MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
With all of the talk of scientists finding the genetic signature of man and the mathematic code that may prove there is an intelligent designer of man, I have to admit that for the moment, I forgot how hard of a sell this is, even to those who believe in intelligent design.
There are thousands of religions and belief systems on the Earth, and while cognitive bias wants you to believe that what you have been taught in the religion you choose is the truth, it cannot be forgotten that all of our beliefs come from the various offshoots of ancient and primitive religions.
Creation stories and their details vary from religion to religion, but the base story appears to be the same. Names change and perceptions change.
The numbers of believers are broken down to statistics – Christians alone have 20,000 different sects that have a slightly different take on matters of origin.
Then, there is science and the way they believe they settle the equation.
Science has become a big ego trip which lately has been humbled, as technology exposes the faulty logic that has been taken as fact.
After all we are only human. We are most likely to believe something if it confirms what we have suspected all along. We can all make mistakes and science can get it wrong because science is nothing more than hit and miss and trial and error.
It sometimes can be a well oiled machine of festooned ignorance.
The lack of certainty in science is just fodder for the other side. A small group of vocal creationists will probably keep a scorecard on the faux pas of scientists yet fail to even acknowledge the messes that they create or decide to apologize for hundreds of years of poor judgment much too late when no one cares.
History eventually revises itself and science corrects its blunders. Religion on the other hand takes its time to make good on its folly.
After the Roman Catholic Church had demonstrated its power to unite the people in the early Middle Ages, heretics who spoke deliberately in denial of “Catholic truths” were thought to be a threat to the new Christian conformity.
In the 21st century, it becomes quite unnerving to realize that many of the attitudes of the Middle Ages are still part of eccentric and somewhat militant sects of modern Christianity Judaism and Islam.
Eccentric churches hold a tight grip on its faithful who apparently demand that followers check their minds at the door when they walk into the chapel. Maybe someone needs to acknowledge that in the silly scheme of things, science and religion both make it up as they go along.
This means that true believers and skeptics are both arguing over reality that changes with the times. Nothing is certain except death and even then, science and religion both claim it can be cheated. Human beings are characterized by their overwhelming desire to understand themselves and the world around them.
That is why when you dig deep into scientific discovery as it points to our origins you will find that in the last 35 years there have been discoveries that will shatter dogma, but will promote faith. You can see through a religious or scientific window some continuity with synchronicity and perhaps prophecy at this time in our lives.
Scholars have told us that the first civilization on Earth emerged in a land called Sumer some 6000 years ago. However, it is interesting to note that there have been many researchers in the field of what is called forbidden archeology that have discovered that shows that the Sumerians and even the Egyptians inherited all their knowledge from an earlier advanced civilization that lived in Africa more than 300,000 years ago—100,000 years than previously thought.
Today, ancient historians had to revise their original data because according to an announcement today.
The bones of ancient hunters unearthed in Morocco are the oldest known specimens of the human species, potentially pushing back the clock on the origin of modern Homo sapiens.
Found among stone tools and the ashes of ancient campfires, the remains date from about 300,000 years ago, a time when the Sahara was green and several early human species roamed the world, the scientists said. That makes them about 100,000 years older than any other fossils of Homo sapiens—the species to which all people today belong.
Until now, most researchers believed that modern humankind emerged gradually from a population centered in East Africa around 200,000 years ago. Previous discoveries of early Homo sapiens fossils have been concentrated at sites in Ethiopia.
The fossil discovery at Jebel Irhoud near Marrakesh in North Africa, however, suggests that early humans had already spread across most of Africa by then.
Now what is most interesting is that scientists are now saying that they believe that these earlier ancestors had quite modern-looking facial features, but they did have elongated skulls.
Such combinations of traits, though, blur the differences that distinguish one human ancestor and another, making it hard for scholars to classify species accurately. In fact, several early human species, such as Neanderthals, were so closely related to Homo sapiens that they could all interbreed, modern genetic evidence shows.
But several independent experts said they agreed that the fossils most likely belonged to Homo sapiens.
It has been revealed that the practice of elongating a skull was done in order to signify wisdom or a higher level of thinking.
In pre-Columbian America, for instance, head shaping helped elite members of society to define themselves: an elongated skull was seen as more beautiful and a sign of noble birth. The same thing applied in 19th century Nicaragua. And for some of the Native American tribes including the Chinook and the Cowlitz in 19th century North America, a forehead that had been deliberately flattened like those of the Australian skulls, was a mark of freedom while those with rounded foreheads were looked down on.
To nobility, beauty and freedom we can add one more motive of some skull shapers. Even into the 20th century one tribe in Papua, New Guinea modified their infants in the belief that it boosted the child’s intelligence.
It can also be theorized that the earlier version of man saw their creators or Gods with these types of skull shapes and wanted to emulate their look.
We will probably never know exactly why ancient inhabitants shaped their skulls, but all the available evidence from more recent cultures engaging in the same practice suggests they did so to give the impression of wisdom.
Meanwhile back to the breaking story out of Morocco and the discovery that has changed history the scientists found bones of three adults, a teenager and a child mixed in with sharpened flint tools and the butchered bones of gazelles and zebra, suggesting that a hunting party had camped there. Fires had scorched the tools and that proved key to determining the age of the find.
The researchers tested the tools using a technique called thermoluminescence dating, which reveals how much time has elapsed since an object has been heated. By that measure, they calculated that the tools were 315,000 years old, plus or minus 34,000 years.
They also dated tooth enamel from a fossil jaw using electron spin resonance, which can measure the residual radiation that has built up since a material formed. That yielded an age of 286,000 years, plus or minus 32,000 years.
