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Acabar Com a Selvajeria no Capitalismo: Vide o Sucesso nos USA do Boicote aos Bancos

sexta-feira, novembro 4th, 2011

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Kristen Christian, bankTRANSFERday

Kristen Christian, bankTRANSFERday

Dinheiro não se multiplica por si só, dinheiro não pode produzir mais dinheiro, isso é agiotagem, apenas o produto real do trabalho se torna um valor no PIB que justifica a fabricação e multiplicação do dinheiro. Todo dinheiro de uma nação pertence ao seu povo e apenas o povo, em plebicistos, e/ou na efetiva direção de seus bancios comunitários, pode determinar seu destino. Nunca delegue para uma quadrilha de parasitas engravatados e/ou cheias de cosméticos, sentados confortavelmente sob ar condicionado enquanto você malha duro lá fora – o poder para administrar o dinheiro que é fabricado pela sua nação. Se não fizeres isso, todo seu esforço e trabalho acaba sempre desaparecendo de suas mãos pelas manobras ocultas na calada da noite dêstes predadores e vampiros da energia de humanos. Estarás a vida tôda malhando em ferro frio, e eu aprendí isso a duras penas na velhice ao olhar para trás e perceber que nas três vêzes que juntei razoável capital pelo trabalho duro, desapareceu em crises/manobras fabricadas e foi parar no bolso de desconhecidos. Não se trata de acabar com o capitalismo – pois não somos os donos da verdade e não sabemos o que seria melhor – mas sim de eliminar a selvageria animalesca, a esperteza felina das feras e aves de rapina, do capitalismo. O Homem e a Mulher são seres dotados de Consciência, destinados à Transcendência sôbre as formas atrasadas ancestrais, por isso não podemos mais viver em sistemas sociais que se miram no exemplo das leis das selvas. É o que povo americano descobriu depois de terem trabalhado duro por 30 anos e chegam na velhice perdendo suas casas, vendo suas aposentadorias reduzirem e sendo ameaçadas, e seus filhos diplomados na escola sem emprêgo com a grande divida para o crédito educativo aumentando pelos juros. É o que motiva o movimento Occupy Wall Street.

Se Deus nào tem vindo falar conosco, só nos resta a Natureza como Mestra Confiável. E o que Ela nos ensina? Que foram os pequenos lagartos que mantiveram a sobrevivência dos répteis, que levaram os répteis à transcendencia para a forma de mamiferos, e não os grandes dinossauros. Que os leões estão desaparecendo, mas seus congenêres de mesma espécie, os gatinhos, estão aumentando e confortaveis nas casas dos humanos. As baleias e tubarões somem mas os oceanos continuam povoados de peixinhos. A Natureza pode caminhar como cega mas é a prova da História que demonstra que sempre seus resultados finais encobertam uma sabedoria fatal. A Natureza ( ou seja lá o que/quem estiver acima dela), é quem determina, e não a vontade dos homens, mesmo os mais poderosos, que os 1% desaparecerão e a História continuará a ser carregada nos ombros dos 99%. Os poderosos faraós egipicios desapareceram, mas os descendentes do povo daquela época continuam lá, sobrevivendo à queda de ditadores. Como exemplo testemunhamos nêstes tempos o despontar de eventos surpreendentes como Ocuppy Wall Street e o caso de uma mulher simples do interior iniciar um movimento no Facebook que está fazendo os poderosos estremecerem em suas bases.

Kristen Christian, uma cidadã comum e pequena comerciante, sentindo-se explorada pelos bancos, têve a idéia de sugerir no Facebook que o povo americano boicote os bancos privados, retirando seu dinheiro dêles e transferindo-o para “credit unions” ou pequenas instituições comunitarias. O movimento está crescendo de forma espantosa, e as transferencias aumentando como se pode ver nesta reportagem:

One Facebook post becomes national movement to abandon big banks
LOS ANGELES TIMES
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-bank-transfer-20111105,0,7676873.story

NO FACEBOOK:

