Though this is an average to small book, it was filled with great and curious facts and tidbits that readily make one wonder about the technology of the ancients...certainly not what you would find coming from the mouths of conventional archeologists. Of all my research material I found myself referring back to this book the most as it is just full of real interesting and pertinent tidbits...and it's a great read. I'd read anything else I could find by this guy.
Less speculation, more facts ...
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 17 years ago
This is a must-read for anyone wondering "what it's all about". Science is Ancient ... not new! This is a realization only made broadly accessible in the last few hundred years, with discoveries in both archaeology and other sciences. Really, though, this is "The Mystery" behind so many others - mythic, religious or otherwise. Most other books in the genre engage in a lot of speculation, trying unsuccessfully to identify specific cultures / societies at work behind these ancient mysteries... Atlantis, Mu, Lemuria etc. Tomas' breakthrough is simply to stick to the many many many facts proving that science is, indeed, probably older than religion. He lets the facts speak for themselves, without overreaching, and in doing so makes a HUGE contribution to the emergent process of reclaiming our lost heritage - in fact, not just in literature.
So crazy it must be true!
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 18 years ago
My father had this book hidden away in one of our storage closets and I found it while digging... He said it was all crap, but I'd beg to differ! I sat down and read it in one afternoon. Andrew Tomas presents so many ideas that, if you really take the time to think about it, coincide perfectly with current scientific knowledge. He makes his case, saying that we can't possibly be the first race to have lived on Earth. How else could the pyramids have been built with such perfect precision with their technology, or how could ancient philosophers have known the Earth was a sphere, or that there were planets beyond Saturn? I highly recommend this book to those who have an open mind and are willing to question everything we have discovered thus far.
We Are Not The First by Andrew Tomas
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 20 years ago
I found the book to be a very interesting and fun read.It doesn't matter if it is scholary presented or not.Just enjoy the information presented.I found it thought provoking.
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