Sunday, January 27, 2013

Apes By Any Other Name

There's this Man of Science who's saying it'll soon be possible to bring back the Neanderthal by cloning him. The Neanderthal genome has now been sequenced. It just remains to chop it into 10,000 chunks, synthesise the pieces, then plant them in a human woman, who, a few months later, will bear a little Neanderthal. All quite simple really. Since the woman will likely be well-paid, there'll be no lack of volunteers for the job of surrogate mother.

There is in Russia an Ape-like being, called an “Alma”, that is quite Neanderthal-like to look at. It is thought by many that the Alma is in fact a Neanderthal, the descendant of Neanderthals that, in order to get away from the Human who was trying to kill them all, left the plains and lightly wooded areas of the world, and found refuge in the vast forests of Russia.

In mid-nineteenth century Russia an Alma female, named “Zana”, was captured, and remained a captive until her death a few decades later. During this time she gave birth to eight children by human fathers. Four children lived to be adults and had children of their own.

If Zana was indeed a Neanderthal, her story supports the notion of some of our Men of Science, that the early human Human and Neanderthal were able to interbreed, and did.

If the supposedly extinct Neanderthal did escape into the forests to get away from the Human,  the other supposedly extinct Apes – the alleged forefathers of the Human – may have done the same. But instead of escaping into the forests of Russia, they escaped into forests of the Himalayas - where they are called Yeti - and into the forests of North America, where they are called Sasquatch.

If the Yeti and Sasquatch do exist (evidence to support the fact of Sasquatch is impressive), this suggests the Human didn't descend from the Ape. Is it, then, any wonder that our Men of Science are so hostile to the Yeti and Sasquatch?

Friday, January 25, 2013

Inter-Galactic Federation of Sovereign Planets

I spoke *last time* of the first Human. Making him wasn't plain sailing, for gene manipulation was as time-consuming and as filled with trials and errors then, 250,000 years ago, as it is today. Because the Annunaki wanted gold, it's likely the first Human was made in southern Africa where the gold was, and is still.

That the first Human came out of southern Africa 250,000 years ago is, ironically, consistent with the Official Story about the appearance of the first Human.

Today's Human uses only ten 10 per-cent of his brain. This bespeaks the Annunaki deliberately restricted the Human's ability to use all his brain, because digging gold doesn't need brains so much as brawn. However, the Ape failed as a digger despite it having more brawn than the Human. The Ape just didn't have enough brain for digging. The Human obviously did.

The early Human, able to use only 10 per-cent of his brain, may well have been a obedient digger, as the Annunaki designed him to be. But the Human isn't this way now. He's become too big for his boots and can now destroy Earth with his atomic bombs. Although a technological genius, he remains an emotional primitive. He's now out of balance. This is most dangerous.

Some years ago a retired copy editor at a major newspaper wrote a book about his being abducted by Aliens and taken off in their spaceship for three days. The Aliens told him their civilisation belonged to the Inter-Galactic Federation of Sovereign Planets (IGFSP) – an umbrella organisation representing the many thousands of planetary civilisations, sort of like our United Nations.

Ever since the Human landed on the moon the IGFSP had been closely monitoring Earth. It was concerned that the Human, with his atomic bombs and volatile emotions, boded ill for the other planetary civilisations should he continue planetary exploration. The IGFSP finally concluded the Human was too dangerous to be allowed onto any other planet, including the moon, which he was forbidden to make further landings on. The IGFSP communicated this to the relevant Earthly governments.

Whatever you think of all this, do you not find it singular that the Human hasn't returned to the moon in forty years?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

In The Beginning

The brain of the Human bespeaks he must have lived in a technologically advanced society for several million years, for reasons *explained here*. However, according to the Official Truth, the Human, after abandoning his peripatetic hunting ways 10,000 years ago, began to settle down and farm. You see the problem, no?

It's possible there used to be evidence the Human lived for several million years in a technologically advanced society. But this evidence was largely washed away by an apocalyptic world-wide flood that happened 12,000 or so years ago, leaving only the ruins of ancient structures, like the Great Pyramid of Giza, that are so remarkable the Human of today couldn't build them.

Several million years of living in a technologically advanced society is but one explanation for why the Human brain is so advanced from the Ape brain. There's another intriguing explanation: today's Human is the product of genetic manipulation by extra-terrestrials.

Interpretations of Babylonian creation myths suggest exactly this. The Annunaki, a people from a planet called Nibiru, landed in Mesopotamia about 300,000 years ago. They needed gold, and were looking for a planet that had it. When the Annunaki learned Earth had gold they were for the most part happy. They were less happy, though, that the gold was deep underground and would have to be dug out.