It was also announced that Working near the Aga Khan Mausoleum on the west bank of the Nile River, archaeologists have discovered 10 impressive tombs dating back to Egypt’s Late Period (712-332 BCE).
Inside them, coffins and well-preserved mummies were identified.
The Aga Khan Mausoleum is located near southern city of Aswan, and was erected for the Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan, the 48th imam of the Ismaili sect (a branch of Shia Islam), who died in 1957.
The archaeological mission, sent by Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities, had been excavating in the vicinity of the building to learn about the ancient history of the area.
The 10 tombs have large staircases carved into rock, leading to the entrance of the mortuary chamber where the mummies were laid to rest.
The features of these tombs are strikingly similar to that of many graves found at the West Aswan necropolis located nearby, which was discovered in the 20th century. The archaeologists thus believe that these 10 tombs could be a previously unknown extension of the necropolis.
In the West Aswan Necropolis, a multitude of tombs from Egypt’s distant past – from the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms (from the 3rd millennium to the 11th century BCE) – can be found. A more precise dating of the newly discovered tombs will be carried out, but so far the evidence points to an era known as the Late Period.
The Ministry of Antiquities plans to send the archaeologists again to search the site during the next excavation season. The hope is that they will find out more about the individuals who were buried there. Restoration work will also take place to make sure the coffins and the mummies remain well-preserved.
It is interesting to note that in the necropolis most graves of importance were guarded by Gold statues of upright winged serpents.
Part of a painted wooden mummy coffins from the Late Period (664-525 BCE).
Would have a winged serpent standing in front of three gods, one with a feather on its hawk head, another two bird headed and a third with no head. All of these gods were depicted with wings.
As I reported earlier about winged creatures, they have always been part of the ancient story—one that we have not been able to decipher.
The winged or feathered serpent is considered a worldwide religious icon. In every ancient civilization this winged serpent was associated with creation. It was a creature that was said to have come out of the sky, started the creation process, imparted to them knowledge for survival and punished them if they misbehaved. This tradition can be linked from the Sumerians and even the Chinese American Indian tribes, meso Americans and South Americans and South Africans.
The Sumerians used the symbol to represent their god, Enki, who was also referred to as a great healer and the master of life and death.
In recent discoveries, ancient Egyptian scrolls pinpoint areas of the heavens where these winged beings come from.
The text has been found on rolls that were created between 2,300 BC and 2,000 BC, from the late Old Kingdom up to the early Middle Kingdom, and says it contains many new religious texts, including a large pictorial-textual segment from the so-called Book of Two Ways, known from the floorboard decorations of Middle Kingdom coffins, as well as religious spells formulated in the first-person singular, probably intended for recitation by a priest.
The text illustrates a holy place in the stars that is protected by multiple gates and powerful extra-terrestrial guardians. They are said to be supernatural beings with immense magical powers.
There are many writers and scholars that believe the ancients based their religious beliefs on appearances in the heavens and the star constellation Cygnus or the Swan.
Cygnus was known as the gateway to heaven. In fact, it was a fixed location that is now called the Northern Cross. This according to the ancients is where the gods lived and they would shower them with rays from heaven. The Swan influenced these people and was seen as a place above that would bring healing when spells, supplication and prayers were offered to the beings above.
In Christian tradition, Cygnus was seen as the Cross of Calvary as early as the sixth century, and arguably as far back as Roman times, where the crucifixion scene was associated more with the pagan god Orpheus, whom Jesus was portrayed as in a number of early Christian statues and murals found in Rome. In classical tradition, the Swan of Cygnus was originally said to have been Orpheus, god of the underworld.
Cygnus was occasionally shown in Christian star charts as Christ on the cross; his wounds perhaps corresponding to its principal stars.
Moreover, the dove as a Christian symbol of the Holy Spirit derives from the Hebrew concept of the Spirit or Breath of God. Many ancient religions see “the spirit” or “the word” as a bird that brought the universe into manifestation. In the first chapter of Genesis, the Spirit of God hovers over the primordial waters moments before God’s creation of the universe. The dove or pigeon was equated with Cygnus in Arabic tradition.
Cygnus can be found in the center of the Milky Way, universally seen in past ages as a road or river of stars used by the dead, or the shaman in a state of trance. In ancient cosmology, the Milky Way was equated with the World Tree, around which curled a serpent and on top was a celestial bird.
When we view the healing symbol of the Gods or Caduceus we see that it is a symbol that is familiar to those who see the symbol in medical offices and hospitals.
There are two serpents intertwined on a pole and at the top of the pole are wings. They are the wings of a swan.
In the late 20th century, the actual physical structure of molecular DNA was discovered to actually resemble these two opposing serpents wrapped around each other as if on axis, or a pole.
It is originally the symbol for the Anunnaki-Sirian creator god, Enki — the same feathered and winged God of Antiquity.
In the Caduceus, it is believed that there is a code or secret to the bloodline of Enki’s heritage.
From this symbol of the serpent the power was transferred to the symbol of the dragon, who continued to hold the knowledge. This is one reason why we say we are of “divine” heritage. You will see a version of the caduceus as the winged solar disk in Ancient Egypt, which incorporated the knowledge of one’s divinity and eternal soul.
Mankind’s early legends of the Caduceus may have been an early, supernaturally-transmitted understanding by primitive man of the actual structure of DNA, which is found in all biological life, and is a primary unit of evolution and reproduction.
In conclusion, these incredible correlations and similarities between the legends of ancient symbol of the Caduceus, the actual molecular structure of DNA cannot be, and are not at all just a coincidence. Instead, they represent a miraculous connection between religion and science spanning more than 3,000 years of history which remains completely unexplained.
Is God a genetics engineer?
It appears so.