MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
Last night I received a text from Ryan Gable. He asked me if I have been watching the TV series, Debris. I told him that I have only watched two episodes and I am hesitant to watch the third because both episodes have bored me.
I like the premise about two agents from two different continents, and two different mindsets must work together to investigate when wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft has mysterious effects on humankind.
It is like a reboot of Mulder and Scully except they aren’t chasing aliens — they are chasing fragments of a destroyed alien space craft that somehow affect people in various paranormal ways.
I don’t know why it bores me but the third episode waits in my watchlist and I may hit delete.
It lacks excitement –I guess I want to know more about why an alien spaceship blew up in space and how scientists are going to explain it, then we can get into why these two agents have to contain it.
It needs the big announcement I guess– if anything, debris from space or even a meteor hitting the earth would be far more interesting if it were to be connected to the alien question.
From the beginning, we have been prepared for the big announcement. The exercise has been gone over countless times in science fiction movies.
We have been told that the government had an ultimatum to discuss with the country what they know about life in space. The Pentagon has been scrambling trying to find a cogent and homogenized explanation for UFO’s.
But of course, the announcement did not come without some warning some indication that something was coming from the sky — something unknown.
People were all going about their business and then comes the suddenly interrupted TV programs, the faces in the crowd looking up, the little girl pointing in the air, the mouths opening, the dogs barking , the traffic stopped, the shopping bag falling to the sidewalk, and there, in the sky, coming closer a bright light.
It looks like a pin head at first but then it gets bigger as it gets closer.
We all knew it was only a matter of time, we felt, in the midst of our curiosity and terror, a certain calm, the calm of familiarity, we knew what was expected of us, at such a moment.
Yes — the idea of the aliens arriving was completely like what we expected form the movies — all perfect on cue, terrifying and exciting.
This time though, something changes, this is not the alien arrival we were expecting — it is not a UFO or a mothership approaching — it is a meteor the size of a beach ball falling and eventually landing in the back yard of a house.
The cause of the fire behind Jackie Wilson’s Peachland home Tuesday night will go down, officially, as undetermined.
But multiple witnesses and a video that was taken shows a ball of fire coming down from the sky, landing in a yard on Ponderosa Drive, and sparking a fire at roughly 9 p.m.
Brush and grass on the steep slope ignited into a large fire, singeing the deck of the home before fire crews’ quick action saved the residence.
The Peachland Fire Department says with the amount of water they threw at the fire, any evidence of whatever came out of the sky is likely long gone.
Fire Chief Dennis Craig said they were unsure of what caused the fire initially until they viewed the video and heard that the person that called the fire witnessed the fireball fall from the sky.
Space debris or meteor, no one will know for sure.
We can rule out any talk of UFO’s or aliens for now — only that lately scientists have been detecting some anomalous artifacts that are inside some of the space rocks that have impacted the planet lately.
Granted they are small — not enough to be extinction level — but when they are analyzed they raise more questions than answers.
Last year it was reported that scientists found a complete protein molecule in a meteorite and they’re pretty sure it didn’t come from Earth.
After analyzing samples from the meteorite Acfer 086, a team of researchers from Harvard University and the biotech companies PLEX Corporation and Bruker Scientific found that the protein’s building blocks differed chemically from terrestrial protein.
The research doesn’t determine where this unearthly protein came from or how it formed — the scientists are just confident it didn’t come from here.
This past week, perhaps in spite of the foreshadowing of science fiction three entirely new lifeforms have been discovered at different locations onboard the International Space Station.
A team of US and Indian scientists studied four strains of bacteria found on the orbiting lab, and say that three were previously unknown to science.
Their discovery could help future astronauts grow food on missions into deep space, researchers wrote in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology.
Three of the strains were collected by astronauts in 2015 and 2016.
One was in an overhead panel in a research lab, the second in the station’s Cupola viewing deck, and the third on the crew’s dining table. The fourth strain was captured from an old cabin air filter that was returned to Earth ten years ago.
Scientists are hoping they can analyze them and use them to help grow plants in space.
It is life — but not as we know it and I am sure NASA will posit a very prosaic explanation for anyone that wants to conclude that the microbial life forms are in essence alien life.
There has always been speculation that these life forms are mutated life that hitched a ride on spaceships form earth and survived the vacuum of space.
Depending on your age, there was quote that was made in the movie, Lawrence of Arabia, where T.E. Lawrence says, “Big things have small beginnings.”
This same quote was given by the Android, David in the film, Prometheus. The film, Prometheus, was a prequel to the Alien movie franchise, and even though the film sparked controversy and confusion among the fans of the franchise, I understood what it was trying to do.
It was a breakthrough film that created the dialogue for the theories on the subject of panspermia and intelligent design; albeit, in a way that is far beyond the biblical account and Michael Angelo’s God touching Adam’s finger.
Intelligent design has always been a more politically correct way of teaching the controversial biblical creation in the public school system.
