What if the technological advancements that we consider our own were actually bestowed upon us by ancient gods? It’s plausible that our modern world has been built upon the knowledge possessed by our forebears from ages past. The texts of various ancient cultures are replete with legends, fables, and accounts of cutting-edge technologies, spanning a range of fields from weaponry and aviation to biology, genetics, and even computing, which correspond to our current technology.
The Sumerians, Egyptians, Mesoamericans, and ancient Indians (from South Asia) may have played a pivotal role in the evolution of Homo Sapiens civilization. In the words of Desmond Morris, “There exist 193 extant species of monkeys and great apes, 192 of which are covered in hair. The lone exception is the naked ape who goes by the name Homo sapiens.”
The potential for biotechnology to augment human intelligence raises the question of whether nature or an external force may have played a role. Myths and legends from diverse sources suggest that deities possessed advanced biological knowledge in the distant past.
According to legend, the Egyptian god Thoth aided Isis, the wife of Osiris, in extracting the seed that impregnated her with Horus from the dismembered body of Osiris. Similarly, in the Hindu epic Mahabharata, the blind king of Hastinapura, Dhritrashtra, and his wife Gandhari used an artificial process to conceive 100 children (known as Kauravas) that is akin to modern in vitro fertilization.
The annals of history recount a tale of royal succession in which the birth of sons was of utmost importance. The competition between Kunti and Gandhari to bear a son first and secure the throne of Hastinapur was intense. Gandhari expressed her concerns to the sage Dwaipayana about the matter and questioned the advantage of his counsel. The sage, known for his unwavering honesty, reassured her and suggested an unconventional method to predict the outcome. He asked Gandhari to cut a mace into 100 pieces and place them in separate jars of clarified butter. She obliged, but at the behest of her daughter, cut one extra piece, leading to 101 pieces. In the end, the first Kaurava, Duryodhana, was born, followed by his 99 brothers. Among them, Dushasana became his favorite, and he also had a daughter named Dussala.
Another instance of human biotechnology can be found in the Bible verse: “Before I (God) formed you (human) in my mother’s womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart. I have made you a prophet of the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5). This powerful verse speaks to the divine knowledge of each individual before their birth, suggesting the intricacy and precision of the human body, and the value of every human life.
The words of Jesus in Matthew 10:29-30 hold profound meaning: “Not a sparrow shall fall to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” The illustration of the sparrows emphasizes the point Jesus was making; that every single hair on our heads is known and counted by Jehovah God. This understanding underscores the idea that nothing in our lives is unknown to God, and that He has full comprehension of each of His servants.
Roger Lancelyn Green’s “Tales of Ancient Egypt” tells a story in which Zeus, the king of the gods, is revealed as the true father of the Egyptian god Amen-Ra. Seti, upon hearing this news, nodded in agreement, acknowledging that the gods are capable of fathering the spirits that inhabit the bodies of kings and queens, even when the biological father is someone else.
Zecharia Sitchin’s discussion of the Sumerian creation story of Adam describes how Enki, a god, suggested that a monkey woman’s egg be fertilized with the purified “essence” of a young Anunnaki male, and the fertilized egg be implanted in the womb of a female Anunnaki for the required pregnancy period. When the “mixed creature” was born, it was picked up by the goddess South, who declared with pride, “I created! My hands did it!”.
The above instances reveal the deep-seated belief in divine intervention in the creation and development of human life. They highlight the unique and intricate nature of human beings and their origins, which have been the subject of study and debate for centuries.
The ancient stories suggest that the gods of old possessed advanced knowledge of genetics and repeatedly manipulated human DNA and genes. In light of modern science, Sitchin’s tale describes the current technique of interspecies cell transfer (CSCT). The custom of the ancient god-kings of Mesopotamia and Egypt to marry their sisters and reproduce without apparent damage to the family gene pool could have been achieved by using the method of transfer of cloned inter-species cells (CCSCT).
Moreover, the Babylonian priest Berossus described Oannes as a fish-shaped being with a man’s head under its fish head and a man’s feet under its fish tail. This description could be a result of the modern technique of human embryonic stem cells.
To sum it up, our current understanding of animal biology and physiology enables us to comprehend how the gods might have accomplished their bioengineering feats.
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