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  • The new catchword is "intelligent design" (ID), whose chief propagators are Phillip E. Johnson, Michael J. Behe, Michael Denton, William A. Dembski, Jonathan Wells, Nancy Pearcey, and Stephen C. Meyer. &… M. cremo
  • Micheal cremo’s human devolution

    1. 1. Human Devolution
    2. 2. Forbidden archeology
    3. 3. Did we come from monkeys?
    4. 4. YES, According to… "I would give absolutely nothing for the theory of Natural Selection, if it requires miraculous additions at any one stage of descent."
    5. 5. But many disagree Intelligent design Phillip E. Johnson, Michael J. Behe, Nancy Pearcey, Stephen C. Meyer Michael Denton, William A. Dembski, Jonathan Wells,
    6. 6. A very influential critic of Darwin is…
    7. 7. Micheal Cremo’s Forbidden Archeology – global impact <ul><li>First scientific presentation of Forbidden Archeology ’s evidence and Vedic perspective was in December of 1994 at the World Archaeological Congress in New Delhi, India. </li></ul><ul><li>March 1995 - “The Impact of Forbidden Archeology” at the Kentucky State University Institute for Liberal Studies Sixth Annual Conference on Science and Culture. </li></ul><ul><li>In July 1996, the Institute for the Study of Theoretical Questions of the Russian Academy of Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>July 1997, in Liege, Belgium, at the XXth International Congress for History of Science, </li></ul><ul><li>In October of 1997, - lectures on Forbidden Archeology to students and faculty of archeology, anthropology, and biology at the University of Amsterdam, the Free University of Amsterdam, the University of Leiden, the University of Groningen, the University of Utrecht, and the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands, and at the Catholic University of Louvain and University of Ghent in Belgium. </li></ul><ul><li>In November of 1997 at universities in Hungary, including the Eötvös Loran Science University in Budapest, the University of Szeged, and the University of Eger. </li></ul><ul><li>In January 1999, at the fourth World Archaeological Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. In March and April, at universities in England, Poland, Hungary, and the United States, including City University of London, the University of Warsaw, the University of Delaware, the University of Maryland, and Cornell University. </li></ul><ul><li>In March 2000, Michael Cremo was invited to speak on Forbidden Archeology in a lecture series of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, one of the world’s oldest scientific societies. The lecture was given in the Royal Institution’s headquarters in London. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Micheal Cremo’s Human Devolution <ul><li>Mr. Cremo has been changing the academic world’s paradigm of human antiquity </li></ul>
    9. 9. Forbidden Archeology’s Impact <ul><li>Forbidden Archeology was widely reviewed in the professional journals of archeology, anthropology, and history of science. The complete texts of these reviews, along with related correspondence, are in his book Forbidden Archeology’s Impact </li></ul>
    10. 10. Human Devolution (chapter by chapter)
    11. 11. Chapter 1 of Human Devolution <ul><li>Some scientists and scholars are willing to consider alternatives to the Western scientific worldview as candidates for truth. For them, belief in such worldviews is no longer taboo. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Chapter 2 – evidence for antiquity <ul><li>Chapter 2 establishes that this evidence actually exists and that it has been systematically eliminated from scientific discussion by a process of knowledge filtration. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Chapter 3 – Plant evolution ?!? <ul><li>Chapter 3, presents a case of fossil evidence showing that the current Darwinian picture of the evolution of nonhuman species is also in need of revision. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Chapter 3 – Plant evolution ?!? <ul><li>Beginning in the 1940s, geologists and paleobotanists working with the Geological Survey of India explored the Salt Range Mountains in what is now Pakistan. </li></ul><ul><li>In the 1990s, petroleum geologists, unaware of the earlier controversy, restudied the area. </li></ul><ul><li>This evidence contradicts not only the Darwinian concept of the evolution of humans but of other species as well. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Chapter 4 – genetics & biology?!? <ul><li>Chapter 4 reviews evidence from genetics and developmental biology that contradicts the Darwinian theory of human evolution. </li></ul>
    16. 16. The modern idea of evolution is based on genetics... <ul><li>The Darwinian theory of evolution is in trouble right from the start. Although the origin of life from chemicals is technically not part of the evolution theory, it has in practice become inseparably connected with it. Darwinists routinely assert that life arose from chemicals. But after decades of theorizing and experimenting, they are unable to say exactly which chemicals combined in exactly which way to form exactly which first living thing. As far as evolution itself is concerned, it has not been demonstrated in any truly scientific way. It remains an article of faith. </li></ul>
