The Golden Age,
and the Sixth Extinction
The Dot Connector Magazine
Tue, 14 April 2011 05:07 CDT
When asked what I would like to write about for this issue of the Dot Connector, the first thing that came out of my mouth was "The Golden Age and how we got from there to where we are now and what it all means." That is the topic that has been exercising my thinking for a number of years and I gave it an overview in Witches, Comets and Planetary Cataclysms (DCM Issue 11), where the topic was how the feminine energy of our society was debased step-by-step over millennia, as a consequence of planetary cataclysm beginning with the Great Deluge, also known as the Flood of Noah. But noticing what has happened is not the same as explaining why and how it could happen sociologically speaking. In that article I wrote the following:
"Regarding the alleged Flood of Noah, we can say that at more than one point in our known history, civilizations and cultures have collapsed and/or disappeared or been destroyed by no-one-knows-what...
Researchers in the fields of archaeology and history are baffled by the lack of any direct archaeological or written explanations for the causes (as opposed to the effects), though there is a rich body of myth and folklore that very well might provide the answers if analyzed correctly...
Some decades ago, certain natural scientists became intrigued by the problem and, concentrating on the Bronze Age collapses listed above, realized that the range of evidence suggested natural causes rather than human actions like invasion or warfare. So, they all started talking about climate change, volcanic activity, and earthquakes. At present, these types of explanations are actually included in some of the standard historical accounts of the Bronze Age period, though many problems still remain: no single explanation appeared to account for all the evidence.
Immanuel Velikovsky upset everyone by suggesting that the Exodus - but only the Exodus - was caused by a bombardment of rocks, dust, carbons and so on as a result of Venus running amok in the Solar System. He collected an amazing assortment of myths and legends from around the world that strongly suggested that some sort of global cataclysm was being described, but when, where and how, exactly, it happened was rather iffy. There were others who wrote and talked about these matters before Velikovsky, including Ignatious Donnelly, who deserves an honorable mention for ascribing the myths to the Great Flood of Noah which he claimed was actually the destruction of Atlantis as described by Plato. Whether or not there was an advanced civilization known as Atlantis is not our concern here, but whether or not there was a flood, and when it may have occurred, is."
One thing I want to do is address this last remark above: my concern here is whether or not there was an advanced civilization known as Atlantis and if there was, what sociological processes might have been involved in its rise and subsequent fall, how mankind lost this knowledge, and whether these elements are related by a common factor that is present in our own civilization leading us in the same direction. Obviously, this is a topic for a book, and a book is forthcoming, but for now, I'd just like to give an overview.
One of the first problems faced when dealing with this topic is the issue of the falsification of history and the corruption of scientific knowledge. Normally, for a book treatment, I would devote several chapters to this aspect alone, citing examples and references. I don't have that kind of space so I'll recommend books by others and hope the reader will excuse my economy of words. This is a complex problem with many interrelating elements, and, while I have a great deal of material that backs up my hypothesis presented here, I don't have the space for it. (I will write future articles on individual elements, however, and it will all ultimately go into a book.)
I mentioned in Witches,Comets and Planetary Cataclysms that the historical record of the past that we consider 'truth' nowadays, was constructed at the end of a long period of planetary devastation (the Dark Ages followed by the Black Death) and this was done to restore order and control. The Powers-That-Be of the time, which is the same at about any time - religious and elite-class controllers - set about to deliberately establish a view of the past that placed themselves firmly in the seats of power, legitimating that authority in the eyes of the masses; masses that are true believers in what the elite tell them are much easier to manage. We can observe the same thing taking place in our own day, one example being Christianity transformed from a religion of love, caring and peace to one of war and retribution. Actually, it just cycles around because it was utilized similarly in 11th and 12th centuries which followed the Dark Ages, now strongly suspected to have been a time of cometary disaster in Europe. We might also notice that it was shortly afterwards that the Black Death came to Europe. These cycles even prompt us to consider the possibility that there is a cause-effect relationship between periods of oppression of the masses by the elite and cosmic intervention that levels the playing field, so to say. (That's grist for another article! Look for it in a coming issue!)
I've spent the past eight years or so buried in texts relating to astronomy, geology, paleontology, archaeology, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, genetics studies and more. The corruption of science that I discovered there is another whole article. I've also spent years reading a mountain of revisionist history by authors such as Michael Cremo, Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval, Knight & Lomas, Andrew Collins, and many others. (This short list is not a recommendation and the absence of any other name is not a dismissal of their work - just the names that come immediately to mind to describe the genre. I do particularly like Andrew Collins and Knight & Lomas.) I would like to note that the word 'revisionism' somehow carries a negative connotation, but the fact is that constant revision of history as new data comes to light, is a normal part of the scholarly process.
What I found - or realized - was that it would certainly be a very good idea if the revisionists were well trained in the scientific method, because they most certainly could make their cases tighter without so many careless mistakes or baseless assumptions. But, on the other hand, as for the work of the 'credentialed' scientists, I found it to not be credible at all. Despite the superior methodology, financial backing, institutional and peer support, much of it descends into nonsense when one realizes what is being omitted in order to support the a priori premises on which are built such elaborate, circular cognitive edifices.
So, let's get started. There are some indispensable concepts that I need to get out of the way before we get to the fun part: speculation on the available data.
Alexander Zinoviev, formerly of Moscow State University, was a logician and sociologist, winner of the 1982 Alexis Tocqueville prize for sociology, and member of many eminent academic societies and organizations, i.e., pretty mainstream, but, as we shall see, he obviously wasn't happy with the way science was being practiced. He wrote the following in the Foreword to mathematician, Anatoly Fomenko's, seminal work, History: Fiction or Science:
"...What A.T. Fomenko and his colleagues had learnt over the course of their research was the fact that the entire history of humanity up until the XVII century is a forgery of global proportions - a falsification as deliberate as it is universal...
The first global falsification of history as discovered and brilliantly related by Fomenko was based on an erroneous temporal and spatial coordinate system of chronological events." (A.T. Fomenko, History: Fiction or Science, Vol. 1, Delamere Resources, 2003-2006.)
It is unfortunate that neither Zinoviev nor Fomenko have factored in historical or social discontinuities due to cataclysmic disruption which can make it so easy for ruthless individuals to seize power and re-create the past according to the needs of the present.
As I pointed out in Witches, Comets and Planetary Cataclysms the falsification of history that Fomenko has clearly identified occurred at the end of 300 years of disaster piled on disaster beginning with the decimation of the population of Europe by the Black Death. This certainly fits Zinoviev's model that, at a certain point, the old, distorted representation of history no longer serves and a new legitimation of authority is required to restore peace and keep the masses under control. What Fomenko notes is that the temporal and spatial parameters of much later times were imposed on the stories of the more distant past, but that does not entirely invalidate those stories; it just means that things were re-established and what was familiar to the 'trained specialists' was utilized to give the new view of the past a more realistic 'feel'.
In the following remarks, Zinoviev is talking about the ongoing falsification of history that is active today, here and now - and notice that he designates the theory of evolution as the breakpoint of this process, thereafter to be utilized as the standard-model framework:
"My sociological research of the great evolutionary breakpoint demonstrated that a new, blatant, global and premeditated falsification was already in full swing. Prior to becoming familiar with the writings of Fomenko, I had already known that the falsification of the past was a rather common phenomenon inherent in human existence. However, I was neither aware of the scale of this fraud as described by Fomenko and his fellow scholars, nor of its social type. My assumption had been that the blatant falsification of history on a planetary scale that I had discovered was ... the involuntary routine falsification of minor details that results from the mechanisms of gnosis ... or the entropy inherent in the framework of humanity's historical memory. Its main subject is modern history ... [and] it is the extraordinary, premeditated and complex falsification that has distinct social causes... [Fomenko's discoveries] differ from [this] in terms of pertaining to a different epoch." (Fomenko, op. cit.)
Like Zinoviev, I had also become aware of the falsification of history and I also thought it was just an accumulation of innocent errors.
"Even if we are to suppose that all those who partake in the creation of historical records see veracity as their mission, the result of their collective efforts is often the rendition of their own subjective views on history as opposed to what happened in reality. As centuries pass by, the stream of disinformation is fed by various sources and tributaries, which, in their multitude, produce the effect of impartial falsification of historical events. This stream also feeds on murky rivulets of countless liars and swindlers.
The false model serves its function for a certain while. However, humanity eventually enters a period when this distorted representation loses efficacy and stops serving its ends. This is where people are supposed to start searching for explanations and set out on their quest for a 'truth'..." (Fomenko, op. cit.)
In short, Zinoviev is talking about exactly what has happened in our own recent history and before we continue with his conclusions about it, let us take a quick look at something I wrote in my book, Secret History, about cointelpro:
"Richard Dolan's UFOs and the National Security State is the first comprehensive study of the past 50 years of the U.S. government's response to the intrusion of UFO phenomena in America. The compiled evidence - which includes government documents - suggests that a group of specialists working in the shadows, set up and executed the most massive cover-up in the history of government; and that the Human Potential movement and the subsequent New Age movements, were key elements of this cover-up. In other words, they not only have used the 'colorful community' of alternative ideas as an unwitting tool of disinformation, it is highly probable that most of it was literally created by them as cointelpro. According to analysts, cointelpro was the FBI's secret program to undermine the popular upsurge, which swept the country during the 1960s. Though the name stands for 'Counterintelligence Program', the targets were not enemy spies. The FBI set out to eliminate 'radical' political opposition inside the US. What a lot of people do not realize is that this was a high-level psychological operation specifically set up to vector 'ideological' trends - beliefs...
What a lot of people don't keep in mind is the fact that cointelpro also concentrated on creating bogus organizations. These bogus groups could serve many functions which might include attacking and/or disrupting bona fide groups, or even just simply creating a diversion with clever propaganda in order to attract members away so as to involve them with time-wasting activity designed to prevent them from doing anything useful. cointelpro was also famous for instigation of hostile actions through third parties...
