In any tight-knit group, everyone knows what everyone else's strengths and weaknesses are. This lends itself naturally and organically to people filling roles as a matter of habit, without any need for official titles or enforcement. I really don't see why you're having such a hard time accepting this when it's an obvious fact of modern life as well.
You are right that the very basic element of "Aliens" and "Jesus" crowds are the same. They believe something is true without complete proof. At the end of the day, we are all believers of something.
-Was I there when Darwin wrote "On The Origin Of Species"? No. How do I know the book and Darwin himself weren't planted by some dark ops cult?
-Was I there when Einstein's experiment proved that light particles always arrived at 3.00x10^8 m/s, no faster or slower if the light emitter was moving towards or away from the target? No. Could he be deceiving my views of physics?
-Was I at all the archaelogical digs that dug up dinosaur bones, 3 million year old human's ancestor's bones?? Could all those be faked for personal gain or for a general plot against the population?
-Are the entire fields of astronomy, physics, geology, and biology that give us a full-ish picture of the history of the world and universe....simply dupes?
I do have my beliefs. The difference is that my story fits together a million times more accurately and in more detail than any religious text. Science proved these religions were antiquated and wrong. Anthropology proved our totalitarian ag society is not the only society of people on this Earth.
Last edited by wiltondeportes; 06-23-2012 at 12:14 PM.
And no, I've never been on an extended wilderness hike where I had to survive on my own.
I remember a TV show recently where a group of people were left out in the wilderness to survive on their own, and they did not do so well.
You cannot compare a modern day human with modern day social programming with prehistoric pre-agriculture man.