Netflix Documentary Could Rewrite All Of Human History


Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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Netflix dropped the trailer for “Ancient Apocalypse,” its up-coming documentary featuring epic journalist Graham Hancock.

You might recognize Hancock from his interviews on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, where his conversations shed light on just how little we truly know about human history, the rise of previous civilizations on our planet, and just how precarious our existence is here on Earth. While some have written Hancock off as a conspiracy theory hack, his work is arguably the most profound and exploratory — which is exactly what scientific research and writing is supposed to be.

In the trailer for “Ancient Apocalypse,” Hancock emphatically states he has never claimed to be an archeologist or a scientist. He calls himself a journalist investigating human prehistory, and I am so freaking excited to watch him do so.

Without giving too much away, Hancock is known for questioning everything we think we know about ancient civilizations. Using very real evidence, Hancock calls into question the very concept that we’re currently at peak human development.

This is why I think people (mostly scientists) dislike Hancock. His ideas are scary. But what if he’s right and we’ve been here before and our species has failed to maintain our place at the top? What would that mean for religion, for politics, for this thing we call “the science?” (RELATED: Read This Barclays Financial Note And Decide Whether God Hates Joe Biden, Or He’s Just Getting Tired Of Humanity)

The metrics our species use for carbon dating, the processes involved in fossilization, everything we depend upon as fact, are completely made up by us, the human race, who get a lot more wrong than we ever get right. What if all of the data we’ve been using to investigate our prehistory is wrong?

To quote one of the best scary movies of all time (“Signs“), “everything people have written about in science books is going to change.” Though I highly doubt that this could happen from just one documentary series, part of me is going to hold out hope.

The world would be a heck of a lot better if scientists stopped lying about being “the truth” and got down off their high horse, don’t you think? The show streams globally on November 11 on Netflix.