Now, let us take a few logical steps. The UFO problem emerged into the national consciousness in 1947, or thereabouts. Not long afterward, a lot of people began asking a lot of questions. The government wasn't answering, and so the people began to band together to find out the answers for themselves. They started forming groups. And this is where things get just a bit curious. The thing that was most threatened by the UFO/alien issue seems to have been the Standard Monotheistic Religions. Religion seems to be a necessary component of political control. Social control - that is the mainstay of religion - was most definitely under threat. In fact, what seems to be true is that it is not even clear that religions - as we know them - would have survived a full disclosure. So the logical conclusion is that part of the main reason for the cover-up was to 'protect the religious status quo'.
As things stood at the time, protecting the religious status quo - mainly the social controls that stem from religion - was iffy at best. After a century of scholarly investigation into many religious texts, and the raising of many questions about the 'old time religion', there were a lot of people in society who were most definitely turning away from religious dogma. It's fairly simple to take the next logical step and see that a combining of the questions of those who were disenchanted with religion, with the questions of those who wanted to know just what the heck was going on in terms of possible 'extraterrestrials', was seen as a dangerous and explosive mixture. Something had to be done.
The activities of COINTELPRO in attempting to neutralize political opposition have been pretty well exposed. But we are now considering the fact that, in addition to political activists, it seems that COINTELPRO has particularly targeted groups that are seeking the truth about the interactions between the U.S. government and ultraterrestrials, or so-called 'aliens'. That a long-time cover-up of these matters has been in effect is certainly evident to any careful researcher.
The COINTELPRO files show the U.S. government targeted a very broad range of religious, labor and community groups opposed to any of its agendas, and it is only logical to assume that the same type of operation would be created to cover up the 'alien agenda'. Such a theoretical COINTELPRO operation also goes far in explaining why, when the sincere researcher of UFO phenomena enters this field, he or she discovers only lies, lies, and more lies; confusion and disinformation. That is most definitely the signature of COINTELPRO.
What all of this seems to suggest is that the Powers-That-Be (ptb) have developed COINTELPRO to an all new level of social shaping, cultural brainwashing, and the main targets of this activity would include virtually anyone who is seeking the truth about the shifting realities of our world. The cases of COINTELPRO activities against political groups must be no more than the tip of the iceberg, given that the great bulk of COINTELPRO-type operations remain secret until long after their damage has been done. By all indications, domestic covert operations have become a permanent feature of U.S. politics and social programming, and it is hardly likely, considering the evidence, that the New Age and Human Potential fields are exempt.
The implications of this are truly alarming. Those who manage to get close to the truth of these matters, despite the many obstacles in their path, face national covert campaigns to discredit and disrupt their research and reputations. Clearly, COINTELPRO and similar operations under other names also work to distort academic and popular perceptions of the problems facing our world. They have done enormous damage to the search for the Truth." (Laura Knight-Jadczyk, The Secret History of the World, Red Pill Press, 2006.)
Now, let's get back to what Zinoviev wrote, with the above model in mind for comparison:
"One becomes aware of the necessity to update our view of the past in accordance with whatever the present stipulates. This awareness is the kind of craving that can only be satisfied by a 'bona fide rectification' of history, which has to occur as a grandiose paradigm shift - moreover, it has to be a large-scale organized operation; one that shall result in an epochal falsification of the entire history of humankind.
The issue at hand is by no means the falsification of individual observations of historical events, but rather the revision of the entirety of historical records describing the events which cannot be observed as a principle since they belong to the past...
Trained specialists are a sine qua non for this - people whose activity shall have to be organized in such a manner that their collective output will result in the creation of a coordinated historical Gestalt. What they really have to do is create exactly the kind of past that is needed for the present, making use of whatever available material presents itself.
The more recent and ongoing ... global falsification of history is based on a system of erroneous pseudoscientific sociological concepts based upon ideology and aided greatly by the modern information manipulation technology. Fomenko's works describe the technology of building a false model of human history which uses the art of manipulating the temporal and spatial coordinates of events. Many thousands of specialists in false historical models are already working on this second falsification - their forte is the ability to misrepresent historical events while giving correct temporal and spatial coordinates and representing individual facts veraciously and in full detail. The actual falsification is achieved via the selection of facts, their combination and interpretation, as well as the context of ideological conceptions, propagandist texts that they are immersed into, etc." (Fomenko, op. cit.)
That is a grim indictment on science and the academic community, isn't it? Is it true? I've spent eight years immersed in this material, pulling on threads, following references back to their point of origin, reading archaeological site reports, entire books that analyze the techniques of chipping stone and what that might reveal about the stone chippers, and more. At the end of it, I can only say that Zinoviev is correct. The question arises immediately: what kind of people would do this sort of thing? What kind of people would collude to mislead humanity so egregiously?
Some time ago I read social anthropologist Nachman ben-Yehuda's exposé of the archaeology of Masada: Sacrificing Truth: Archaeology and the Myth of Masada. He is another honest scientist who has taken note of this phenomenon and undertook to document it in detail. It's like a contagion, a spreading disease across all levels of society, and it seems that it originates in pseudo-science that has taken over the field of science, insinuating a completely different content of meaning under what were formerly clear scientific terms and conditions. This has infected all fields of research exactly as Zinoviev has said.
Let me say here: I do think that the scientific method of cognition is one of the best tools we have for understanding our reality, but I have to say that the way it is wielded in mainstream science reveals that it has become more or less doublespeak: a term that originally meant one thing but whose meaning has gradually been corrupted. When you hear it bandied about nowadays, you can be pretty certain that its user is not being the least bit scientific in the original sense of the word but is rather a true believer in the religion of science.
Now, let's come back to the fact that Zinoviev mentions specifically the 'evolutionary breakpoint' - that is, the moment in our history when the theory of evolution entered the stage of history and became the ideological underpinning for the development of pseudo-science. (Here, the book to read is William R. Fix's The Bone Peddlers: Selling Evolution.)
On the CBS Evening News of January 6, 1981, Dan Rather recounted how, during the presidential campaign the previous autumn, Ronald Reagan had told an audience in Texas that he had "a great many questions about evolutionary theory" and further asserted that the theory "is not believed in the scientific community to be as infallible as it once was believed." Obviously, Reagan was courting the Bible-Belt voters. But, since Reagan had presumed to speak for the scientific community, it was not a surprise when said 'community' wanted to respond and this was the item that Dan Rather was reporting.
The spokesmen for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) characterized Reagan's statement as "tremendously unfortunate." One scientist stated categorically that the "100 million fossils identified and dated in the world's museums constitute 100 million facts that prove evolution beyond any doubt whatever." Science historian, William Fix, examines the fossil evidence with some care and this turns out not to be true at all. In fact, there is so much evidence of falsification, fraud, and irrational belief among paleoanthropologists that one wonders why some of these 'eminent scientists' haven't been run out of town on a rail, tarred and feathered, or even - in some cases - arrested and tried for fraud.
What was extraordinary about the AAAS statement was not just that they characterized the statement of the President elect of the United States as "tremendously unfortunate" but that they made the ridiculous claim that "100 million fossils constitute 100 million facts that prove evolution", a claim that Fix demolishes completely.
In March of the same year, 1981, a Judge Irving Perluss heard the case of one Kelly Segraves vs the State of California. Segraves, director of the Creation-Science Research Center in San Diego, sued claiming violation of the religious freedom rights of his children in California schools. The claim was that since California school board policy does not allow the 'divine origin theory' to be taught in biology, this was a violation of principle. The judge ruled that the rights of Segraves' children had not been violated but - and this is a big one - the judge ordered statewide distribution of an earlier school board statement cautioning that textbooks should avoid dogmatism on the question of man's origin. In short, textbooks could not claim evolution as an established fact, but must make it clear that it is only a theory.
Fossils are facts, and the facts tell a different story than the one evolutionist would have us believe
This trial made big news (which is interesting in itself) and Time magazine headlined it: "Darwin Goes On Trial Again" (March 16, 1981). The Time article noted that, over the previous several years, apparently fundamentalism was on the rise and pressure from such groups had already forced changes in biology textbooks. In one such text, the discussion of the origins of life had been cut from 2000 words in the 1974 edition to 332 words in the 1977 edition. This sort of thing is more and more common in our current day. What is important here is that we see in these events the lines being drawn at the same point in time that several other interesting things were happening. The timing is so exact I scratched my head and said "Huh?!" when I noticed it. It relates to something I wrote about in my book, Secret History:
"What strikes me as an essential turning point in this cointelpro operation was the beginning of the 'expose' of two particular items that hold sway in certain 'conspiracy' circles to this very day: alien abduction and Satanic Ritual Abuse.
The Gray alien scenario was 'leaked' by Budd Hopkins. Whitley Strieber's alien abduction books, includingCommunion, followed a few years after. Prior to the publication of these books, the ubiquitous 'Gray aliens' had never been seen before. In fact, a review of the history of 'contact' cases shows that the type and variety and behavior of 'aliens' around the world are quite different across the board. But, along came Budd, followed by Whitley and his glaring alien on the cover, and suddenly the Grays were everywhere.
In respect of Whitley and his Grays, allow me to emphasize one of Dolan's comments quoted above: "By early 1969, teams within the CIA were running a number of bizarre experiments in mind control under the name 'Operation Often'. In addition to the normal assortment of chemists, biologists, and conventional scientists, the operation employed psychics and experts in demonology." This, of course, brings us to the parallel event of that period of time: Satanic Ritual Abuse. SRA is the name given to the allegedly systematic abuse of children (and others) by Satanists.
Whitley Strieber's book 'Communion' brought the concept of 'gray aliens' to the masses
As it happens, keeping our timeline in mind, it was in the mid- to late-1970s that the allegations of the existence of a "well-organized intergenerational satanic cult whose members sexually molest, torture and murder children across the United States", began to emerge in America. There was a panic regarding SRA triggered by a fictional book called Michelle Remembers. The book was published as fact but has subsequently been shown by at least three independent investigators to have been a hoax. No hard evidence of Satanic Ritual Abuse in North America has ever been found, just as no hard evidence of abductions by Gray aliens has ever been found. Nevertheless, the allegations were widely publicized on radio and television talk shows, including Geraldo Rivera's show.