Bank Transfer Day

http://www.facebook.com/Nov.Fifth

E no Brasil? Cadê os brasileiros que não se deixam fisgar pela TV e ficarem plantados no sofá à noite e no dia trabalhando feito burros sem destino inteligente? Cadê os brasileiros que vestem a camisa verde-amarela demonstrando que é um guerreiro pela liberdade e progresso de sua pátria, e isto significa, pela liberdade e progresso de todos os brasileiros, sem excessão? Cadê os brasileiros que tem sangue nas veias e culhões de machos e peitos de mães que defendem seus filhos contra vampiros e predadores até no inferno? Porque não avisam seus vereadores e depois seus congressistas que serão despedidos por não estarem organizando estes movimentos em sua defesa se vocês votaram nêles para trabalharem para vocês e defenderem seus interêsses e direitos sociais? Por que não estão usando o Orkut, Twitter, Facebook, Messenger ? Porque não estão convidando os vizinhos para começarem a discutir estes assuntos mais inteligentes? Seja nas casas ou em praças publicas como americanos, europeus, árabes, estão fazendo? Isto é coisa que uma pessoa publica, como a presidenta não pode fazer, pois sumiriam com ela no dia seguinte. Isto é coisa a ser feita por quem a pôs lá e a suporta até debaixo d’água, debaixo de qualquer tempestade! Como exemplo do que se pode fazer, dê continuidade ao meu esfôrço iniciado aqui, divulgando êste artigo de qualquer maneira que lhe fôr possível. Pode usar o que quiser, pode modifica-lo, de preferência assuma-o como de sua autoria, torne-o viral, mas seja um alento para um novo despertar do povo brasileiro.

Eu não sei ainda como funcionam as tais “credit unions”. Nào sei se no Brazil existem instituições não-lucrativas semelhantes. Alguem com tempo precisa pesquisar e informar-nos isto. O que interessa é: “bancos numa cidade qualquer só podem existir três: o banco da cidade, o banco do estado e o banco do país. Nenhum mais. Papel moeda não se multiplica portanto é desonesta e amoral qualquer fortuna, qualquer lucro, obtido pela manipulação de papel moeda e seus derivados em papéis, como cartões de créditos, transações privadas com ações de empresas, etc., e etc.
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O Despertar Contra a Selvageria no Capitalismo

O Despertar Contra a Selvageria no Capitalismo

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Capitalismo Selvagem

Capitalismo Selvagem

Aristoteles: A Alma é a Forma do Corpo. Êle Intuiu a Existência Software/Hardware da Matrix/DNA?

sexta-feira, novembro 4th, 2011

Frase lida num post :

Aristotle said that the soul is the form of the body, which would mean that the soul is spatially and temporally located where the body is located. (We might inversely say that the body is the material of the soul.)

Quer dizer, a alma é o imaterial do corpo que é o material da alma?

Aristoteles estava dizendo o mesmo que os orientais dizem da exist6encia da aura. A Aura coexiste espacial e temporalmente com o corpo. Mas desde que a aura, como diz a Matrix/DNA, é um grande DNA que foi, no ancestral comum, iniciado com fotons, e o DNA é a forma biologica da Matrix, então a alma é a Matrix?

Fica aqui registrado isso em Filofosofia para lembrar e pesquisar Aristoteles. Como êle chegou a essa conclusão?

Vídeo Sensacional Sôbre Como Será o Futuro… Que já Podia ser Hoje se não tivesse tanta Gente Estúpida

