Issue 103 - Jan/Feb 2013 Genetic Manipulation
From Editor, J. Douglas Kenyon
A couple years ago Atlantis Rising engaged a computer programming company to build an iPad App which enabled readers to buy and read single copies of Atlantis Rising on their iPad. The app worked, but we encountered a number of problems in managin the process which, eventually, forced us to drop the program.
Not the least of our concerns was the difficulty in communicating with the Russian company which built the app.As you might expect, there were significant language hurdles; but, in addition, the 12-hour time difference, meant in effect -since we were working at opposite ends of the clock -we could only manage only about 1 message, and one reply, per day. Ultimately, we found the challenges to be unmanageable, and we discontinued. Those who had used the program and purchased our content, were provided equilvalent PDFs and referred to our web store where they could order more.
All that is history now, though. With the unveiling of the new and much improved, Atlantis Rising iPad app, we are back on the mobile app stage.
AMERICANS FROM 30,000 YEARS AGO?
News of Americans far more ancient than once believed possible continues. The latest report comes from Brazil where a major new exhibit in Brasilia documenting the presence of humans from 29,000 years ago has caught the public's attention. On display are artifacts from Serra da Capivara National Park in Brazil's northeastern Piaui state. more...
The Higgs Boson Is 'Fake' Declares German Physicist
According to a respected German Theoretical physicist working on gravity, 'The 2013 Nobel Prize for the discovery of the Higgs boson would have been considered ridiculous by physics' greatest minds, such as Einstein, Schrödinger or Dirac.' Dr. Alexander Unzicker makes the point in a controversial new book The Higgs FakeHow Particle Physicists Fooled the Nobel Committee. more...
Blood-Filled Mosquito Fossil Turns Up
In the movie Jurassic Park, DNA taken from blood in mosquitos, which had been preserved in amber, was used to clone dinosaurs. Even though the idea sounded plausible enough for a movie, it was dismissed by experts as impossible. Now, though, some are saying, maybe not so much. A new paper in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences reports that the fossil of a blood-filled mosquito has, in fact, been found, albeit not in amber but in shale. more...
Most Believe in Ghosts, Says U.K. Poll
Much to the consternation of the virtual powers that be, a new scientific survey confirms that in the U.K. a majority of the population believes in the 'paranormal.' Similar studies have been carried out in America. According to research by the Association for the Scientif ic Study of Anomalous Phenomena, 52% say they believe in the supernatural. In fact, 62% of women and 41% of men believe in ghosts. The number of people who believe in the supernatural has seen a marked increase over previous years, even as the percentage of those who believe in UFOs has dropped. One in five claim to have personally had some kind of paranormal experience. more...
King Tut's BroochArtifact of Cataclysm?
Could King Tut's brooch, a perfectly preserved artifact taken from his tomb, contain evidence of an ancient comet exploding upon collision with Earth? The royal chestcovering is part of the treasure discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon upon opening the tomb of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Scientists now believe the carved yellow stone at the center of the royal ornament was formed 28 million years ago. more...
Newly Discovered Toxin Considered Terrorism Threat
Anewly discovered toxin is considered so deadly that scientists who found it are withholding the DNA sequence from publication out of fear that terrorists could use it to make a bioweapon. Described as incurable, the new strain of botulism can kill you with only 13 billionths of a gram. It is impervious to existing botulism treatments. more...
U.S. Government Document Proves Nuke Accident Nearly Blew Away North Carolina
The Cold War may never have become a hot one, but it might have been just as deadly to the Eastern U.S. without a single shot from the Soviets. In 1961, Goldsboro, North Carolina, came very close to being the only inhabited place outside of Japan to experience an atomic blast, thanks to a bomb accidentally dropped when a Strategic Air Command B-52 bomber suddenly broke up while in flight. more...
Russia Admits It Would Be No Match for ET Invaders
Russia admits an ET invasion would be too much to handle. According to a report from RIA Novisti, carried by the Huffington Post, the Russian defenses are not capable of defending against an extraterrestrial threat. That may seem obvious, given the advanced technology which any interplanetary invader would require just to get here, but the question came up in a recent press conference at the Titov Main Test and Space Systems Control Center near Moscow. more...
Chunk of Fiery Chelyabinsk Meteor Recovered from Lake
In February of 2013, the residents of Chelyabinsk, in Siberia, were treated to a spectacular and terrifying meteor hit. More than 1200 people were hurt as the resulting shock wave shook the ground and broke windows for hundreds of miles around. In October, divers f ished a large chunk of the meteor, weighing more than half a ton, from a nearby lake. The recovery from lake Chebarkul was carried live on Russian Television. more...
Experts Believe Lasers Could Save Earth
Even as fears of sudden collision with objects from space have grown, interesting new technologies intended to spare life on Earth have been developing. One of the most promising involves the use of lasers. more...
REPORT FROM THE FRONT
Tracking the News of the Coming Energy Revolution
Can the 'New Fire' (aka Cold Fusion) Ignite the Young?
