could have been made in a modern machine shop. The Chinese have studied it and have no explanation how such a modern piece of technology came to set inside a stone formed millennia ago. No theories were put forth by these scholars. Instead looking to outer space for an explanation for the existence of the mysterious rock. "Perhaps the machined metal is a relic from a nearby civilization in space", some of the researchers have been quoted as saying. A similar rock made the Russian newspapers recently. The stone contained a Nut and Bolt which was obviously there for quite some time. Nuts and Bolts are a fairly modern contrivance.
Another ancient belief buster are the hundreds of glass and crystal lenses that have been found in many ancient ruins around the world. Some of these precision ground lenses have been dated to 3500 b.c. and beyond. Optics of this caliber were not commonly available until the late 1500s. A ground lens was excavated from the Palace of the Assyrian King Sargon II who lived 800 years before Christ. The lens which sets in a British Museum is a perfect convex lens with a flat plane base. This lens was ground in a way known today as "Toroidal" the process was first invented in the 1900s. Roman authors Seneca and Cicero wrote of magnification and minute works of art produced under a magnifying glass. Cicero writes of a miniature version of the Iliad so small that it could fit inside a nutshell. It is from this the expression " in a nutshell" came into being after being passed on by Shakespeare in the play of Hamlet. Robert Temple best selling author writes extensively about OOPARTS (Out Of Place ARTifacts) and is a collector of ancient lenses. He writes about taking a sample from his collection and showing it to the Greek and Roman antiquities department of the British Museum. They immediately said it was a "fake" it was made of glass and they didn't make these back then. Had the lens been crystal it would have dated to 700 b.c. Temple had no doubt that it was crystal and had the lens analysed by the Natural History Museum which proved that the object was rock crystal, and hence genuine. The interesting part of the comment by the British Museum expert who insisted the lens was a fake and said none of this can be real is that Temple has come across this response many times. He calls it "consensus blindness". People agree not to see what they are convinced cannot exist. 'Everyone knows' that there was no optical technology in antiquity, so consequently when you come across it, staring you in the face, you go blind. End of conflict. Could an ancient worldwide society have made advanced optics and precision tooled metal? Did early man use these advanced artifacts left over after some global catastrophe? In the Atlantium continuum the answer is YES. It is possible that an ancient advanced civilization made these technologically advanced artifacts. If we could just open our minds enough to at least question the origins of these amazing creations we may be astounded by what we find. "Once I was blind, now I see" (from the hymn "Amazing Grace" written by John Newton 1748) ATLANTIUM. Roc Hatfield/Author