sexta-feira, novembro 4th, 2011

Nós todos desta geração e de tôdas as gerações anteriores nascemos no tempo errado. Quanta dificuldade na Vida teria sido evitada se apenas o acaso tivesse feito nós nascermos nos próximos 50 anos, tempo calculado pela Microsoft para o estilo de vida dêste vídeo acontecer. Primeiro foi nossa herança animalesca, depois foram as religiões e sempre foram os humanos inimigos da Humanidade, que ao invés de fazerem sua parte no trabalho necessário de cada um ( eu nunca deixei de trabalhar no trabalho real, aquêle de mãos arregaçadas mexendo na massa, produtivo de coisas reais e necessárias, ao menos 36 horas semanais, porque assim surgiu condenada a espécie humana, a ter que produzir o que consome, porque entendí que se eu não produzisse o que consumo, sseria vampiro de seres humanos ), se limitar às posses suficientes para sobreviver com dignidade, se dirigir a todos seres humanos com empatia e oferta de colaboração, mas os inimigos da Humanidade, ficaram criando conflitos, escapando do trabalho duro, sendo espertos como os animais selvagens nojentos e sanguinarios, fomentando guerras…. O tempo que teriamos aproveitado na nossa evolução e melhoria da qualidade de vida já teria produzido o estilo de vida que vemos no vídeo. Por isso precisamos de uma cosmovisão como a da Matrix/DNA.

Assista agora como a futura tecnologia ajudará as pessoas a fazerem melhor uso de seu tempo, focalizar mais sua atenção e aprendizagem, reforçar os relacionamentos humanos enquanto vai conseguindo que as coisas do trabalho vão sendo feitas ao mesmo tempo que as lides domésticas e enquanto se faz uma viagem.

The Future, by Microsoft

Microsoft released a concept video showing their idea of the high-tech future. Oddly, a lot of this stuff looks…not very far off. And also everything basically looks like the next version of Windows Phone. Still, fun. Although Associate Editor Paul prefers the Bounty Bear.

A Luz do Sol Determina Que Das Três, Uma: Ou Você é Coruja, Beija-Flôr ou Cotovia.

sexta-feira, novembro 4th, 2011

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Cotovia, Coruja, Beija-Flôr

Cotovia, Coruja, Beija-Flôr

Depois que descobrimos que a Luz natural contem a fórmula da Vida, tudo o que diz respeito à Luz será por nós compilado e estudado. Como o interessante artigo abaixo que aguarda tradução e análise, ítem por ítem (obs: devo ler os comentários no artigo). Eu já me identifiquei; sou coruja. E você?

Resumo do Artigo:

Our circadian rhythm is synchronized with the 24-hour solar cycle by light signals received by non-rod, non-cone receptors found exclusively in our eyes. While the 70-80 percent of us who are dubbed hummingbirds (beija-flôres) manage this well, the “larks,” (cotovias) who tend to be up early, and late-rising “owls,” (corujas) who turn in usually well after midnight, have difficulty resetting their internal clocks.

Larks tend to be older; college students and twenty-somethings are well-known owls. Larks are most aware around noon, work best in the late morning and are chatty, friendly and pleasant from about 9:00 a.m to around 4:00 p.m. Owls, on the other hand, do not really get going until the afternoon, are at their most pleasant (if that is not an oxymoronic term for college students) later in the day and are at their most alert after 6:00 p.m.

THE NEW YORK TIMES – OPINION PAGES – April 21, 2009, 10:00 pm

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/21/guest-column-larks-owls-and-hummingbirds/?ref=opinion

Guest Column: Larks, Owls and Hummingbirds

By LEON KREITZMAN

Teenagers are notoriously difficult to rouse in the mornings. For the sake of parental authority it may be best that we keep this an adult secret, but . . . it may not be the youngsters’ fault.

Adolescentes são notóriamente difíceis de acordarem cêdo. Para resguardar a autoridade dos pais será melhor que mantemos isto como segrêdo entre adultos, mas… mas isso pode não ser culpa dos jovens.

In many cases, it is not laziness, but a part of normal development and determined by the genes. Human circadian clocks are often geared to “owl-like” behavior during adolescence. Fortunately, boys tend to grow out of this by about age 20 and girls a year earlier. But there is a good case for schools opening later and experimenting with the timing of the curriculum and of examinations, so that there is a better match between organizational requirements and the capabilities of the students.

The teenagers are doing what teenagers do because, left to our natural devices, we would eat, sleep and drink (along with many more biological functions) not when we decide to, but when our biological clock tells us to. Only cultural norms and the alarm clock give us the pretense of choice by overriding our inner rhythms — and there is increasing evidence that we are paying a high cost in terms of our health. Disruption of the circadian clock is linked with cancer, cardiovascular diseases, gastric illnesses, asthma, schizophrenia, learning disorders and other conditions.

