It is as if the inactive parts of the genome are waiting for some extrinsic factor to switch them on.
The genome is just another name for the full complement of genes and DNA contained by an individual. In humans, the genome consists of 23 pairs of chromosomes which contain the entire genetic programme for that specific individual and is located in the nucleus of every cell in our bodies.
This genetic programme controls all the information that allows us to grow and function. Our genome is unique for every individual and every species. When we are born, we are blissfully unaware of what awaits us. There might be seven ages of man, but it all ends up woven together into a long reality performance directed by some invisible force.
We are all given some 70 years to do our performance here on Earth, on average; the rest is up to each one of us. Enter stage left… exit stage right.
The only certainty we have at present, is that we will exit.
Despite the 6,5 billion people who populate the Earth , the human race is a rather fragile and primitive species.
No matter how intelligent and smart we think we are, we constantly display signs of basic animal behaviour that can lead to the decimation of our kind in the blink of an eye. We have waged war on our fellow man throughout history and continue to do so into the 21 century. There always seems to be a moral high ground or justification for our action.
From Cain and Abel, to George W. Bush, it has always been the strong and powerful who oppress and wipe out the weak.
The old testament of the Bible is not a
pretty tale of compassion and forgiveness. In fact, quite the
opposite. It talks about an eye for an eye; wiping out man, woman,
child and beast in the name of god; and often mentions the enemy by
name, personifying them as the ’bad’ guys or disciples of the devil.
It seems that god has been taking sides from the very beginning. He
had his favourites, and then there were ‘the others’. I always felt
that the god I have been told about should be more impartial and
But the most impressive interactions between god and man were the many visitations god made in person to various individuals. If he could not make it in person, he would send ‘angels’ to deal with whatever situation needed to be dealt with.
The divine beings would share ideas, share wine and bread, and inevitably god would instruct the person to perform certain tasks. All of these individuals seem to have been men. And all of the people who contributed to the scriptures of the Bible were also all men. If ‘He’ created us all equal, did god have a problem with the credibility of women? Or was god just the personification of a male dominated society?
The simple historic fact remains, that
god actually physically interacted with man. Today, such claims of a
physical interaction with god would draw strong criticism and
ridicule. Why is that? Is it perhaps that such events in prehistory
cannot affect us here today? We seem to accept it when it happened
in ancient history, almost reduced to some fantastic fairy tale of
our struggle for freedom. Or is it simply because we are too scared
to analyze the facts for fear of victimization by placing such
arguments in the public domain? These questions have troubled me for
most of my life.
Surely the quest for truth and salvation continues? Surely the atrocities on Earth have not abated; surely the people of the Earth need ongoing guidance and instructions from god on how to deal with modern day mayhem and crime; how to respond to dictators; how to survive colonization, racism, invasions and other inventions of ‘evil’ minds.
Our capacity for cruelty as a species
has reached unbearable proportions. We make rules as civilized
beings, only to be abused and used against us by less civilized
individuals with a good knowledge of the legal system. Those who
preach peace and love and turning the other cheek, have become the
weakened victims of their own philosophy.
Some say He is.
Many claim they are in contact with god on a regular basis.
Many convey god’s messages in
packed churches and other places of worship. How does the global
community respond to individuals who make fantastic claims of
miracles, and hearing god’s voice, and having the answer? Well, in
many cases these modern prophets rise to a cult status with a blind
following of disciples who will respond to every command, while in
other cases they are reduced to cranks with a loose screw.
Yet we look at Abraham as a faithful man of god with
strong principles and a leader of men because he obeyed god’s
instructions to ‘kill’ his own son. The Bible however calls it
‘sacrifice’. Would we see it as such if it happened today in a
wealthy suburb of Johannesburg or Paris?
It seems that the religious dogma, which
could also be called fanaticism in this case, is directly linked to
money. The wealthier a nation, the more they can enforce their
particular religious views on others. The USA may claim that they
are a ‘free’ society in all respects, but that is mainly because
they feel a sense of comfort among their 96% Christian community. It
is safe for them to allow the minority ‘rogue’ religions to waste
their time on their own meaningless salvation.
Then we start comparing the timescale to
famous events in our own frame of reference. The First World War 100
years ago; Leonardo da Vinci 500 years ago; the Vikings some 1 200
years ago; Mohammed some 1 400 years ago; Jesus 2 000 years ago; the
pyramids 4 000 years ago; the last ice age some 13 000 years ago; by
then most of us run out of reference points.