By Jeane Manning
When you want to help create huge change in the worlda scientif ic revolution or a consciousness shift, or bothwords are crucial.
The Global Breakthrough Energy Movement is off to a productive start in that respect; the choice of words in its name tells what it is. The emerging science that Global B.E.M. promotes, meanwhile, is getting some help from wordsmithsand from the youthful energy of The New Fire Generation. I'll tell you about that organization later in this column. more...
THE FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGIST
Ancient Australians and Cosmic Impacts
By Michael Cremo
Does the wisdom of ancient people, as recorded in oral tradition and sacred texts, contain accounts of datable cosmic impact events that can be used to establish the antiquity of these people? I believe the answer to this question is yes. Some mainstream scientists also believe the answer is yes, but their chronological conclusions are limited by their assumption that anatomically modern humans appeared fairly recently. Most scientists today believe that humans like us came into existence less than 200,000 years ago. So they cannot accept that oral traditions or sacred texts contain accounts of cosmic impact events, such as meteors or comets striking the earth, witnessed by people more than 200,000 years ago. more...
Deep Time in Deep Trouble
Have the Timekeepers Fixed the Game?
By Susan B. Martinez, Ph.D.
How old is mankind? How old is the earth? Lately, there have been rumblings from the underground Intelligentsia that put a giant question mark next to orthodox Geologic Time and the extravagant dating of early fossil menthe first hominids, being Africa's australopiths and their predecessors. One familiar example of Earth Science's 'deep time' is the Dinosaur Age, supposed to have ended as long ago as 65 million years. Yet, other sources have pinpointed much more recent dinosaurs; in fact, the science of radiocarbon (carbon-14) dating seems to put a 250,000 year cap on any buried organic matter. Have we been humbugged by the Darwinian establishment? more...
The Japanese Connection
By Steven Sora
On July 28, 1996, two young men were attending the annual hydroplane races on the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington. One of them, Will Thomas, dangling his hand in the water, suddenly touched what he first thought was a round rock, before realizing the rock had teeth. He brought the skull to the police who then returned and discovered the rest of the skeleton. At first officials thought they had a crime scene. Although missing bones from the hands and feet, the skeleton was still in remarkably good shape. more...
Enigma of the Long Skulls
Why have societies from all over the world embraced this strange practice?
By Rita Louise, Ph.D.
Societies around the world portray distinct characteristics which define the language spoken, and the customs and traditions that are passed from generation to generation, each of these can provide insights into a cultural group. There are, however, a number of universal customs that are practiced on each continent around the globe. They include circumcision, death and burial rituals, and cranial deformation. These traditions originated in our remote past, their purpose and meaning seemingly lost to the sands of time. more...
The Engineers of Puma Punku
Hard Evidence of Advanced Tools for the Ancient Builders
By Christopher Dunn
If there is one positive outcome to the Ancient Alien series on the History Channel for the past few years, it is that millions have been treated to excellent high-definition photography of very obscure sites around the world and have been amazed at the accomplishments of ancient civilizations. While the series is heavily biased towards the belief that ancient aliens were responsible, either by creating these wonders themselves or by directing and guiding indigenous people, that fact should not dissuade viewers from appreciating the high production value and variety of subject matter. more...
Garden of Eden in Egypt?
The Startling Evidence for a Very Unorthodox Argument
By Ralph Ellis
Many authors have attempted to identify and locate the legendary Tower of Babel in Sumer, in modern Iraq. However, with all due respect to their tireless research efforts, a location in Mesopotamia for this legendary pyramid is not the only conclusion that we can draw from the meager information available to us. And the obvious alternative location can be gleaned from some of the opening verses in the Book of Genesis, which say: And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four branches (Gen 2:10). more...
MYSTERY of the Land Punt
Could This Forgotten Island Have Been Long-Lost Atlantis?
By Frank Joseph
The word Atlantis stems from the Classical Greek Atlantikos for 'Daughter of Atlas,' the mythical figure of a bearded titan supporting the sphere of the heavens, or zodiac, on his shoulders. As such, he was envisioned as the founder of astrology and astronomy on a large island in the Atlantic Ocean, which similarly derived from his name. It is rooted in the Sanskrit atla, or 'the up-holder.' more...
Secrets of the Dogon
By Robert Schoch, Ph.D.
In the early twentieth century an indigenous West African people (today located primarily in Mali and consisting of many distinct tribes and groups), known as the Dogon, captured the attention of the art community for their incredible sculptures that fit the modernistic temperament of the times, while anthropologists were fascinated by their rich cultural and historical legacy. Much of the focus on the Dogon was due to the groundbreaking, and highly controversial, work of the French ethnographer Marcel Griaule (1898 1956), his colleague Germaine Dieterlen (1903 1999), and members of their 'school.' Griaule, Dieterlen, and their associates produced a voluminous literature on the Dogon; in English language editions perhaps their most popular and influential books are Conversations with Ogotemmêli (by Griaule, originally published in French in 1948; English-language edition, 1965) and The Pale Fox (by Griaule and Dieterlen, originally published in French in 1965; English-language edition, 1986). In these works Griaule related a cosmogony, philosophy, and worldview that are sophisticated, nuanced, and rivals the philosophical systems found among the great classical civilizations of the Mediterranean region, the Middle East, and Asia. Previously most of sub-Saharan Africa, the interior of the 'dark continent,' had been viewed as a philosophical backwater with only primitive and rather disjointed belief systems. more...
