The earth is a beautiful planet of life, born 4.6 billion years ago, about 3.8 billion years ago, the early life of the earth was born. Then life has undergone continuous evolution and evolution to have the now colorful world of species. In the long life span of billions of years, no species can last for billions of years without extinction. Basically all species will become extinct at some point in the future.
Even 65 million years ago, the dinosaur, which ruled the earth for 160 million years, was eventually extinct due to the impact of an asteroid and disappeared in the long river of history. Scientists don’t understand what specific organisms have appeared during such a long life. We can also use some geological discoveries and fossil discoveries to roughly infer the life development process of the earth in different periods.
I believe that many friends have seen various legends about prehistoric civilization on the Internet. Some people have speculated that before the birth of mankind, other intelligent life and powerful civilizations appeared on the earth. Only later these civilizations disappeared, and there are even some legends that human beings are now only the fifth civilization of the earth. Before mankind, there have been four highly developed civilizations on the earth, and these civilizations are much stronger than mankind.
So are these legends about prehistoric civilizations correct? Has there ever been an intelligent civilization far more advanced than human beings on the earth? In fact, it is not too difficult to unravel this mystery, as long as we make another hypothesis, it will come to light. This hypothesis is: If humanity disappears from extinction one day in the future, 65 million years later, a new civilization is born, will we find that we have ever existed?
The dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago. After the dinosaurs disappeared, another 65 million years passed, and human civilization was born. Therefore, we can imagine that if humans also become extinct and disappear, a new civilization may be born 65 million years later. We must know that the evolution of any life from ordinary life to intelligent life requires a long process.
However, as long as life begins to evolve to intelligent life, then the rate of later evolution is very fast. The evolution time of human beings from apes to intelligent life is about 5 million years ago, and once there is an evolution to intelligent life Trend, the evolutionary speed of human beings is very fast, so it only took millions of years to form human civilization.
Therefore, 65 million years after the extinction of mankind, a new intelligent civilization will be born and become the new overlord of the earth. After the development of this civilization enters the age of science and technology, is it possible to discover that there was a glorious human civilization 65 million years ago? Some people may think that 65 million years ago, years can erase all traces of human existence. It is impossible for a new civilization to know that a human civilization once existed on the earth.
So is this really the case? Of course not. We have to understand, what is it that human beings now understand the history of the earth and understand the life history of the earth for billions of years? It relies on many geological changes and various paleontological fossils found below the surface. Through these discoveries, we know that there was only one plate on the earth 234 million years ago, and it was later split into the current six plates.
Through geological discoveries, we also know that 234 million years ago, with a series of ecological changes triggered by the splitting of plates, the earth was rained continuously for up to 1 million years, which killed more than 80% of life. It made a dinosaur. And our understanding of the age of dinosaurs 65 million years ago is also through various dinosaur fossils found around the world.
It can be seen that time cannot completely erase the traces of the existence of life, but only the traces of human civilization on the surface of the earth. For example, the tallest building will collapse, and the longest highway will be buried. 65 million years ago, years can erase all traces of mankind on the surface of the earth, and years can also erase the man-made satellites in the orbit of the earth.
Some people may think that the artificial satellite is in space and will not disappear even after tens of millions of years. But the fact is not the case. Artificial satellites without human control are space junk. Although they can exist for a longer period of time, they will eventually fall into the atmosphere and burn and disappear. Therefore, 65 million years later, there will be no human satellites and other spacecraft in outer space.
Although many human traces will be erased by time, many human traces will also be preserved, and these human traces basically exist under the surface. The space below the surface is natural and powerful storage space. It is precisely under the surface that we have discovered the fossils of various ancient creatures that we have an understanding of the life history of the earth.
Human beings are the largest race on earth, with a population of 7.5 billion. With such a large population, if humans are extinct due to the drastic changes in the earth in the future, then a small part of it will become biological fossils and be sealed under the surface of the earth. However, 65 million years can not eliminate biological fossils. It is necessary to know that paleontological fossils hundreds of millions of years ago can be preserved to this day.
This can be seen from the discovery of a large number of dinosaur fossils around the world. We are now able to find a large number of dinosaur fossils, mainly because the number of dinosaurs was very large 65 million years ago, and the distribution was also very wide. The huge number of dinosaurs and the advantage of global distribution make even if the dinosaurs are extinct and disappeared, there will be a large number of dinosaur fossils sealed by nature for the present humans to discover.
And the number of our humans far exceeds that of dinosaurs 65 million years ago, let alone the distribution, there are basically human figures in every corner of the earth’s surface. Therefore, even in the future, humankind will encounter extinction disasters and disappear in the long river of history. There will still be many human fossils sealed by nature, waiting for the discovery of the birth of a new civilization.
In addition to human bone fossils, various human technology products will also be buried underground to become fossils. Everyone uses countless tools and supplies throughout their lives. Many of these things will be buried in the ground. There are also some machinery, equipment and parts, cars, ships, airplanes, and even the former carriages, farming tools, etc. , May be buried in the ground in large quantities, petrified in tens of millions of time, forming a large number of fossils.
In addition, there are various building materials used by humans now, including neatly cut granite, marble, fired bricks, tiles, reinforced concrete, and long roads, railways, and houses. All these things are possible. In the long geological time, it was petrified into permanent fossils, not to mention some crystals, gold, alloys and other products. Even the amber more than 100 million years ago can be preserved to the present, and the entire surface of the earth has been completely changed by mankind. There will be countless obvious features and objects left for the intelligent civilization to explore 65 million years later.
It can be seen that even if humanity disappears, there will be a large number of civilization traces sealed in the earth, waiting for the newly born civilization to explore and discover. Therefore, it is impossible for all traces of human civilization to disappear. A new civilization can also be discovered through these fossils, and we can see a glorious human civilization 65 million years ago.
After reading these, I believe my friends have an answer to whether the prehistoric civilization circulating on the Internet exists. In fact, the answer is obvious. If prehistoric civilizations that are much stronger than humans really existed, then the traces of civilizations could not completely disappear from the earth. Even if we can’t find them on the surface, there will certainly be many civilizations under the surface. Trace fossils.
But the real situation is that we have found many fossils of various organisms in different periods under the surface, but only any fossils related to prehistoric civilization have been found. Doesn’t this make us very puzzled? Even if the trace fossils of prehistoric civilization have not been discovered until now, the existence of prehistoric civilization can basically be ruled out.
Human beings are most likely to be the first intelligent civilization to appear since the birth of life on the earth. As for whether there will be a second and third intelligent civilization in the future, no one knows. It’s just that a mountain cannot tolerate two tigers. The earth now has human civilization. In the years when mankind dominates the earth, it is basically impossible to have a new intelligent civilization.
Unless human beings will become extinct due to drastic changes in the earth’s ecology someday in the future, or when the earth cannot survive, human beings choose interstellar migration, leave the earth, leave the solar system, and go to other galaxies to survive. When the earth has no human beings, the ecology of the earth will be restored to its beauty again after hundreds of millions of years of self-repair. At that time, there may be the birth of new life and the birth of a new civilization.