When Adam fell into sin, his world fell with him because he was given control of it. But even in his fallen state the family of man accomplished things in ancient times that were far from “primitive.”
Our “high tech” world has made us dangerously dependent on specialized experts and a steady supply of exotic resources to keep everything running smoothly.
Could the ancients have had better ways of doing things?
Consider the impact of capitalizing on natural laws to a greater degree
than we do. Are there ways to produce larger long-term benefits with less
complex hardware? We tend to think that our 21st century technology is
the best way to go. But as we explore the clues to ancient people we find
they had a different, and quite possibly wiser approach. For lack of an
established definition on this area of study, let’s consider the implications
of a new term:
Here is the thousand-year-old ruins of the Mayans in the tropical Mexican
city of Palenque. When I was there on a sweltering April day the temperature
outside was about 100 degrees and the humidity was 100 percent.
But - inside this immense six-story-high structure, the rooms were "naturally" air-conditioned! Carefully engineered corridors channeled cool air through massive stone passageways, assuring ideal temperatures year round. That is Simplified Ingenuity!
How would modern man have air-conditioned an immense building in the tropics? Would our modern methods be... technical? costly? short-lived?
This ancient system, using stone and natural air flow has been working perfectly for a thousand years, even with no one there to maintain it!