Check this link out! It's an evidence for presence of intelligent and technologically advanced beings on Earth 6000-4000 BC! And the existence of spherical trigonometry at that time! This is so amazing!
In 1929, a group of historians found an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin.
Research showed that it was a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century.
The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that the map shows the coastline under the ice.Geological evidence confirms that the latest date Queen Maud Land could have been charted in an ice-free state is 4000 BC.
Further and more accurate studies have proven that the last period of ice-free condition in the Antarctic ended about 6000 years ago. There are still doubts about the beginning of this ice-free period, which has been put by different researchers everything between year 13000 and 9000 BC.
The question is: Who mapped the Queen Maud Land of Antarctic 6000 years ago? Which unknown civilization had the technology or the need to do that?
It is well-known that the first civilization, according to the traditional history, developed in the mid-east around year 3000 BC, soon to be followed within a millennium by the Indus valley and the Chinese ones. So, accordingly, none of the known civilizations could have done such a job. Who was here 4000 years BC, being able to do things that NOW are possible with the modern technologies?
Most of these maps - Hapgood goes on - were of the Mediterranean and the Black sea. But maps of other areas survived. These included maps of the Americas and maps of the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans. It becomes clear that the ancient voyagers traveled from pole to pole. Unbelievable as it may appear, the evidence nevertheless indicates that some ancient people explored Antarctic when its coasts were free of ice. It is clear too, that they had an instrument of navigation for accurately determining the longitudes that was far superior to anything possessed by the peoples of ancient, medieval or modern times until the second half of the 18th century. [...]
Hapgood has proved that the Piri Re'is map is plotted out in plane geometry, containing latitudes and longitudes at right angles in a traditional "grid"; yet it is obviously copied from an earlier map that was projected using spherical trigonometry! Not only did the early map makers know that the Earth was round, but they had knowledge of its true circumference to within 50 miles!
Can I say it once again? What a better evidence for the presence of Nefilims in the beginning of our civilization? If only we could find a body and make DNA sequencing of them and compare them with monkeys. That would be just awesome. I'm sooooooooo exited!
It's us who decide, not Monsanto!!!
Thursday, 30 August 2007
Check this link out! It's an evidence for presence of intelligent and technologically advanced beings on Earth 6000-4000 BC! And the existence of spherical trigonometry at that time! This is so amazing!
ABDOMINAL surgery is a radical way of losing weight, but could it also cure type 2 diabetes?
Duodenal exclusion is a form of gastric bypass surgery in which the upper small intestine or duodenum is removed, so that the stomach feeds directly into the mid-small intestine. This reduces the amount of time the body has to absorb calories from food, meaning people lose weight.
Surgeons performing duodenal exclusions on obese people with diabetes had noticed that in around 98 per cent of cases the patients' diabetes spontaneously vanished a few weeks after surgery - too soon to be accounted for by weight loss.
Plant genes switched on by sound waves Premium
CAN plants hear? They all respond to light, which affects how they optimise growth and survival. Plants also have a sense of touch, allowing them to stiffen in response to wind, and a "taste" for nutrients. But whether they respond to sound is a mystery.
Now Mi-Jeong Jeong of the National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology in Suwon, South Korea, and colleagues claim to have identified two genes in rice that respond to sound waves. They also say that the promoter of one of the sound-sensitive genes could be attached to other genes to make them respond to sound too.
The findings follow a host of similar, but unsubstantiated, claims that plants respond to sound. If the researchers are correct, they say their discovery could enable farmers to switch specific crop genes on and off, such as ones for flowering, by blasting sound into the fields. That might be cheaper than pesticide and healthier.
My comment: Little by little, we learn that our environment is much more alive than we thought. Maybe this will finally lead to some respect for the Nature and learning how to use it, without abusing it.
The compete article
Out-of-body experiences are 'all in the mind'
By deliberately scrambling a person's visual and tactile senses, it is now possible to give them an "out-of-body" experience.
Two procedures – which are the first to imitate an out-of-body experience artificially – use cameras to fool people into thinking they are standing or sitting somewhere else in a room. They provide the strongest proof yet that people only imagine floating out of their bodies during surgery or near-death experiences.
