Umm, clearly you are talking to me, and I have no idea why the hell you are referring to me being a religious nut, but clearly you had no clue what I was talking about. And usually when someone says 'no offense', then they're about to be offensive.
Granted, the telephone example was stupid, but if the dragon and weaponry examples went above your head, then I don't know. The Azteca believed in the coatl gods, the English had the Wyvern, and the Chinese venerated the Long, these are just three distant civilizations all believing in flying serpents. How is it that in Europe and in Japan both nations developed bows without any contact with one another.
As for my gods and mythology statement, if you'd look at mythologies, they are all uniquely fascinating, and yet share quite a few resemblances, i.e. sun god veneration, humans crafted from the earth, gods being higher than us and yet reflecting human interaction in many ways, many empires shared their beliefs in much the same way.
The reason why I referred to mental patterns and us being of one mind, well, basically we all share the same DNA pool, we are created from the same cosmic building blocks. I really don't believe in psychics, not in the of the cold reading sorts, hell no, but I do often ponder if our minds may perhaps have the potential for psychic understanding. I've seen a Discovery program where scientists discussed just that, the potential for human neuro linking and the possibility of societies forming part in a mental link. I didn't state it as fact, but since this is a thread for theorizing, I brought the idea up as a possibility. People may share a genetic imprint in their genes, which could be why we find examples of dragons and pyramids across the globe.
If you'd read my earlier posts, you would find that I'm not a fan of aliens teaching our old empires about the wonders of our world. In fact, I am very much supportive of our ancestors building every marvel through hard work and ingenuity. Hell, I am all for science and our advances thereof, you can even say it's my 'religion', but I digress. My point is, for future reference, before you go off on someone, make sure you have your facts straight.
Edited by Azjenco, 28 February 2012 - 09:41 PM.