Category Archives: Anomalies

It Seems the Idea of Dark Energy May Have Been Premature, After All

I ran across this today:

Is Dark Energy a Real Thing? Maybe Not, A New Study Suggests

According to prevailing cosmological theories, the universe is expanding, but not at a constant rate. As the universe gets older, its growth seems to accelerate over time, something that would be impossible without some sort of extra energy being added to the overall system. Dark energy, the theory goes, accounts for nearly 70 percent of all energy in the observable universe.

But a new study from Oxford has called dark energy’s existence into question, saying that the data is flawed or based on observations that previously assumed that dark energy was already a universal constant. If this is the case, then scientists may have to go back to reevaluate their understanding of the universe and how it works.

Dark energy and dark matter are two things that have troubled me for a long time about the current state of astronomy.  Not only is dark energy supposed to be 70% of all energy in the universe, but dark matter is supposed to be 96% of all matter in the universe – or 24 times the amount of matter we can actually detect.

These are two things that cannot be seen or felt or heard or sensed, even with our best instruments (which are extensions of our five senses, in a very real sense). To me, there was something crooked in Denmark, some way that the astronomers had gone down the rabbit hole and had misjudged something or assumed some things that would end up being not true. Continue reading

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The Dawn of Civilization

Around 90 years ago the psychic Edgar Cayce, in one of his somnambulent readings, told of Atlantis’ demise and the evacuations to Egypt, Pyrenees (Basque country), the Yucatan, America and the Gobi region of central Asia.  He talked of air ships.  He talked of the beginnings of Egypt and the building of the first pyramids.

He placed the demise of Atlantis at 10,500 B.C., 12,500 years ago.  As such he is also placing the beginning of Egypt and the other four “safety areas” (Cayce’s term) at that same point in time – 12,500 years ago.

That time is remarkably close to the current dating of the Younger Dryas Boundary (YDB) at 12,900 years ago.

It was the 1920s and 1930s when Cayce’s subconscious talked about Atlantis going under the sea due to cataclysmic subsidence of the last of the islands of the earlier broken up continent.  At that time human civilization – agriculture, cities, animal husbandry, etc. – was thought to go back about 5,000 years, and Cayce’s dates were looked at as ludicrous.

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Illusions of the Past Come up Again – Ancient Canals that Aren’t

For the second time this week, I ran across an image on Google Images that was connected with ME, specifically.  You all won’t believe what a double take that does to you!  The first time was actually a photo of me, while I was looking up neolithic spirals in Acambaro, Mexico.  Then tonight I was looking up something called the Las Lunas stone, out in Arizona or someplace.  And there was this image:

Following the link took me to this:

Annunaki Hieroglyphics – New Jersey Coast”

This literally is something I put a lot of time into about a year and a half ago, and which I had laid to rest.  here is what I posted as a comment on that latter page: Continue reading

IS HUMAN EVOLUTIONARY EXCEPTIONALISM TRUE?

For years and years, I’ve wondered at the gall of anthropologists and arkies who claimed that Homo became h.sapiens sapiens a mere 40,000 years ago.

Evolution for all the other animals took many hundreds of thousands of years, even millions of years, and they would tell us that with a straight face.  Even within the mechanics of evolution itself, animals are basically retarded, while wonderful humans got on the fast track, because – well, because we are US.  Do we need another reason?

Then they would also tell us that only 35,000 years ago the Neandertals faded, stomped into the ground by the flat-foreheaded Cro-Mags.  And instantly we were no long even Cro-magnons, but fully developed modern man.  Oh, excuse me, I forgot to capitalize that: Modern Man. In spite of our having left the Man-in-the-image-of-God crap behind when the Royal Society gave the Church the final finger (or at least when Lyell and Darwin did), science still thought of us humans as that miracle birth, right out of the virginal womb of the Patriarchal God.  Still does, it seems.

Even the 200,000 years ago Mother of us all, “African Eve”, was told to us with a straight face.

(There is clear clear evidence that Ötzi, the Alpine ‘Ice Man,’ had a mitochondrial DNA type that is no longer with us.  Now, what is the bigger picture that this tells us?  That genetic types go extinct, get cut off, get lost, and are never seen again.  But what is the next thing that this tells us?  That if one type went extinct only 5,000 years ago, others also are likely to have gone extinct, and at varying times in the past.  And then what is the next next thing that this suggests?  That at the 200,000 year point when African Eve “birthed us all,” that is only one take on it.