Someone points out Mars and Jupiter. And then you look through a telescope and for the first time you see Saturn with its rings and even several of its moons, and suddenly the reality of it all changes somewhat. It all becomes a little bit bigger. You look at Alpha Centauri and realize that the light from the closest star to us takes five years to reach us, travelling at 300 000 km per second.
You go to a lecture by an astronomer and
see pictures of galaxies so far away, it is impossible to imagine
the distance. Galaxies a billion light years away. Super-cluster
galaxies five billion light years away; ultra hot quasars some 12
billion light years away right at the edge of the known universe and
then… some 13.8 billion light years away… just blackness. Nothing.
You sit in silent contemplation as you try to digest the reality of
what you have just witnessed. You have just looked beyond the edge
of the known universe, where nothing exists.
Cultures that displayed remarkable knowledge and understanding of science and the cosmos. It has taken us decades to decipher the various texts or styles of writing by the many extinct cultures. With all our knowledge and sophistication, we have not deciphered the Balkan-Danube script and the Indus Script to date.
The diversity of these ancient
civilizations, from the ancient Chinese, various cultures of the
Americas, the hieroglyphs of the Egyptians, to the cuneiform
scriptures of the Sumerians, the lost cities of Asia, have baffled
historians and archaeologists alike. It has taken us by complete
surprise to discover ancient libraries, such as the library of King Ashurbanipal at Nineveh, with around 30 000 cuneiform clay tablets
of scriptures that point to great knowledge by lost civilizations.
We read about ancient gods who roamed and ruled the Earth, in chariots that flew in from the stars and conflicts and betrayal between these ancient gods. We read about brave men who achieved great things in the distant past and wisdom which was imparted to man by the many gods who came from the stars.
The ability to extract precious metals
from ore in the ground, while the production of gold, copper,
and bronze as early as nine thousand years ago, points to clear
understanding of metallurgical procedure. The ancient ruins of the
Americas with visible extraction and mining activity explain why
there was an unimaginable wealth of gold in this part of the world
long before Columbus, Cortes or the other savages who set foot there
only a few hundred years ago. The further inexplicable evidence of
ore mining in southern Africa as far back as 100 000 years ago, is
simply too much for even the bravest of archaeologists to accept.
Since the rapid evolution of the
computer, our ability to document and match this ancient wisdom has
enabled us to understand it more clearly. But what do we do with all
this information when standing face-to-face with incredible tales
from prehistory? We have two choices. Either we believe that it has
been left for future civilizations to use and build upon, or we
discard it as hallucinogenic garbage by some primitive idiots from a
stone age, not worthy of our attention.
Our arrogance is our weakness and our ignorance, a congenital disease that will eventually destroy us. The dogma has consumed us and the fear controls us. But why are we so blind to the facts and evidence that surround us? Why are we so obsessed with popular religions that mostly bow to a god who uses retribution and punishment as a form of control?
If we all come from
the same maker, we should all have the same set of rules on how to
obey that maker, but this is clearly not the case. Religious
conflict has torn our history apart for millennia and still hangs
over our heads into the 21 century like a cancer waiting to devour
Ever since I first became interested in the study of the genome, I have been fascinated by the strange phenomenon, that such a masterful part of our anatomy, a molecular structure so refined, should have been created incomplete. That kind of discovery flies directly in the face of all evolutionary processes. But the real truth is that the genome was created in abundance, with far more DNA in our cells than we need for our primitive form.
It is as if the inactive parts of the genome are
waiting for some extrinsic factor to switch them on.
With this discovery they started a whole new branch of science, namely molecular biology.
In the same decade, Watson and Crick made history when they made the first model of the DNA molecule, showing its twisted double helix structure, and proved that genes determine heredity. In 1957 Arthur Kornberg produced DNA in a test tube.
1963 saw F. Sanger develop the sequencing procedure for
proteins. By 1966 a real breakthrough was made when the genetic code
was discovered. Scientists were now able to predict characteristics
by studying DNA. This very quickly evolved into genetic engineering
and genetic counselling.
By 1990 gene therapy was used on patients for the first time.
In 1993 Dr. Kary Mullis discovered the PCR procedure, for which he
was awarded the Nobel prize. In 1994 the FDA approved the first
genetically engineered food. These were FlavrSavr tomatoes
engineered for better flavour and shelf-life.
This was a major achievement that took
almost 10 years less than originally expected. In 2003 Craig Venter
launched a global expedition to obtain and study microbes from
environments ranging from the world’s oceans to urban centres. This
mission will yield a definitive insight into genes that make up the
vast realm of microbial life. And now the true genetic era is upon
us. The first pet cloning company opened their doors for business in
the USA in 2004. In essence, we have become the creators of species.