Charles Czeisler of Harvard University established a decade ago that the mean for the intrinsic, or “free-running,” activity rhythm is 24 hours 11 minutes, plus or minus 16 minutes. It is not 24 hours 11 minutes for everyone, of course, as there is considerable variation among individuals and over the course of one’s life.

Czeisler’s arduous study involved a month’s intensive monitoring of 29 adults. The participants were denied time cues (food, for instance, was made available more or less constantly), kept in a semi-recumbent posture and in a “forced” 28-hour sleep-wake cycle. This complex and carefully controlled regime was necessary to disassociate the intrinsic rhythm from the normal light signals that synchronize the rhythm to the solar cycle.

Our circadian rhythm is synchronized with the 24-hour solar cycle by light signals received by non-rod, non-cone receptors found exclusively in our eyes. While the 70-80 percent of us who are dubbed hummingbirds manage this well, the “larks,” who tend to be up early, and late-rising “owls,” who turn in usually well after midnight, have difficulty resetting their internal clocks.

Larks tend to be older; college students and twenty-somethings are well-known owls. Larks are most aware around noon, work best in the late morning and are chatty, friendly and pleasant from about 9:00 a.m to around 4:00 p.m. Owls, on the other hand, do not really get going until the afternoon, are at their most pleasant (if that is not an oxymoronic term for college students) later in the day and are at their most alert after 6:00 p.m.

It might be envy on my part, but those early-rising larks I have known have often seemed to my bleary early-morning eye to adopt a smug moral superiority based on Benjamin Franklin’s maxim, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” But there is no basis for Franklin’s claim. Catharine Gale and Christopher Martyn of Southampton University followed up a 1973 survey that had included data on sleeping habits. More than 20 years later they found no evidence among the survivors that following Franklin’s advice was associated with any health, socioeconomic or cognitive advantage.

If anything, owls were wealthier than larks, though there was no difference in their health or wisdom. Gale and Martyn wryly offer the thought that “it seems that owls need not worry that their way of life carries adverse consequences. However, those who cite Franklin’s maxim to encourage their children to go to bed early may wish to consider whether their practice is entirely ethical.”

This evening/morningness is less a matter of choice than of genetics. Being bright-eyed and raring to go first thing in the morning is not just a case of how much sleep someone has had, nor is it a reflection of willpower. Genes may largely determine it.

While at the University of Utah, Louis Ptácek and colleagues studied three families with familial advanced sleep-phase syndrome (FASPS), an extreme form of lark behavior. One family included a grandmother, daughter and grandchild, all with the same sleep disturbance. The family members with the disorder have an aberrant wake/sleep cycle. Regardless of work schedules or social pressures, they cannot stay up much later than 7:30 p.m. and they tend to wake up around 3:30 a.m. In other words, the disorder shifts the normal wake and sleep pattern forward by three to four hours.

By studying the family relationships, Ptácek found that the disorder is inherited, and he has found the genes involved. The genetic implications prompted two senior researchers to comment, “It seems that our parents — through their DNA — continue to influence our bedtimes.”

Apart from its importance in helping to understand the relationship between the circadian clock and the sleep process, the work on FASPS was the first time that scientists have uncovered a genetic mutation leading to a change in a complex human behavior like sleep.

The traditional classification of people into larks, owls and hummingbirds may be too simplistic. A study of a large sample of the workforce at a Volkswagen car plant suggests that people fall into a spectrum of chronotypes between the extremes, depending on a range of factors, notably their genetic makeup and the amount of light they are exposed to during the day. This last may be much less than many people think. In brightly lit offices, the light levels are some 200-300 times less than they are outside on a sunny day. Even a cloudy day is some 20-30 times brighter.

Bright light has a powerful effect in shifting the phase of our body clock, and if we don’t see much bright light — and many office workers do not — then our circadian health suffers. One idea is that commuter buses and trains should have glass roofs, so that at least some of the workforce will get a daily dose of outdoor light.

