Is it possible the Earth hosted intelligent life prior to humans, but they went extinct?
- jon pikeLv 78 months ago
Yes. Hominids existed for millions of years who could hunt and gather, build shelters, make plans, light fires, and had limited cognitive and reasoning abilities. We have found many of their fossils and cave paintings. But, don't mistake them for human. They had no language, writing, no towns or villages, no trade or technology. These things only came with Homo Sapiens after the last Ice Age about 10,000 BC.
The oldest human writing is c. 3400 BC and the pyramids were built about the same time. The flood caused by (or at least aided by) the melting ice eliminated all prior hominid species.
- PubliusLv 78 months ago
Yes, it's possible, but we have no fossil evidence to support it. Homo erectus was intelligent enough to build boats or rafts and spread into Asia.
- PaulLv 78 months ago
Ilf so, we would certainly have found not only fossils of them, but also evidence of the structures they built.
- Gus DihnLv 78 months ago
Possible, but very very unlikely. It's hard to imagine how they would not have left any evidence of their existence.
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- PyriformLv 78 months ago
It is possible, but it seems unlikely that they could have been around for very long, since intelligent life (at least in the way that we think of it) tends to use tools, so we would expect to find the remains of such tools.
- FireballLv 78 months ago
NOT LIKELY....GENESIS IS ALL TRUE AND THIS WORLD IS ABOUT 6000 YRS OLD...U CAN CONSULT A TRINITY PASTOR IF U WISH.
- RandomCanyonLv 48 months ago
Seeing that the Earth has had life for almost a billion years and many different species have lived and become extinct in that time an earlier and intelligent species could have arisen in all that time.
Unfortunately no evidence of intelligent life / civilizations beyond the various species of Homo has been found.
Several intelligent species exist on Earth today. None has a material culture like humans do.
- 8 months ago
The first human-colony on Earth was called Lemuria,
and before that it was the age of upright walking aliens
called Draconians (they brought dinosaurs to our planet).
Lemuria was a grand island-continent that stretched
from Australia to Hawaii over 500,000 years ago. It
was founded by humans from Sirius B, Pleiades and
Orion. It's capitol, named Ahatana on Maui was made
of blue sapphires plus lapis lazuli and was quiet a site
Atlantis and Noah's Flood came later.
- 8 months ago
that would assuming lie erupts spontaneous and for no purpose. that is a wrong assumption
- five toed slothLv 78 months ago
Yes, there were talking snakes.