Religious fundamentalists promoted the hysteria and, just as during the Inquisitions, endless self-proclaimed 'moral entrepreneurs' both fed the fires of prosecution and earned a good living from it. Most of the early accusations of SRA were aimed at working-class people with limited resources, and with a few exceptions, the media and other groups that are ordinarily skeptical either remained silent or joined in the feeding frenzy of accusations. The few professionals who spoke out against the hysteria were systematically attacked and discredited by government agencies and private organizations...
Now, let's go back and think about our timeline. As it happens, Michelle Remembers was published in 1980, co-written by Michelle Smith and Lawrence Pazder, M.D. Budd Hopkins finished Missing Time in December of 1980, with an 'afterword' by Aphrodite Clamar, Ph.D. It's looking pretty 'coincidental' from where I sit." (Knight-Jadczyk, op. cit.)
Of particular note in the above passage is the fact that "with a few exceptions, the media and other groups that are ordinarily skeptical either remained silent or joined in the feeding frenzy of accusations. The few professionals who spoke out against the hysteria were systematically attacked and discredited by government agencies and private organizations." Keep this in mind as we review what the media was - at the same time - publishing about science.
The Time magazine article mentioned above gave more background on the Reagan/AAAS affair noting that Reagan had said that if evolution is taught in public schools, "the biblical story of creation should also be taught." Many educators interviewed for the article were shocked at the upsurge in biblical fundamentalism (why should they be shocked with the promotion of SRA and alien abduction going on in the background?) and its effect on society, mainly education. Time's writers emphasized that many creationists actually believe that the world was created in 6 literal days only about 5 to 10 thousand years ago.
The problem here is: why is there even a problem? As Fix notes, of all the straw men that science has been tasked with knocking over, the belief in the recent creation of the earth in any context should be among the easiest, especially if the evidence for evolution is as overwhelming as they claim!
Part of the problem was the AAAS itself and its senior members and spokesmen. For some reason that we can only guess, considering what I have included about cointelpro above, these individuals were being set up as spokesmen for the solution to - or antithesis of - the burgeoning spiritual crisis that was taking place in society. The Time magazine article quoted paleontologist, Stephen Jay Gould, as saying: "That evolution occurred is a fact. People evolved from ape ancestors even though we can argue about how it happened. Scientists are debating mechanism, not fact." Considering that ordinary people were being scared out of their wits by alleged spiritual attackers in the form of Satanists and satanic aliens, on Geraldo no less, for someone like Gould to come along and say this only gives the average person the impression that he - and all his scientific fellows - are personal representatives of Satan himself!
The fact is, the evolution issue is not quite as secure and settled as the AAAS and some of its senior members claim. Internationally respected paleontologist, Bjorn Keurten, also an evolutionist, thinks that the human line has been separate from that of the apes for more than 35 million years and that it is more likely that apes descended from early man-types.
The troubling thing about this is the evident propagandistic nature of it. That is to say, Gould is dogmatic and ignores the fact that some very eminent scientists do not subscribe to the party line of the AAAS. Gould does not even attempt to make the elementary distinction between an opinion and an unequivocal assertion that may not be true! And so, lines are being drawn in the sand for some reason that we hope to understand as we proceed.
There is more evidence that this was a very definite propaganda program. The April 1981 issue of Science Digest carried an article by science journalist, Boyce Rensberger ("Ancestors: A Family Album"), wherein he stated: "Except for those who believe in miracles of special creation (events that, by definition, can neither be proved nor disproved), no one doubts that our heritage can be traced back nearly four million years to little creatures that, as adults, stood only about as tall as a five-year-old today."
Rensberger's statement that "no one doubts" is extraordinary. (I would like to mention that 'the Big Bang' is definitely one of those 'miracles of special creation' that can neither be proved nor disproved'.) The fact is that even among leading paleontologists, there are many, many doubts about the human lineage. Certainly Rensberger, as a science journalist, knew that. Certainly many educated laypersons knew it. And then Fix asks the question: "Why employ such language? It seems almost calculated to discredit the subject."
Fix recounts a veritable flood of published material from the '70s and '80s that seemed to be more of a promotion than an even-handed assessment of paleoanthropology. Late 1980 - the same time as the media promotion of SRA and alien abduction - was also the time of the publication of Carl Sagan's Cosmos. The fact is, much of what Sagan wrote was superficial and glib, but more damning is the fact that he presented Darwin's ideas as though nothing had been thought about or reconsidered since then, though most certainly that is not the case. Sagan writes:
"The secrets of evolution are death and time - the deaths of enormous numbers of life-forms that were imperfectly adapted to the environment; and time for a long succession of small mutations that were by accident adaptive, time for the slow accumulation of patterns of favorable mutations."
Sagan emphasized the term "by accident" by italicizing it. He was making it clear that accident is the fundamental factor in the emergence of life forms including, and especially, the very emergence of life itself in the vastness of the Cosmos. Fix writes:
"Sagan invokes accidents the way others invoke God. His position implies that not only man but the entire universe is, in the final analysis, merely the result of a series of billions of accidents over billions of years...
Scientifically, this position is no more capable of proof or disproof than miracles of special creation, and all the laws of probability are dead against it.
Philosophically, even a child can see there is too much order and pattern in nature for this to be credible. It used to be said that God geometrizes. Do accidents geometrize? In Sagan's accidental cosmos, consciousness becomes an excretion of matter...
After years of reading scientific and quasi-scientific literature, it was suddenly clearer to me than ever why society has developed the cultural stereotype of the mad scientist...
Sagan insists on playing the high priest of materialism and does it badly. If this opinion about accidents is perceived as the reigning scientific wisdom, it is not surprising that many people have forsaken the counsels of science entirely ... the scientists themselves are driving them away ... with vacuous absurdities.
When Sagan excludes even the possibility that a spiritual dimension has any place in his cosmos - not even at the unknown mysterious moment when life began - he makes accidental evolution the explanation for everything.
Presented in this way, evolution does, indeed, look like an inverted religion, a conceptual golden calf." (William Fix, The Bone Peddlers, Macmillan, 1984.)
If this is seen in the context of what I mentioned above: the media promotion of SRA and alien abduction, things begin to look very strange indeed. With the people being worked up about spiritual matters on one side, and the scientific establishment being set up on the other side to appear as agents of Hell and Damnation, and the media behaving like demons with pitchforks jabbing first one side and then the other, is there any wonder that the average person in the U.S. has fled in terror back to the 'faith of our fathers'?! In short, the exchange between Reagan and the AAAS was just the tip of the iceberg of much more serious problems in science where some force within it is working to discredit it rather than enhance it. William Fix writes:
"Scientists almost invariably overstate the case for evolution, and creationists have as much access to the critical literature as anyone else. But when it comes to defending their own theory, creationists do not have a strong case in terms of biblical scholarship or for a recent creation of the earth. And yet the creationists are stronger in the 1980s than they have been in many decades, and their influence appears to be still on the increase." (Fix, op. cit.)
Back in 1984 when this book, The Bone Peddlers, was published, Fix was noticing the upsurge of a phenomenon that has become a frightening reality in our own day - witness George Bush and his use of fundamentalists to justify his pre-emptive war policy, not to mention his shredding of the Constitution and institution of what amounts to martial law in the U.S. Sarah Palin and her Dominionist background is another frightening feature of this upsurge and it would not surprise me a bit if she were elected as President and became the modern equivalent of Adolf Hitler in spike heels. Fix continues to pursue the problem and actually identifies the root of it:
"The most peculiar aspect of the debate is that the creationists are sustained by events completely outside the question of evolution. The Bible of course does not end with Genesis. Scattered throughout the Old and New Testaments are a number of prophecies indicating that the nation of Israel would be reborn with Jerusalem as its capital and that there will eventually be a great, final, and dramatic last battle between Israel and an alliance of various nations, including one 'from the uttermost parts of the north.' (Ezekiel 39:2), a reference many see as pointing to Russia.
As everyone knows, Israel has in fact been reborn. As recently as 1980, the Israelis proclaimed Jerusalem as their eternal, indivisible capital. And almost every week the political realities in the Middle East can be seen falling ever more precisely into the pattern required for consummation of the ancient prophecies that are yet to be fulfilled.
This obvious and enormous fact hardly ever enters the argument, and yet the contemporary Middle East situation probably has more to do with the resurgence of fundamentalism than any other factor." (Fix, op. cit.)
The issue of evolution itself is not something that we want to get into here; again, that is a topic for another article. Let me just quote another bit from William Fix, who writes:
"When Kelly Segraves claimed in the California court that evolution was a secular religion, there was more to the charge than courtroom rhetoric. Indeed, he may have touched upon the central issue of the debate. In a detached, wider perspective it is almost impossible not to conclude that what we are witnessing is a conflict between competing systems of religious belief."
And that is the crux of the matter: a totally materialist view of reality versus one that includes consciousness as something that can be non-material. The creationists have been deliberately provoked into reacting against the totally materialist view by the Jewish-controlled media, retreating into their 'God-did-it-in-6-days-and-it's-true-because-he-said-so' version. This suits the Zionist agenda perfectly.
What is troubling is the way the materialist evolutionists have been provoked into their untenable stance which manifests equal determination to hold the line against any single acknowledgment of any process that is not totally random, accidental, and material. Their story is that the Big Bang was the explosion of a primal atom and all matter in the Universe was in this incredibly dense atom. Everything that has happened since is just the result of random jostling of particles that, over billions of years, may form affinities by accident, and different forms of matter arise. Eventually, some of this matter jostles against some other bit of matter, some sort of electrical (or other) interaction takes place, and that is 'life'.
The Big Bang theory is Creationism. Materialists believe that matter sprang suddenly into existence with nothing prior. That primal atom was there, and they make no attempt to explain it. That's as crazy as saying 'God was just there' and decided to create the universe.
Evolutionists argue: "Creationists believe that the mind sprang suddenly into existence fully formed. In their view it is a product of divine creation. They are wrong: the mind has a long evolutionary history and can be explained without recourse to supernatural powers." (Steven Mithen, The Prehistory of the Mind, Thames & Hudson, 1999.)
As you can see, Mithen is arguing from as false a premise as the 'God-did-it' gang. He has already made a big leap of assumption that when anyone speaks about 'mind' that they are speaking exclusively about a mind that is tied to a physical body.