Till Roenneberg, a professor at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, has developed a robust questionnaire that determines an individual’s proclivity to “morningness” and “eveningness.” He has coined the phrase “social jet lag” to describe the persistent mismatch between people’s biological clocks and the demands of their jobs or education.

It is bad enough for the larks and owls whose genes cause a mismatch between modern life and the ancient human body clock. For hummingbirds working night shifts or burning the proverbial candle at both ends, the implications are far-ranging concerning learning, memory, vigilance, performance and quality of life.

Society pays far too little attention to circadian disorders. Roenneberg’s call to employers to say to their workforce, “Please wake up in your own time and come in when you are ready,” is provocative but a challenge that we have not been facing up to.

Humans have broken many links with the natural world. Our food comes pre-packed, our drink pre-bottled and we take pills instead of chewing leaves. Electricity turns our nights into days, and central heating our winters into spring. But if we go deep into a dark cave without a watch, after a few days we revert to ancient patterns. Deprived of time cues, our rhythms slowly drift out of alignment with the outside world.

Over 20 percent of the working population now work at least some of the time outside the normal 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. working day, and the trend is increasing. Living outside the “natural” circadian pattern has undoubted health risks.

But we have choices. We can use what we know about the molecular mechanisms of circadian rhythms to mitigate the biological harm of our “24/7” world. We could better manage the effects of this world by re-organizing work patterns and schedules. We could match chronotype to suitable schedules. We could try to create a world in which we can offer a time paradise or “Uchronia” for a time-stressed populace.

Or is it too late, and we have become trapped in the materialistic time hell of “Dyschronia”?

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NOTES:

For more on determining the human circadian rhythm as 24 hours 11 minutes plus or minus 16 minutes see Charles A. Czeisler, Jeanne F. Duffy, Theresa L. Shanahan, Emery N. Brown, Jude F. Mitchell, David W. Rimmer, Joseph M. Ronda, Edward J. Silva, James S. Allan, Jonathan S. Emens, Derk-Jan Dijk, Richard E. Kronauer. “Stability, Precision, and Near 24-Hour Period of the Human Circadian Pacemaker,” Science, June 25, 1999, Volume 284, pp. 2177-2181.

On the link between multiple sclerosis and vitamin D see Ramagopalan SV, Maugeri NJ, Handunnetthi L, Lincoln MR, Orton S-M, et al. (2009) Expression of the Multiple Sclerosis-Associated MHC Class II Allele HLA-DRB1*1501 Is Regulated by Vitamin D. PLoS Genet 5(2): e1000369.

Michael Smolensky and Lynne Lamberg applied the term hummingbird in “The Body Clock Guide to Better Health,” Owl Books 2000

Benjamin Franklin’s motto was tested in Gale, C. & Martyn, C. (1998) “Larks and owls and health, wealth, and wisdom.” Br Med J, 317, 1675–77.

Our parents determining our bedtime, see Singer, C. M. & Lewy, A. J. 1999 “Does our DNA determine when we sleep?” Nat Med, 5, 983.

A discussion of the importance of chronotypes is T. Roenneberg, A. Wirz-Justice, M. Merrow “Life between Clocks: Daily Temporal Patterns of Human Chronotypes Journal of Biological Rhythms,” Vol. 18, No. 1, 80-90 (2003)

A description of the molecular basis of larks and owls is at Steven A. Brown, Dieter Kunz, Amelie Dumas, Pål O. Westermark, Katja Vanselow, Amely Tilmann-Wahnschaffe, Hanspeter Herzel, and Achim Kramer “Molecular insights into human daily behavior” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 February 5; 105(5): 1602–1607.

