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Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans? Mainstream Science Now Questioning Human History - Article and Commentary

The soft disclosure continues. Scientists subtly suggest that human history was richer and more various than previously considered by convention. If proven true, what might these new discoveries mean for the mainstream narrative of science and human history? Will the question of whether or not we are alone in the universe finally be addressed by the mainstream? Maybe so, but a more important question might be, "Are we alone on Earth?"

This gradual process of the corporate media of revealing hidden knowledge has been a slow and arduous progression. Those within the truth community may realize that at present, there is a pervasive and yet palpable sociological divide between those who have taken responsibility for their own self-education, and those who continue to depend upon the establishment to dictate reality to them.

As things appear, those who have grown tired of the stifling intellectual diet of the MSM have developed a taste for progressive disclosures. Virtually any subject that is progressive, educational, and fresh tends to be coveted far more than any questionable information the establishment has been unceasingly parroting for the past century.

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More often than not, this new information tends to come from alternative media and sources which fail to receive much mainstream attention. This particular reason is what makes the following disclosure from The Atlantic so out of the ordinary.

To see corporate media considering the possibility of another intelligent species on planet Earth prior to modern humans flies in the face of virtually every MSM narrative we have received since the inception of media broadcasting. Yet these new revelations are consistently coming forward.

If we remember a decade before this point, most of the revelations made by the MSM were largely conservative and excluded any information that was potentially shocking to the public. Disclosures which avoided any substantial boat-rocking tended to come first.

Naturally, modern society may not be very disturbed by seeing images of stone tools. After all, we have been seeing these for years—ever since elementary school. Consequently, upon seeing these images, there is little surprise. However, it may surprise us significantly to realize that previous civilizations existed on Earth, and that these were possibly far more technologically advanced than our present civilization.

We may look at megalithic structures such as the Great Pyramids of Giza and consider the technology necessary to create such impressive works of architecture. We have heard from entertainment and pseudo-scientific studies that what we consider primitive methods of construction were all that was needed to erect such structures. Numerous entertainment-based television programs and publications have come forward with these cheap substitutions for actual scientific evidence, yet none of these have added up to any conclusive proof to suggest the pyramids were constructed as declared by scientific convention.

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If it were such a simple endeavor to build megalithic pyramid structures just like those of Giza, why has no one demonstrated this primitive method with modern technology? The evidence suggests that the real story behind human history has yet to be uncovered. Fortunately, as things appear, this true story of our ancient past is beginning to come forward.

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Source: The Atlantic

Published: April 13, 2018

By: Regis Duvignau

It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.

Schmidt is the director of nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an astrophysicist, I’d begun researching global warming from an “astrobiological perspective.” That meant asking whether any industrial civilization that rises on any planet will, through their own activity, trigger their own version of a climate shift. I was visiting GISS that day hoping to gain some climate science insights and, perhaps, collaborators. That’s how I ended up in Gavin’s office.

Just as I was revving up my pitch, Gavin stopped me in my tracks.

“Wait a second,” he said. “How do you know we’re the only time there’s been a civilization on our own planet?”

It took me a few seconds to pick my jaw off the floor. I had certainly come into Gavin’s office prepared for eye rolls at the mention of “exo-civilizations.” But the civilizations he was asking about would have existed many millions of years ago. Sitting there, seeing Earth’s vast evolutionary past telescope before my mind’s eye, I felt a kind of temporal vertigo. “Yeah,” I stammered, “Could we tell if there’d been an industrial civilization that deep in time?”

We never got back to aliens. Instead, that first conversation launched a new study we’ve recently published in the International Journal of Astrobiology. Though neither of us could see it at that moment, Gavin’s penetrating question opened a window not just onto Earth’s past, but also onto our own future.

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We’re used to imagining extinct civilizations in terms of the sunken statues and subterranean ruins. These kinds of artifacts of previous societies are fine if you’re only interested in timescales of a few thousands of years. But once you roll the clock back to tens of millions or hundreds of millions of years, things get more complicated.

When it comes to direct evidence of an industrial civilization—things like cities, factories, and roads—the geologic record doesn’t go back past what’s called the Quaternary period 2.6 million years ago. For example, the oldest large-scale stretch of ancient surface lies in the Negev Desert. It’s “just” 1.8 million years old—older surfaces are mostly visible in cross section via something like a cliff face or rock cuts. Go back much farther than the Quaternary and everything has been turned over and crushed to dust.

And, if we’re going back this far, we’re not talking about human civilizations anymore. Homo sapiens didn’t make their appearance on the planet until just 300,000 years or so ago. That means the question shifts to other species, which is why Gavin called the idea the Silurian hypothesis, after an old Dr. Whoepisode with intelligent reptiles.

