Friday, 10 April 2015

The Fallacy in the Lazer Wielding Alien Origin of Evidence of Highly Advanced Civilizations Found in Africa Argument

A week ago, I was listening to a BBC
radio broadcast, as I usually do when I
am tucked up in bed. It helps put me to
sleep. The program that was airing at
the time was about science and
discovery. The topic was the Dogon tribe
in Africa.
I thought it was going to be the usual
stuff that the BBC is always broadcasting
about Africa in the realm of science and
discoveries; a new wind-up radio that
works without batteries, a cheap, fuel
efficient car that could be very effective
in Africa, a new, cheap, more effective
treatment for malaria, and the like.
What I heard, however, shocked the
daylights out of me.
It so happens that the Dogon tribe has
prior knowledge of the existence of
superdense matter, a new, and largely
unknown phenomenon even by the
latest western scientific standards. The
branch of science that engages in such
esoteric pursuits is called super science.
Superdense matter is matter that is so
compacted that it can have the size of a
tennis ball, but will weigh as much as
our entire planet. This matter doesn't
exist anywhere near our solar system,
nor does it in the nearer galaxies, or else
the gravitational pull that the matter
creates around it would suck us into it.
Knowledge that this matter exists was
only gained lately by study of the skies,
of black holes to be more specific, using
the latest in telescopic technology, and
the latest scientific knowhow.
So how could a spear wielding, pierced
ear, thatched hut inhabiting group of
tribesmen have knowledge of such a
Towards the end of the program, they
inserted the explanation of laser
wielding aliens into the argument, and
then, suddenly, I realised something that
has escaped me on all the other
occasions that they have put forward
this explanation to explain things that
are found in the hands of black people,
but are considered too complex to be
made by them, which I actually half
believed, including the Egyptian
pyramids, the equally precise pyramids
of south America, the stones that could
not possibly have been cut by beings
using simple, primitive tools.
The implicit message is this that
knowledge of such complex processes
and phenomenon can only be attained
by thinking, fully developed human
beings. Since Africans are also human
beings, the implicit message is that they
are not mature enough as humans to be
capable of such feats, otherwise, if the
BBC doesn't think this way, then the
obvious explanation they would have
given of the Dogon tribe phenomenon
would be that they are a product of a
lost civilization, a civilization that was so
advanced that it internalised complex
knowledge into the very genetic
makeup of the people.
In this case, it would be impossible to
push in another common explanation
that pops up now and then, that white
people lived in these regions, for
example the Zimbabwe ruins, because
the Dogon tribe's feat is actually too
advanced to be found anywhere on this
planet. We are no longer dealing with
stone constructions which can easily,
and convincingly be associated with
particular ethnic standards. No group
has such complex knowledge
internalised in their cultural framework
to give as an example.
Try to beat this.
You will realise the dimensions of this
feat if you asked how many of us today,
living in this civilization, would know the
answer to simple questions like: what
are the mechanics of a transistor radio,
an electric motor, let alone what matter
the planet Saturn consists
of? And yet here we have an African
tribe with knowledge so complex, so
distant in the past, and yet still alive in
the members thousands of years later.
This civilization actualised a feat no
society today is even close to emulating.
Here is the fallacy.
Let us take the present situation as the
way things are. Let us imagine that the
BBC and the like are right. Then we can
go on and imagine civilised aliens
landing on this planet thousands of
years ago.
They are intelligent, they are
sophisticated, they can travel (they came
all this way from their planet, and left
advanced knowledge all over our planet,
so there is no reason to believe that they
were stranded in one part of our planet).
They manage to somehow communicate
on a very high level with any tribe they
come in contact with, otherwise it would
be impossible to relay such complex
knowledge to the natives. Now here is
the vital question: why would they give
such advanced knowledge to groups that
are less advanced? Wouldn't they, with
all the capacities they have, see the
obvious? Wouldn't they give higher
forms of knowledge to those who can
understand and appreciate them? Is it
not logical to conclude, by using the very
yardstick the BBC so readily applies to
such matters, that, since they didn't
come to Europe, they didn't see forms of
humankind worthy of their attention in
this homeland of more advanced forms
of humanity?

1 comment:

Mukazo Vunda said...

Would you believe that I forgot to add AIDS, AIDS and more AIDS, and EBOLA, now renamed EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) to the list of the most common topics aired on the beeb where the African continent is concerned ...