News Roundup June 2017
Here are some more puzzle pieces about our ancient heritage that bring science ever closer to The Human Story timeline suggested to us by “The Seven”ethereal beings who’ve been following our world across the eons.
Rapid global warming is rarely being denied anymore by men and women of influence… except maybe the most hard-headed oil billionaires and their lackeys. Even mainstream capitalists and right-wing politicians here in the States are hot on the trail of climate change, which isn’t new to our world. Deep freezes and heat waves have been underway here for hundreds of millions of years.
But there’s a twist: As the feverish burning of hydrocarbons pushes the planet toward another major heat wave, capitalists now are using the big picture to justify the unrestrained exploitation of Earth’s energy resources, rather than to restrict it. No surprises there.
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Me? I don’t know how those particular self-deceiving, pipe-dream capitalists can sleep at night.
You’ll have to read the linked article to see how the capitalists justify hydrocarbon use and global warming, but here’s the general ancient timeline they borrow from the pages of science… (along with my own admittedly radical though well-founded speculations in italics):
4,500,000,000 years ago. Things were chaotic out there in the far reaches of our solar system, debris flying everywhere. Science assumes that Earth was formed as a desolate dirtball during that time of chaos. I prefer to believe the planet was already inhabited 4.5 billion years ago by superhumans, colonists from the planet Marduk, or Eden. That’s where humanity in this neck of the galactic woods really got its start, I believe… on Eden, not here on Earth.
You may recall that our solar system was being pummeled by meteoroids around that time, which scientists assume to have been a creation scenario. I favor the idea that what really happened was the obliteration of planet Eden (located between Mars and Jupiter), caused by runaway technologies of its superhuman ancestors. Today, the moonrocks and countless craters on all of the planets and moons in our solar system are simply the result of planetary shrapnel… not of some chaotic universe at the time of creation. Our solar system was already flourishing with life, long before that ancient explosion of Eden 4.5 billion years ago. After the explosion, colonists on Earth were the only surviving Edenites. I don’t know for sure what life was like for the Edenites marooned here on Earth for those first 3 or 4 billion years after the explosion, but I suspect there were plenty of upheavals as the asteroids, meteoroids, and other shrapnel kept hitting the planet or exploding in the atmosphere across the eons.
600- 800,000,000 years ago. Case in point, among the earliest climatic conditions known by modern science are a series of severe glacial periods that had most of the planet covered in ice, from the poles to the equator. Scientists sometimes refer to that icy period 800 million years ago as “Snowball Earth.”
540,000,000 years ago. After its snowball or “slushball” era, Planet Earth then became a warm, humid world flourishing with life… a “Cambrian explosion” of diverse plants and animals that got locked up in fossil records to provide modern scientists with hard evidence of an ancient, verdant Earth. (I suspect that most of the shrapnel still ranging through our solar system after the explosion had already settled nicely into the Oort cloud, the asteroid belt, and other fairly safe pockets 540 million years ago, and impacts with the Earth were then becoming rare events.)
280- 300 million years ago. Another ice age, called “Permo-Carboniferous,” beset the planet, probably caused by more asteroid impacts or by heavy volcanic activity or by some combination of the two.
250 million years ago. The Earth was hot and dry.
100 million years ago. The Earth was hot and humid, and dinosaurs flourished.
55 million years ago. This was a period of global warming reminiscent of what’s happening in the world today. Temperatures rose 9 degrees F (5 degrees C), causing mass extinctions for some 100,000 years.
Long story short, Earth has gone through lots of ups and downs, temperature-wise, across the eons, and whether we use that fact to justify the raping of our planet for her hydrocarbons, or for sensible world management… that’s a decision that no one can make but us humans. And our choices will determine whether our descendants face a golden age or a mass-extinction, end-times scenario.
Harvesting Heavy Metal Nodules From the Seafloor
The ocean floor is cluttered with billions of nodules, from microscopic to soccer-ball-size, made out of heavy metals.