The fact is, it is not that examples of natural selection cannot be found or observed, or that evolution has not been shown to have robust explanatory powers in some contexts; it is that an equal - or greater - number of contradictory instances can also be cited. A close study of the matter indicates that the scientists at the forefront of research have actually gutted classical Darwinism, they just haven't - or aren't allowed to - go public with this news. It exists only in their scholarly papers and inner counsels. At the same time, the public is not able to distinguish between experts and popularizers and naively assume that sensational articles on the topic are based on demonstrated fact. More than one responsible scientist has voiced concern that the real facts about Darwinism and evolution are simply not reaching the public.
Proponents of Darwinism or neo-Darwinism insist that there are clear distinctions between science and religion. Indeed, there are obvious differences in the style and content of a laboratory experiment and a claim to divinely revealed knowledge. But if you look just a bit deeper and ask what is the belief structure of the man conducting the experiments, you may find, particularly in the U.S. (which is a problematical observation in itself), that the experimenter subscribes to the variety of evolutionary theory that is based upon an exclusively materialistic or mechanical hypothesis. Such an individual will distinguish science from religion by saying that science is concerned with knowledge of the proven and visible, while religion is concerned with mindless faith in the unprovable and invisible.
It goes without saying that a geologist identifying a stratum of fossils is on firmer ground than a theologian discussing the Trinity but here's the rub: it is of greater relevance to take natural selection as Huxley, Sagan, Gould, and others, employ it and ask: is natural selection really a proven fact based on demonstrated knowledge or is it an unproven hypothesis to which there are so many contraindications that belief in it is also, in the final analysis, only a matter of faith? Natural selection is no more visible than a Deity.
Evolutionists are often found taunting creationists that their miracles of special creation can, by definition, be neither proved nor disproved. Yet the evolutionists arrive at similar propositions, especially when they exclude any possibility of something that guides and propels evolutionary processes. Karl Popper remarked of such theories in Conjectures and Refutations (1963) that "A theory which is not refutable by any conceivable event is non-scientific." The main difference between the believers in miracles of special creation and believers in accidental variations is that the former has God pulling the strings and the latter has only jostling atoms and molecules as its ultimate reality. Not much difference, eh?
It seems evident that evolution does function as a secular religion for many people. When they use the phrase 'no one doubts', they are implying that some ultimate revelation has been received that can only be understood by their high priests and devotees.
Alfred Russell Wallace, the co-founder of the theory of evolution, eventually came to the conclusion that natural selection could not account for man himself. He wrote that "nature never over-endows a species beyond the demands of everyday existence." This means that there is a major problem in accounting for many aspects of human beings - at least for some human beings. Stephen Jay Gould writes:
"The only honest alternative is to admit the strict continuity in kind between ourselves and chimpanzees. And what do we lose thereby? Only an antiquated concept of soul..."
Here Gould is expressing the core of evolutionary materialism, "the postulate that matter is the stuff of all existence and that all mental and spiritual phenomena are its by-products." This is the pivot of the debate. What is more, as Zinoviev notes, this reduction of all mental and spiritual phenomena to 'by-products' of matter is no longer limited to biology and anthropology; it infects most of modern philosophy, the psychological and medical sciences, social systems, politics, and more. And this belief in evolution works to limit research in such a way as to confirm their basic 'postulate'.
G. G. Simpson of Harvard was one of the most thorough and extensive writers on evolution. As he put it in Tempo and Mode in Evolution (1944):
"... the progress of knowledge rigidly requires that no non-physical postulate ever be admitted in connection with the study of physical phenomena. ...the researcher who is seeking explanations must seek physical explanations only..."
The late Weston La Barre, professor of anthropology at Duke University, was consumed with ideological fervor against the 'enemy' and wrote that all religions other than evolution are maladaptive retreats from reality. When considering the Platonic philosophy which holds that ideas, forms, patterns, types and archetypes have an existence and reality of their own and would, therefore, seem to have an obvious relevance to evolutions and the origins of species, he regularly compared Plato to Adolf Hitler. He neglected to mention - as such true believers do on both sides of the argument - that Hitler was a confirmed - even extreme - Darwinist, believing that man evolved from monkeys, a proposition that Plato would have considered absurd.
The writings of many great researchers, including Carl Jung and physicists and mathematicians, suggest that Plato was correct and that there are immaterial realities such as souls, archetypes, consciousness independent of physical brains, and more. The evidence for this is actually more considerable than the rags and tatters of evidence that are glued together to attempt to validate macroevolution. And, of course, this means that the advocates of materialistic Darwinism are the ones who are laboring under one of history's greatest delusions.
Quantum physics indicates that not only does 'matter' seem to dissolve into patterned vibrations at the most fundamental levels, it has become apparent that there is a structuring role played by consciousness. There is now much accumulated evidence that mind does exist separate from the physical brain and that the phenomena such as telepathy are not only demonstrable, but they conform to models of the Universe with non-local causes.
In other words, the world has changed under the materialist evolutionist's feet and there is much more to our reality than the naive realism upon which neo-Darwinism is based. The fact that most contemporary evolutionists still cling to the old-fashioned, crude and mechanical theories in spite of the well-known developments in other scientific fields is more proof of the religious character of their beliefs.
And here we come to an interesting idea: the difficulty for both believers in purely mechanistic evolution and the creationists is that any cosmology that is sufficiently explanatory of the phenomena we observe in our universe, has deeper dynamics and implications. The evolutionists and creationists both do not seem to be capable of the truly abstract, subtle thinking required to parse these implications. It is as though both types are confined within a set of cognitive restrictions that drive their perceptions, experiences and priorities. When we collect the data on these types of individuals - and they are found in all classes and professions - we find a certain common factor that has been identified as the 'authoritarian personality type'. This type of individual is characterized by three attitudinal and behavioral clusters which are interrelated.
1) Authoritarian submission - a high degree of submissiveness to the authorities who are perceived to be established and legitimate in the society in which one lives or the peer group with whom one is involved or works. Naturally, if many of one's peers are personality disordered - and there is a high probability of that being the case in any field where authority over others is to be had - then one is inculcated into submissiveness to psychopathological ideation.
2) Authoritarian aggression - a general aggressiveness directed against other people that are perceived to be targets according to the established authorities as defined in number 1.
3) Conventionalism - a high degree of adherence to the traditions and social norms that are perceived to be endorsed by society - or one's peer group - and its established authorities, and a belief that others in one's society should also be required to adhere to these norms. Once again, if the traditions and social norms are established by authorities with control agendas, everything is corrupted from the top down.
According to psychologist, Robert Altemeyer, "authoritarians tend to exhibit cognitive errors and symptoms of faulty reasoning. Specifically, they are more likely to make incorrect inferences from evidence and to hold contradictory ideas that result from compartmentalized thinking. They are also more likely to uncritically accept insufficient evidence that supports their beliefs, and they are less likely to acknowledge their own limitations." (Robert Altemeyer, Right-Wing Authoritarianism, University of Manitoba Press, 1981.)
As we can see, this description applies equally to both sides of the 'debate', each rigidly submitting to their own chosen 'authorities', over-identifying with their own peer groups, rejecting conflicting evidence and attacking those who bring such evidence forward! Keep the authoritarian personality in mind, please, as we proceed. Remember that it is not necessarily identified by what is believed, but by how it is believed and promoted.
It's time to shift gears, but before we do, let me make my own position clear. I do not believe in 'god'. I do not believe that a god created this cosmos. I do believe, however, that pure, infinite potential known as Consciousness is the foundation of all that exists. I believe that we are 1) quantum; 2) chemical; 3) biological beings - in that order - and the quantum part of us is not material. My views broadly reject the premises on which both Darwinism and Creationism are based. However, I do embrace many of the ideas of evolution because they are empirically evident, but the basic theory of evolution as formulated by Darwin has been repeatedly shown to be impossible. I reject the theory of the Big Bang which is, in the final analysis, just pure Creationism under another name, another belief system. Both Creationism and the Big Bang theory posit that the Universe is created, linear and finite. An eternal, infinite, Conscious Universe does not require a creator - it is what it is. Finally, I don't claim that this is the Truth, it is just where I am now after 45 years of research. There is certainly much more that needs to be discovered and understood. Now, let's return to our topic.
One of the problems with the view I presented in the Witches article was that I was working strictly off of mainstream archaeological and geological evidence. It's a useful view, of course, but I think we can figure out by now that it is not the whole picture. That is why I didn't want to engage the topic of whether or not a prior high civilization existed at the time of the Great Deluge. Modern, mainstream science denies that this is possible because, mainly, the theory of evolution tells us that earlier means primitive. (As mentioned, I don't want to go off on an analysis of the theory of evolution here either, I'll just recommend a couple of very good scientific books on the topic: Fix's The Bone Peddlers and Shattering the Myth of Darwinism by Richard Milton. The bibliographies in these two books will take you to other excellent scientific works by mainstream scientists that will reveal the fact that there are still a few real scientists not under the political control of the AAAS and other corrupt pseudo-scientific organizations.)
The problem of deliberate falsification is, as I mentioned, a sociological process that deserves some attention. It's easy enough to say that everything we know - or think we know - is either false or twisted; what concerns us here is how did this happen? What kind of society does that sort of thing and what are the processes by which it happens? Is there a way to reconcile the material brought forward by the revisionists with the facts presented out of context by the mainstream falsifiers as described by Zinoviev above? And most important of all: Is there a relationship between what is happening in our world today and what may have happened in a previous high civilization that fell? Are we replaying 'Atlantis'?
The myth of a lost paradise, or Golden Age, is almost universal around the globe. The Golden Age was supposed to be a time when humanity was pure and good, and evil was unable to achieve dominance. The most well-known treatment of the theme is found in Greek mythology. The Greeks explained that life and civilizations run in grand cycles, rather like the seasons of the year. There was the Golden Age which, after a time, began to decline and gave way to the Silver Age, which declined to the Bronze Age, which declined into the Iron Age which, eventually, became Darkness.