So, could researchers find clear evidence that an ancient species built a relatively short-lived industrial civilization long before our own? Perhaps, for example, some early mammal rose briefly to civilization building during the Paleocene epoch about 60 million years ago. There are fossils, of course. But the fraction of life that gets fossilized is always minuscule and varies a lot depending on time and habitat. It would be easy, therefore, to miss an industrial civilization that only lasted 100,000 years—which would be 500 times longer than our industrial civilization has made it so far.

Given that all direct evidence would be long gone after many millions of years, what kinds of evidence might then still exist? The best way to answer this question is to figure out what evidence we’d leave behind if human civilization collapsed at its current stage of development.

Now that our industrial civilization has truly gone global, humanity’s collective activity is laying down a variety of traces that will be detectable by scientists 100 million years in the future. The extensive use of fertilizer, for example, keeps 7 billion people fed, but it also means we’re redirecting the planet’s flows of nitrogen into food production. Future researchers should see this in characteristics of nitrogen showing up in sediments from our era. Likewise our relentless hunger for the rare-Earth elements used in electronic gizmos. Far more of these atoms are now wandering around the planet’s surface because of us than would otherwise be the case. They might also show up in future sediments, too. Even our creation, and use, of synthetic steroids has now become so pervasive that it too may be detectable in geologic strata 10 million years from now.

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And then there’s all that plastic. Studies have shown increasing amounts of plastic “marine litter” are being deposited on the seafloor everywhere from coastal areas to deep basins and even in the Arctic. Wind, sun, and waves grind down large-scale plastic artifacts, leaving the seas full of microscopic plastic particles that will eventually rain down on the ocean floor, creating a layer that could persist for geological timescales.

The big question is how long any of these traces of our civilization will last. In our study, we found each had the possibility of making it into future sediments. Ironically, however, the most promising marker of humanity’s presence as an advanced civilization is a by-product of one activity that may threaten it most.

When we burn fossil fuels, we’re releasing carbon back into the atmosphere that was once part of living tissues. This ancient carbon is depleted in one of that element’s three naturally occurring varieties, or isotopes. The more fossil fuels we burn, the more the balance of these carbon isotopes shifts. Atmospheric scientists call this shift the Suess effect, and the change in isotopic ratios of carbon due to fossil-fuel use is easy to see over the last century. Increases in temperature also leave isotopic signals. These shifts should be apparent to any future scientist who chemically analyzes exposed layers of rock from our era. Along with these spikes, this Anthropocene layer might also hold brief peaks in nitrogen, plastic nanoparticles, and even synthetic steroids. So if these are traces our civilization is bound to leave to the future, might the same “signals” exist right now in rocks just waiting to tell us of civilizations long gone?

Fifty-six million years ago, Earth passed through the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM). During the PETM, the planet’s average temperature climbed as high as 15 degrees Fahrenheit above what we experience today. It was a world almost without ice, as typical summer temperatures at the poles reached close to a balmy 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Looking at the isotopic record from the PETM, scientists see both carbon and oxygen isotope ratios spiking in exactly the way we expect to see in the Anthropocene record. There are also other events like the PETM in the Earth’s history that show traces like our hypothetical Anthropocene signal. These include an event a few million years after the PETM dubbed the Eocene Layers of Mysterious Origin, and massive events in the Cretaceous that left the ocean without oxygen for many millennia (or even longer).

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Are these events indications of previous nonhuman industrial civilizations? Almost certainly not. While there is evidence that the PETM may have been driven by a massive release of buried fossil carbon into the air, it’s the timescale of these changes that matter. The PETM’s isotope spikes rise and fall over a few hundred thousand years. But what makes the Anthropocene so remarkable in terms of Earth’s history is the speed at which we’re dumping fossil carbon into the atmosphere. There have been geological periods where Earth’s CO2 has been as high or higher than today, but never before in the planet’s multibillion-year history has so much buried carbon been dumped back into the atmosphere so quickly. So the isotopic spikes we do see in the geologic record may not be spiky enough to fit the Silurian hypothesis’s bill.

But there is a conundrum here. If an earlier species’s industrial activity is short-lived, we might not be able to easily see it. The PETM’s spikes mostly show us the Earth’s timescales for responding to whatever caused it, not necessarily the timescale of the cause. So it might take both dedicated and novel detection methods to find evidence of a truly short-lived event in ancient sediments. In other words, if you’re not explicitly looking for it, you might not see it. That recognition was, perhaps, the most concrete conclusion of our study.

It’s not often that you write a paper proposing a hypothesis that you don’t support. Gavin and I don’t believe the Earth once hosted a 50-million-year-old Paleocene civilization. But by asking if we could “see” truly ancient industrial civilizations, we were forced to ask about the generic kinds of impacts any civilization might have on a planet. That’s exactly what the astrobiological perspective on climate change is all about. Civilization building means harvesting energy from the planet to do work (i.e., the work of civilization building). Once the civilization reaches truly planetary scales, there has to be some feedback on the coupled planetary systems that gave it birth (air, water, rock). This will be particularly true for young civilizations like ours still climbing up the ladder of technological capacity. There is, in other words, no free lunch. While some energy sources will have lower impact—say solar vs. fossil fuels—you can’t power a global civilization without some degree of impact on the planet.