    17. 17. The modern idea of evolution is based on genetics... <ul><li>Evolutionists posit a relationship between the genotype (genetic structure) of an organism and its phenotype (physical structure). They say that changes in the genotype result in changes in the phenotype, and by natural selection the changes in phenotype conferring better fitness in a particular environment accumulate in organisms. Evolutionists claim that this process can account for the appearance of new structural features in organisms. But on the level of microbiology, these structures appear to be irreducibly complex. Scientists have not been able to specify exactly how they have come about in step by step fashion. They have not been able to tell us exactly what genetic changes resulted in what phenotypic changes to produce particular complex features of organisms. </li></ul><ul><li>This would require the specification of intermediate stages leading up to the complex structures we observe today. </li></ul>
    18. 18. The modern idea of evolution is based on genetics... <ul><li>In his book Darwin’s Black Box (1996, p. 183), biochemist Michael Behe says, “In the past ten years, Journal of Molecular Evolution has published more than a thousand papers. . . . There were zero papers discussing detailed models for intermediates in the development of complex biomolecular structures. This is not a peculiarity of JME . No papers are to be found that discuss detailed models for intermediates in the development of complex biomolecular structures, whether in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science , Nature, Science , the Journal of Molecular Biology or, to my knowledge, any science journal.” </li></ul>
    19. 19. Modern view <ul><li>Today most scientists believe that a human being is simply a combination of the ordinary chemical elements. This assumption limits the kinds of explanations that can be offered for human origins. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Where did humans come from? <ul><li>Michael Cremo proceeds in the remaining chapters of Human Devolution to develop a Vedic alternative to the Darwinian account of human origins. By proposing that before we ask the question, “Where did human beings come from?” we should first of all ask the question, “What is a human being?” </li></ul>
    21. 21. An alternative view point is needed <ul><li>The work of Sir Alfred Russel Wallace, cofounder with Darwin of the theory of evolution by natural selection, provides an introduction to the alternative explanation. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Michael Cremo’s central idea… <ul><li>“ Using the work of Wallace as a starting point, I proceed in the remaining chapters of Human Devolution to develop a Vedic alternative to the Darwinian account of human origins. I propose that before we ask the question, “Where did human beings come from?” we should first of all ask the question, “What is a human being?” Today most scientists believe that a human being is simply a combination of the ordinary chemical elements. This assumption limits the kinds of explanations that can be offered for human origins. I propose that it is more reasonable, based on available scientific evidence, to start with the assumption that a human being is composed of three separately existing substances: matter , mind , and consciousness (or spirit). This assumption widens the circle of possible explanations.”   </li></ul>
    23. 23. Wallace wrote in his autobiography <ul><li>(1905 v. 2, pp. 349–350): </li></ul><ul><li>“ The majority of people to-day have been brought up in the belief that miracles, ghosts, and the whole series of strange phenomena here described cannot exist; that they are contrary to the laws of nature; that they are the superstitions of a bygone age; and that therefore they are necessarily either impostures or delusions. There is no place in the fabric of their thought into which such facts can be fitted. When I first began this inquiry it was the same with myself. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Wallace wrote in his autobiography <ul><li>The facts did not fit into my then existing fabric of thought. All my preconceptions, all my knowledge, all my belief in the supremacy of science and of natural law were against the possibility of such phenomena. And even when, one by one, the facts were forced upon me without possibility of escape from them, still, as Sir David Brewster declared after being at first astonished by the phenomena he saw with [the medium] Mr. Home, ‘spirit was the last thing I could give in to.’ Every other possible solution was tried and rejected. . . . </li></ul>
    25. 25. Wallace wrote in his autobiography <ul><li>We ask our readers not for belief, but for doubt of their own infallibility on this question; we ask for inquiry and patient experiment before hastily concluding that we are, all of us, mere dupes and idiots as regards a subject to which we have devoted our best mental faculties and powers of observation for many years.” </li></ul><ul><li>For Wallace, all this had implications for human origins. In his book Contributions to a Theory of Natural Selection (1870, p. 359), Wallace concluded that “a superior intelligence has guided the development of man in a definite direction, and for a special purpose, just as man guides the development of many animal and vegetable forms.” </li></ul>