This is echoed in the Hindu or Vedic culture, with its model of cycling Yugas: The Satya Yuga (Golden Age), Treta Yuga (Silver Age), Dwapara Yuga (Bronze Age), and Kali Yuga (Iron Age). We are said to be living in the final days of the Iron/Dark Age, the Kali Yuga, at the end of which Brahma will awake from his dream and the whole cycle will begin again.
The length of these ages varies from one system to another and have been interpreted and re-interpreted - much like biblical texts - to support various theories at various times.
The theme is represented as the Garden of Eden in the Judeo-Christian tradition, and that is where we find a most interesting twist: women are supposed to be the cause of the fall. Indeed, most of the world's creation myths speak about some sort of ritual fault that occurred to bring about humankind's Fall from Grace and many of these myths attribute this fault to something having to do with sex.
In addition to the Fall from the Edenic state, there is also the Flood of Noah and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, which is blamed on sexual excess. In the Sumerian myths, it is said that humans copulating all over the place kept the gods awake and they could get no rest, so they resolved to destroy the whole kit and caboodle.
Many authors of revisionist history write about Atlantis as though it were the Golden Age. However, there is a problem with positing the civilization of Atlantis as the exemplar of the Golden Age because, in Plato's exposition on Atlantis, he emphasizes the fact that it was an evil empire that instituted a World War (though no mention is made specifically of sexual excess or the depravity that had taken over Sodom and Gomorrah). But in my previous article, I suggested that there was a way of life prior to the Deluge that was rich, fulfilling, and stable - without warfare - for many thousands of years. So, if that was the case, why the Deluge?
My thought is that Atlantis was the end-point of a cycle and the Upper Paleolithic - before the great technological civilization of Atlantis came into being - was the Golden Age. Fully actualized Atlantis was the 'Iron Age/Dark Age' of that cycle and it was in the process of trying to institute a New World Order when the destruction came. If I am correct, then we may come to some approximation of the length of the cycle as well as some idea as to where we are on that cycle, and thus, of our future.
The solution to sorting all this out is, I think, the solution to the problem of reconciling mainstream archaeology with revisionist histories. Remember what Zinoviev wrote about the mainstream falsifiers? "... their forte is the ability to misrepresent historical events while giving correct temporal and spatial coordinates and representing individual facts veraciously and in full detail. The actual falsification is achieved via the selection of facts, their combination and interpretation, as well as thecontext of ideological conceptions, propagandist texts that they are immersed into..."
From this we may assume that the facts and locations given by mainstream paleontologists, archaeologists and geologists are accurate as far as they go: it is the selection - they leave out a lot! - and the way they combine and interpret them and place them in an ideological framework (evolution), that is the mode of deception. Having something to work with, in the course of sorting all this out, we may also come to some idea of how it is that our civilization is so completely dominated by liars.
There is clearly a substantial body of evidence that a sort of 'superman' human being known as Cro-Magnon appeared suddenly in Europe and he was something that had never been seen before in the previous 200 thousand years (or more) of the existence of Neanderthal man. The evidence shows that this new man was the creator of cave paintings and other art that is astonishing in view of the alleged primitiveness of his lifestyle. The connection between the so-called primitive life-style and the paintings is pretty solid as far as I can see, time-wise. However, as noted, this was many thousands of years before the Deluge, so there was plenty of time for an advanced civilization to develop after this, and it is in the development of this technological civilization that I believe we find the 'ritual fault' that brought about its demise - and it may definitely be related to 'sex', though not in an ordinary sense.
The revisionist researchers have certainly assembled plenty of evidence for an ancient, high civilization. This evidence is totally ignored by mainstream science. They explain it away in the most ridiculous ways, and if they can't do that, they engage in ad hominem attacks. Most of this evidence for great cities appears to date well after the appearance of Cro-Magnon and his obviously 'primitive' lifestyle - though that assessment of his lifestyle as 'primitive' may not be correct. When we consider planetary cataclysm and its ability to scrub the surface of the earth clean, we have to understand that there's not going to be a lot of evidence to examine. That there exists any at all is a miracle! We have to work with what we have, but let me say that the revisionists have more solid evidence on their side than the evolutionist mainstream pseudo-scientists even if the latter claim the degrees and the methodology (which is admittedly good!) and all the grant money.
I've given the whole 'cycle of ages' thing a lot of thought after reading everything I could on the topic and here's what occurs to me, though it is only a first approximation and is going to need some further work: There are many cycles within cycles that are experienced by life on this planet, by the planet, the solar system, the galaxy, and even the Universe. The longest cycle that could relate to the earth as part of the Solar system is its orbit around the galaxy which takes about 225 million years. I would call that an 'Aeon'. That is 9000 25,000 year precessional cycles. One third of 9000 precessional cycles is 7.5 million years.
There are a number of ways to decompose these numbers and the most satisfying is to reduce the Aeon period to 750 periods of 300,000 years each. Let's call these 300,000 year periods 'Epochs'. Next, 300,000 can be divided into 4 'seasons', or periods of 75,000 years each, which we can call 'Great Eras'. The same period is further divided into 12 periods of 25,000 years each which is approximately a precessional cycle or 'Great Year'. A precessional cycle can be divided by four (the four Yugas/Ages giving a period of 6,250 years for each Yuga). See first graphic.
The precessional cycle can also be divided by 12 giving a period of 2,083.3333 years. These latter we refer to as astrological signs, or 'Earth Ages'. Three signs belong to a Yuga/Age.
You can take any of the segments referenced and depict it as its own 'great cycle' and further divide it down into smaller and smaller units. I have done this with the second graphic. In the first graphic, you do not see the Aeon because that is simply too long a cycle to be concerned with. The largest one represented is one of the 750 Epochs. But in the second graphic, I have reduced the time periods so that each Astrological sign period of 2083.333 years is divided into four Earth Eras of 520.8333 years. I thought I would play with it a bit and make 2013 the end of the current Iron/Dark Age/Earth Era and began subtracting these Earth Era periods and, as you can see, the numbers turned out to be very interesting.
The first subtraction gives us 1492 which is when Columbus 'discovered' America. The second date, 971, is the year the Mosque Azhar was built in Cairo, Egypt (970-972). It is believed that the Norse explorer, Leif Eriksson, was born in this year. What we do know is that, at the beginning of the 9th century, Celtic Britain lay in ruins. This suggests that there had been destruction of some sort prior to this time. Nennius compiled a history of his people which makes fascinating reading about this time, though it is often rejected as pure confabulation by 'experts'. Perhaps it wasn't?
The next date that comes up at a transition point is 450 ad. This was the time of Attila the Hun and the fall of the Roman Empire. The date 1633 bc is the approximate time of the eruption of Thera and, in my opinion, the time of Abraham and Sarai in Egypt, known there by the names Ay and Nefertiti.
The point is that, even if it is only a first approximation, this appears to be a very interesting way to look at the cycles of time and you can be sure that it will be the topic of a future article exploring it more thoroughly. In the meantime, I think that many readers may enjoy playing with this and seeing what happens if the cycle is further decomposed and analyzed.
Getting back to our topic, there is a great deal of uncertainty about the dates of various types of early humans. What I want to say is that the Golden Age of legend was a Great Golden Era as depicted in the first graphic and that more than one civilization has arisen and fallen in the 300,000 years since the present Epoch began. Perhaps the Great Deluge, the alleged destruction of Atlantis, estimated to be 12 to 13 thousand years ago was just the ending of an age within an age within an age?
Perhaps entire sub-cycles of ages as described in the theory of the Yugas played out between the time of the first appearance of Cro-Magnon in Europe and the end of the Pleistocene around 12,000 years ago? I don't think that we can consider the life of humanity either before or immediately after the Deluge to have been a Golden Age by any stretch of the imagination. But then, if we consider the Upper Paleolithic as a sort of Golden Age (and we will see that we have some reason to do so), and our current age, the Iron Age, moving toward Darkness and Destruction, then where does the Deluge fit into all of this? Well, half of a precessional cycle is 12,500 years and many experts working on this issue of cometary impacts and the Deluge say that this is when it occurred: 12,500 years ago, often abbreviated to 13kya. Why is this larger cycle I am proposing important? Let's consider the very big picture.
In their book, The Sixth Extinction, Richard Leakey and Roger Lewin (Doubleday, 1995), describe the present as a time in which we are moving toward the extinction of at least 50% of all life on Earth, possibly including humanity. They suggest that most of the extinction is occurring due to human overpopulation and overexploitation of the planetary resources. But there is more to this than what can be blamed on humanity as the research on cometary impacts clearly reveals. Our current extinction is, apparently, just part of a very large cycle. Richard Firestone et al. write in The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes:
"When people use the term extinction, they mean that many living species vanished. This is just part of the equation, however. Another side is that some species survived. In all past major extinctions, with ecosystems out of balance, many of the surviving species experienced explosive growth. This is what happened 13,000 years ago, when an unusual mix of conditions created favorable conditions for the human species.
First, there were new genes. Spurred by genetic mutations that produced a burst of creativity and technological resourcefulness, humans became even more efficient predators. The Event killed off many competing predators, and skilled hunters decimated many surviving ones, ensuring that more people survived. The same resourcefulness made humans better at finding food in every way, and consequently human populations expanded rapidly.
Second, a benign climate, due partly to the green house effect of the impacts, fostered larger human populations. The warmer climate, coupled with humans' newfound resourcefulness, fostered the invention of agriculture, freeing humans from a nomadic lifestyle. The development of better housing, clothing, and weapons all allowed human populations to increase.
Third, increasing populations led more people to live together in villages and towns, where the division of labor allowed a larger pool of skilled talent to develop. This fueled an almost constant technological boom in many fields, producing, among other things, pottery making, metalworking, and writing.
All that may seem positive, except that the burgeoning population, initially fostered by the extinction Event, contained the seeds of many of our current troubles. When overpopulation occurs in any species - whether it is rabbits, locusts, lemmings, or people - a host of problems comes along with it, including epidemics, starvation, extreme aggression, ecosystem destruction, and scarce resources, every one of which is a major pressing problem in our society today.
An extinction sequence comprises the following stages:
1) A major catastrophe leads to the disappearance of some species.
2) These disappearances lead to the overpopulation of some surviving species.
3) Overpopulation leads to devastating depopulation.