Understanding the Dangerous New Playing Field for Big Science, Big Business, and Ambitious Little Guys
By Patrick Marsolek
New research and application for genetically manipulated organisms are in the news almost daily. Genetic manipulation is the new playing field and has many potential usesand abuses. Are we ready for it? With more refined equipment and computers to work at the sub-cellular level, combined with better understanding of the organic chemistry of DNA and chromosomes, literally anybody who wants to, can do genetic research. Multinational corporations like DuPont and Monsanto are going full steam ahead, and your neighbor could be, too. more...
The Blessings of Chaos
Inside the Mind of Mathematician and Revolutionary Theorist Ralph Abraham
By Cynthia Logan
Sitting in his home office nestled in a redwood forest above the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he's taught mathematics since 1968, chaos theorist Ralph Abraham expresses concern about our connection. It's not that we've never met; he's just not confident that Ooma is reliable out in the woods. 'Nothing works better than a land line,' he says, though he's dumped it in order to save money. 'And I love Skype, but I have never-ending problems using it.' Surprising, since he's a techie from way back, even writing The Web Empowerment Book, How to get started on the Worldwide Web in 1995 (with Frank Jas and the late Will Russell). He's also addressed The Cybersphere as a Complex Dynamical System and has his own YouTube and Vimeo channels. more...
Ice Age Mariners
Evidence for Ancient Mastery of the Seas Goes to the Last Great Melting and Beyond
By William B. Stoecker
There is a strong pattern of evidence virtually proving that human beings, during and perhaps even before the last ice age, regularly sailed the seas, even crossing the greatest oceans, and that sporadic sea crossings continued in historical but pre-Columbian times. Until recently this notion was ridiculed by conventional archaeologists and historians, but attitudes are slowly changing. more...
A Comet's Tale
What Message Might Comet ISON Be Delivering?
By Julie Loar
Russian astronomers Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok discovered Comet ISON in September of 2012, and it bears the name of their night-sky survey program: International Scientific Optical Network. ISON is a group of observatories in ten countries organized to track objects in space. In late November, an unprecedented 80 ground-based telescopes and 16 NASA spacecraft stood ready to observe the comet's approach toward the inner Solar System, and astronauts on board the International Space Station were also watching. Some writers predicted that ISON would be the greatest, sky-watching event in a thousand years. As of this writing in October, more serious writers have maintained a cautious perspective. By the time you read this, you will know how things worked out. If ISON delivered the big show NASA was hoping for, every telescope on Earth, and in the Solar System, will have been trained on the comet. more...
Self Improvement Isn't What It Used to Be, and That's a Good Thing
By Marsha Oaks
Healing your present body of its ills, reaching out to physically remote realms, and discovering the reality of life after deathif that doesn't make for an exciting agenda, nothing will. All of that, however, is the inspirational content of this issue's remarkable DVDs. more... THE CURE IS.
David Scharps and David Fortney Directors
Unveiling one of the most profound ancient health formulas to be released in over a century, this DVD stars the well-known Dr. Bernie Siegel, Marianne Williamson, and two of our favorites whose works have previously been reviewed in this magazine: Dr. Bruce Lipton and Gregg Braden. more...
DVD 78 Min.
Unprecedented Research into the Nature of Consciousness, Time, and Physical Reality
Courtney Brown, Farsight Institute
This film starts out with the premise that remote viewing is a real phenomenon, with much to back it up. Procedures using remote viewing were developed by the United States military and used for espionage. Now, these same procedures, or methods that are derivative of these procedures, are used in civilian research. This is the definitive collection of experiments conducted in the early part of the twenty-first century at The Farsight Institute. Beautifully explained by Courtney Brown, the leading scholar in the field, these experiments shatter old concepts of time, space, physics, and consciousness itself. more...
DVD 94 Min.
LIFE AFTER DEATH PROJECT
The events in this film are true; the mysteries and anomalies have not been invented or contrived, so says the promo for this film. That said, we need to know who Paul Davids is and who Forrest Ackerman is, as this film is about Ackerman's apparent, after-death communications with Davids and others.
Paul Davids is a graduate of Princeton University, where he majored in psychology and won numerous awards in writing. He then attended the American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film Studies in Beverly Hills. more...
2-DVD Set Collector's Edition, 106 Min. plus 40 Min. Bonus Feature
In the Beginning?
Big Bang or Not?
Ernst Brenner -Edmonton, AB, CN
John Herman -New Paris, PA
Suspension of Disbelief
Ben Stoecker -Sacramento, CA
Ray E. Daly -Lincoln, NE