I will tell you though that if you can detect design, then people have a reason to infer a designer. or, an “engineer” of as I have said Grand Order of Developers, which creates a highly-appropriate acronym.
The Theory of Evolution suggests how life might have evolved over a long amount of time into the countless varieties of creatures and humans we find on Earth. Even though science says that this is enough, it certainly does not satisfy the 46% of Americans that believe that the earth and its inhabitants were created around 10,000 years ago.
In the Good Book we are told that in the beginning life was brought forth from the light that was produced by an extraterrestrial deity.
So in order to get the ball rolling we have to open the Bible.
The origin of life on earth is a very big mystery to human beings. There are several theories that attempted to explain how life on earth originated. Spontaneous generation and panspermia are two such theories. Spontaneous generation theory proposed that living creatures could arise from nonliving matter. Panspermia theory stated that life on earth did not originate from here, but it was transferred from somewhere else in the universe. Thus, panspermia theory believed interplanetary transfer of life and the distribution of life throughout the universe.
Spontaneous generation is an obsolete theory regarding the origin of life on earth. According to it, life can arise from nonliving matter. In other words, organisms do not descend from other living organisms. Certain conditions in their environment should be fulfilled in order for creation to occur. Spontaneous generation theory was proposed by the Greek philosopher Aristotle. Spontaneous generation assumes the generation of complex organisms; for example, dust creating fleas, maggots arising from rotting meat, and bread or wheat left in a dark corner producing mice, etc.
Panspermia is another theory that explains the origin of life. According to it, life on earth did not originate on our planet. It was transported here from somewhere else in the universe. The Greek philosopher Anaxagoras wrote this idea for the first time in the 5th century. According to this theory, the emergence of life began soon after the heavy bombardment period of the earth since the earth was endured a very powerful series of meteor showers during that period of time.
Due to these meteor showers, the living forms went extinct from the earth and then after originated again from transferring from the universe. In order to receive life from elsewhere in the universe, there should be another planet that supports living organisms. The presence of water and the presence of organic matter in space has supported this belief.
Spontaneous generation theory is an obsolete theory — Panspermia is an untested theory however there appears to be a lot of proof that in space there are building blocks for life — and that there is a reason to believe that life finds a way to earth even in extreme conditions.
Science has dismissed the idea of a creator, spontaneous generation — and they are not at all convinced of panspermia — although by all accounts things are beginning to change on these so called false beliefs.
Once a false belief becomes established in the Zeitgeist, it is very difficult to change the minds of the consensus, essentially because the system invents supposed facts in order to support it.
Ockham’s Razor warns us against inventing a multiplicity of theories or hypothesis or jumping to outrageous conclusions about subject matter that may be seen as mysterious.
However, it appears that many people pull the Occam’s Razor card when awkward facts are discussed, or they see fit to interpret it as an edict to exclude the consideration of new ideas. It is a tool that is used by conformists and rigid thinkers whom make it their job to play a highly misinformed devil’s advocate.
However, it may be necessary to once again look at the origin of life as having small beginnings – after all we are all here because a small sperm cell was determined to fertilize and egg in order to facilitate life.
We understand that when we die we go to heaven — but wouldn’t it be just as logical to observe we came from there too?
The idea that terrestrial life has extraterrestrial origins has a long and sometimes distinguished history. The standard version goes something like this: a primitive alien life form, perhaps a bacterium, germ or even a virus somehow hitches a ride through space aboard an object like a meteoroid, collides with our young planet and seeds it with life. Against innumerable odds, its descendants flourish and spread across Earth.
n 1871, Lord Kelvin hypothesized “that there are countless seed-bearing meteoric stones moving about through space”. In his 1908 book Worlds in the Making, Nobel laureate Svante Arrhenius named the process “panspermia.”
In 1973, Francis Crick published a paper in the planetary sciences journal, Icarus, at that time edited by Carl Sagan.
In it, Crick asked the question: “Could life have started on Earth as a result of infection by microorganisms sent here deliberately by a technological society on another planet, by means of a special long-range unmanned spaceship?”
As recently as 2009, Stephen Hawking speculated that “life could spread from planet to planet, or from stellar system to stellar system, carried on meteors”. Prestigious backers notwithstanding, panspermia has not found widespread acceptance, although many biologists accept a weaker version of it. Most biologists will agree there is a contribution to the origin of life on Earth from cosmic sources.
Most won’t go as far as stating that we are the result of space seeds but some have speculated that many of our diseases and plagues have come from space.
When one hears of great plagues one of the first things they think about is the plagues they have read about in religious texts. Out of nowhere strange viruses and parasites would arrive and kill a lot of people.
Many of these plagues were either part of prophecy or called down by a prophet who sees his people as persecuted. A disease called down from heaven can be identified as a type of biological warfare. If the disease is unheard of on Earth and if we can’t fight off its affects, it can be labeled an alien threat.
For example, an archaeological find of Cuneiform tablets was found in the 19th century describing perilous events in after a Solar eclipse in ancient Nineveh which is now known as Northern Iraq.
