The Invisible Planet

Our understanding of physics and astronomy are incredibly advanced currently. We have tried and true formulas for determining the mass of astral objects, their distance from us, their orbits, and the effects of their gravitational pull. Additionally, we also possess advanced telescopes able to detect and pinpoint objects sized all the way down to a measly 300 meters. Yet, for all of our knowledge and understanding, there are still several things about our universe that we still cannot completely explain. With that being said, there still exist theories regarding our universe based so heavily on conjecture that they are laughable. Enter, the invisible planet.

The main component of belief in the Anunnaki and Planet Nibiru is the idea of a world-ending event. Conspiracy junkies theorize that the planet itself, or objects influenced by the planet’s gravitational pull will smash into the earth and destroy it. There are, however, quite a few major holes in these theories. First and foremost, the idea of a cataclysm being caused by this planet relies completely on something known as an elliptical orbit.

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Additionally, it is believed that this planet comes into contact with our pocket of the solar system every 3600 years. Elliptical orbits are proven phenomena, in fact, the earth itself travels on an ever so slightly elliptical orbit around the sun. Further, Pluto follows an even more extreme elliptical orbit, in addition to the axis of its orbit being tilted differently than the other planets in our solar system. Even so, our collection of planets hangs in a very delicate balance, where even a slight variation could cause the entirety of our solar model to be thrown into disarray. Introducing even a fractional variance in gravity to any one of the planets would cause their course to alter, and eventually by chain effect, we would either be flung into the far reaches of space or crash into the sun. Given these facts, it would be impossible, then, for a planet as large as Nibiru (Said to be more than twice as large as Earth) to come within 30 million light years of our system without completely destroying us in the process.

Aside from the problem of physics, a planet of Nibiru’s estimated size should be observable with the naked eye. The only possible way for the planet to remain existent but invisible would be for it to somehow remain directly behind the sun constantly, which, if true, would mean that it could not intersect with our orbit every 3600 years, as gravity would cause the planet to slingshot out at a faster speed then it would come back in, until it finally broke free of the sun’s orbit entirely. This is not to say that planets colliding has never occurred. In fact, our planet as we know it today and our moon is a product of the Earth’s impact with another planet that shared its orbit.

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This planet, deemed “Theia”, shared the same orbit as the earth several billions of years ago, around the beginning of our universe. When it got close enough, it compressed into our planet and broke off several large chunks that got caught in orbit and compressed to form the moon. Many facts point to this idea’s validity. For instance, the moon and the earth’s soil is identical in composition. The earth also possesses an incredibly dense core of iron, heated to extreme temperature and so compressed that it can neither harden to a solid, liquefy, or evaporate. The core of the earth is far too dense for a planet its size, and could not have been brought into existence by the traditional method of planet birth.

Although  the theory of a life ending planetary collision in the near future is physically impossible, there are other more minimal theories. The solar system as we know it could be binary, for one, containing not one but two suns that orbit around one another and contain numerous astral bodies in their own separate orbits. It is also entirely possible that Planet Nibiru does indeed have an elliptical orbit, and does indeed still pass within 30 million light years of us at regular intervals. Realistically, however, no concrete evidence exists to either prove, or disprove this supposed planet’s existence.

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Utnapishtim and The Preserver of Life

Utnapishtim

Utnapishtim is a character from “The Epic of Gilgamesh”, one of the earliest stories in recorded history. The role he plays in mainly in support of the main character Gilgamesh, who seeks Utnapishtim out in order to obtain his secret to immortality.  More importantly, however, is the fact that in the story, Utnapishtim is aware of an upcoming cataclysmic event that is about to destroy the majority of life on earth.

That’s right, I’m talking about the flood. This story and its characters originated from the religious beliefs of an ancient civilization known as the Sumerians, who believed in gods that they called Anunnaki. They believed that the Gods had at one time been on Earth and interacted with them, and they further believed that these gods existed on a separate planet named Nibiru, or, “Planet of the Crossing”.

