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Respected Cornell geneticist rejects Darwinism in his recent book

Posted in Conspiracy, EDUCATION, History, Science on April 25, 2016 by betweentwopines

Genetic Entropy & the Mystery of the Genome
by John Sanford (October 2005)

Genetic Entropy

In retrospect, I realize that I have wasted so much of my life arguing about things that don’t really matter. It is my sincere hope that this book can actually address something that really does matter. The issue of who we are, where we came from, and where we are going seem to me to be of enormous importance. This is the real subject of this book.

Modern Darwinism is built on what I will be calling “The Primary Axiom”. The Primary Axiom is that man is merely the product of random mutations plus natural selection. Within our society’s academia, the Primary Axiom is universally taught, and almost universally accepted. It is the constantly mouthed mantra, repeated endlessly on every college campus. It is very difficult to find any professor on any college campus who would even consider (or should I say dare) to question the Primary Axiom.

Late in my career, I did something which for a Cornell professor would seem unthinkable. I began to question the Primary Axiom. I did this with great fear and trepidation. By doing this, I knew I would be at odds with the most “sacred cow” of modern academia. Among other things, it might even result in my expulsion from the academic world.

Although I had achieved considerable success and notoriety within my own particular specialty (applied genetics), it would mean I would have to be stepping out of the safety of my own little niche. I would have to begin to explore some very big things, including aspects of theoretical genetics which I had always accepted by faith alone. I felt compelled to do all this, but I must confess I fully expected to simply hit a brick wall. To my own amazement, I gradually realized that the seemingly “great and unassailable fortress” which has been built up around the primary axiom is really a house of cards. The Primary Axiom is actually an extremely vulnerable theory, in fact it is essentially indefensible. Its apparent invincibility derives mostly from bluster, smoke, and mirrors. A large part of what keeps the Axiom standing is an almost mystical faith, which the true-believers have in the omnipotence of natural selection. Furthermore, I began to see that this deep-seated faith in natural selection was typically coupled with a degree of ideological commitment which can only be described as religious. I started to realize (again with trepidation) that I might be offending a lot of people’s religion!

To question the Primary Axiom required me to re-examine virtually everything I thought I knew about genetics. This was probably the most difficult intellectual endeavor of my life. Deeply entrenched thought pattern only change very slowly (and I must add — painfully). What I eventually experienced was a complete overthrow of my previous understandings. Several years of personal struggle resulted in a new understanding, and a very strong conviction that the Primary Axiom was most definitely wrong. More importantly, I became convinced that the Axiom could be shown to be wrong to any reasonable and open-minded individual. This realization was exhilarating, but again frightening. I realized that I had a moral obligation to openly challenge this most sacred of cows. In doing this, I realized I would earn for myself the most intense disdain of most of my colleagues in academia not to mention very intense opposition and anger from other high places.

What should I do? It has become my conviction that the Primary Axiom is insidious on the highest level, having catastrophic impact on countless human lives. Furthermore, every form of objective analysis I have performed has convinced me that the Axiom is clearly false. So now, regardless of the consequences, I have to say it out loud: the Emperor has no clothes!

To the extent that the Primary Axiom can be shown to be false, it should have a major impact on your own life and on the world at large. For this reason, I have dared to write this humble little book which some will receive as blasphemous treason, and others revelation.

If the Primary Axiom is wrong, then there is a surprising and very practical consequence. When subjected only to natural forces, the human genome must irrevocably degenerate over time. Such a sober realization should have more than just intellectual or historical significance. It should rightfully cause us to personally reconsider where we should rationally be placing our hope for the future.

John Sanford

Sanford drew heavily from the work of Motoo Kimura, James Crow, and Walter ReMine. He featured a lot of data I had never seen, and he applied the concept of signal-to-noise ratios (from information theory) to show that the selection pressures are too weak for natural selection to transmit useful information into the genome. He made devastating critiques of naturalistic evolution using standard population genetics. It was a superb book, something one would expect from such a capable scientist. I’m surprised this book is relatively obscure, it ought to be required reading for serious IDers!

Sanford’s Bio: Cornell Professor of 25 years (being semi-retired since 1998). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in the area of plant breeding and genetics. He founded 2 successful biotech firms, Biolistics and Sanford Scientific. Most of the transgenic crops grown in the world today were genetically engineered using the gene gun technology developed by Sanford. He still holds a position of Courtesy Associate Professor at Cornell.

