Is Modern Man Really Superior to Pre-Historic Man?
There are some amazing implications for us in the following story. It puts into question the assumptions some have made dismissing Biblical History in favour of a godless narrative. It involves a builder from Michigan USA who has discovered some amazing techniques. Apparently he found ways to move and lift huge stones onto one another, without the benefit of heavy modern machinery. One implication for us is it erases the notion of our superiority in favour of more humbling truth. Mainly, that if these technologies were forgotten, we may be something less than superior. Enjoy!
The assumption challenged here, especially when one embraces Evolutionary Theory, is the superiority of modern man over our distant ancestors. That is, since we evolved from apes, we must be far more intelligent than previous generations. This assumption is of course overshadowed by the existence of marvels such as Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Egypt.
In support of this presupposition, various explanations for these structural marvels have been put forward. Perhaps the most ridiculous version proposes the notion of alien races coming to help the hapless neolithic beings.
This hubris of present generations is supported in part by technological advancements. Since we now have cellphones and satellites we must be the greatest. Of course, this requires dismissing the contributions of earlier generations, whose brilliance has made present day science possible. But elevating ourselves usually requires diminishing others does it not? Here is another explanation.
A Thought to Remember
What if God made man as He is? Intelligent and capable? For me this is not really a question as I believe we were created in the image of God with even more capabilities than what we have seen. But rather than evolving through the power of time, our potential is realized as we align with our Creator. This is the Biblical narrative on which the Western Civilization was built. It has been the backbone on which modern freedoms have been forged and preserved. This story certainly seems to carry this kind of implication, but at the very least, it puts a question mark behind the superiority of contemporary man.