Once you realize, through climate change, the need to find lower-impact energy sources, the less impact you will leave. So the more sustainable your civilization becomes, the smaller the signal you’ll leave for future generations.

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There are several implications made by the subjects discussed above. The first is, of course, the possibility of numerous past civilizations rising and falling on planet Earth. The second is the possibility for intelligent civilizations to develop on any planet in the universe wherever conditions are suitable to support it.

When we consider the first possibility—of multiple civilizations arising on Earth, the obvious question that might follow is, "If they were here, where did they go?"
Could a past civilization simply die out due to war or famine, and leave no trace? Did some natural disaster such as a volcano or flood bring their lives to an abrupt end, or more interestingly, did they develop to a level of technology that allowed them to leave the surface of the planet? Each of these questions might pose a very interesting discussion for future consideration.

Though the above article (or at least the title) does not directly mention the possibility, the subject appears to suggest possible civilizations which were of non-Earth origin. This notion of ET life has been a hot topic in modern corporate media in recent times, and upon reading the title of the article from The Atlantic, it is easy to consider the subject yet again.

Was the intention from the above article deliberately designed to suggest ET life arriving and developing here on Earth, and if so, what might the implications be? Let's discuss.

An Unlikely Obsession

When the corporate media begins discussing matters of ET life, it means there has definitely been a change of status quo somewhere in the background.  Ever since the story of the infamous Roswell crash was reported (and then immediately retracted at the behest of the U.S. Air Force), the American public has carried the social responsibility to laugh at any idea that contradicted the official narrative of this and every other story regarding the unknown.  

By all appearances, our modern society holds a wide-reaching religious belief that modern humans are—and have always been—the only intelligent beings in the universe that we will ever see evidence of.

For years now, we have seen proof that anyone and everyone who chooses to defy this media-promoted social standard would be immediately shamed, personally attacked, and discredited from their respective professions.  However, suddenly, in the mid-twenty teens, this standard seems to have changed on a dime.  Now, suddenly, the corporate media is directly confronting the subject of ET life in unison and appears to be hinting at the possibility that life is a common occurrence in the universe.

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Recent disclosures from NASA  have communicated a certainty among scientists that they will discover life on other planets within the next 15 years.  This notion that life is now considered to be common throughout the universe, combined with the high probability that much of this life is intelligent, flies in the face of everything the scientific establishment has maintained for as long as many of us can remember.

In addition to this direct contradiction to all mainstream notions about ETs, we have the CIA declassifying thousands of UFO files which had been kept secret for several decades on end.  Why keep such secrets if the notion of ET life were so laughable and fantastic to the scientific expertise of our time?  Why classify such information as UFOs if the media was accurate in their religious dedication to blindly denying these possibilities?

The combination of all of these sudden shifts of the MSM narrative appears to indicate a sharp turn in the direction of open-mindedness as opposed to the broad-spectrum and blind denial of every concept not pre-approved by established narratives.  This standard of informational fascism seems to have been the norm within Western corporate media.

It is questionable why such a stranglehold of information was so aggressively maintained by corporate media and scientific publishers for so long.  According to whistleblowers, this information control has been implemented by military and corporately contracted interests in order to protect their own strategic and economic interests for the past century.  The problem with this secrecy is that it has prevented the general public from learning the truth about science while maintaining complete ignorance of their ignorance.

According to whistleblowers from formerly classified research endeavors, human history is far more complex than the corporate establishment has maintained.  This history is said to include numerous varieties of life—some of which developed naturally here on the planet, but much of which may have come from other planetary origins.

This new and seemingly obsessive interest by NASA and the corporate media to promote the notion of intelligent ET life after scoffing at the possibility for decades suggests that either the media is begging for attention after a steep drop in ratings, or these organizations know more than they have previously stated.

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Judging from the recent behavior of such organizations such as the CIA, NASA, and their complicit corporate media, there is much more knowledge about matters of ancient history and about ETs than has ever been acknowledged previously.

To add, according to the rapid progression of suggestive rhetoric from the MSM, it would seem that at least some of this ET life is thought or even known to be intelligent by these secretive organizations.  The combination of the various disclosures which have come forward seem to suggest that intelligent humanoid life is a fairly common occurrence in the universe.  Perhaps Earth humans are simply one of several varieties of intelligent life which may develop throughout our galaxy where conditions are ripe for it.

Perhaps the reason we are seeing so many haphazardly progressive disclosures on the subject of ETs and alternative human history is because these two subjects are so closely linked with one another.  At may be that the past organizations which have acted as informational gatekeepers are now attempting to hand the public portions of the truth in an attempt to promote some narrative of disclosure.

Whatever the reasoning behind the past secrecy, and the recent, rapid change of pace in disclosures of various secrets, the change in narrative is clearly noticeable among the majority of the awakened population of the world.
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