Here are some endorsements for the book:

In the Mystery of the Genome Cornell University researcher John Sanford lifts the rug to see what evolutionary theory has swept under it. He shows that, not only does Darwinism not have answers for how information got into the genome, it doesn’t even have answers for how it could remain there.

Michael Behe

I strongly recommend John Sanford’s Mystery of the Genome, which provides a lucid and bold account of how the human genome is deteriorating, due the accumulation of mutations. This situation has disturbing implications for mankind’s future, as well as surprising implications concerning mankind’s past.

Phillip Johnson

Source : http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/respected-cornell-geneticist-rejects-darwinism-in-his-recent-book/

Inside a forgotten 16th Century Alchemy Laboratory

Posted in Archaeology, ATS Thread, History on March 17, 2016 by betweentwopines

Post by timewalker at ATS
2002 Prague, in the now Czech Republic, was inundated by flood waters. Many people lost their lives. During reconstruction someone found something fascinating behind a collapsed wall in the basement. A laboratory with great historical and scientific significance!

It is believed to have been commissioned under the rule of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II. Himself a loyal devotee and practitioner of The Occult Sciences. Preoccupied with such, that historians believed that the political disasters under his reign led to the Thirty Years’ War.

Rudolf II was a humanist, a botanist, a natural philosopher, a patron and collector of fine arts.

” He commissioned decorative objects of all kinds and in particular mechanical moving devices. Ceremonial swords and musical instruments, clocks, water works, astrolabes, compasses, telescopes and other scientific instruments. “

He invited to his court men of cutting edge, perhaps getting your head cut off, at the time. It was the Inquisition after all. Some of the names included:

Tycho Brahe, appointed official imperial astronomer to the Court of Rudolf. Along with his assistant Johannes Kepler

John Dee, adviser to Queen Elizibeth I, magician, scryer, diviner, astrologer, Hermetic Philosopher. Along with his companion, intermediary Edward Kelley, in their words, channelled The Enochian Language, or language of the angels.

Botanist and horticulturist Carolus Clusius

Judah Loew ben Bezalel (Rabbi Loew) and his infamous Golem of Prague .

Rudolf II allegedly purchased, an enigma to this day, The Voynich Manuscript.

I find this portrait of Rudolf quite interesting.

I’m sure I have lost a few by now, but I find the history of the building VERY interesting.

It has records dating back to 900 AD and is believed to be the second oldest building in Prague with underground tunnels that connected the three most important places in the city – Prague Castle, the Old Town Hall and Barracks.

It was curiously saved in the destruction of the Jewish Ghetto in Old Town Prague in the 19th century and is now a museum.

Much of the display is recreated….but if walls could talk!

Speculum Alchemiae Prague
IC: 13800825
Address: Haštalská 1, 110 00, Praha 1

Before The Maya: The Olmecs, Quetzalcoatl and the Megalithic Origins of Mesoamerica

Posted in Ancient History, Archaeology, ATS Thread, History on January 22, 2016 by betweentwopines

Colossal Olmecs


Published on Dec 23, 2009 City College of San Francisco’s Latin American Studies Department, Concert & Lecture Series, and The Consulate of Mexico present Colossal Olmecs. The speaker is Dr. Sara Ladron, Director of the Museum of Anthropology; Xalapa, Vera Cruz, Mexico.

 

 

Published on Jul 5, 2015
Filmed at the Megalithomania Conference in Glastonbury on 9th May 2010, Hugh has travelled around Mexico, Guatemala, Hondurus and Belize in search of the pre-Mayan megalithic civilization that flourished as far back as 7000BC. Mexico is famous for its Mayan and Aztec architecture but Hugh has discovered evidence of much earlier cultures, that were of “megalithic” origin and were the inspiration behind the Mayan emergence. The Mayans have been credited with introducing a sophisticated calendar, agricultural practices and incredible stonework, but it is now thought that the ‘Olmec’ invented the Long Count calendar that ended in 2012 and taught the Maya much of what they knew, and were experts in the use of Toad ‘___’, psychedelic mushrooms and altered states, suggesting they received their knowledge from the shamanic realm and shared it with other cultures. Hugh also explores the legend of Quetzalcoatl, a bearded god (who is carved in stone at several Olmec sites) and gives an overview of the incredible Olmec civilization, who were thought to be African in origin and were part of a prehistoric cosmopolitan culture that travelled the world.

