ANcient Aliens: The timeline of human existence has captivated the imagination of philosophers, scientists and curious people. Of course, there is the famous story of Adam and Eve, but were they really the first humans to travel the Earth? More and more people believe that modern humans were not the first intelligent beings to live on our planet. We are talking about pre-Adamites, humans or intelligent beings who walked on Earth before Adam.
However, the idea of a Preadamite civilization is not new. Since 170 AD there have been debates on this controversial issue. Over the years, new theories and new thinkers have been offered who dare to question everything they have taught us.
While there is no tangible evidence that humans were not the first industrialized civilization, now in a new article written by astrophysicist Adam Frank of the University of Rochester and Gavin Schmidt, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at NASA, and published in the International Journal of Astrobiology, he raises the possibility that there was an ancient civilization before ours.
Evidence of a pre-human civilization
In the new study, scientists are mainly based on a massive increase in global warming 56 million years ago. This peak was discovered in a dramatic change in the geological composition buried deep beneath the surface of the Earth in an era known as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM).
To investigate the idea of a possible prehistoric intelligent civilization, Professor Adam Frank, of the University of Rochester, and Gavin Schmidt, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) of NASA, examined what would happen with the evidence left after our extinction.
“Here is an enigma, ” Professor Frank told a literary and cultural magazine The Atlantic. “If the industrial activity of a previous species is of short duration, we may not be able to see it easily. For the most part, the PETM peaks show us the Earth’s timescales to respond to whatever caused it, not necessarily to the time scale of the cause. Therefore, it could carry both new detection methods and those dedicated to finding evidence of a truly ephemeral event in ancient sediments. In other words, if you are not looking for it explicitly, you may not see it. “
While researchers have claimed for decades that the increase in global warming was almost certainly caused by natural events, ruling out the possibility of being caused by an unknown ancient civilization, both Professor Frank and Schmidt argue that their findings could help scientists look to evidence of life on another planet.
“Our work also opens the speculative possibility that some planets could have cycles fueled by fossil fuels of construction and collapse of civilization,” explains Professor Frank in the research published in the International Journal of Astrobiology. “If a civilization uses fossil fuels, the climate change they cause can lead to a large decrease in ocean oxygen levels. These low levels of oxygen (called ocean anoxia) help unleash the conditions necessary to make fossil fuels such as oil and coal. In this way, a civilization and its disappearance could sow the seed of new civilizations in the future. “
In summary, evidence of ancient industrial civilizations could include the presence of plastics in the ocean , as well as the use of fossil fuels and the distribution of fertilizers in agriculture. Although it is likely that fossils and other remains have faded over time, it is impossible to find any possible evidence.
Frank Schmidt and his research have entitled “The Silurian hypothesis: would it be possible to detect an industrial civilization in the geological record?” . The Silurian hypothesis is based on a division of the geological time scale that belongs to the Paleozoic Era, which began 444 million years ago and ended 416 million years ago.
However, you have to believe that the title has a completely different message. The inspiration would rather be from the Silurians, an intelligent reptilian breed that, according to the popular science fiction series Doctor Who, existed on Earth hundreds of millions of years before humans.
Without a doubt it is an interesting and more than possible theory. However, there is also the possibility that evidence of ancient terrestrial native civilizations has been discovered and that these were destroyed , simply to hide the true origin of humanity. Then, if this were true, our history, as science has explained it to us, would simply be a very different story from reality.
Are you one of those who believe that a civilization existed before humanity on Earth? Do you agree with the theory proposed by Adam Frank and Gavin Schmidt? Or do you defend the lies explained by science?