It was ALSO very possibly a bottleneck, a time when other genetic types died out and only one survived.  It may have all been a long process or a short one; we cannot know yet.

African Eve may merely be the end of a long bottleneck, a woman who had enough fecund children to begin the proliferation of humans. It, in fact, might have been a case similar to the biblical Noah and his story (one which is repeated in scores of ancient accounts).  Noah’s wife – or her equivalent in Babylonian or New World accounts/histories/tales – would then be an Eve.  But the scientists don’t dare refer to African Eve as Noah’s wife Set.  That is WAY too close to religion and – heaven forbid – The Flood of Noah.  I am not saying she specifically was or wasn’t.  After all, the story of Noah doesn’t enter the Biblical account until after the Jewish people were held in captivity in Babylon, whose tale of The Flood preceded the tale of Noah.  So it is very possible that Noah’s tale was a retelling of the Babylonian tale.  This thinking is nothing new, but it is well to mention it.

Could this have happened 200,000 years ago, instead of 4,000 years ago?  At least some evidence is moving in that direction, so, yes, maybe it does, though to make an assertion to that effect would be un-scientific – as in not conservative enough for peer-review.

All these changes, in the blink of a geological eye or even an evolutionary eye.

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SEMI-RANTING ABOUT THE SOLUTREAN AND Y-D PAPERS

[At Europeans in America 20,000 years ago? Susan Belding posted about the Delmarva discoveries about the ‘radical’ theory of Dennis Stanford and Bruce Bradley.  The news had broken back on the 6th or so, and somehow it had not yet made it onto our American Waterways message board.  This is my reply to Susan… (cross-posted there)]

Susan –

Is this the first mention of this in this group? Good get! “Ancient
waterways” has to include the Atlantic, too, doesn’t it? If an ocean
isn’t a waterway, what is?

Standford and Bradley have been pushing this pretty much ever since
Clovis First was shot down in 1997. The DNA evidence gives them a
boost, too. But as is normal, arkies can only go one step into the
abyss, and even then their ideas are labeled “radical” for half a
century. (Standford and Bradley are at about 15 years and counting…)
It is pathetic when radical means not quite as conservative as an Oxford
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WHAT ARE WE TO THINK OF THE ENGINEERING OF THE LONG, LONG PAST?

EVERY society has to have engineer types, by whatever name.

Just as every tribe had a medicine woman and/or a shaman – both of whom were mainly healers, every tribe had to have someone who carried more technical knowledge than most.  Medicine women and shamans had to know the plants for healing, and which mushrooms were edible.  It wasn’t all about visions and mumbo jumbo, though arkies would have us all think that.

Engineer types are the ones who know how to build wigwams or build houses on stilts over Swiss lakes.

But those actually are later developments.

The cave art in Spain and France – on rivers that lead down to the Atlantic – shows the high level of art that someone either learned in the caves (so doubtful as to be retarded for anyone to think it could be true) or they came to the caves already with those talents.

The original Lascaux Grottoes, with the walkway built in the 1940s.
(Original source: unknown)

The latter idea has never even been considered, though it is the most likely.  After all, one gains painting skill by painting, and if one has nothing to paint on but cave walls, where is the evidence on those walls and celings of the rudimentary skill being practiced and improved?  Where are the 3rd-grade-level pictures?  If those are not on the cave walls, then we can be assured that the 3D quality of the cave paintings did not develop there.  Here, just by amazing coincidence is a bit of 3rd grade cave art – done by modern 3rd grader:

Modern 3rd grade "cave art" on brown paper

Post-Roman European art took till the 1300s or 1400s to wake up to 3D painting; till then it was all flat 2D representations.  Yet there, 30,000 years ago, cave artists drew in such a manner. Continue reading

Scientists, and how they actually operate

Land o’ Goshen!

Lloyd Pye pointed to this article, and it confirms so much:

Accept Defeat: The Neuroscience of Screwing Up

I do highly recommend to any and all a read of this.  It will both undo all your preconceptions about science (the ones we were taught in school, in particular) and teach you something about problem solving.

It talks about part of our society that we, those who think differently, all butt our heads up against – the insistence by the rest of the world that we are wrong and they are right.

What it tells us is that as outsiders in the interplay of ideas, we have a role to play – the interested outsider that just doesn’t accept their blinkered way of seeing things and who insists that they pay attention to reality itself, not the expectations of their logic and conformity-think.

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