This equation has held true for every past extinction event. In the current sequence, we have passed through the first two stages as a species but not the last stage, depopulation..." (Richard Firestone, Allen West, Simon Warwick-Smith, The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes, Bear & Co., 2006.)
There is more to this than Firestone et al., suppose, I think. But it is important to us to realize that what happened 13,000 years ago was just the one of many extinction events. If this unbelievably violent cataclysm - in which almost all life on Earth was destroyed - came as a global empire was seeking domination over others, we may need to ask the question: does our living planet, its companions in the solar system, and its parent sun, manifest some sort of consciousness and do they, between them, have the resources to deal with humanity - or any other species - whenever things get 'too hot', so to say? Was Atlantis such an example? Did other destroyed and buried civilizations whose names were completely forgotten for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, become victims of their own hubris in like manner?
Getting back to possibility of the existence of an advanced civilization called Atlantis, this has been argued for a very long time and many theories have been proposed. I'm not going to examine that here, I'm just going to highlight the fact that this is still an ongoing scholarly discourse. I have here on my desk a paper written by Emilio Spedicato of the University of Bergamo entitled Galactic Encounters, Apollo Objects and Atlantis: A Catastrophical Scenario for Discontinuities in Human History. It was first published in 1985, revised in 1990, and again in 1997. He writes in his summary:
"Recent findings about interactions of the Earth with extraterrestrial bodies, particularly comets and Apollo-like objects, are reviewed, with special attention to climatological effects. We discuss the hypothesis that the last glaciation was started by a collision over a continent and was terminated by a collision over an ocean. We propose that during the glaciation sufficiently good climactic conditions in the lower latitudes made possible for mankind to develop a high level of civilization. The Platonic story of Atlantis in interpreted as an essentially correct description of a political power active in the final period of the last glaciation."
A political power active in the final period of the last glaciation with designs on taking over the world doesn't sound much like our peaceful Cro-Magnon peoples who painted the caves and produced stonework to rival the most talented sculptors of our day and who maintained a homogeneous lifestyle that was so satisfying that it lasted many thousands of years according to the evidence. It certainly sounds like something happened between the time of the cave paintings and the Deluge. It could be the same thing that is happening in our own culture: a creeping corruption that slowly, but surely, poisons everything and leads an entire civilization to destruction. So, it may behoove us to have some idea of what this might have been, how it may have happened. Our discussion of the corruption of science above may have a great deal to do with this.
Everyone knows that there is something terribly wrong with our world, but there are hundreds - if not thousands - of explanations for why this is the case. Some of them are right or partially right, some of them are just plain wrong and designed to keep people ignorant. From my own point of view, ascertaining the truth about our history - as close as we can get to it - is a very important task in the process of figuring out what is wrong. You can't figure out how to break out of something unless you understand the nature of it thoroughly - you kind of have to back-engineer things, which is where studying history and the natural sciences comes in. Plus, you have to have evidence sufficient to convince others that any plan you might have is based on fact - primary reality - and won't make things worse. A social physician has the responsibility to 'do no harm' and that means don't treat anything you don't understand.
I have theorized previously that the cometary destruction associated with the Deluge may have been responsible for mutations in the human population and these mutations led to a variety of psychopathologies that have spread gradually in the population, incrementally corrupting humanity and life on Earth, until we are where we are today. That may have been what happened to Atlantis via an even earlier cataclysmic interaction, and I'm going to explain why I think so. What Atlantis ended up with, according to Plato, and what we have today, was and is a corrupt global system that seeks domination of the entire world. For Atlantis, in the midst of, or immediately after, fighting a war of domination, the Deluge came destroying nearly all life on earth in a single day and night. Rather sobering if you think about it. Makes one feel like going Biblical!
"But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away..." (Matthew 24:37-38.)
So, something corrupted the world of Cro-Magnon man long before this time and whatever it was, it led peaceful hunter-gatherer types to create a complex technological civilization that then took the peoples of the world into an abyss; and this corruption may very well have survived the Deluge and still be present in our own society. It is a system that posits pure materialism as its foundation, and excludes entirely the potentials of consciousness as a factor in human dynamics (except as a by-product or 'excretion' of matter). And when I refer to materialists, I actually include the creationists because their position is actually as entirely materialism-based as the evolutionists. Let's look at a few facts that may reveal to us clues to the origins of this mode of thinking/belief. Paul Mellars writes in The Neanderthal Legacy:
"Perhaps the most intriguing and enigmatic aspects of the Middle Paleolithic period is how and why it came to an end, after a period of around 200,000 years of remarkable stability. From the preceding chapters it has emerged that while there were significant shifts in the precise morphology and technology of stone tool production, subsistence patterns, site distributions etc. at different stages of the Middle Paleolithic, very few if any of these seem to reflect any radical reorganization or restructuring of technological, economic or social patterns. Most of the documented changes appear to be more cyclical than directional in character ... none of these changes at present suggests more than a reshuffling of basic cultural and behavioural patterns which, in one form or another, can be traced back into the time range of the penultimate glaciation...
The dramatic break in this pattern of behavioural stability occurs at the time of the classic Middle-to-Upper Paleolithic transition, dated in most regions of Europe at around 35 - 40,000 bp." (Paul Mellars, The Neanderthal Legacy, Princeton University Press, 1996.)
And then he asks the most important question in all of archaeology and paleontology: What is the precise character of the behavioral change and to what extent was this due to a major dispersal of new human populations? The corollary question is, of course: why should we encounter this particular combination of biological and behavioral change at this specific point in the archaeological sequence? It was, after all, a time when large parts of Europe were still in the grip of an Ice Age. (Or, so we are told, though Allan & Delair make a convincing case for a different interpretation of Ice Ages in their book Cataclysm.)
We note that the Spedicato paper cited above proposes that the last glaciation began with a cometary collision or explosion over land. Perhaps we find here a clue to the sudden appearance of Cro-Magnon man?
I have here on my desk a paper by Rhawn Joseph and Chandra Wickramasinghe entitled Comets and Contagion: Evolution and Diseases From Space. They write in their conclusions:
"Correlation is not causation and thus no firm conclusions can be drawn despite the wealth of evidence suggesting a link between comets and diseases from space. Nevertheless, comets are an ideal vehicle for sustaining and transporting a variety of microbes, including viruses, from planet to planet and even from solar system to solar system. In consequence, when these organisms are deposited on a world already thriving with life, genes may be exchanged, the evolution of new species may ensue, or conversely contagion may be unleashed, and disease, death, and plague may spread throughout the land."
Let us speculate that the genes that produced Cro-Magnon man may have been brought to earth as the result of a cometary impact. The simplest version of this panspermia theory is that proposed by Sir Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe who suggest that life forms continue to enter the earth's atmosphere, and may be responsible for epidemic outbreaks, new diseases, and the genetic novelty necessary for macroevolution. The mechanisms proposed for interstellar panspermia may include radiation pressure and lithopanspermia (microorganisms in rocks), deliberate directed panspermia from space to seed Earth. Interplanetary transfer of material is well documented, as evidenced by meteorites of Martian origin found on Earth.
There are several other things that tie into this. I would suggest that the reader might want to have a look at Planet-X, Comets & Earth Changes by James M. McCanney and Cataclysm by D.S. Allan and J.B. Delair. McCanney's work is concerned with the Plasma Discharge Comet Model. I highly recommend this book and wish I had the space here to adequately summarize his ideas, but I don't. These ideas are about electrical charges of comets and how they interact with the sun and the planets of our solar system. What is important here is what McCanney remarks about the planet Mars. He writes:
"Mars is observed to have had oceans in the past and these are gone and the atmosphere that held the water and oceans and rivers in place is also gone. Why would a planet nearly the size of Earth with vast oceans and a substantial atmosphere holding it in place all of a sudden have it removed? ... The reality is that if this had happened millions of years ago, the vast dust storms that ravage Mars every year would have erased or eroded the geological features long ago... In reality, Mars could not have lost its atmosphere more than a few thousand years ago, and there are historical records that the ancients saw a large comet pass by Mars and lift off the oceans and atmosphere in a single night... The ancients are said to have witnessed this and described it as a giant snake-like extension coming out of the huge comet that eventually became the planet Venus.
If a large comet nucleus comes near enough to a planet to interact electrically, that is, the comet establishes an electrical connection with the planet, then what is called the 'surface gravity' of the object is allowed to take over. If this happens the object with the larger surface gravity will suck at the volatiles (air, water, etc.) and if this process is allowed to work long enough, the object with the larger surface gravity will remove most of all of the atmosphere and oceans of the smaller object. One object is stripped of its cloak and the other receives a significant pollution event. It is evident that Mars recently underwent this... This also proves that the object was at least larger than the planet Mars - as large as the planet Venus or larger. ...
Earth has in fact been involved in similar events but so far we have managed to 'win' the tug of war ... receiving what amounts to vast pollution events (the rain of brimstone and burning naptha or hydrocarbons as well as water flooding). It is clear from this also that the world's oil did not come from millions of years of decaying fern forests (no chemist has ever developed a process to convert decayed matter into oil).
The oil fell onto the Earth during such a pollution event when the Earth performed celestial battle with a large cometary intruder. The great earth-wide flood was also the result of the water in the comet tail falling onto earth during the same or similar encounters... Most scientists do not realize that comets can become very large and that the volume of water, oil, etc. that is produced in the tail of a very large comet would dwarf the atmosphere of planet Earth. When the oil in the Mid-East was first used in quantity it was laying in pools on the ground. When this was used up, they dug into the sand and now we are drilling into oceans of oil that seeped into the sand after falling from above during the many comet encounters that Earth has seen.
Another aspect of the arrival of new objects from outside the solar system is that they many times arrive in multiples. This is because whatever the source of these wandering objects from beyond, they were formed or fragmented at the same time...
Since comets come in multiples ... could it be possible that the massive comet Hale-Bopp was a precursor or companion...?" (James McCanney, Planet-X, Comets & Earth Changes, jmccanneyscience.com, 1980-2003.)