The thing was, the Annunaki didn't like the prospect of the hard work that digging out gold would entail. However when they saw the Ape they thought it would be perfect as a digger. Unfortunately  the Ape didn't prove suitable in practice. What to do? Why, create, through manipulating the genes of themselves and the Ape, a hybrid Annunaki/Ape species suitable for digging.

Because gene manipulating inherently involves much trial and error, it took a long time for the Annunaki to perfect a suitable digger, who, if you didn't already guess, became the first Human.

More next time........

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Everywhere You Look

I ended *my last posting* by asking if the disappearance of the Human would necessarily be a Bad Thing. Therefore I implied it just could be a Good Thing. Perhaps, though, it depends on who you are. 

If you're a wild animal – a lion or wildebeest or jaguar or somesuch - and the Human were to disappear, it would be Good Thing. If you're a domestic dog or domestic cat, it would definitely be a Bad Thing. If you're a cow or bull or horse or pig or whatever, who knows? And if you're a Human, well, it depends.

If the Human doesn't disappear soon by means of an apocalyptic flood or of an apocalyptic nuclear war, what sort of life does he face? You see, if English-speaking North America is anything to go by, the Human is steadily becoming redundant, for the Robot is now doing more and more of the work the Human was paid to do.

As each year passes the numbers of Humans gainfully working as a percentage of the numbers of all Humans, drop. This shouldn't surprise you, since all employers now boast that, thanks to automation, they are now “doing more with less”. Nonetheless, the workless rate the Rulers give out is usually a steady eight percent or so.

At first sight this doesn't look too bad. But the real rate is around fifteen percent – not that much below the Great Depression rate of twenty-five percent. Even so, this won't bother you if you belong to the Contented Class, for, thanks to food stamps and their like, the workless Human is now Invisible. Unlike his forefather in the Great Depression he no longer needs to stand in a soup line for those of the Contented Class to see as they drive past.

So big are the strides of technology, automation, in the form of the Robot, will soon be everywhere you look. In next to no time there'll hardly be a job the Robot won't be doing better and cheaper than the Human who now does it. Instead of just fifteen percent of Humans being workless, eighty percent will be. What then?

If you are one of this eighty percent, being drowned in an apocalyptic flood, or being nuked by an atomic bomb, may not sound so bad.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Closer to Madness

I spoke in the *posting before last*, about how likely it is that an apocalyptic world-wide flood will wipe out the civilisations of the Human. Although it's 12,000 years since this last happened, the next apocalyptic world-wide flood could happen any time. So you shouldn't get too complacent.

Something else you shouldn't get too complacent about is the prospect of the Human destroying himself and everything around him through dropping on other Humans all the nuclear bombs stored  in bunkers throughout the world. No doubt you think these bombs are so terrible, only madmen would drop them. But, have you stopped to consider there are lots of madmen about. You may even know some. You yourself could be a madman, only you don't know it.

Whatever the truth, you likely think you know who the madmen are - the unwashed shabby men on buses who rock back and forth in their seats and talk to themselves; the bearded fever-eyed men on downtown street corners who wave bibles and shout that the End is Nigh. So you don't stop to think that the tweed-jacketed avuncular professor at your daughter's university might be a madman, or that the always-smiling ruler of your land might be a madman.

In the newspapers you read on the bus on the way to work, have you never seen articles by learned academics on the merits of the pre-emptive nuclear surgical strike, or read speeches by revered national leaders who advocate the same? Do you never stop to remember that seventy years ago, two nuclear bombs actually were dropped on Humans, and that, since then, world-wide nuclear wars have been only narrowly averted?

Deep down you know the question isn't if an apocalyptic Human-ending nuclear war will ever happen, but when - that is, if an apocalyptic Human-ending world-wide flood doesn't happen first. Whatever the means, the Human is soon to be History.

When this happens, will it necessarily be a Bad Thing? Ca depend.......

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Man of Parts

Last night I finished “A Man of Parts”. Now, this morning, I'm feeling quite bereft, for, having had HG Wells as a vicarious companion over the last three weeks, how could I not be?

Over his long life HG Wells wrote over 100 books and had over 100 lovers. A considerable achievement, for, if you are of the sort who can write 100 books over your lifetime, you won't normally be of the sort who can also have 100 lovers over your lifetime. And vice versa.

HG Wells's 100 or so books were of all genres – science fiction, romances, history, politics, religion, speculation, you name it. He predicted the atomic bomb decades before it happened, and predicted an encyclopedia much like Wikipedia decades before Wikipedia happened. There was nothing HG Wells wasn't interested in, and nothing he couldn't write and talk interestingly about. The only later equivalent I can think of is Isaac Asimov.

HG Wells having had 100 - and probably more, many more – lovers, is all the more remarkable when you consider he was only five foot five, was fattish, and had a high chirping voice. But then, Wells - born more than 140 years ago - may simply have lived in a time when young women went for men who looked and sounded like Wells, and were otherwise of his ilk.