Religiosos Usando o Código DNA Como Prova da Existência de Deus, Mas… o DNA Não É Um Código

sexta-feira, novembro 4th, 2011

Êste artigo está aqui porque Patricia Mondore, uma ilustrada pensadora cristã, sugere que o misterioso fenômeno que é o DNA, contem uma mensagem em código que não poderia ter sido criada pela matéria simplesmente, portanto, – na visão dela – seria prova de que existe Deus e mais, que Deus est6eve no Universo, ou até mesmo na Terra, para criar o DNA. Nada temos contra a possibilidade da exist6encia de uma Inteligência Superior extra-universal, mas nossa cosmovisão difere da de patricia em dois principais motivos:

1) O DNA não é um código. Como explicamos em outro artigo aqui, o DNA é simplesmente uma reunião de diferenciados exemplares de um unico sistema – formado por um par de nucleotideos. De fato, o primeiro nucleotideo na Terra trazia em si a informação de como é o sistema natural que o gerou – LUCA – essa a mensagem no DNA. assim como nosso genoma carrega como mensagem o nosso corpo e a transmite aos nossos filhos;

2) Patricia peca o velho pecado humano de tentar reduzir uma possível entidade extra-universal às proporções menores do Universo e da Terra. Ora, se nós podemos elaborar softwares do código genético como o fêz Craig Venter, se podemos construir hardwares como os robots que enviamos a Marte… enfim, poderemos semear a Vida em outros astros, porque uma inteligência zilhões de vêzes mais evoluída não poderia construir softwares e hardwares espalhados no Universo gerando a Vida onde houver suficientes condições?

Afora estas pequenas contradições entre nossas cosmovisões, existem denominadores comuns entre nós e informações uteis no artigo de Patricia, por isso o artigo fica aqui aguardando nosso retorno para uma análise mais acurada.

Leadership University

http://www.leaderu.com/science/mondore-codeword.html

The Code Word

Patricia A. Mondore, M.A. and Robert J. Mondore
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1

The error message appeared for the third time on my computer screen, “Unknown file format.” “What do you mean, ‘Unknown’?”, I shouted at the monitor in frustration. Someone had E-mailed me a message over the internet and I was having a very difficult time being able to discover what it was. You see, in order to send a graphic file over the internet which is only able to read text, the document must be encoded into a text file. Once it has reached its destination it must then be decoded to get it back to its original format and, hence, be read by the receiver. I did eventually come up with a program that could decode my message and squealed with delight as the hieroglyphics on my screen transformed into a beautiful picture sent to me by my beloved husband just to brighten my day.

Just prior to that exciting episode I had been reading about DNA. Perhaps that was one reason that, after experiencing the thrill of having decoded the “secret message” my husband had sent, I found myself wondering if it was at all similar to what Crick, Wilkins and Watson felt when they first broke the DNA code. DNA is the genetic material found in every living cell. It is the fundamental substance of living things and is responsible for passing on hereditary characteristics from one generation to the next. The encyclopedia explains that “Though the entire field of study is still in its infancy, it is believed by researchers to have first been formed when the most elementary forms of life began on earth. The origin of the so-called genetic code they carry has been accepted by researchers as being very close in time to the origin of life itself.”{1}

The research that first revealed the general structure of DNA was performed by the British biophysicists Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins, and by the American biochemist James Dewey Watson. They were the ones who initially succeeded in deciphering the code by discovering how the sequence of nucleic acids dictates the structure of proteins. Using an X-ray diffraction picture of the DNA molecule obtained by Wilkins in 1951, Crick and Watson were able to construct a model of the DNA molecule that was completed in 1953. For their work, the three scientists received the 1962 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.

The two classes of nucleic acids are the deoxyribonucleic acids (DNA) and the ribonucleic acids (RNA). The backbones of both DNA and RNA molecules are shaped like helical strands. To the backbones are connected a great number of smaller molecules (side groups) of four different types. The sequence of these molecules on the strand determines the code of the particular nucleic acid. This code, in turn, signals the cell how to reproduce either a duplicate of itself or the proteins it requires for survival.

All living cells contain the genetic material DNA. The cells of bacteria may have but one strand of DNA, but such a strand contains all the information needed by the cell in order to reproduce an identical offspring. The cells of mammals contain scores of DNA strands grouped together in chromosomes. In short, the structure of a DNA molecule or combination of DNA molecules determines the shape, form, and function of the offspring.{2} What all that means is that the DNA in every life form carries an encoded message unique to that individual life. Thanks to the research of Crick, Watson and Williams, we are now able to decode the message found in DNA. It is the message of life spoken in every living creature on our planet. From this, one might be prompted to ask, “a message from where,” or more specifically, “a message from whom?”