Hugh Newman is an earth mysteries and esoteric science researcher. He organises the Megalithomania Conferences. His most recent book, ‘Earth Grids – The Secret Patterns of Gaia’s Sacred Sites’, has been published by Wooden Books. He has also appeared on Ancient Aliens (History) and Search for the Lost Giants (History).

Link to ATS Thread :  http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1102085/pg1

The Greatest Story NEVER Told

Posted in History, War on August 22, 2015 by betweentwopines

Adolf Hitler The Greatest story NeverTold

Nazi Maps and Documents to Agartha Confirm the Hollow Earth Accounts

Posted in Ancient History, History, Military on August 21, 2015 by betweentwopines

These official Nazi maps and documents confirm the existence of Agartha — an entire world inside our planet
via Ancient Code One of the most interesting question many people have asked for centuries is whether there is a possibility that our planet is hollow?For many years it was believed that the earth was hollow, but even though many have come up with theories, until 1968 there was no proof.

That year, pictures taken by a satellite orbiting Earth clearly showed a gaping hole located at the North Pole; enough evidence to support the hollow Earth theory according to many.

We have read about the legendary stories about the Nazis who explored the Southern regions of our planet and even creating secret bases in Neuschwabenland.

Some also speak about Operation Highjump and Admiral Byrd’s journeys where extremely advanced airships were seen flying around and exploring new territories.

Not long ago, we discovered a map of the third Reich in which there are several secret passages depicted which were used by German U-Boats to access mysterious underground regions, as well as a complete map of both hemispheres and the mysterious kingdom of Agartha.

We have also come across a letter, supposedly written by Karl Unger, who was aboard the German U-Boat 209, commanded by Heinrich Brodda, in which he states that the crew had reached the interior of the Earth and that they did not consider coming back.

The official Nazi instructions to reach Agartha:

And here’s a translation:

The stories above are backed up by maps made by famous cartographer and artist Heinrich C. Berann for the National Geographic Society in 1966.

In that map, the Antarctic continent can be observed without its thick layer of ice.

But the most intriguing detail are the presence of underwater passages spanning across the entire continent and seem to converge at the exact location which is identified as the opening towards the Hollow Earth or Inner Earth.

Hitler was obsessed with mysticism and the inexplicable, he was very interested in UFO’s and ancient history, and many of his followers knew that and supported him.

Here are the official Nazi maps of the inner world:

The possibility that the earth is hollow, and that it can be accessed through the North and South poles, and that secret civilizations flourish within it, has spurred the imagination of people through centuries.

It might just turn out to be true after all, that somehow, and somewhere, there is an access which leads to a completely different world, one that has been kept in secrecy for years.

You can read more on the subject here. The complete accounts on Agartha, including Admiral Byrd’s personal journal can be read here.

Source :  http://humansarefree.com/2015/07/nazi-maps-and-documents-to-agartha.html
” New theories seem to emerge every year, the last theory proposed was in July 2013 (3).

Geophysical methods provide the only direct measurement for the properties of the Earth’s interior. The most popular methods used today are:

  • Seismic wave velocity and free oscillation frequencies

Earthquake waves behave differently when they encounter material in different states. This is the best way modern scientists can conjure up some type of structure for inner Earth. Saying the Earth is hollow does not necessarily mean there is no land mass! Seismic waves go through liquid,  and go through solids. Wether they do or don’t determine our map of inner Earth. (15)(0)(4). This is why I state we have very weak evidence for the structure of the Earth’s interior. It’s almost as if we have more evidence for the hollow Earth theory. ”

Source : http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/08/26/mind-blowing-research-suggests-that-earth-could-actually-be-hollow/

The Curious Case of Operation Highjump According to the Honorable Rear Admiral Byrd

Posted in Ancient History, History, Military, War on August 20, 2015 by betweentwopines

Real-life Indiana Jones Richard E.Byrd in Antarctica

“There comes a time when the rationality of men must fade into insignificance and one must accept the inevitability of the Truth! I am not at liberty to disclose the following documentation at this writing …perhaps it shall never see the light of public scrutiny, but I must do my duty and record here for all to read one day. In a world of greed and exploitation of certain of mankind can no longer suppress that which is truth.”

Admiral Richard Byrd, 1947.

So begins the Diary of Richard Byrd, a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, a man both admired & honored by his peers as much as he was feared & respected by his enemies.  Was Antarctica colonised by Expatriot Germans during the closing stages of World War 2?  This is an investigation into allegations surrounding Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr. & The expedition to Antarctica during Operation Highjump & the search for the entrance to the Hollow Earth.

