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were the ancients smart?
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yoli
Apr 23, 2010
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akulakhan
Apr 24, 2010
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Smarter than us, surely.

 
larryt700
Apr 24, 2010
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I think they were smarter and for once I agree with Ak.... If you look at Maslow's hierarchy of needs, people's basic needs were not met in the old days and much less in ancient times. So most of their mind was focused simply on survival versus innovation. Now today, with our basic needs taken care of, we should be innovating everything and should have landed on Mars years ago. So, putting into perspective the technology existing and building upon that technology, we have become literal innovation retards and perspectively couldn't even invent fire, so-to-speak. So to put ourselves above those of Da Vinci, Socrates, Plato, Newton and even modern day Einstein is ridiculous.....

 
debatefreak
Apr 25, 2010
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if you see my arguments in is the world going to end in 2012 and is god real you will see, i believe the ancients had access to extra terrestrial thechnology

 
debatefreak
Apr 25, 2010
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they were visited by aliens...check out my theories on is the world going to end in 2012 and is god real--the recent ones

 
idiminish
Apr 26, 2010
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They built stargates, didn't they? That makes them pretty smart, I'd guess.

 
smerfette
May 12, 2010
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They are smarter than the people of today.

Have you ever watched those documentaries on the earliest people? You know, the ones where the person being interview says something moronic like: It's amazing that they were able to do mathematics/science/architecture!

Yeah, they are the reason we have so much knowledge of the working world in the first place. Humans today are too lazy to put forth the effort they did back then. Yet, we seem to still be amazed that they knew so much. WTF!

 
jakevz94
Jun 22, 2010
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i think they were much smarter what have we done that hasnt come from using methods created in ancient times

 
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jonjax71
Apr 26, 2010
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Some "ancients" were "smarter" than others, in fact some ancient civilizations-using the term for this debate were out and out intelligent while others were more dumb than a sack of hair

 
frankiej4189
Apr 24, 2010
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Care to elaborate? Equal in intelligence maybe, but "surely" smarter? Not a chance.

 
akulakhan
Apr 25, 2010
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Agreed. Ancient civilizations put our modern society to shame. Being able to accomplish such massive feats in construction and engineering, as well as mastering mathematics, with inferior technology is truely a statement to their intelligence. And as you've stated, they didn't have any discretionary time. Life was a battle for survival. This is a further testament to their intelligence.

 
opinionatedteen
May 14, 2010
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Look at the Myans, there timing system was only 30 seconds off! They had massive intelligence in astrology too.

 


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