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In Jupiter in Gemini duality is resolved. . . . sort of.

I have been tempted to really get into the Jupiter in Gemini connection between Obama and Romney or O’Romney as many have dubbed it. Their positions on the big issues are completely identical (likely the small ones too). To think we have the opportunity to change the situation by voting for one candidate over another is simply ludicrous. People need to disabuse themselves of this quaint notion, like eight years ago. Its all bread and circus, reality show sweepstakes for the guy with the best hair, cut of the jaw or tightest suit. And that’s merely on the superficial level, where people are judging and apprising each candidates appeal. That’s just the surface of it all. Below the phony and staged back-and-forth of partisan bating and grinning finger pointing lies something much darker. The society of the spectacle is the front for a rigged reality and the illusion of choice. There are no two candidates that best exemplify this than O’Romney.

Flash back. It’s 2008 and out of a heated race between Hilary Clonetin, the consummate insider and Saul Alinsky disciple and Barack Obama, the great unknown and Saul Alinsky disciple, the latter emerged from the ocean of our consciousness, with hope breaking like a fresh wave of cool, clear, healing waters across the charred and singed hearts and minds of a nation, beset by Bush fires that are still burning, Set against the octogenarian poster child, for the silent generation, the choice for Americans was easy, even though Jupiter was in Capricorn and would have seemed to favor the old dude.

But that’s where Obama’s Jupiter was and having a Jupiter return all through an election year and you’re the guy, well it doesn’t get much better than that. The Carpricornian forces lined up behind him, while McCain would ably play his role as the dotty yet gritty foil. But this time with Jupiter in Gem, its a different beast.

Gemini is essentially two halves of one whole before they split and when they do, they’re twinned, doubles. So what do we have here with these two candidates?

On the surface they seem to conform to classic Gem duality. Black versus white. Humble means versus privileged. Left versus right. Woman and rights lover versus woman and rights denier. One guy sings Al Green while the other hums Pat Boone. The contrast is all too apparent. And yet, go just a few levels deeper and you’ll see the similarities emerge in stark terms as both co-sign in agreement with almost every big ticket item staring down the American electorate. In fact, even NPR has noticed the similarities. Again, Gemini in all its alchemical glory reveals itself to be different and yet the same, two but really one. It offers the maya of choice and the stark revelation that no matter what you do or where you punch your chad, there is no change. And that my friends, is the desired effect.

When people are confronted with this option, they hold their noses, close their eyes, look the other way and vote based on their conscience, however much remains of that precious failsafe of the soul. They’ll co-sign on the lesser of two evils and in this case . . . .well you do the math. Some people are still misguided albeit well meaning. They see candidate A as the peoples champion. He stands for all the right things even if his voting record, now conspicuous, clearly suggests something entirely different. But there’s photos of him puffin’ some choom with a wide brimmed Panama, looking for all intents and purposes like a Hawaiian cast member of “Dazed And Confused.” Yes, he’s quite human isn’t he? Well talk about cognitive dissonance. Ask any member of the cannabis community and they’ll tell you how the Feds have made life a living hell in California for distributors and users of medicinal marijuana, shutting them down right and left. This is how people go nuts by the way. Not immediately or directly but quickly enough, especially now. Because the image and the action are so far from matching up, that its maddening.

Then you’ve got candidate B, passing himself off as the peoples champion, even if he can’t seem to get any more than 500 people at a time to watch him stiffly exhort his action plan to bring America back. He’s a died-in-the-wool globalist who will do the bidding of the highest bidder. Unlike candidate A who bobs and weaves around the medical marijuana issue, candidate B will only sign off on synthetic marijuana, which is where big pharma is poised to make the big bucks on cannabis research. But everyone knows that synth herb is crap and robs the healing properties right out of God’s own green. I said i wouldn’t talk about them and here I am, pecking away.

Okay, so lets end the debate and just have a peek at how similar they are on where they stand on the most important issues of this very pivotal era in our history.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY OCTOMOM!