    26. 26. Does “mind” exist? <ul><li>He defines mind as a subtle, but nevertheless material, energy, associated with the human organism and capable of acting on ordinary matter in ways we cannot explain by our current laws of physics. </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence for this mind element comes from scientific research into the phenomena called by some “paranormal” or “psychical.” </li></ul>
    27. 27. Research into the paranormal <ul><li>Here we are led into the hidden history of physics. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, every physics student learns about the work of Pierre and Marie Curie, </li></ul>
    28. 28. Research into the paranormal <ul><li>What we do not read in the textbooks is that the Curies were heavily involved in psychical research. </li></ul><ul><li>Along with other prominent European scientists, including other Nobel Prize winners conducting research into the paranormal </li></ul>
    29. 29. Research into the paranormal <ul><li>On April 14, 1906, Pierre wrote to physicist Georges Gouy: “…The result is that those phenomena exist for real, and I can’t doubt it any more. It is unbelievable, but it is thus…” </li></ul><ul><li>He concluded, “There is, according to me a completely new domain of facts and physical states of space of which we have no idea.” </li></ul>
    30. 30. Research into the paranormal <ul><li>Robert Jahn, head of the engineering department at Princeton University, started to research the effects of mental attention on random number generators. </li></ul>
    31. 31. Research into the paranormal <ul><li>A random number generator will normally generate a sequence of ones and zeros, with equal numbers of each. But Jahn, and his associates who have continued the research, found that subjects can mentally influence the random number generators to produce a statistically significant greater number of ones than zeros (or vice versa). </li></ul>
    32. 32. Research on the paranormal <ul><li>Swami Rama and the Menninger institute </li></ul>
    33. 33. Research into the paranormal <ul><li>Evidence for a conscious self that can existence apart from mind and matter comes from medical reports of (OBEs). </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Michael Sabom, an American cardiologist, conducted extensive research into out of body experiences. </li></ul>
    34. 34. Research into the paranormal <ul><li>He carefully interviewed heart attack patients who reported such experiences. He then compared their reports with their actual medical records. He found that a statistically significant number of the group gave correct accounts, consistent with the reports of their treatment. </li></ul><ul><li>BACKGROUND STATISTICAL CHARACTERISTICS   Conservative Christian NDEers (22 persons) Liberal Christian NDEers (13 persons) God-believer NDEers (12 persons) Cardiac patients NDEers (32 persons) Random Cardiac NDEers (81 persons) AGE (mean years)52545262.758.6 SEX    Male   Female  36%64%  62%38%  25%75%  81%19%  56%44% RACE (White)  91%  100%  100%  100%  99% EDUCATION (mean years)13.415.214.714.514.4 OCCUPATION    Professional   Clerical-Sales   Laborer-Svcs  9%64%27%  62%38%   33%67%   47%19%34%  32%59%9% FUNCTIONAL CLASS (1)   I.   II.   III.  63%32%5%  83%17% 92% 8%87% 13%  72%21%7% YEARS POST-NDE (mean)12.715.510.4N/AN/A PRESENT RELIGION    Protestant   Catholic   Jewish   Other or None   96%4%0%0%   77%15%0%8%   25%17%0%58%   81%9%6%4%   69%17%9%5% HOGE'S INTRINSIC RELIGIOSITY (mean)36.128.225.1N/A27.8 CHURCH ATTENDANCE (mean)    Childhood   Before NDE   Present   1.272.141.32   1.232.232.08   1.423.253.17   N/AN/AN/A   N/AN/A2.20 CHANGE IN BASIC RELIGIOUS DOCTRINE    Prior to NDE   Following a NDE   27%18%   15%0%   50%0%   N/AN/A   N/AN/A NON-near-death experience ASSOCIATED    Out-of-body experiences   Visions   Precognitions   9%46%55%   15%31%46%   17%42%67%   N/AN/AN/A   9%15%21% BACKGROUND CHARACTERISTICS   Conservative Christian NDEers (22 persons) Liberal Christian NDEers (13 persons) God-believer NDEers (12 persons) Cardiac patients NDEers (32 persons) Random Cardiac NDEers (81 persons) AGE (mean years)52545262.758.6 SEX    Male    Female   36%64%   62%38%   25%75%   81%19%   56%44% RACE (White)   91%   100%   100%   100%   99% EDUCATION (mean years)13.415.214.714.514.4 OCCUPATION    Professional    Clerical-Sales    Laborer-Svcs   9%64%27%   62%38%    33%67%    47%19%34%   32%59%9% FUNCTIONAL CLASS (1)   I.   II.   III.   63%32%5%   83%17%   92% 8%87% 13%   72%21%7% YEARS POST-NDE (mean)12.715.510.4N/AN/A PRESENT RELIGION    Protestant   Catholic   Jewish   Other or None     96%4%0%0%     77%15%0%8%     25%17%0%58%     81%9%6%4%     69%17%9%5% HOGE'S INTRINSIC RELIGIOSITY (mean)36.128.225.1N/A27.8 CHURCH ATTENDANCE (mean)    Childhood   Before NDE   Present     1.272.141.32     1.232.232.08     1.423.253.17     N/AN/AN/A     N/AN/A2.20 CHANGE IN BASIC RELIGIOUS DOCTRINE    Prior to NDE   Following a NDE     27%18%     15%0%     50%0%     N/AN/A     N/AN/A NON-near-death experience ASSOCIATED    Out-of-body experiences   Visions   Precognitions     9%46%55%     15%31%46%     17%42%67%     N/AN/AN/A     9%15%21% </li></ul>