Fred Heeren, in his book, Show Me God {3} has created a hypothetical situation involving the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, an actual project that was designed by NASA to target a search for other signs of life in the universe. SETI’s mission was to seek out intelligent life by distinguishing between blind chance patterns and intelligent information on the basis of highly specified selections. In real life, after spending 60 million dollars and six months probing into the skies looking for signals indicative of life unsuccessfully, the SETI was turned over to a privately funded group who are still attempting today to discover whether or not we are alone in the Universe.

In Mr. Heeren’s fictional version, the SETI began receiving encoded messages one day, clearly those only intelligent life could have transmitted. The scientists eventually realized these messages were being sent in, of all things, Morse Code. Once they began interpreting the messages they discovered the messenger, who or whatever that might be, was quoting the Scriptures to them in Hebrew. As the days went on, the message from space continued until it had transmitted the entire Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) after which it then went on to complete the entire New Testament in Greek. The rest of the story describes the effect that message had on various people. Some believed it had to be from God. That belief changed their lives. Others rejected it as a hoax or coincidence. The lead character chose the latter. Not wanting to deal with how believing it was God might effect his life, he chose to dismiss the significance of the encoded messages altogether. He ended his life a lonely and disillusioned man.

At one point early in the story, before the project had gotten underway, one of the scientists requested funding for the project from a rich Sultan. When asked what criteria would be used for identifying life she explained, “If you get a message in Morse Code, you know there’s intelligence behind it. Nature can’t duplicate that. In the same way, if we get a signal containing encoded information, even if we can’t break the code at first, we’ll know it’s coming from an intelligent source.” The obviously well-read Sultan replied, “You mean like the encoded information we find in DNA?” He continued, “You know, it occurs to me that perhaps – just perhaps- your investigations have already give you your answer, if you are prepared to accept it. What if this encoded information you are seeking-this signal of extraterrestrial intelligence-has been coming through loud and clear all along, but you’ve been missing it, because you’ve been looking in all the wrong places?…Did you know that the chance that amino acids would line up randomly to create the first hemoglobin protein is one in ten to the 850th power? …There’s an even smaller chance that the DNA code could have randomly reached the required specificity: one chance in 10 to the 78,000th power even for the DNA of a simple microorganism. This must be a signal of intelligence, wouldn’t you say?”{4}

While this conversation was strictly fictitious the author has, nevertheless, made a fascinating point. Could there be any validity to what he is saying? Is DNA really an encoded message from our Creator?

Robert Pollack is a biologist who actually worked with Watson in his early studies of DNA. He recently published a book entitled Signs of Life: The Language and Meanings of DNA {5} in which he compares DNA coding to human languages. He writes, “The DNA language of the cell, and the way it is made manifest in protein, find parallels in the Greek, cursive Egyptian, and hieroglyphic Egyptian inscriptions found on the Rosetta Stone.”{6} Pollack goes on to draw parallels between the messages found in DNA and entire collections of literature. He states that “Once DNAs are read like books, whole new worlds of discourse will open up as we borrow from various disciplines involving textual analysis to interpret nature’s text. How does a cell read its DNA/ Certainly with great precision and with greater fastidiousness than we can read and agree on the meaning of our books. Are cells reading, exactly, or are they merely decoding? If DNA encodes our ability to read, how can we read that information itself? Will there be, for instance, a “canon” of DNA Text? Will DNA texts allow themselves to be analyzed for their meaning….? When we can read DNA the way we read a book, we will have to address these questions.”{7}

He even goes so far with his hypothesis as to compare DNA with the Bible. He writes, “To see how different versions of a gene coexist, we can compare the text of the human genome to another ancient..text, the New Testament. First set down in Greek, the NT has been translated and re-translated into English for the past five centuries. Each translation held great meaning for millions of faithful Christians. But though they are all the NT, each version is different….”{8}

After having stated all of the above Pollack, who is a self-proclaimed atheist concludes, “In DNA, nature has created a manifest and multifaceted text. Once we finally see that all genomes are a form of literature, we will be able to approach them properly, as a library of the most ancient, precious, and deeply important books. Only then can the new biology be born.”{9} What is most amazing about this comment is that he is able to compare the intricately encoded messages of DNA with great literature and then attribute its existence to natural selection. Yet would he ever consider the possibility of such a conclusion if he were to discover an ancient manuscript? Could writings on the level of Shakespeare or the Bible have ever come together by natural phenomenon? Clearly, even the suggestion of such a thing occurring by chance is patently absurd.

