Troy A Myth?
For the longest time historians believe it that the Trojan war story in the city of Troy was completely a myth. Nobody really believed that the ancient city of Troy was a real place until very recently when they started to find some archaeological evidence that Troy was indeed an actual city.
This raises the question of what other ideas that we previously believed were not true for mythology might actually end up being true.
One of the strangest discoveries that they’ve made recently, is they found these bread ovens. They found these kind of bread making implements, these stone tools clay tools used to grind wheat in the bread.
Ancient Bread Bakers
But they found these before anybody invented agriculture. This kind of throws a question on to the previous assumption of the progression of human history. For a while it was assumed that humans were hunter gatherers and then they discovered farming and then they became farmers and there became this kind of a slow transition between hunting and farming.
Then they find these the small bread making devices. These bread baking ovens that predated any large societies. The question is how in the heck did these pre-agricultural humans, how did they figure out how to get grain and turn the grain into flour and then turn the flour into dough and then turn the dough on the bread? How do they learn how to do that before anybody had invented agriculture?
One of the most vicious predators on earth is the polar bear. Most people don’t tend to think of the polar bear as a vicious heartless predator. For some reason we tend to think of polar bears is kind of these cute mascots but in reality polar bears are some of the most vicious animals on planet Earth.
Polar Bears Aren’t Cute
Polar bears don’t just eat smaller seals. Polar bears are capable of catching and eating animals that are much larger than themselves.
One of the interesting discoveries they made in ancient cave dwellings is a clear distinction and human life before and after they discovered fire. They can tell kind of when humans discovered fire.
In these caves where humans lived in for thousands of years, there’s a layer of ash in the fossil record and beneath the layer of ash represents the time period when humans didn’t have fire. Above the layer of ash represents the time in which humans had discovered fire and below the layer of ash there’s a lot of gnawed human bones.
Pre Fire Humans Sucked
This indicates that before humans invented fire, predators would catch humans. Predators would drag humans into these caves and predators would eat the humans in these caves. Then after humans discovered fire, humans kind of kicked the predators out of the cave and humans started to live in the caves.
Humans would build fires in these caves and after humans discovered fire there’s a bunch of fossil records of gnawed down animal bones. Humans became the apex predator once they discovered fire. They would use fire in a very clever way when they went hunting.
They would find a large area that had a lot of potential animals they could eat and they would light a bunch of fires on one side of it. The fires would start burning out of control, the animals would run out the other side of this area, and there’d be a bunch of humans waiting there with spears and rocks and they would just pick out the animals as they ran off.
Unlocking Energy Is Progress
This represents one of the first ways that humans discovered to use energy that existed outside of their bodies. Up until that point humans were like any other animal. We had to use the energy that existed inside of our body and to get the energy from other animals we had to actually catch the other animal.
Kill the animals, eat the animal and wait for our systems in our body to turn the previously living flesh into energy that we could use. Once we discovered fire that represented a completely different way we could leverage the energy locked up in previously living entities.
When you take wood, when you take stuff that burns, these are things that used to be alive. When humans discovered fire, this was a completely new way to leverage the energy from previously living entities. The next great leap in human energy use came with how humans learn to deliberately grow certain lifeforms from the earth so that they could eat them instead of having to wait for them to occur naturally.
Fossil Fuels Next Step
Then the next major human discovery was fossil fuels and fossil fuels represent another previously living entity that has a lot of energy locked up. All of the discoveries in human history have involved different ways that we can find energy and energy still exists all around us.
Energy is actually the only thing there is. Matter itself is really just a metaphor. All particles, all subatomic particles are really just highly concentrated energy waves. If you start to think of all the different ways you can leverage other energy systems, you can use that energy to do incredible things.
You can use that energy to discern things about people you can use that energy to think of new ways to make money and live your life to the fullest. It requires that you think outside the box. That you imagine that you are an energy entity living among many energy entities some are lives some are not alive.
Energy Is Everywhere
All around you is energy and essentially the most successful energy entities are the ones that figure out ways to leverage other energy entities to their own benefit. That’s always been the contest of life ever since DNA was created millions and billions of years ago and that is still true today.
The more you can think about how you can use energy, the more you can think about how you can leverage energy, the more you can figure out how to benefit from your leveraging of energy the more creative ideas you can come up with.
One of the most vicious ways that polar bears hunt is they’ll find a small hole in the ice and they’ll just sit and wait. They know that somewhere in the water is a dolphin or a small whale swimming around desperate to take a breath. As soon as that dolphin or small whale comes up to take a breath from that small hole in the ice the polar bear will pounce sometimes dive into the water swim after the dolphin.
Drag the dolphin up onto the ice and eat the poor dolphin alive. If you can imagine that seeing this pure white polar bear on this pure white ice sheet eating alive this dolphin whose red blood is spreading all over the ice. For the dolphin it’s the worst day of his life. For the polar bear it’s a fantastic discovery.
They say that after the last ice age ended and before there was too many humans it represented a kind of Goldilocks time for humans. That’s when there is so much naturally growing wheat and other cereals and grains that humans didn’t need to hunt.
It was as if they were living on this gigantic naturally growing farm and because there is so few humans families could live for generations and not have to do anything. Not have to do any kind of work. They would just walk out into these natural fields, collect enough naturally growing wheat to bring it back to their house, turn it into bread and just relax and brew some beer and eat some bread and drink some freshly brewed beer.
Garden of Eden
Because there was so few humans, people could do this for several generations. Eventually all good things like this have to end and when the population got too big, they had to figure out how to deliberately grow stuff.
It’s quite possible that this Goldilocks period When humans could just relax and bake bread and make beer are not really have to work this was later remembered as the Garden of Eden period in human history.
Once they started to find archaeological evidence of the city of Troy they later realize that there was six or seven Troy’s stacked on top of one another. This is very common in ancient cities. You have this common scenario in archaeology. You have all these ancient cities kind of stacked on top of one another representing all the previous rise and fall’s of human society.
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