Now, even though I would dearly love to quote more of this fascinating book, we have to move on. The important thing about McCanney's theory (and you have to read the whole book to fully appreciate it and understand why the corrupt scientific community sought to silence him!) is the part about electrically charged bodies being able to strip a planet and then, when encountering another larger planet, the second planet can acquire all this material. This material may definitely include organic material, possibly even including atomized body parts of formerly living creatures containing bacteria, viruses, and more! This could explain the sudden appearance of Cro-Magnon man: a virus carrying a lot of DNA from a former human host on another planet could have infected a population of early hominids on Earth and, presto! Instant modern man!
Of course, where the human types lived that said DNA came from is another question. Mars? Possible. This is where the Allan & Delair book Cataclysm comes in. This is probably one of the most excellent compilations of scientific data - sourced and referenced - I've ever encountered on the topic of our earth's cataclysmic past. As they note in their introduction: "Some readers may recoil at the abundance of references and might even regard them as irksome or intrusive. In a work of this genre precise documentation is essential..." Exactly. And for an OCD data and pattern recognition junkie like me, this book is a delight even if I don't agree entirely with some of the conclusions.
Allan & Delair bring serious questions to bear on the mainstream interpretation of our reality and history and do it armed to the teeth with science. The case they make for a Golden Age world prior to the Deluge is compelling and quite unique. Wielding hard data from literally every field of science, they demonstrate that hundreds of thousands of years of ice ages may be a myth created to explain many anomalous findings on earth that uniformitarian science had no other way to explain. This data strongly suggests a completely different planet prior to a worldwide cataclysm that they say occurred in 9500 bc, but the latest research puts the most recent major event back at least another thousand years. They refer to it as the 'Phaeton Disaster'. They also bring up the issue of the 'Fifth Planet' that is posited to have existed where the asteroid belt now lies. They propose that the Phaeton Disaster included the destruction of this Fifth Planet and the celestial calamity - which affected the entire solar system - left debris everywhere. Here, again, they posit that this occurred at the same time as the Deluge we have related to the destruction of Atlantis, 13,000 years ago, though they suggest a different date. I think that here there may be some conflation of a number of separate events. As noted, Spedicato proposes an event that initiated an Ice Age and another event that ended it. Other sources demonstrate compellingly the evidence of other great dyings on earth, so we don't have to confine ourselves to just one or two episodes. I don't have the space to work all that out here, either!
In any event, Allan & Delair suggest that Phaeton was spawned in an astronomically-near supernova explosion and that it was a portion of exploded astral matter that came careening into our solar system, instigated 'war in heaven', destroying the Fifth Planet, taking its resources, engaging with the earth and dumping that water and oil and so forth on our planet while changing its axial orientation, completely reorganizing the arrangement of land and water (obviously, if we acquired more water, there was more land prior to that time and their map showing how it must have looked, based on scientific finds, is fascinating), then Phaeton plunged into the sun never to bother anyone again. While I really like nearly everything they have proposed in their book (and have supported with references), I'm not too sure about this idea. It's possible, of course, but Victor Clube and Bill Napier have a good idea with their Giant Comet that cycled around numerous times, and this ties in very well with what McCanney proposes (echoing Velikovsky): that the giant comet was Venus. The giant comet that breaks up into numerous other large comets and their shenanigans described by Clube & Napier could then be chunks of the Fifth Planet running amok, and still there, for the most part, threatening life on Earth. Of course, this again includes numerous events going back much further than 9,500 bc. This is where the application of a lot of scientific minds would come in handy if they were allowed to work openly on such problems.
The important thing about their book is not only the detailed collecting of data that supports their interpretation of what the Earth must have been like prior to at least one Deluge, but also their data (weaker because it is mythological, but still well done) about the Fifth Planet being involved in this disaster along with Mars and Venus. Their description of the antediluvian world is simply marvelous: a real Golden Age could have existed on such a world!
Now, just suppose that there were a Fifth Planet, where the asteroid belt now exists, in our solar system as so many have theorized. And just suppose this planet did have an advanced technological civilization of some sort. Suppose further that they were aware of the possible imminent destruction of their planet and a) launched ships to earth carrying a small number of refugees from space or, if there was too little time or their capacities weren't up to so large a project, b) launched engineered viruses toward Earth that contained their own DNA. The other alternative is something like the scenario with Mars as described by McCanney: perhaps the intruder sucked off a great deal of material from said Fifth Planet and earth captured it in a subsequent interaction (along with material from Mars) and then dumped it on earth. This could have included a lot of organic matter, including viruses that had incorporated large segments of the DNA of the advanced beings on that planet which then infected a population of earth hominids, causing macroevolution in just a few generations. Such viruses as might be carried by space rocks could also be the explanation of the disappearance of Neanderthal. Just think 'Black Death'. I think the answers may be found in some combination of these various factors.
Each of these books contributes a great deal to the solution of the origins of mankind on earth, I think, as well as dealing with many of the problems of archaeology, paleontology, geology, and so forth. But there is more that we need to think about.
We know that the earliest known remains of Cro-Magnon-like humans are radiometrically dated to 35,000 years ago though there are important finds indicating that modern human types may have existed on earth millions of years ago. Naturally, these finds are suppressed by the evolutionists (recall their missionary zeal to spread their religion). Anyway, I have a problem with the date of the appearance of Cro-Magnon and here's why: In my book, Secret History, I cite the research of Richard Firestone and William Topping which demonstrates that there are a number of events - including cometary or asteroid impacts, not to mention a host of less dramatic things, that can - and have! - 'reset' the carbon dating clock (as well as problems with other forms of dating). Because we are fairly certain that there have been numerous such events, we have to assume that things that are radiometrically dated are probably much older, perhaps by a factor of two. So, I'm going to go with that for this hypothesis. (See Secret Historyfor a detailed discussion of this problem.)
Let's suppose that the planet Venus was the comet in question that entered the solar system as McCanney proposes, supporting Velikovsky, though the 'birth of Venus' from Jupiter is rejected. Suppose this is the same Giant Comet of Clube & Napier only it entered the solar system much earlier than they suggest. Then, suppose that this giant comet did the things that Allan & Delair propose in their scenario and it did so, say, 70 to 75,000 or even 80,000 years ago. The reason I suggest this date is two-fold: 1) considering the dating problem revealed by Firestone and Topping, I think it is safe enough to think that most dates that paleontologists and archaeologists work with are off by a factor of two; 2) it fits neatly into the Epoch I have proposed above. If we are looking at a species extinction cycle, it must be a very long period and the 'Winter' season of this 300,000 year cycle consisting of 12 precessional cycles, began 75,000 years ago. Oh, certainly, we could be anywhere along any proposed cycle; this is just the one I am proposing right now, speculatively, because a few things fit, including the paleontological findings about Neanderthal. The average time of his full manifestation probably falls right around 300,000 years ago, taking dating issues into account. (By 130,000 years ago, complete Neanderthal characteristics had appeared according to the evolutionists who we realize we cannot trust.)
There may or may not have been an advanced civilization on earth prior to that time during a previous Epoch. Considering what happens to the planet during cataclysms (read Allan & Delair for graphic descriptions) it's not likely that much, if anything, would survive, so we can't speculate much about that.
Going in another direction, I want to note again that paleontological finds suggest that modern type humans did exist on earth at that time - and even earlier - though they were different from Cro-Magnon man. Anatomically modern human fossils - actually, they are almost modern - data back as far as 195,000 years. (We may consider the dating problem here, as well.) Research 'Omo remains', 'Homo sapiens idaltu', and 'Skhul and Qafzeh hominids'. You'll find that they are all 'almost'.
So, this mad chunk of rock comes into the solar system and becomes a comet due to its interaction with the solar capacitor according to McCanney's theory. It has the famed interaction with the Fifth Planet - Tiamat as recorded in the Sumerian stories - splitting it apart. A lot of it is left in smaller chunks and becomes the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, another big chunk goes tearing off on its own as a 'giant comet' that may have disappeared for awhile, but then was pulled back into smaller and ever smaller orbits until it broke up in the heavens and bombarded the Earth 13,000 years ago. The same chunk gave birth to other comets and meteor streams as described by Clube & Napier, in earth-crossing orbits, and we have a date with some of the larger chunks in the not-too-distant future. That is, unless there is another player, which we will come to shortly.
Now, 'panspermia', as the DNA-transported-by-comets-seeding-life-on-earth theory is called, may get us off the hook as far as human evolution on earth is concerned, but it does not get us off the hook when considering where that DNA came from originally and how the individuals who carried it evolved, if the arguments against evolution that the panspermia scientists employ apply everywhere. Obviously, they are under the same constraints. On the other hand, that may be a way out in a different direction: DNA could be a pure manifestation of consciousness, a sort of first-level physicality, the interface between the material and non-material worlds. Pure information might be able to geometrize itself in the form of DNA and, voilà! the building blocks of life that are complex and capable of inducting consciousness itself into matter come into being in an instant. Sort of a mini-Big Bang with consciousness present to guide the 'explosion'. Astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle wrote in a little book entitled The Origin of the Universe and The Origin of Religion:
"More than a century ago Alfred Russel Wallace noticed that the higher qualities of Man are acausal, like the Universe itself. Where human qualities have been honed by evolution and natural selection there is very little difference between one individual and another. Given equivalent opportunities for training, healthy human males of age 20 will hardly differ in their abilities to run at pace by more than 10 percent between the Olympic runner and the average. But for the higher qualities it is very much otherwise. From enquiries among teachers of art, Wallace estimated that for every child who draws instinctively and correctly there are a hundred that don't. The proportions are much the same in music and mathematics. And for those who are outstanding in these fields the proportions are more like one in a million. Having made this point Wallace then made the striking argument that, while the abilities with small spread, like running, would have been important to the survival of primitive man, the higher qualities had no survival value at all. Over a span of 12 years spent in the Amazon and in the forests of the East Indies, Wallace ... lived with primitive tribesmen...What he said was that in his experience he never saw a situation in which an aptitude for mathematics would have been of help to primitive tribes. So little numerate were they that, in 12 years, he saw only a few who could count as far as 10. His conclusion was that the higher qualities, the qualities with large variability from individual to individual, had not been derived from natural selection. Abilities derived from natural selection have small spread. Abilities not derived from natural selection have wide spreads.
