Where to even start this question. It is obvious and proven that humans were here that long ago and surviving, which was their main purpose, survival. I only assume they weren't questioning the meaning of life, where we came from, what higher power created us, etc. So it makes me wonder if God created man as in Adam and Eve, where and when do ancient man fit into this? Neandertals, cromagnum man, etc. And when did the belief in Gods begin? Because in the beginning it wasn't a Christian God being worshipped, but numerous Gods or completely different Gods than what society believes in now. Am I religious, yes. But that doesn't mean I can't ponder these things and question, If This then why This? Where did humanity evolve into believing what is such a standard...belief? And since I believe in evolution does that make me less of a spiritual person, I don't think so but I'm sure some disagree.
I like your question. You're very smart. It takes a smart person to ponder the things you ponder. So many humans go walking around this world blindly believing what they are told. They have blind faith in their religion & don't even bother to think about these deep questions you are asking. I wonder about it too. These "ancient Aliens" TV series on Discovery Channel i think, are totally throwing my mind for a loop. I always thought Aliens had something to do with our existence on earth. It's interesting that archaeologists & other scientists cannot pin point when it was that apes evolved into humans. They have all this evidence of evolution, yet they do not know when the homoerectus turned into homosapiens.. HUGE grey foggy area. There is even evidence that humans were here while there still were homoerectus walking around. Did they mate? Or did Aliens mess with their DNA? Ever so interesting...
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Belief in an afterlife is very ancient, beliefs vary over the world but the idea that there is another life after this one is very old. There is evidence of religious paleolithic art created by cave dwellers. Also religious artifacts that were created to be carried around. It's hard to know exactly when the idea of deities and/or an afterlife really started. It would be fascinating research though.
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