Genetic Manipulation

New research and applications for genetically manipulated organisms are in the news almost daily. Genetic manipulation is the new playing field and has many potential uses—and 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. In a San…

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Deep Time in Deep Trouble

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 men—the 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…

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The Engineers of Puma Punku

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…

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Our New iPad Retina App Makes Its Debut

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 managing 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 that built the app. As you might expect, there were significant language hurdles; but, in addition, the…

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In the Beginning?

Writing to Atlantis Rising via snail mail or e-mail is the best, but not the only, way to make your views known to our readers. There are also “forums” on the Atlantis Rising web site. (Go to www.AtlantisRising.com and select “Discussions.”)   Big Bang or Not? You’ve raised the question (AR #102), in the article by William R. Stoecker, “Big Bang or NOT? Shouldn’t There Be a Better Explanation for the Origin of the Universe?” There is, if it includes God! Most Christian Creationists and…

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News

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. Franco-Brazilian archaeologist Niede Guidon has been carrying out large-scale excavations of the area since the 1970s. She says the cave paintings and other relics are the oldest…

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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, experts dismissed it as impossible. Now, though, some are saying, maybe not so much. A new paper in the Proceedings 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. While containing…

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Even More News

King Tut’s Brooch–Artifact 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 chest covering is part of the treasure discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon upon opening the tomb of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamen 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. Ground zero for the…

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Still More News

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….

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Can the “New Fire” (aka Cold Fusion) Ignite the Young?

When you want to help create huge change in the world—a scientific revolution or a consciousness shift, or both—words 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 wordsmiths—and from the youthful energy of The New Fire Generation. I’ll tell you about that organization later in this column. One of the speakers at the…

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Ancient Australians and Cosmic Impacts

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…

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Late Breaking Stories

• Shakespeare and the Stars viagra generic name The bard was born in the cialis online reviews same year as Galileo and witnessed a cosmic revolution. Some say it is there in his plays if you know how to look. buy viagra online   http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/features/shakespeare-stars/   • New Study Backs Genesis Creation of Adam Story Clay, a seemingly infertile blend of minerals, might have been the birthplace of life on Earth. Or at least of the complex biochemicals that make life possible, Cornell University biological…

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Kennewick Man—The Japanese Connection

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…

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Enigma of the Long Skulls

Societies around the world portray distinct characteristics that 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. It was once believed that head…

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The Garden of Eden in Egypt?

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…

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Mystery of the Land of Punt

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.” Although, unlike Greek, ancient Egyptian did not stem from Indo-Aryan Sanskrit, variations of “At” recurred throughout the dynastic…

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Secrets of the Dogon

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…

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The Blessings of Chaos

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…

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Ice Age Mariners

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,ko conventional archaeologists and historians ridiculed this notion but attitudes are slowly changing. People like Ignatius Donnelly, who believed that Atlantis was the mother of all civilizations, have always pointed to cultural and technological similarities in virtually every continent from the earliest historical…

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A Comet’s Tale

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…

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Expanding Potentials

Healing your present body of its ills, reaching out to physically remote realms, and discovering the reality of life after death—if that doesn’t make for an exciting agenda, nothing will. All of that, however, is the inspirational content of this issue’s remarkable collection of DVDs.   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…

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