In the beginning, the gods maintained a watchful vigil over the planet Earth, but did not interfere with us directly after our creation. That is, until certain among the deities found some of our race attractive and bred with us, producing a hybrid between human and god, or, demigod. The majority of the Gods found this to be an abomination. Compounding their hatred of the inter-species offspring was the problem of over-population, which had been kept at bay by sending plagues or extinction level events down to earth at 1200 year intervals. It was agreed upon by the seven most high ranking gods that a scheme should be set into place to wipe out the entirety of life on earth via a world encompassing flood. However, one god named Ea (Enki) felt compassion for the human race and notified a chosen man (Utnapishtim) of the impending flood, instructing him to construct a floating vessel (Deemed “The Preserver of Life) with specific measurements (In cubits) to house himself, his family, and two of every animal, male and female.

Noah's Arc

After constructing the vessel and loading himself, the animals, and his family onto the boat, Utnapishtim endured seven consecutive days of torrential downpours, violent wind, and deafening thunder. After some time, he sent out a dove and a raven, and upon the raven’s failure to return, he opened the hatch to the vessel and emerged with all inside to find that his arc had come to rest on top of a mountain. He and his wife are then approached by the gods, blessed with immortality, and taken away to a paradise somewhere far away.

This is the earliest record of the flood myth that we currently have today. Perhaps distressingly, scientific evidence supports the theory that in around 8000 BC, a cataclysmic flood that encompassed the entirety of the globe did occur, owing to several environmental factors such as sudden change in climate and melting of gigantic paleolithic glaciers. Many different cultures around the world have produced a flood myth of their own, most notably the Holy Bible of the christian faith and the story of Noah. It would be easy to assume that this was simply culture spreading out and being assimilated into many other cultures, but, civilizations such as the Incas half the world away in South America also had myths of a world annihilating flood.

Scientific observation has shown that extinction level events (Of which the earth has suffered five) occur on average every hundred million years. These can occur for various reasons, but most usually involve volcanic activity or climate change. Additionally, evidence exists to support the idea that the Earth goes through a severe and unstoppable cycle every 1200-1500 years. These cycles also mirror the rise and fall of most advanced cultures across the globe. This phenomenon is also called a “pulse”, and has been occurring since the last extinction level event 15,000 years ago that proved the primary factor in the extinction of ice-age mammals. As a direct result of this, the prehistoric hunter gatherer tribes were forced to find a new primary resource, and thus began to practice agriculture.

There will be discussion about what may cause these climatic fluctuations in another post, but for now, let us examine the logistics of the Arc, assuming that there is truth to the flood myth. Survey would say that keeping all manner of creatures in an enclosed area would be problematic. Not only would carnivores be a danger to be kept near herbivores, but many of the animals supposedly brought onto the Arc had extremely specific diets such as koalas. Not only would access to food for these diets be limited, but the knowledge of the need for specificity in diet would be completely unknown to whomever built the arc. This is, of course, all assuming that the animals can all be captured in a timely manner using only primitive tools.

However, if this were attempted today, it would be completely possible, if not practical. The carnivores could be kept sedated, the diets could be fulfilled, the climate could be adjusted and controlled and factors such as humidity could be kept in check. Indeed, it would be entirely within our power to do today, purely because of our access to the necessary materials, knowledge, and technology needed to accomplish such a feat. With that being said, if one is to believe in the validity of a biblical flood, or even just a cataclysmic one, one must also believe that access to advanced equipment was unequivocally necessary.

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PS. Suck it Christians. Your flood story is just a cheap remake.

 

 

Discovering Our Beginnings

I want to talk about aliens. Still reading? Excellent. This is a subject that has had the Hell beat out of it by more sources than I can count, but it deserves another chance at the spotlight. This will not stray into the territory of conspiracy, but will rather present facts and raise ideas of conclusions and connections that can be drawn from them.

A picture shows the archaeological site

This is a photograph of the earliest civilization (That we have records of) to create urban structures, the Sumerians. The Sumerians inhabited a region of what is now Southern-Iraq, settling the land in around 5500 BC to 4000 BC and ruling there as a major power until their defeat by the Akkadian Empire in 2270 BC. They were a prosperous civilization that practiced agriculture, pottery, and a form of writing on hardened clay known as cuneiform.

clay-tablet

This is an example of a cuneiform tablet containing an excerpt of writings from the “Epic of Gilgamesh”. The tale involves an oppressive king (Gilgamesh) and a man created by the gods to stop him (Enkidu). Enkidu is defeated by Gilgamesh in a test of strength but the two become close friends, following which they embark on a journey of herculean exploits. The story in its entirety is worth a read, but Gilgamesh and Enkidu are not the most important characters in this epic. That honor goes to a man from the same account named Utnapishtim. Discussion involving Utnapishtim and his importance will take place elsewhere. For now, there is one more photograph to share.