His conclusion is that our perception of self within the body is tightly bound to how our brains process information from our senses. "I'm not interested in out-of-body experiences," says Ehrrson. "I'm interested in why I, as myself, am located in my body – why we have 'in-body' experiences, if you like."
He says the work is important because it de-stigmatises reports of out-of-body experiences by people who are on drugs, or ill with conditions such as migraine or epilepsy. "They don't have to be mad to experience these things," he says.
My comment: Well, I don't believe Astral Projection or Lucid Dreams are all in the mind, if you ask me the experiments merely prove brain process out-of-the-body sensations/meaning it process the experiences and translates them to our senses and vice versa/ or that it can be stimulated artificially to feel them. Of course it's the brain that produces them, that's our processor after all-everything we do or feel passes trough it and it's done by it, no one argued on that! But who stimulates them is other question. I believe our soul is the producer in our mind's theater.
Anyway,the great thing about this news is that it can be used for creating 3D virtual reality, like the one from the movies-you put something on your head and you're somewhere else. Cool, right?
Wednesday, 29 August 2007
Men with younger women have more children
A woman should get together with a man several years older than herself if she wants a lot of children – at least in Sweden.
The analysis of Swedish birth records reveals that men who partner with women six years younger than themselves produce the most offspring.
Across many cultures men and women prefer younger and older mates respectively, says Martin Fieder, an anthropologist at the University of Vienna in Austria. In theory these age preferences make evolutionary sense, he says. However, there has been little reliable data on whether the preferences translate into a real advantage in terms of having children.
In late 2005, the spacecraft lost all the fuel for its chemical thrusters because of a leak, so mission managers have been trying to get Hayabusa home using its ion engines instead.
These engines ionise xenon gas and then use electric fields to accelerate the ions, providing a steady – though weak – thrust. They were meant to be used only for the outward journey to the asteroid.
Yeah, babe! Ion thrusters! Now we need just the light-speed engine :)
The hibernation diet
Hibernating animals survive the winter months in a state of torpor. Their body temperature plummets, their heart and breathing rates drop, and their metabolism changes from primarily glucose burning to fat burning. They then live on body fat reserves, sometimes for many months at a time.
Could inducing a similar state of torpor in humans also change our metabolism from glucose burning to fat burning? And if so, would this be an effective treatment for obesity?
The idea comes on the back of his team's discovery that the chemical 5-adenosine monophosphate, or 5-AMP, induces a state of torpor in mice, which do not usually hibernate. Lee says that a capsule or injection of 5-AMP could induce a similar state in humans, and the accompanying metabolic changes could help treat a range of conditions associated with obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and eating disorders.
RELIGIONoccupies a strange position in the world today. Religious belief is as powerful as ever, yet religion is under attack, challenged by science and Enlightenment thought as never before. Critics like Richard Dawkins would have us believe that it is a delusion, and a dangerous one at that. He is one of many thinkers who are challenging the traditional view of religion as a source of morality. Instead, they argue that it provides a means for justifying immoral acts.
Their views have recently been bolstered by evidence that morality appears to be hard-wired into our brains. It seems we are born with a sense of right and wrong, and that no amount of religious indoctrination will change our most basic moral instincts.
My comment: Ha ha ha :) Totally agree :)
HOW do you squeeze a kidney through a keyhole? Put it in a plastic bag and pull, it seems.
In the latest milestone in keyhole surgery, or laparoscopy, surgeons have succeeded in removing an entire kidney through a single 2.5-centimetre-wide hole in the belly button, barely leaving a scar. Kidneys are normally removed through a 25-centimetre incision across the side of the abdomen.
Pulling a fist-sized kidney through the tiny, semicircular hole involves a mixture of compressing the organ and distending the incision, says Jeffrey Cadeddu of Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, who carried out the operation. "We place the kidney in a plastic sack like a ziplock, which is compressed as we pull it through the incision," he says. "Also, the skin stretches quite a bit."
My comment: :shock: :shock: :shock: whatever...
And in the end:
The birth of a planet
Wednesday, 22 August 2007
I'm proud to inform you about my first official publication. Unfortunately it turned up not to be in the field I supposed but who cares! It's mine!
