I've been reading things on the interweb lately about Ooparts (Out of place artifacts - look it up) that have got me thinking seriously about the history of mankind. Seriously, look it up. It will blow your mind. Things have been found that dispute the accepted norms about mankind's development; things, artifacts, and places that lend credence to the theory that man has been around far longer than science wants to acknowledge, things that tell us that man has been on Earth and has had civilizations that equaled or surpassed ours hundreds of millions of years ago, only to die out and have the system start all over from scratch (apparently). It has also made me come to the decision that the whole of our particular civilization's technological advancement has all been based on war. Every major technical achievement we have come up with is based on ways to better kill "the enemy". What if there was a race of men that didn't focus on war? What if mankind as we know it existed long ago, and what if they never had war as a focus of society? Think of all the different ways technology could have gone if war was never a component. Think of all the different tangents science could have gone if killing never came into the equation for man. It's a very interesting thought, to say the least. What were they like?