If the words of an atheistic evolutionary biologist seem to indicate a pattern of intelligence behind the codes revealed in DNA, what does the Bible say? Is there anything found in the Scriptures that could back the claim that DNA is an encoded message sent by God?

The first verse found in the Book of John is considered a foundational passage in understanding the basic doctrines of the Scriptures. Hence, many great theologians have studied each word of this verse in detail, including the world renown Greek Scholar, A.T. Robertson.{10} His insights help us grasp the full meaning of this passage.

The verse starts with “In the beginning was the Word….” From the Greek translation one discovers these words are written in the imperfect tense which clearly implies “beyond the beginning of creation in time to eternity.” Alluding to “In the beginning…” as found in Genesis 1:1, it is actually speaking of a time without beginning, or, outside of time. It conveys no idea of origin for God or the Word but simply continuous existence. God and the Word are ever-existent, outside of time. So just who is this one called the “Word”? As the context clearly reveals throughout the chapter, the “Word” is the 2nd person of the Godhead, Jesus Christ (Jn. 1:14). The Greek word being used is “Logos,” a word rich with meaning. The root meaning of Logos comes from a word that means “to collect, to speak, to express an opinion.” It is commonly used to mean reason as well as speech. Heraclitus used it to describe the principle which controls the universe. The Hebrew equivalent, “memra” was used for the physical manifestation of God as in the frequent Old Testament appearances of the Angel of the LORD. The word “Logos” also appears later in a verse which says, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched–this we proclaim concerning the Word of life” (1 Jn. 1:1).

Jesus is the Word of life and as John 1:1 concludes, “the Word was with God and the Word was God.” The following verses go on to declare that “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men.”(3,4). How appropriate in a comparison of DNA to a spoken language, to realize that the name of the Creator of every living being in the Universe is “The Word.” Phillip Johnson, in describing DNA writes, “The Gospel of John begins with the memorable statement that ‘in the beginning was the Word.” That is exactly how we would describe the creation of a literary work or a computer program, or a building. In the beginning was the concept and the working out of the concept in the mind of the author or designer. Thereafter the concept was recorded, or realized, in matter.”{11} Jesus, the eternal Word is the expression, the language of God that spoke mankind into existence and them came to earth and spoke face to face in a language mankind could understand.

There are those who consider DNA as evidence of evolution claiming that its ubiquitousness proves all life must have evolved from a single source. Using their own logic there is a far stronger case that the highly encoded messages found in DNA could only have come into existence through intelligent design. The fact that it is found in every life form is proof that all life was formed by a single Designer. Encoded messages can no more be attributed to nature than could the writings of Shakespeare. To create a great work of literature takes an intelligent life. To create life, takes God; the Logos; the Living Word. To those of us who know the Designer personally it seems clear. We wonder how others can miss it. The passage in John goes on to offer the explanation that, “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God–.”

It was well worth the effort it took for me to decode the message on my computer screen. It was a message sent by one who loves me very much. Those who broke the DNA code have, perhaps even without realizing it, been reading a similar message. They have been reading the message of the Word of life, sent by their loving Creator.

Robert and Patricia Mondore are free lance Christian writers from Jamesville, NY. They have had numerous articles published and have co-authored several book manuscripts. Their latest project has been a study on the scientific accuracy of the Scriptures. They are both currently employed by the SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, NY.

Patricia’s web page is at http://www.gold-mountain.com/Patty.html. Contact Patricia at mondorep@mail.upstate.edu.

Robert’s web page is at http://Gold-Mountain.com. Contact Robert at Robert@gold-mountain.com.

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