Wallace was writing only a decade after Maxwell's work on electromagnetic fields, which even in physics were still seen as mysterious. It therefore seemed reasonable to speculate that perhaps there was some universal field which acted on matter so as to produce intelligence once evolution had advanced to a suitable stage. This is an idea which still resurfaces from time to time. But today it comes so close to offending areas of certain knowledge that for me, at any rate, it has no plausibility. I think the higher qualities must be of genetic origin, the same as the rest. The mystery is that we have to be endowed with the relevant genes in advance of them being useful. The time order of events is inverted from what we would normally expect it to be, a concept that is of course gall and wormwood to respectable opinion... In recent years I have managed to earn the dislike of respectable societies by saying that natural history was nearer to the truth in the first half of the 19th century than in the second half." (Hoyle, 1993)
In any event, we know that Cro-Magnon shows up in the archaeological record rather suddenly. We can't derive anything from that about how he may have arrived - bodily or as an infection, so to say. What we do know is that this was the most stunning event in human history. I'm not even going to quote the numerous experts who write about this event because everything they write reveals their helplessness to explain it. Many of them have the grace to admit it.
In any event, getting back to the Golden Age, after Cro-Magnon man arrived in Europe, the region apparently achieved a sort of nirvana civilization that was apparently peaceful and stable for over 25,000 years. But what happened then? If they were satisfied with their way of life what happened to change it? If they went on to develop a technological civilization (or some of them did) and were responsible for the many incredible ruins of cities found all over the globe, what drove them to do that? And did only some of them do it in only some places? Were these the Neanderthal-human hybrids mythecized as Cain, Tubal-Cain, etc.? And then, if they developed this civilization as the myths and legends - and many global remains - tell us, what led them to warfare, to attempts to dominate the planet? And did this, in itself, have anything to do with the cataclysm that almost totally erased them from the face of the earth?
Well, I've sure bitten off a lot, haven't I? But I think I can propose reasonable solutions to these problems.
The appearance of Cro-Magnon man brought various technological and behavioral innovations, an explosion of symbolic artifacts, varied and sophisticated representational art, and more. All of these changes are associated clearly and unequivocally with this first appearance of fully modern human beings. The 'culture' of the Cro-Magnon peoples is called 'Aurignacian'. There was a striking uniformity of this Aurignacian technology over a vast area of Europe and the Middle East that appeared without any convincing origins or antecedents. There can be no doubt whatsoever that the appearance of the Aurignacian reflects an intrusion of an essentially new human population. And for a while, they lived in and amongst Neanderthal man.
The only way to fully know how extraordinary the new type of human being was, is to study carefully the old types, and that is what Paul Mellars' book The Neanderthal Legacy does so well. You will be left in no doubt whatsoever that Neanderthals are not our ancestors though, indeed, there may have been some extremely limited genetic mixing as some recent DNA studies show. These studies suggest that this mixing was as long ago as 400,000 years and does not seem to have occurred in Africa, but rather in nearly all other areas of the planet except Africa! So, that's a problem to be dealt with.
A careful consideration of the characteristics of Neanderthals - what little can be discerned, but mainly their lack of creativity over 200,000 years or more of existence - along with the very small percentage of DNA mixing, may actually give us clues as to what may have happened that modern science is trying so hard to cover up with their evolutionary theories: genetic human pathologies including those that infect the very individuals who have taken over control of our civilization and corrupted it with their mechanical, materialistic world view.
It may very well be that certain personality pathologies among modern humans, such as the authoritarian personality and psychopathy, are due to the presence of some Neanderthal DNA that has recombined in particular ways. Here is why I suggest this: if you study all the available material on Neanderthals, you come to the idea that their basic natures - in the emotional/spiritual sense - are that of the psychopath. The following quotes from Robert Hare's book, Without Conscience, should make the comparison clear:
"Psychopaths are social predators who charm, manipulate, and ruthlessly plow their way through life, leaving a broad trail of broken hearts, shattered expectations, and empty wallets. Completely lacking in conscience and in feelings for others, the selfishly take what they want and do as they please, violating social norms and expectations without the slightest sense of guilt or regret. Their bewildered victims desperately ask, 'Who are these people?' 'What makes them they way they are?' 'How can we protect ourselves?'...
Psychopaths have what it takes to defraud and bilk others: They are fast-talking, charming, self-assured, at ease in social situations, cool under pressure, unfazed by the possibility of being found out, and totally ruthless...
Psychopaths are generally well satisfied with themselves and with their inner landscape, bleak as it may seem to outside observers. They see nothing wrong with themselves, experience little personal distress, and find their behavior rational, rewarding, and satisfying; they never look back with regret or forward with concern. They perceive themselves as superior beings in a hostile, dog-eat-dog world in which others are competitors for power and resources. Psychopaths feel it is legitimate to manipulate and deceive others in order to obtain their "rights," and their social interactions are planned to outmaneuver the malevolence they see in others." (Robert Hare, Without Conscience, Guilford Press, 1999.)
The normal world of human impulses and reactions (e.g. emotional bonding, pro-social responses), concepts, feelings, and values strike essential psychopaths as incomprehensible and with no obvious justification. Ted Bundy called guilt "an illusion ... a kind of social-control mechanism." They are incapable of treating other humans as thinking, feeling beings.
So, combine a powerful animalistic instinctive nature with the spiritual, creative, active, dynamic, adventurous brain of the Cro-Magon and what do you have? One has only to imagine the mixture of the non-creative, almost parasitic Neanderthal personality with the dynamic, creative, Cro-Magnon to get an image of the aggressive, dominating authoritarian personality that is devoid of creativity, has no ability to conceive of time and space, and functions totally opportunistically - a hungry predator, though his hunger has new modes of expression and fulfillment, even if it can always be boiled down to flesh - to eat or mate with or both: pure materialism. Perhaps that is the real 'Neanderthal Legacy'?
That is not to say that there is a single authoritarian or 'psychopath gene'. If you read Barbara Oakley's book Evil Genes, you realize that there are different systems involved in what we term Cluster-B personality disorders, including psychopathy. And each of these systems is controlled by different sets of genes. That would only be natural if we are talking about an event of mixing that took place a very, very long time ago. A neuropsych specialist of my acquaintance has proposed the following:
"The population of each band of Neanderthals was probably very small and was focused on survival in a rough environment. So I should qualify and say Neanderthals were psychopath-like, since the behavioral traits described certainly sound like it. Something was lacking in Neanderthals however, the intelligence and adaptability to manipulate in large groups. I imagine that any significant population comprised only of essential psychopaths would be evolutionarily unstable. Maybe that is why they died out? They were too psychopath-like but lacked adaptable traits.
The survival of Neanderthal genes including those that make one prone to violence, aggression and lack of empathy would then require an infusion of genes from a more evolutionary stable population - one with traits of higher intelligence and adaptability in its genetic pool. This is what would seem more conducive to essential psychopathy as we understand it, hence it begins with mixing. Before that it was just a seed comprising aggression and lack of empathy but that is not all that makes an essential psychopath. The intelligence to do something with those traits i.e., the ability to manipulate in various social situations is more like it.
According to Richard Bloom in Evolutionary Psychology of Violence - a book that I do not necessarily agree with in toto - even without an individual's motivation to spread their genes in the short term, groups do so in the long term. It would be even more imperative for small bands of aggressive types dealing with environmental disruption and population decline to rape females from a more stable and increasing population. It's probably why rape is more rampant during invasions and general upheaval. There is numerous documentation of primitive societies that raided for women. In essence, invaders would be more motivated to rape females precisely because of the increased probability that they may not survive the battle. Their genes are more likely to do so in offspring created by the deed."
That is to say, it was the mixing that created a problem amongst the Cro-Magnon population. It was a hybrid, not necessarily a mutation. Though, certainly, there can also be mutations across the spectrum of types due to epigenetic factors, not to mention other mutation-causing events, including cosmic factors. Some of the research suggests that this mixing took place in the Middle East between Neanderthal and the more gracile type of modern human. From there it could have spread to the more northern Cro-Magnon population. This, of course, suggests that the pure Cro-Magnon type may actually have come from the Fifth Planet physically rather than being the product of a rapid mutation event. There are so many factors to research it is really a shame that the evolutionists control science and prevent us from openly seeking solutions to the problems of our world.
I read an interesting paper recently, 'Neanderthal Settlement patterns in Crimea: A landscape approach' (Ariane Burke, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 25:4, December 2006, pp. 510-523), which basically sets out the evidence that Neanderthals were so dumb they couldn't navigate in a landscape that didn't have clear, unusual features that could be seen from a distance, to help them to keep a marker in sight to find their way home when out foraging. It is suggested that this is why they never strayed far from their home area, never settled in areas that were not 'legible', and why their society was so static. The author demonstrates that Neanderthal camps were located next to striking landscape features which suggests that those locations were chosen because they could be easily found. This suggests also that Neanderthals, after 200,000 years, still couldn't navigate by the sun, moon or stars.
I think one of the most useful books to read in order to really get a handle on how they may have used their minds is Mithen's The Prehistory of the Mind. It is a fascinating book even if it is written by an evolutionist determined to persuade the reader to his view. But, what he does include in the way of cognitive science is excellent material to think about. There is a good bit of space devoted to analyzing the societies of other primates such as chimps and large apes, in order to compare the workings of their minds with man and to theorize how human thinking may have developed. He then goes on to discuss the Neanderthal question and it seems obvious that the Neanderthal society was rather similar to that of chimps - sometimes disturbingly so. There may be more to the belief of the evolutionists that they are descended from apes than is apparent on the surface. For them, it may be literally true, but not necessarily true for everyone! It all depends on the roll of the DNA dice.
There is a body of evidence attesting to mutations occurring at the times of cometary events collected in The Diluvian Impact by Heinrich Koch and Man and Impact in the Americas by E.P. Grondine. This evidence is in the form of legends of mutants that began to appear after impact events. Most of these legends have to do with alterations in body size (either giants or dwarves) and raging cannibalism. The two seem to have gone together. Perhaps they were really referring to periods when there were DNA polluting events, and this could include events between Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon or other hominids. Neanderthals were very short, Cro-Magnon man was very tall,