I had a dream last night that Louis C.K. had put out a new hour of material where he would put on a Pikachu costume and just lay down on his back on stage, and never say a word or acknowledge his audience at all. Later in the dream, I had a conversation with somebody who told me that he had done some sort of “typical ostentatious celebrity thing” as a joke, but he ended up really liking it, and now he was buying gold plated cars and shit.

System Blue Episode 211 - This City is Old… Old as Balls

Based on the Fundamentalist Christian view of history, the world is roughly 6,500 years old, a figure arrived at based on written historical and religious documents.  And while the body of scientific evidence very clearly refutes this, and places this planet alone at closer to six billion years, it seems that many academic groups are reluctant to accept new data which suggests a history of civilization older than around 6,000 BC, despite evidence of weather damage indicative of a temperate climate on the Sphinx (placing it closer to 10,000 BC), and carbon dating done at sites in Turkey such as Gobekli Tepe and Hasankeyf.  In fact, in the case of the latter site, a hydro-electric dam is planned for the area, which will submerge the site and sweep away countless centuries of important data.

Could all this be a conspiracy of the Catholic church to suppress a human history which is in fact at least twice as old as even the less fanatical sects of Christianity recognize?  Could these cities be evidence of a long lost civilization with technology equal to – or even in advance of -  our own?  Is this some freaky-ass Lovecraftian shit?  That’s what we discuss in this episode of System Blue.

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