Our forebears didn’t have the information-gathering technology that we do today, but based on their intuition combined with what they could perceive they could nevertheless have found or come to believe in absolute facts regarding our universe. I know that, because I have found so many answers myself using intuition, and I have so often found these answers even before I found a relevant question or any related evidence, and almost every answer I have found has been confirmed by evidence gathered later on using the five normal senses. How could I have known the answers with no evidence and no reason to even ask the right question, had it not been for my intuition?
I have a normal sized modern European brain, but our Neanderthal forebears had larger brains than we do today, and no matter what people say today in this context, in an attempt to discredit our forebears and their achievements, and to flatter themselves, the average size of the brain in a population matters. It has always mattered, and until the Neanderthals were discovered it was an axiom that larger brains meant more intelligence. It then all of a sudden was not seen as an axiom any more, because the Neanderthal findings disproved their theory of evolution. It rocked with their faith in the science religion, and this could not be tolerated – so they started to come up with all sorts of silly and unscientific excuses to explain away this.
So there is no reason why our forebears should not understand the universe well, and much better than we do today, even without our technology. Even today we have human beings, autists to be more precise, in possession of abilities normal modern humans can only dream of. My intuition tells me that such abilities were the norm amongst the Neanderthals, and this would explain everything about how they could be able to know and understand so much. My intuition tells me that my exceptionally intelligent autistic wife is right when she claims that the Neanderthals didn’t have a technologically advanced culture simply because they didn’t need one; our modern and highly technologically advanced culture came not because we are so very advanced, but because we – unlike our more racially pure forebears – really need all this technology to be able to understand the universe on a level that we are programmed by our still 99,7% Neanderthal DNA to desire. We despair, because we cannot find all the answers we should be able to find – so we compensate by creating technology, and use this to assist us in our quest for enlightenment.
Ôðalism it is not a religion based on faith; instead I will claim it is based on evidence and supported by intuition, and rather than have faith in me and what I say, when I fail to provide you with enough evidence to convince you on a purely intellectual level, I will ask you to listen to your own gut feeling, and let your intuition guide you. If what I say is deemed by you not to be sufficiently supported by evidence, but it still feels right, then it probably is. To many this is not enough, and that’s okay, but I will then advice you to stick around anyhow, because the evidence you need to trust this or that hypothesis to be true might appear when you least expect it.
I am not against modern technology, I know we need it, even to satisfy us on a metaphysical level, but naturally I am against the common use of this technology when it in fact sabotages our efforts to reach enlightenment.