Let’s lighten the mood a bit and indulge in a little astro-whimsy. Today was the birthday of one, Nadya Suleman. Who is she? “Ocotmom.” I keep wondering if she’s some dark illuminist project, like Isis on aderall and andro. Well she is a Cancer so the mother thing is, well, in her chart, but she’s like some transhumanist pet project gone rogue, spitting out 14 kids by the time she was 37. They came in batches thanks to a hopped-up-hormonal system, flush with fertility drugs, splitting zygotes like pairs-of-eights in Vegas.

Octomom just kept doubling down.

Now to be fair, she was having a hard time conceiving because of fibroid tumors and scarring, so she had to resort to the miracles of modern medicine and go IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). To make ends meet and pay for her IVF, she worked in a psych hospital. Her first child was the product of donated friend sperm. The child was named “Elijah.” Now one might think that this would satiate her need to conceive. Nope. She was just getting started. Amerah, Joshua, and Aidan followed. That’s four kids. Enough? Nope. Double down! Twins!

Calyssa and Caleb. Now we’re talking six. Enough? No frickin’ way. By this time she’s like the Spielberg of birth, working up to that blockbuster production, the Indiana Jones of all pregnancies and on 1/26/09, in the early degrees of Aquarius (Sun conjunct Moon), out popped Noah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Nariyah, Jonah, Jeremiah and Josiah. The True Node and Jupiter were also in on the act, conjuncting Sun/Moon. I’m sensing that these kids are either going to save the planet in spite of their birth obsessed mom, or she’s just hatched the children of the damned as part of the great plan to bring the whole thing down and Arthur C. Clarke is somehow involved in all of this. Chiron is also in the mix in Aquarius (really?) but far enough out so that those sweet conjunctions are mostly spared the indignity of being too self-conscious about their future as a sideshow act.

They have Uranus conjunct Venus in Pisces, 20/21 degrees. They also have Mercury conjunct Mars in Cap, 21/26. Here’s the real treat, Pluto exact Black Moon Lilith in Capricorn. Birth (Pluto) and the new Eve, conceiving through some whacky, Atlantean-Aquarian science magic.

But what about mom? Black Moon Lilith casting her revenge on Eve incarnate?

Well, for starters, she’s got Sun/Saturn conjunct 19/22 in Cancer in the 5th House. Anyone with even a cursory knowledge of astrology can do the math here. In the house of children (Leo), she has the sign of the mother (Cancer) tied to the mule of labor in Saturn also in of course, Cancer. One might say, it was her destiny to be a mother–but this much? Zoom out and there’s a T-Square with Uranus in Libra in the 8th House and Jupiter in Aries in the 2nd. Uranus in the 8th is, well unusual circumstances around partnering (Libra) and sex and birth. Squaring Jupiter, is well, maybe just a bit too much of it. Both planets squaring her Sun, well, that’s willful excess (Jupiter in Aries) and submerged strangeness (Uranus in Libra). It all adds up to infamy masquerading as 21st century reality based fame.

As Saturn finally lurched forward in her 8th House, Ocotomom released a home-brew-porn vid of her pleasuring herself. You see, she believes that porn can be the ticket to help pay for her hungry brood. This might not go so well when Saturn hits her Uranus on 9/20, when by the way transiting Uranus and Pluto do their next square dance at 6 degrees. Maybe it might have to do with her strip club lawsuit. However, Octomom might just be the ultimate feminist, which could save her a visit from CPS, she’s a veritable birth engine, more of a Wankel rotary, than a traditional piston drive, and, she can do porn as well! Octomom might be the most fully realized woman in the feminist mold of all time. Is she done? Hardly. Just wait until Jupiter moves into Cancer next year and conjuncts her Sun/Saturn. Hit me babies one more time!!!

I haven’t even gotten into her obsession with Angelina Jolie. I’ll leave that one alone for now. Okay, we’ll get back to saving the universe from ourselves on the next post. Promise.

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Technology thats bringing people together..

