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I’ve wondered what kinds of technologies the pre-flood humans might have had. So far, archaeology has not unearthed any evidence of high-tech devices from that period of time.

Indeed, it is difficult to tell which if any of the present archaeological discovers are pre-flood, not least because most people working in that field don’t accept the historical account of the Deluge (and thus don’t consider it in their hypothetical chronologies). On top of that, it’s not at all certain that it would be feasible to find antediluvian sites given the volume of water and sediments that would have been involved in the catastrophe.

Because of my questions in this area, I was interested to learn about the work of Jamie O’Shea of the Office for the Development of Substitute Materials. He calls his current project Immaculate Telegraphy. What he is attempting to do is determine and demonstrate whether humans at any time in history could have constructed an electronic communication network.

O’Shea says what he is attempting to do is “build a functional electric battery and telegraph switch from materials found in the wilderness, using no modern tools except information from the internet.”

At Immaculate Telegraphy O’Shea has photos of some of the tools he has made and videos of some of his processes, including making an axe and a basket. (Amusingly, in the videos he is out in the woods wearing a suit and tie.) Here is a link to a photo of his basket:

In the antediluvian world, humans would have had certain advantages in their efforts to develop technologies of all kinds:

  1. A long life span that would have allowed any single person to develop a large store of lifetime knowledge and skill. The long life span would also have resulted in large overlaps with one’s ancestors, and thus the opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge from others.
  2. A planet with much greater diversity (most likely) of plant life, which could have yielded chemicals and other resources not known today.
  3. The assistance of angels who had left their positions in the spirit realm to come and live among humans. (See Genesis 6:2, 4; Jude 6)

Jamie O’Shea looks like an interesting guy — kind of a mixture of artist and mad scientist. (See the video “Artificial Time Travel With Jamie O’Shea.”)

To see some of the resources O’Shea has found on the Internet for his telegraphy project, go to his bookmarks on Delicious. They include sites about how to find metals and minerals and how to fashion stone-age tools. One of his links is to The Toaster Project by Thomas Thwaites, who is trying to build a toaster from scratch.

ARK — 12 June 2009

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