When I first learned about these nodules, I wanted to believe that they were the result of impact events… red-hot fragments of asteroids from the explosion of the late, great, mineral-rich Eden that fell into our oceans over a period of 2 billion years and congealed instantly into these heavy metal balls.
Evidence suggests otherwise:
- If they’d been weighing heavily at the bottom of the oceans for billions of years, they’d probably be long buried by sand.
- Some nodules have a piece of clamshell or a fish tooth at their center, suggesting they were formed slowly, like a pearl, as tiny minerals congealed around the fragment over millions of years.
So it’s more likely that the nodules were created by molten lava leaching upwards into the sea from deep in the Earth, or by the breakdown of hardened lava by seawater, or by microorganisms that give off metal hydroxides the way we give off carbon dioxide and salt while we breathe and sweat. (It’s still not understood conclusively why those heavy nodules rest atop the seafloor instead of being buried by sand over the eons.)
While researchers debate how exactly the nodules were created, they all agree that they contain more manganese and other valuable metals than in all the ore digs in all the turfs in all the world.
Capitalists study pictures and diagrams of the nodules, sip their brandy, and salute, “Here’s looking at you, kids.” Right now researchers are busy locating the heaviest concentrations of seafloor nodules and devising methods to dredge them up to the surface… then to melt them down, separate the metals, and start producing the next generation of products.
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Again, no surprise there. After all, we humans have a noble side that cares for the world around us and a savage side that exploits it. It’s that exploitative side that drives us to always want more, more, more.
In business, industry, growth economics, and government it’s called capitalism.
Oldest Known Life Pushed Back a Billion Years
As I mentioned (let me know when it gets tedious), I’m convinced that not just life, but human life, was present on Earth 4.5 billion years ago.
Science believes differently, of course… that the planet was barren until life emerged and began evolving later.
It’s been generally accepted that the emergence of life happened about 2.5 billion years ago, based on ancient soil samples from South Africa that were rich with organic matter. (Read more… )
This year rocks found in Western Australia contain 3.5-billion-year-old fossils that provide solid evidence that life was present at that time. (Read more… )
It’s been speculated for more than a decade that life on Earth may have been around that long (3,500,000,000 years), but until this year there was more doubt than evidence. (Read more… )
In any case, science continues to dig up long-buried evidence that lets us really know what happened long ago.
I hope that, somewhere, someday, science will find the evidence to support what The Seven ethereals told us about our origins… tracing back to the destruction of the late, great planet Eden 4.5 billion years ago. The sooner the better.
Other recent articles about the origins of life on Earth…
Earliest Known Humans Were in Europe, Not Africa
The man-from-monkeys, out-of-Africa theory about our human heritage has had a long run, but it’s being overthrown this year.
Since childhood we’ve been taught that modern humans evolved from monkeys in Africa some 200,000 years ago, then spread around the world.
A report this year indicates that humans outside the monkey tree were living in Greece and Bulgaria 7,200,000 years ago… long before they were known to be roaming the African savannahs. (Read more…)
It may be a while before science uncovers giant skeletons of superhumans from the Hadean, Archean, or Proterozoic ages… or even from the more recent Paleozoic or Mesozoic ages, but with any luck those bones are still out there somewhere, in some kind of recognizable condition, ripe for the pickings.
Other recent articles about ancient human presence…
Earth Recycles its Own Crust
And finally, some news this year that doesn’t bode well for the discovery of fossils and bones harkening back to our most ancient ancestors… the giant superhumans from Eden:
Over the eons the Earth slowly consumes itself, recycles its own crust… so that the surface of the planet that existed 4.5 billion years ago probably isn’t around anymore. “It has either sunk back into the planet’s interior due to the action of plate tectonics or been transformed by geological activity at Earth’s surface to make new, younger rocks,” according to Canadian researchers.
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