On todays show, I interviewed Joshua Hart, the founder of Stop Smart Meters.Org a true grassroots organization that is dedicated to stopping smart meters in their tracks. Santa Cruz, which, thanks to the tireless commitment by Hart, has become front lines for smart meter resistance. Hart who would classify himself as a classic progressive, driven by core progressive values, such as care for the environment, aversion to big business etc. has found himself aligning with members of the Tea Party, whose values seem to be much more in agreement than not on the smart meter front. One side abhors Big Gov, the other Big Biz and the magnet drawing them together is the dubious smart meter. This is a really positive example of Saturn in Libra getting worked out in the collective, two disparate sides forming alliances based on the need to bring a situation that’s out of imbalance, back into accord.

The meters themselves represent the worst aspect of Uranus in Aries. They are like small cell phone towers attached to your house and create a grid network of other smart meters that bounce the signal from one house to another, all the way back to a central tower. In addition to the radiation and dirty electricity thrown off by the meters, they’re also invasive, tracking your power loads in real time and sending the info back in pulses to Pacific, Gas and Electric every four-to-five seconds. While P.G.&E. is an early adopter, programs with other PUCs are popping up all over the country.

In the second half of todays program, I hooked up with Carol Croft (Etheric Warriors.Com). again. We talked about how orgonite can be used to diffuse the static fields of not only smart meters, but other electronic devices, systems and grids. There are visionary applications for technology, the light side of Uranus in Aries and orgone is certainly one of them.

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A new kind of mind share.

I am fascinated by the outer planets and how they reflect and even at times project into the dream theater of this consensus reality. Right now, Neptune and Uranus have my attention for so many reasons, most of which are not the types of things that make you feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside, but by the end of this post, I will be blowing sunshine up your first Chakra and you might find the encroachment of dark shadows and desperate tyranny a little less threatening. Let’s start with Neptune In Pisces.

Neptune in Pisces is like a maze, a labyrinth of layers. It is like Dante’s inferno being played out on the holodeck. It is multi-dimensional and hence, it can represent any number of realities happening simultaneously. Let me give you an example.

FAST TRACK TO JUDGMENT

While you were making such a fuss about the royals and following every bizarre utterance out of the broken robot known as “Charlie Sheen” along with a cranium full of other distractions and time sucks, a new technology has been stealthily developed and might soon make it’s debut at schools, stadia, shopping malls, airports and government buildings. It’s called FAST and it stands for “Future Attribute Screening Technology.” The basic premise is that it reads your heart rate, blood pressure, scans eye movements, body temp, etc and determines if your behavior is sufficient enough to be warranted a threat. It’s the first generation of scanners that are built to detect pre-crime, straight out of Phillip K. Dick’s “Minority Report.” Imagine going to see your kid play in a high school football game and you have to do the FAST walk. In the back of your mind, you’re wondering if you just might sweat a little too much, or have a HBP day and what might happen if you tilt the needle into the red. Just try that on for size for a moment and see how it feels. It’s ironic that only the grimy sub-set of society that would not be phased by FAST would be the legitimate psychopaths who register the same body metrics for dropping the neighbors cat out of the 30th floor window and ordering a double latte right after Boots hits the pavement. They’ll zip right through FAST, while the rest of us tremble and quake, sucking in the dead air of fear and apprehension. You can rest assured that this will be phase one. The next gen will read brain types and have a retinal scanners built in.

How does this connect with Neptune in Pisces? Well we’re talking about assessing the subjective state of mind, where human error can abound on both ends. In essence, projecting someone’s potential behavior is an unrealized reality. It’s a future state. It hasn’t happened yet. It’s like a preemptive strike on the mind, not on some feckless desert despot. This is just one aspect of Neptune in Pisces; predicting how someone will behave in the immediate future. Ironically, this is also a psychic function, albeit being performed by machines. It’s a dark manifestation of reading intent, scanning the unrefined moments emerging out of the immediate burps of the collective mind. When we flip the script, this will add up to the sunshine chakra blowing moment coming soon.

This adaptation of psychic function based on very Atlantean forms of technology is a representation of what we already have based on our instincts, precognition and refined awareness. It’s a twisted and perverse application of something we already inherently do. It’s called a bullshit detector and by now, yours should be on 24 hour scan mode. FAST is problematic and disturbing on a number of many levels, but if we take a step back, it’s just an AC adapted and clunkier version of our own psychic abilities.