Sumerian model of solar system

This seemingly unassuming tablet shows two key components to what this entire discussion revolves around. In the top left, a collection of spheres surrounding a larger sphere can be seen. In the center of the tablet, a figure sitting on a throne is depicted offering a plow to his subjects. Notice how there are eight mid sized spheres surrounding the central sphere, and three tiny spheres adjacent to a couple of the mid sized spheres. This is an accurate portrayal of our solar system, and further, it is heliocentric. For perspective, the first telescope was not produced until 1608 by a German-Dutch lens-maker named Hans Lippershey, and this telescope was by no means capable of observing planets. The plow is significant as it enabled earlier civilizations to render previously low quality soil into more viable planting ground for crops, as well as reducing the amount of weeds overall.

A large amount of imagery has been used over the course of history to convey meaning, especially so in ancient works of art or history such as Egyptian hieroglyphics, and to understand the tablet above, one must also understand the devices being put to use to present greater meaning. The character on the right is sitting on a throne, which insinuates authority. The figure is also dressed in more regal garb. It follows, then, that this is a person of great importance. The man on the throne is also handing the plow to his subjects, which may not necessarily mean that the plow was given to the people in a literal sense, but that the idea of agriculture was being shared. Finally, since the theme of the tablet revolves around a revered being gifting his people with what ultimately amounts to knowledge, it is no great stretch to connect that the solar system and its characteristics were also given. Having touched on the subject of imagery, this concept may now be further discussed.

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Across the entire world, civilizations have nearly universally held belief in higher powers. Interestingly enough, these higher powers are usually depicted with wings. This may seem insignificant, but consider this. When the first explorers arrived in America with their ships, the natives had never seen sails before, and as such, described them as clouds. Of course when looking back retrospectively it is obvious that the natives were simply assigning something a name because they had never had experience with it before, but what if a modern day vehicle were instantly transported back in time to medieval Europe? What might the peasants call the strange contraption?

All of this conjecture is, indeed, leading up to a point. We as a species use imagery to explain that which we do not understand. Perhaps, the deities depicted in ancient art were not actually literally winged beings, but were simply able to soar into the air on a whim.

Apollo 11

Magic is a wonderful thing. You can watch a magician seemingly pull coins from thin air, or saw a woman in half and put her back together again. The lovely thing about magic is that it allows us to suspend our belief in a concrete and factual reality and be dazzled by something seemingly impossible. Tellingly, however, behind magic, there is always an explanation. Always there exists some method or hidden fact kept hidden from the audience, a fact that if known would make the entire illusion suddenly make complete sense. This of course would completely rob the trick of any fun so it would be pointless, but, the concept is profound.

In religion, miraculous acts are frequently cited as qualifiers for a being’s divinity. Healing of the sick and wounded, bringing the dead back to life, communicating with an all knowing being, etc. On their own, these miracles do seem rather, well, miraculous. How could someone with no access to modern medicine cure someone paralysis? In most cases, even if they had access to our modern medicines and equipment, there would still be no chance of healing. But, what if a modern day doctor were to go back in time and minister antibiotics to the wounded soldiers from the revolutionary war? How many lives could have been saved if not for something as simple as an infection? Further, with no grasp of medicine as we know it, how would they explain their recovery?

In logical reasoning, one must weigh all factors in one’s analysis of a situation to arrive at the most likely conclusion given the known and unknown facts. Given what is known about history, it seems far more likely that the miracles cited in religious texts all across the world were not the result of divine intervention, but of the introduction of something such as a technology that enabled these acts to be performed. Much more evidence exists to prove the benefit of modern knowledge and technology than there exists to prove the existence of divinity in any form.

However, if the belief is to be entertained that miracles were necessarily performed utilizing advanced forms of practice or equipment, who then had access to this technology in the first place?

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