Check out this:
This is my comment on the idea of EU to allow import of genetically modified crops for use in the industry and as food for the cattle. Because it has been cut quite much, I decided to post my original letter here, so that you can appreciate the work of the editor. :) Enjoy! (like in discover the differences). And join the Resistance! Say No to GMo junk!
To say that Europe will lose from staying away from GMo foods is a lie. On the contrary, USA, Argentina and the other produces of modified crops will lose and that's the problem. It's obvious that the american loby in Europe is talking in this article, but I hope EU will never let all those crops with unclear history in our market.
First of all, no modified crop offer such a good price and production. Yes, they are less expensive as seeds but they are more expensive as producion costs and care.
The climate changes and these crops are not going to stand the variations. On the contrary, only the natural seeds, with their variety and survival tools can be productive. Nature is an eco-system that can adapt and adjust so that most of its species will survive. But those crops are no part of that eco-system. They are created to destroy. Not only they won't survive the changes, but they will also kill the natural crops and decrease our production drastically.
Many countries don't want those crops on their soil. But if their neighbours grow such crops, they don't have a chance. As these crops are made to multiply and destroy all other alternatives. And then, we should pay Monsanto that we grow Their seed!
The nutritional qualities of those crops are still unclear! Although USA is one big test group of Monsanto's food, it has never been watched properly. So, don't let EU people on such bio-hazard.
I think Europe should stay its ground and say clear and loud NO to modified food. Not because we don't trust the bio-technology, but because we shouldn't trust the crops we have now. They are created for nothing but profit, and as with the DDT, they dont show such a good effect on human body.
Please, consider all the controversity going on with the health issue in USA and all the observations about complications in babies and children's health in the USA.
I really really hope, Europe will protect our best interests and NEVER let those crops come here. I even hope that EU will get more stringent measures in checking the content of food labelled as organic, because that's what I expect. We HAVE to know what we eat. And I don't want to eat genetically modified food!
comment on " Trade chief requests EU 'green light' for GMOs"
Thursday, 16 August 2007
The mummy, named "Demetrios," turns out to have been wrapped in linen that was decorated with red pigment containing lead that originated in Spain, according to the museum.
"We now think the ancient Egyptians made very specific material choices for mummy preparation," Lisa Bruno, the museum's lead object conservator, told Discovery News.
She explained that lead is a byproduct of smelting to extract silver. It is then likely that Spain either exported raw lead at the time of Demetrios' death from around 94-100 A.D., or the lead was made into Spanish paint before making its way to Egypt.
"At the time, Egypt was in the Roman Empire, so the finding reveals how widespread trade was throughout the empire," Bruno said. "The mix of cultures probably was not unlike what exists today in Egypt."
Imported materials would have been hard to come by and therefore probably expensive, so Bruno and her team now speculate that Demetrios was a very wealthy individual. "Red shroud mummies," of which Demetrios is an example, are exceptionally rare, with only 10 known to exist in the entire world.http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/08/14/mummy_arc.html?category=archaeology&guid=20070814123000
My comment: So much about the International Conspiracy against Black Egypt. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you're lucky. It's so stupid, it disgusts me. Anyway, now we see the scale in which people traded at this epoch. I don't believe people hated each other and in the same time they had open trade routes and didn't mind using them on big distances. And it's curious why pharaohs bothered buying this paint from Spain. I guess they had quite smart reason.
Monday, 13 August 2007
The article below just prove evolution is much more comlex than we thought. The first and most annoying obection to the Darwin Theory is "The why there are no animals becoming human now?" and I think now we actually have a scientific answer. Evolution is no straight forward- one species becomes another and so on. Acutally it is like a tree- a branches appear from all directions, but one part of the tree always seeks for the sky (which eventually are we, hopefully). Now we see that two of our ancestors actually lived side by side. Which evokes so many questions- they eat different stuff (one is vegeterian and one carnivorous), they mate in different ways (one monogamic, the other-probably not). Why did we follow exactly this direction. Was it just by chance, or by The Law of the Best.
I'd rather don't believe that, but I'm from the people that supports Creationist Theory with Evolution. The only thing that's we have to find now is an alien DNA near those skull and we'll be just there. :)
Only one more thing- just imagine how much time is 0.5 million years-the time the two species coexisted. And compare it with the 10-20 000 years of know human history. That definitely gives me a WOW, you?