Various ancient mythologies from Tibet, India, and  elsewhere throughout history, allude to technologically advanced civilizations inhabiting a hollow in the Earth. Numerous make believe stories on the subject populate the early 1900s. While some asign this concept to naive ancient philosophies and fantasy, Adolf Hitler and his Third Reich thought it plausible. Beginning in 1938, the Nazis launched three separate expeditions to Antarctica. One mission in particular was mobilised specifically  to search for the entrance into the Hollow Earth, where Hitler sought to establish bases and enlist the help of its inhabitants for an impending war. Hitler subsequentlyannexed a portion of Antarctica naming it Neu-Schwabenland. Investigators claim that Hitler did in fact build such bases and that he, and thousands of Nazi scientists, escaped to Antarctica after the war.

They came in submarines, aboard cargo &  military transport ships, Immigrants embarking on

1939, Captain Ritscher takes Nazi ideology to Antarctica

arguably the bravest & stupendous of journeys, inspired by a cultish vision that would set them apart from the rest of the world.  German expatritist Deep underground construction teams came pouring into Antarctica, reclaimed & renamed Neu-Schwabenland by the German Nationalist Party & carried with them the Slave Labor needed for the German Antarctica Construction . The intense German war efforts in North and South Africa provided both cover & protecton for the cargo ships bound for the Antarctic Coast while Predator submarines and military ships, preyed upon any ship that even came close to the shipping routes from South Africa to Antarctica & were destroyed by German U-boats to safeguard their secret expedition.

Just before the end of World War II two German provision U-boats, U-530 and U-977, were launched from a port on the Baltic Sea following a steady stream of supplies that was carried out throughout the closing stages of the war. Reportedly they took with them members of the antigravity-disc research and development teams carrying Notes, Drawings And Designs For German Flying Discs. The last of the most vital disc components were on these vessels. Much of the technology and hardware that the Allies were looking for concerning the Nazi’s Secret Weapons programme had been transported to the base during the course of the war.  This included the notes and drawings for the latest saucer or aerial disc designs and designs for the gigantic underground complexes and living accommodations based on the remarkable underground factories of Nordhausen in the Harz Mountains. The two U-boats duly reached the new land of Neu-Schwabenland where they unloaded everything. When they arrived in Argentina several months later their crews were captured.

The shroud of secrecy that surrounds the true nature of Byrd’s expeditions is as thick as the flamboyance of the publicity that supported them from their outset. What is perplexing is that these expeditions were all funded by John D. Rockefella and the United States government.

Interestingly, giving creedence to the Hollow Earth Mythos are the numerous first-hand accounts by educated eyewitnesses. In the real-life  Antarctic expedition of U.S. Naval Admiral and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Richard E. Byrd. In December of 1946, Admiral Byrd, along with 5,000 fellow sailors, embarked on a massive U.S. Navy reconnaissance mission known as Operation High Jump. An experienced aviator, Byrd flew several reconnaissance missions over the interior of Antarctica. During one such flight in February of 1947, both radar surveillance and radio communication with Byrd’s plane were lost after all other planes had returned to base camp. After three hours, it became obvious that it was impossible for Byrd’s plane to have any remaining fuel.

However, Admiral Byrd did return, with quite the story to tell, as is evident in his flight log:

0915: In the distance is what appears to be mountains.

1000: We are crossing over the small mountain range and still proceeding. Beyond the mountain range is what appears to be a valley with a small stream running through the center portion. There should be no green valley below!

1030: Encountering more green rolling hills now. The external temperature indicator reads 74 degrees Fahrenheit! …Our navigation instruments are still spinning. The gyroscope is oscillating back and forth! The light here seems different.

1130: Ahead we spot what seems to be a city. This is impossible!…off our port and starboard wings are a strange type of aircraft …they are disc shaped and have a radiant quality.

1135: Our radio crackles and a voice comes through in English, “Welcome Admiral, to our domain. We shall land you in exactly seven minutes. Relax Admiral, you are in good hands.”

1145: (After landing, Byrd and his radioman were taken to a city by tall blond men)… The city seems to be made of a crystal material. We arrive at a large building that is a type I have never seen before. One of my hosts speaks, ‘Have no fear Admiral. You are to have an audience with the Master.”