Nineveh is place that is mentioned in the Bible as a very evil place and that Jonah set out to get the people to repent. According to the Cuneiform tablets a plague broke out in Nineveh in the year 765 B.C., where even the king was not able to go out to war, as was custom. This was followed by a civil war and then another plague.
A famous eclipse mentioned in the tablets was known as the Bur-Sagale eclipse, which is verified by NASA as occurring on June 15, 763 BC. The path of totality was right over Nineveh.
The Assyrian chronicles inform us that a plague had broken out in the city of Nineveh around the time of the eclipse, which was soon followed by an internal revolt which began during the very same year that the eclipse occurred.
It was just after these events that Jonah appeared – this would be the reason why the people were eager to hear his message – the wrath of God had shown itself in the sky and some of the people became sick and others went mad and had a civil war. According to medieval history many of the magicians who ran the apothecaries of the day would record that ferocious diseases would break out after the appearances of comets.
If passing comets have deposit viruses and microorganisms on this planet, this may explain why ancient astronomers and civilizations attributed the periodic outbreak of plague to events that happen in the sky.
Moreover, the subsequent evolution and extinction of life may have been directly impacted by the continued arrival of bacteria, viruses, and their genes from space.
Near-culling pandemics and extinction episodes have in fact been preceded by or followed by inserts of viral genes into survivors who have transmitted these viral elements to their progeny, thereby impacting future evolution.
Apparently, nothing has changed in the 21st century– however now we are told that the new plague that we are in the middle of needs to be eradicated using breakthroughs in genomics.
The objective is to reprogram or hack into the DNA like it was an operating system of a computer.
This makes us question our own sanity. The COVID-19 virus acts like a technology more than a virus– and while there are many conspiracy theorists that claim that perhaps it was a pathogen released from a lab — the genomic make up of whatever it is – is extremely bizarre.
Scientists have been forced to create a vaccine that reprograms the DNA of the human being — and this reprogramming will continue for generations. They have literally introduced a new DNA strand into the human germline.
Some say it will make us more alien than human, pushing our evolution closer to transhuman forms.
About a year ago Amy Webb, a well-known futurist appeared on a talk show addressed the issue of COVID-19 and how this has triggered someone’s idea of a future dystopia today. She declared that we are living in a dystopia.
Webb stated, “Futurists – when we map out scenarios, sometimes when you get to where there is no winning solution to a problem, you kind of hope for an alien invasion.”
Amy Webb said “In a way, this is our alien invasion. This virus is essentially malware, attacking the source code of humanity. This should be something that brings us all together. It’s strange to me that it’s not. This is the time, this is the cause, and this is the reason, to get Silicon Valley and Wall Street and Washington, D.C., in lockstep together.”
As you may of guessed those comments have haunted me because every once in a while I read news stories that indicate that perhaps what we are dealing with is something like an Andromeda Strain scenario where whatever is plaguing us is evolving quickly like an alien pathogen with variants and mutations that along with mRNA tinkering could eventually land us in some dystopic future that we have read about in books like ” I am Legend” or “Dawn of the Dead.”
Using molecular dating tools and epidemiological simulations, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at the University of Arizona and Illumina, Inc., estimate that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was likely circulating undetected for at most two months before the first human cases of COVID-19 were described in Wuhan, China in late-December 2019.
Writing in the March 18, 2021 online issue of Science, they also note that their simulations suggest that the mutating virus should have died out before reaching epidemic status.
That would mean that suddenly in October of 2019 the SARS-COV-2 virus was discovered and was quite possibly force multiplied.
The rest is up for speculation — and again the circumstances resurrect the compelling theory that perhaps COVID-19 was a cosmic cross contamination of an organism unknown to this planet — and that it was used as a component of a highly effective synthesized pathogen.
In October 11, 2019 over Sonjyan City in the Jilin Province of NE China there was a huge near earth object event where a large meteorite exploded over a wide area.
The city is 2,191.4 KM north of Wujan.
Some scientists are claiming that if a fragment of a loosely held carbonaceous meteorite carrying a cargo of viruses/bacteria entered the mesosphere and stratosphere at high speed ~30km/s, its inner core which survived incandescence would have got dispersed in the stratosphere and troposphere.
The explosive impact may have spread “hundreds of trillions of infective viral particles that were “embedded in the form of fine carbonaceous dust” as it blazed through the Chinese atmosphere until it fell to Earth.
The dust could have been spread over great distances and also could have contaminated rain water and the water table.
Now, if you are to say this you would be shut down on various social network platforms –and by others that want to push the issue of a bioweapon.
However, we may have to open our minds to the idea of an Andromeda evolution process where something alien may have arrived two months before the world knew of COVID-19.
Perhaps we ought to reconsider this whole thing about looking for life on other worlds. It would be nice to find it, of course. But that does not mean we could handle it—biologically, epidemiologically and most important, and emotionally.