    35. 35. Research into the paranormal <ul><li>In his book Recollections of Death: A Medical Investigation (1982, p. 183), Sabom asked, “Could the mind which splits apart from the physical brain be, in essence, the ‘soul,’ which continues to exist after final bodily death, according to some religious doctrines?”   </li></ul><ul><li>Sabom’s results have been confirmed by further studies. For example, in February 2001, a team from the University of Southampton, in the United Kingdom, published a favorable study on OBEs in cardiac arrest patients in the journal Resuscitation (v. 48, pp. 149–156). The team was headed by Dr. Sam Parnia, a senior research fellow at the university. </li></ul><ul><li>On February 16, 2001, a report published on the university’s web site said that the work of Dr. Parnia “suggests consciousness and the mind may continue to exist after the brain has ceased to function and the body is clinically dead.” </li></ul>
    36. 36. Research into the paranormal <ul><li>Past life memories also give evidence for a conscious self that can exist apart from the body. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Ian Stevenson, a psychiatrist at the University of Virginia medical school, has conducted extensive research into past life memories. </li></ul>
    37. 37. Research into the paranormal <ul><li>His technique is to thoroughly interview the child subjects and thus obtain as many details as possible about the reported past life. </li></ul><ul><li>Using this information, they attempt to identify the person the child claims to have been in the past life. </li></ul><ul><li>In hundreds of cases, they have been successful in making such identifications. </li></ul>
    38. 38. Chapter 7 – structure of the cosmos <ul><li>Having established a composition of the elements matter , mind , and consciousness (or spirit), </li></ul><ul><li>It follows that the cosmos is divided into levels of matter, mind, and consciousness, each inhabited by beings adapted to life there. </li></ul>
    39. 39. Chapter 7 – structure of the cosmos <ul><li>Establishes the existence of this cosmic hierarchy of beings in a cross cultural study of cosmologies, </li></ul><ul><li>using the Vedic cosmology of the Shrimad Bhagavatam as a model for comparison. </li></ul>
    40. 40. Chapter 8 - observational evidence
    41. 41. Chapter 8 - observational evidence <ul><li>Chapter 8 of Human Devolution documents categories of observational evidence for the existence of conscious beings at various levels of the cosmic hierarchy. </li></ul><ul><li>The first category is evidence for survival of conscious selves formerly inhabiting bodies of terrestrial humans. This evidence takes the form of communications from surviving conscious human selves, apparitions of departed humans, and possessions of living humans by spirits of departed humans. </li></ul><ul><li>Cases where humans are possessed by beings with extraordinary powers provide evidence for superhuman creatures existing in extraterrestrial levels of the cosmic hierarchy. </li></ul>
    42. 42. Chapter 8 - observational evidence <ul><li>Marian apparitions and apparitions of angels also provide such evidence. Historical accounts of appearances of avatars provide evidence for the existence of a supreme conscious being. </li></ul><ul><li>A final category of evidence comes from modern reports of unidentified flying objects and the “aliens” associated with them. Although the topic is very controversial, and involves a high degree of strangeness, there is a substantial quantity of credible reporting from government and military sources from several countries. </li></ul><ul><li>The theory of purely mechanical UFOs breaks down under careful investigation, and the UFOs and aliens come to resemble beings inhabiting extraterrestrial levels of the world’s traditional cosmologies. </li></ul>
    43. 43. Chapter 9 – more evidence <ul><li>Chapter 9 provides evidence that such paranormal modification and production of biological forms actually occurs. </li></ul><ul><li>The first category of evidence comes from laboratory experiments in which human subjects are able to mentally influence the growth of microorganisms. </li></ul><ul><li>Beverly Rubik conducted laboratory research on “volitional effects of healers on a bacterial system” while director of the Institute for Frontier Sciences at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. </li></ul>
    44. 44. Chapter 10 – even more evidence <ul><li>Chapter 10 reviews evidence for this from modern cosmology. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists have discovered that numbers representing fundamental physical constants and ratios of natural forces appear to be finely tuned for life to exist in our universe. </li></ul><ul><li>Astronomer Sir Martin Rees considers six of these numbers to be especially significant. In his book Just Six Numbers </li></ul>
    45. 45. Chapter 11 - Devolution <ul><li>Chapter 11 outlines the concept of human devolution </li></ul><ul><li>We do not evolve up from matter; rather we devolve, or come down, from the level of pure consciousness. </li></ul>
    46. 46. A crowded universe <ul><li>The original conscious being in the Vedic universe is Brahma, the first demigod. His body, manifested directly from Vishnu, is made primarily of the subtle material elements. </li></ul>
    47. 47. The Vedic model supports much of modern thought… <ul><li>The concept of a mental seed containing the developmental plan for bodies, including the human body, thus complements the existence of DNA. </li></ul>
    48. 48. Michael Cremo Mr. Cremo continues to tour and is regularly featured on radio and in print journalism. He is currently working on a second volume of Forbidden Archeology as there is such a preponderance of anomalous archeological evidence that an entirely new book is required.

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