Byrd’s Snow Cruiser by Kim Tomaselli

A giant “Snow Cruiser” ripped out of a scene from a cliff-hanger serial was commissioned to traverse gaping crevasses and jagged ice ridges became the centre piece of equipment on the Byrd expedition. Byrd in a press conference disclosed plans for the coming expedition explaining he would be taking 6 army tanks and a unique 45,000 pound snow cruiser to be used for transport over the South Pole’s frozen waste. The cruiser was designed by Dr. Thomas C. Pouiter of Chicago, who happened to be the second-in-command of the 1933 Byrd expedition. The odd craft could carry sufficient equipment for an exploring party to last a year. Dr. Pouiter designed the machine to carry a Navy pursuit plane, which by making short flights at 300-mile intervals, could explore about 5,000 square miles of unknown territory in a short Antarctic summer. The snow cruiser … would carry four men and a plane, and would be extremely mobile and easy to manipulate under the difficult conditions found in Antarctica.

Energy to power the heavy vehicle would be supplied by two 200-hp diesel engines that would be connected to generators to provide power for driving, communication, electronic stoves, heat and the machine shop. The giant cruiser would be commandeered by one man who would be in the second floor cabin. Below this was the repair shop; to the rear, navigation chart desk, galley (which doubled as the photographic lab), bunk-room, storeroom and a compartment in the tail for the two spare tires that were 10 foot in diameter and weighed 1900 pounds each. The cruiser had a 5,000-mile range, and travelled from ten to thirty miles an hour under most conditions except severe blizzards. An automatic gyro-pilot maintained vehicle on any set course.

Proposed Map of the Hollow Earth derived from Byrd’s Expedition

Front and rear wheels steer independently so that the Antarctic bus can turn in a thirty-degree radius or shift sideways at a twenty-five degree angle. The scientists will measure thickness of the ice with the geophysical seismograph, make gravity determinations and meteorological observations, survey unexplored Antarctica and study the Aurora, Terrestrial magnetism, meteors and other phenomena. Cruiser and equipment will cost $150,000. a lot of money in 1939. The Expedition Chief Byrd proposed ice habitation for 5 or 6 Years for verification of the authenticity of their Discoveries and the permanence of their claims.

Was the fact that the Germans were also conducting a “secret” expedition in Antarctica make the Admiral’s real reason for putting together the American expedition a matter of up-most importance? Could both expeditions have been conducting secret explorations to the ancient claim by ancient peoples of verdant advanced civilisations beyond and beneath the poles? Could the Americans and Germans involved, have been engaged in a race to be the first to gain entrance, and explore the legendary entrance to the Hollow Earth?

Could the Americans and Germans in 1939 been in a race, not unlike the ‘space race’ between America and Russia today. Could they have been lead to believe that Antarctica wasn’t a frozen, barren wasteland? That it was more conducive to life than the day’s discoveries allowed. Could Antarctica harbour an entrance into a habitable world populated by thought-to-be extinct huge wild animals and reptiles, and even more dangerous, creatures of intelligence equal or greater than ours as Byrd’s incredible Diary postulates?

 

Source :  https://taboodada.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/the-curious-case-of-operation-highjump-according-to-the-honorable-rear-admiral-byrd/

Smithsonian Institution admits to destroying thousands of Giant Human Skeletons in early 1900’s

Posted in Ancient History, Conspiracy, History on June 13, 2015 by betweentwopines

A US Supreme Court ruling has forced the Smithsonian institution to release classified papers dating from the early 1900′s that proves the organization was involved in a major historical cover up of evidence showing giants human remains in the tens of thousands had been uncovered all across America and were ordered to be destroyed by high level administrators to protect the mainstream chronology of human evolution at the time.

The allegations stemming from the American Institution of Alternative Archeology (AIAA) that the Smithsonian Institution had destroyed thousands of giant human remains during the early 1900′s was not taken lightly by the Smithsonian who responded by suing the organization for defamation and trying to damage the reputation of the 168-year old institution.

During the court case, new elements were brought to light as several Smithsonian whistle blowers admitted to the existence of documents that allegedly proved the destruction of tens of thousands of human skeletons reaching between 6 feet and 12 feet in height, a reality mainstream archeology can not admit to for different reasons, claims AIAA spokesman, James Churward.

The turning point of the court case was when a 1.3 meter long human femur bone was shown as evidence in court of the existence of such giant human bones. The evidence came as a blow to the Smithsonian’s lawyers as the bone had been stolen from the Smithsonian by one of their high level curators in the mid 1930′s who had kept the bone all his life and which had admitted on his deathbed in writing of the undercover operations of the Smithsonian.

 

Full story at:  http://ufosightingshotspot.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/smithsonian-institution-admits-to.html