Scientists and researchers who have included the title “futurist” in their curriculum occasionally make predictions about the achievements of mankind in the near and distant future. Achievements that will have many-sided effects on people’s lives. Lately these prophets have been speaking about Continue reading
It may look like a script from an episode of «X-Files», but it is definitely a subversive and highly imaginative theory developed by an American scientist. As the theory supports, human was not born on Earth, but on another planet, that is why he demonstrates a series of “dysfunctions”, which would not exist if he was the “product” of Earth. The theory states that we are by nature unruly and aggressive beings and that is why highly developed aliens brought the human population together and exiled them to Earth…
This extremely… advanced, but definitely interesting theory was developed by Professor of ecology Ellis Silver. The “signs” of extraterrestrial origin are quite in accordance with it. As professor says, human has problems with his back and often suffers from pain because our species descended from a planet with less gravity than on Earth. According to Silver, we also face problems when we are exposed to direct sunlight for a relatively short time because we were not designed to come in so close contact with the sun. Continue reading
Visions of future depicted by science fiction writers and futurists usually include atomic explosion, killer robots on tracks and cannibal nomads riding on motorcycles. And this is justified, since we do not take adequate care of our environment, new technologies are not always good of mankind and people of the world are at war with each other without the robots present.
But we cannot be too sure that the history of human civilization will end in such a grim way. Finding ways to avoid premonitions of popular sci-fi stories and apocalyptic dystopia may Continue reading
Hoffman is one of about five hundred people who lived through the unique experience of seeing Earth from its orbit. Imagine that being in space, you can pull your hand and completely close our planet – so that all our knowledge, the whole humanity, and every person who has ever lived on Earth, simply disappear. This very clearly shows how vulnerable we are. That is why, according to Hoffman, for long-term survival of our species we need to become a multi-planetary race.
It should be understood that space is not Continue reading
In his book, he cited a number of facts that show how maladjusted people are to life on Earth. According to him, human is the most developed and at the same time the worst-adapted to life on the planet species. Silver notes that humanity is suffering from an abnormal number of chronic diseases, which are not peculiar to any other living being on Earth.
In particular, he said that people Continue reading
For 80 years now we are told that the first self-replicating molecules appeared in the primordial soup in the Earth’s shallow waters, which happened 4 billion years ago. This “soup” was composed of amino-acids, polypeptides, and nitrogenous bases of nucleotides formed as a result of electrical charges, high heat and cosmic radiation.
However, the experiments to replicate similar processes have given mixed results: the basic monomers began to form substances that prevented the expected complexity to exist in this “soup” of polymers.
Later, the problem seemed to have been simplified by the “RNA world” hypothesis, but the probability of spontaneous formation of RNA, which would Continue reading
The “great minds of the world” estimated the most likely causes that might lead to the end of the world.
According to their calculations, killer robots and cyber-attacks that will cause chaos in communications are the greatest enemies of mankind.
The distinguished scientists of the University of Cambridge, among them Stephen Hawking, launched a study to identify what threatens the modern man.
Professor Robert May of the Center for the Study of Existential Risk of Cambridge, said: “When you know your enemies, you can face them.” Head of the center is Martin Rees who points out that among the greatest enemy of mankind is man himself and not natural phenomena. Continue reading
The universe is mysterious, and the more science learns about it, the more amazing it seems to be. When looking at all the theories presented here, reader can simply burst into laughter. But what could be more bizarre than something already known to us?
1. Everything we are surrounded by is the “The Matrix”
Many saw the film where the main character (Keanu Reeves) learns with astonishment that the world around him, “The Matrix”, is something resembling a ghetto created for people by computer intelligence. This is, of course, science fiction, but there are scientists who are ready to take this idea seriously.
Nick Bostrom, a British philosopher, has suggested that our whole life is a very complicated game, just like the popular The Sims game: the development of the video game industry could enable us to construct our own world realities, and everyone will live forever in this isolated virtual reality. If this happens, there is a possibility that our world is built based on Continue reading
According to the traditional theory about evolutionary origins of humans, the ancestral ape when lacking food resources, has moved from quickly disappearing forested lands into the savanna. This gave our ancestors upright posture and lead in brain development.
This theory is very good, when viewed in the context of Darwin’s theory, but there is an obvious question: why other species of prehistoric apes did not migrate to savanna? After all, they, too, had no food!
Science also cannot offer an explanation as to why there were many features appeared in humans that distinguish us from the apes. Rather, the explanations were given, but have failed and been abandoned by the official scientific ideology. Brain development or loss of body hair, not observed in any great apes, and a unique way of breathing, which also made it possible for speech to evolve, could not be explained either. Continue reading
Calling it “biological SETI”, the researchers argue that the mathematical code in human DNA can not be explained by evolution.
“Once established, the code can remain unchanged in cosmological timescales. Actually, it is the most durable construction ever known. Therefore, it is an extremely reliable storage for an extraterrestrial signature.” the scientists wrote in the journal Icarus.
“Once the genome correctly rewrites the new code with a signature, it stays frozen in the cells of its progeny and can then be delivered through time and space.” Continue reading