Wells can count himself lucky he lived when he did. Today he would likely have lived womanless, since your young woman of today goes only for a man who has a washboard stomach, who is much, much taller than five foot five, has a thrilling gravelly voice, and spends as much time working out as Wells did reading and writing.

Amazingly, it was young women who pursued Wells, rather than he pursuing them. Two of the most notable were Amber Reeves and Rebecca West, each of whom bore a child by Wells. Equally amazingly, Wells's second wife, Jane - to whom he was married for nearly three decades until her death – knew about his many lovers, even entertaining them as guests in her home.

Were wives today as wise to the ways of men, and as tolerant of them as was Jane, many lawyers would have to find other work. 

I found “A Man of Parts” a wonderful read. Now, as I said earlier, I'm feeling quite bereft. I shall have to begin on the next novel in my list. Here it is, Hilary Mantel's “An Experiment in Love”. Ta ta now.........

Monday, January 07, 2013

Dire Straits

Well, December 21st 2012 has just passed, and nothing untoward happened. You're feeling happy about this, I'll bet. You're thinking the ubiquitous forecasts of a worldwide apocalypse on that day, were always bilge, and you're ashamed you ever gave them even a soup├žon of credence.

Actually, a worldwide apocalypse could happen at any time. I'll remind you the earth does a full turn on its axis each 24 hours, while also doing a complete circle around the sun every 12 months. And, because the earth wobbles like a top while spinning on its axis, the north and south poles rotate (precession), and do a complete rotation each 25,920 years.

While all this is going on, the earth is being subjected to the varying gravitational pulls from the moon, and the other planets in its neighbourhood. Because the weight of the ice-shields and oceans and whatnot on the earth's outer crust is maldistributed, it wouldn't take too much to cause the earth's orbit to change, or the earth to tip, resulting in changes of position of the north and south poles. And not to speak of massive shifts in position of the earth's outer crusts. So, if a Greenlander, you could find yourself at the equator. If an African, you could find yourself at one of the poles.

You'll readily see that any of this would cause world-wide climate-changes to happen Big Time. If a Greenlander, and Greenland becomes scorching hot, you'll have to get used to slapping on lots of sun-tan oil all the time, and to just wearing a flowered shirt and shorts and sandals. If an African, and Africa is inundated with ice and snow, you'll have to get used to wearing winter woollies, and even snow boots and a fur cap.

Because places presently covered with ice and snow and whatnot might now have scorching hot weather, the ice and snow and whatnot will melt into the seas, causing their levels to rise Big Time. This'll bring about world-wide flooding on a scale you won't even have dreamed of.

You'll have to abandon your home lickety-split if flood-waters approach, and you'll need to find another permanent home far, far away. Should the flood-waters catch up with you while you're fleeing, you'll be in even more dire straits if your father didn't  give you swimming lessons when you were small.

Even should you flee successfully, and find a new refuge far, far away with a vastly different climate, you'll have to find new work, which, if you were an oil-man with your own air-conditioned corner office in a skyscraper, will be less pleasant.

Although I've digressed a bit from the premises of Isaac Asimov's and Robert Silverberg's *“Nightfall”*, the next posting may show I didn't digress too much.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Way Down Below the Ocean, Where I Wanna Be She May Be

It was Plato, the Great Plato, who first spoke about about Atlantis - a land, the size of today's eastern Turkey and Libya combined, that housed a mighty civilisation, but which sank and disappeared from the consequences of an earthquake 11,500 years ago. Plato didn't say exactly where Atlantis was, other than that it lay in front of the Pillars of Hercules, which, in case you don't know, flanked the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar from the Atlantic Ocean.

But, how far in front of the Pillars of Hercules? Because Plato didn't say, no-one knows. So, throughout the 2,500 years since Plato breathed his last, eager men have speculated about where below the vast Atlantic Ocean the submerged Atlantis now lies. They have also searched for it, and still do, but so far to no avail.

Who were the Atlantans? Were they the ones who built the Great Pyramid and the other huge ancient structures throughout the world, about which men have always scratched their heads in wonderment? Was Atlantis the home of a worldwide maritime civilisation, so enlightened and so technologically wondrous, it was an Eden from whose demise mankind has never recovered?

Could Antarctica – about which I spoke *last time* – be the lost Atlantis? It's big enough, since it's almost twice the size of Australia, and it wasn't always at the South Pole with a one-mile-deep ice-sheet sitting atop it. No, it was once further north and had, as a result, a temperate climate, and forests and animals.

It is, then, beneath the one-mile-deep sheet of ice which covers Antarctica, that the answer to the riddle of Atlantis may lie.