And so we have become ‘god’ to those species we create.
In this book we will explore written evidence that places such a group of primordial humans in southern Africa some 200 000 years ago, at about the time when the Adam was supposed to have been created.
When I first started placing these
pieces together, I was doubtful that something so fantastic could be
a possibility. But if you allow yourself the freedom of thought and
possibility, you will discover an incredible story with a clear
vision of the past and you will begin to unravel the great steps of
humanity that brought us here.
No, it is not really a ‘hey-shoo-wow’ kind of question, it is possibly one of the most complex riddles of our species, which deserves a fresh new look and possibly a slightly less conventional approach if we want to reach new and refreshing answers. But then we must be prepared to face answers we may not have expected. This is what I intend to share with you in this book.
What may at first seem like a horror
story, will turn out to be the most liberating experience that
brought me much closer to god than I ever imagined possible. Once
again I have to draw your attention to the difference between god,
the creator of the universe and all things in it; and ‘god’ one of
many deities who walked the Earth over millennia, wielding power,
knowledge and technology with which they ruled over humanity.
But who created Adam and when, will reveal that he was created by an advanced species of deities for a specific purpose here on Earth some 200 000 to 250 000 years ago.
We further learn from the tablets that
Adam was created from the genetic pool of the advanced species of
humans on Earth and a lesser evolved hominid that roamed in southern
Africa. But who were these ‘advanced humans’ and where did they
appear from? And why is there no fossil evidence of their existence?
I cannot imagine for one minute that thousands of people spent millions of man-hours painstakingly creating these tablets, if their contents were less than relevant. I am convinced that they had better things to do than trying to confuse future generations about our origins. After all, we have not really changed that much; we also want to leave evidence of our intellect and achievements, not only for future generations but also for other advanced species in the vastness of the universe.
Why else would we send space probes filled with human paraphernalia, videos, compact discs, books, photographs, TV shows and other symbols of our existence into space?
At the back of our minds and against the
belief of millions, there is the faint hope that there may be
advanced life somewhere in the universe. If there is, we hope to
dazzle it with our brilliance or disappoint them with our ignorance,
all depending on how evolved they may be by the time they
accidentally recover our earthly ‘space ark’.
We keep procreating as if we were
programmed to do so. It seems to be a natural step in our maturing
process. And unbeknown to us, it is most likely driven by our genome
in an attempt to continue surviving while our DNA evolves towards
its own completion. On this path of evolution it unlocks the secret
parts which have been switched off by some alchemist in our distant
History does not however always clearly answer the question of who we are and where we come from. Historians, archaeologists and anthropologists have painted a very predictable past for us. Aside from the arguments between creationists and evolutionists, the story of humanity and humankind has become an almost pretty fairytale, and most humans do not want their fairytale disrupted.
Humanity rose from the ashes against all odds; we survived and grew in numbers while spreading over the Earth. We discovered fire, iron, bronze, silver and gold. We learnt new skills, adopted farming instead of roaming, buried our dead, learnt to live in structured communities, learnt to write and built cities to protect us from the bad guys.
Then we learnt to trade,
found democracy, discovered mechanization, discovered technology,
reached for the stars, and all the time we have been killing each
other in the name of our god, our king, or for some other perfectly
justifiable reason. It is truly a miracle that we have survived all
this. It is clear that somewhere in our DNA, there is a violent gene
that plays a prominent role in human behaviour.
Physical evolution is debatable. If we have not
really evolved physically in the past 6 000 years since the
Egyptians and Sumerians, why should we believe that we underwent
some dramatic evolution the previous 6 000 years… or the 10 000
years before that? It appears that our genome has been evolving
around the mental parts only. As if we had some catching up to do
mentally. This kind of genetic imbalance seems to point to some sort
of tampering in the ancient past.
Dramatic jumps in evolution which will form part of my argument, point to the horrible truth that we are a slave species, purposefully created to perform a mundane function here on this Earth.
It is for us to collect the clues and string them together to formulate a sensible answer. Some will not find any sense in my logic, but some will hopefully become more tolerant of the unknown and the forbidden questions of the past. One of the highest hurdles to cross, will be the real possibility that we might have to come to terms with two gods. One with a capital ‘G’ and the other with a small ‘g’.
The difference between the two should be obvious and our prehistory seems to be filled with events which tend to favor the needs and whims of the latter.
There is an overwhelming amount of written evidence pointing to this conclusion. Do we start to take this ancient knowledge more seriously, giving it the respect it deserves, or do we respond to our overwhelming enslavement by dogma, and discard all this ancient knowledge?
I will leave it up to you to draw your own conclusions.