Cheers! One day, we'll all know the truth.
The new research by famed paleontologist Maeve Leakey in Kenya shows our family tree is more like a wayward bush with stubby branches, calling into question the evolution of our ancestors.
The old theory was that the first and oldest species in our family tree, Homo habilis, evolved into Homo erectus, which then became us , Homo sapiens. But those two earlier species lived side by side about 1.5 million years ago in parts of Kenya for at least half a million years, Leakey and colleagues report in a paper published in Thursday's journal Nature.
In 2000 Leakey found a complete H. erectus skull within walking distance of an upper jaw of H. habilis, and both dated from the same general time period. That makes it unlikely that H. erectus evolved from H. habilis, researchers said.
The two species lived near each other, but probably didn't interact with each other, each having their own "ecological niche," Spoor said. Homo habilis was likely more vegetarian and Homo erectus ate some meat, he said. Like chimps and apes, "they'd just avoid each other, they don't feel comfortable in each other's company," he said.
They have some still-undiscovered common ancestor that probably lived 2 to 3 million years ago, a time that has not left much fossil record, Spoor said.
That caused researchers to re-examine the 30 other erectus skulls they have and the dozens of partial fossils. They realized that the females of that species(homo errectus) are much smaller than the males — something different from modern man, but similar to other animals, said study co-author Susan Anton, a New York University anthropologist.
Difference in size between males and females seem to be related to monogamy, the researchers said. Primate species that have same-sized males and females, such as gibbons, tend to be more monogamous. Species that are not monogamous, such as gorillas and baboons, have much bigger males.
This suggests that our ancestor H. erectus reproduced with multiple partners.
The H. habilis jaw was dated at 1.44 million years ago. That is the youngest ever found from a species that scientists originally figured died off somewhere between 1.7 and 2 million years ago, Spoor said. It enabled scientists to say that H. erectus and H. habilis lived at the same time.
(for more details check the source, cuz what I posted is just parts of the original)
Check this out. When you click the link, you'll see a stunning animation- the deforesteration of Amazon forest. It's just so terrible, I can't believe we did that! It absolutely should be on the TV, maybe then, people will finally understand what we do on our Planet and will stop
pretending its all just a media fuss. It is not, we are hurting her! I utterly thanks to the person that made it, cuz it was really enlightening...See for yourseves:
Sunday, 12 August 2007
This wasn't supposed to end up here, but I figured it fits better here, so, read on, it's fun all right...
Whether sperm fly at high speed or laze their way towards an egg might depend on how much competition they face, suggests a new analysis of sperm samples. The study reveals that promiscuous primate species have faster sperm than their more monogamous counterparts.
Jaclyn Nascimento at the University of California in San Diego, US, and her colleagues received sperm samples from humans, gorillas, chimpanzees and rhesus monkeys for analysis. Researchers had collected sperm samples from the latter two species using artificial vaginas, while the gorillas were trained to give up sperm (with the helping hand of a researcher) (LOL) in exchange for candy.After examining numerous sperm from the two men who provided sperm samples, the team calculated that human sperm travel at about 0.2 metres per hour, a finding within the same range as some previous studies.
By comparison, the sperm from chimpanzees and macaques – which are much more sexually promiscuous than humans – appears to travel at a rate of 0.7 m/h. Sperm from gorillas – a relatively monogamous species in which females tend to mate with just one male – is "ridiculously slow" and clocks in at just 0.1 m/h, according to Nascimento.
Nascimento says the findings suggest that sperm from promiscuous species such as chimps, where a female might mate with multiple males within an hour, have evolved to move faster as a result of competition. "The first ones to make it to the egg" succeed, she says.
Gorilla mating, on the other hand, follows a harem-like pattern: females are more likely to mate with only the dominant male. "You are the best by default," Nascimento says of the leisurely sperm in the less promiscuous primates.
What's the moral? Monogamy provokes laziness...Yay for the Promiscuity! And for the researchers giving a hand-job to gorillas ... everything in the name of science :)Actually I really can't think of a better moral, I mean, should women be more promiscuous to stimulate mens sperm? And does that mean that the long-tolerated limitations on women sexuality led to decay in the humans intellectual and physical qualities, because of bad sperm? Possible...