Most of us have been led to believe that modern humans came into being only a hundred thousand years ago more or less. Some of us have been taught that we were created far more recently. But a very interesting book claims that modern humans have been around for millions of years. In Forbidden Archeology, Michael Cremo and Dr. Richard Thompson present hundreds of pieces of evidence to back up this claim. Much of it dates from the 19th century and has been collecting dust in the back rooms of museums throughout the world.
It has been several years since I read the book but it left a powerful impression upon me to this day. In the following video, the authors give a brief overview of their case:
The scientific establishment has repeatedly dismissed evidence of the presence of modern humans in the distant past. While I cannot claim that Forbidden Archeology presents a bullet-proof case, it does highlight the need for serious consideration of this evidence. It also illustrates the fact that the scientific establishment is strongly opposed to the idea of modern humans having existed for millions of years.
Why is this so? Could it be that such an admission would lead to further questions – questions about the antiquity of the various races of humanity? Aside from its supporting evidence, the Out of Africa/ Mitochondrial Eve theory is popular because it allows the establishment to claim (not very effectively) that the races of Man are a recent phenomenon and, therefore, of little significance. The discovery that Mankind is millions of years old would throw a monkey wrench into this schema.
The authors of Forbidden Archeology give no hint of race-realism (not that I can remember) and they seem to believe that the opposition, by the scientific establishment, to their theories is simply a matter of defending the status qu0. That there is no underlying foundation to this opposition other than that they don’t want to be proven wrong. But if we look at it from a racial science perspective, then this opposition makes a lot more sense; it has an ideological element that is grounded in politics.