150,000-Year-Old Pipes in China

150,000-Year-Old Pipes Baffle Scientists in China: Out of Place in Time?

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150000 years? Omg isn't there an error determination of this "150000" years? There said that these pipes are radioactive so its chemistry may decomposite and warp the carbon test results. Anyways, I'm not a scientist, maybe that result is true.

It could be a volcanic tube or some other unusual rock formation, we shouldn't jump to conclusion that it's plumbing....humans (homo sapiens) haven't even been around 150K years, we were still semi-ape-like creatures...

I am fairly sure that Homo Neanderthal and his neighbors would object to being referred to as semi ape like creatures. Better check the time line of Epochs and Eras against Evolutionary timelines for Hominids.

Actually, that is well within the range many scientist put us as being genetically human. Most say closer to 200,000 years. Still, when you look at these things it is obviously a natural formation even if it isn't obvious how it came to be.

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....and yet we should remember that many of the ruins of ancient sites we know of today appeared to be natural formations before someone discovered differently and cleaned them up.

A good example is Cholula Tlachihualtepetl in Mexico. It looks like a hill with a spanish cathedral on top. But that "hill" is a friggin' giant pyramid.


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