BEHAVIOR IS A VIRUS

In “Code 46,” Michael Winterbottom’s take on a sleek dystopian future filled with clones, nurture families, and strict breeding protocols, viruses are used almost like drugs. They can have both short and long term effects. They can cancel out certain parts of the brain or amplify them. Tim Robbins’ character (a detective) takes an empathy virus in the beginning of the film so that he can match Samantha Morton’s emotional signal, Morton’s character creates false identities for people to travel freely between urban centers without being tracked. Robbins befriends her to garner more info and ultimately bust her for her fake identity ring. This particular virus only last 24 hours, endowing Robbins with a deep and almost most supernatural ability to climb inside her emotional state. The subtext of course is that the feminine principle is so denied by the lack of organic birth and natural rearing that the only way to approximate it’s essence is by proxy. The virus only offers a temporary fix to the deeply fragmented system. It’s nurturing as FAST food. Think it’s science fiction? Think again.

HAPPY VAX!!!

Molly H just passed along this video, which was leaked from the pentagon. Note the date. It’s from 2005. It’s a small briefing about using a virus to target specific brain functions and various types. In the video they are referring mostly to Muslims and potentially zealous behavior, for use in the Middle East, shutting down their intensity and outrage. But the precepts and effects of the virus are not religion specific. It’s meant to impact brains that feel strongly and exhibit some form visceral dissatisfaction. In essence, it’s a viral lobotomy. While this was theoretically targeted for the fertile crescent, it’s by no means the only application of such fluid (Neptunian) technologies.

LITHIUM ON TAP

While the mood modeling for radical Muslims and others has been kicked around since at least 2005, there’s a new wave of behavior mod science rigged up and ready to roll. Of course, it has ripples that reach into the oceans of Neptune in Pisces. Since the fifties, we have been forced to drink water with fluoride. The master psychologist, devilish marketeer and Siggy Freud’s nephew, Edward Bernays struck a deal with ALCOA aluminum to find a way for them to be able to profit off of the disposal of fluoride, a byproduct aluminum processing. ALCOA and other aluminum manufacturers like Reynolds and Kaiser were also staring down major litigation from workers that were experiencing fluoride poisoning and toxicity.

Bernays got a dentist to travel to some western states to find out if “naturally” occurring fluoride could help teeth. The info supported the idea that fluoride could indeed help teeth, but there was one, subtle, yet vital difference. Water with natural fluoride is calcium fluoride, while the aluminum byproduct is sodium fluoride. The gov argued that fluoride was fluoride and rubber stamped the fluoride bill. Much to the joy of ALCOA and others who were staring down potentially enormous legal fees, making fluoride “safe” for consumption not only gave them a new revenue stream, but also chased their legal blues away. Did you know that the main ingredient in rat poison is also fluoride? Did you know that fluoride short-circuits the psychic function by burning out the pineal gland? Anyway, it’s in almost all the municipal water systems throughout the US and other parts of the world. Well fluoride might not be the only element to show up in public water. There’s now a movement afoot to add lithium to the water supply. Lithium is a major anti-depressant. It’s literally behavior modification on tap. More Neptune in Pisces. See a pattern emerging? Water. Fluid states of transmission. Fluid states of being. Illusion. Delusion. Well I am here to tell you that all is not bad. This is the long awaited sunshine up the first chakra moment you might have been waiting for.

SURREALITY IS REALITY GONE SOUTH

All of these things that I have detailed have to do with claiming some right to mediate reality, create filters, categorize, classify, observe or influence, but they are mere shadow play that hints at something greater taking place and that’s why they are surfacing now, as control measures to cordon off our awareness and divert our signal to noise. They’re mindfields to be either navigated through or avoided at all costs, because there’s a wave of awareness and love that’s breaking and it is undeniable. All of these technologies are mere approximations of gifts and states that we already possess and are slowly realizing their place in our lives. The rise of totalitarian muscle is a clear sign that we are arriving at a nexus point where there is a convergence, a place where the spirit meets the will, where the aggregate technology of control collides with it’s psycho-spiritual other demonstrating our multi-dimensional capacities. But it just doesn’t manifest just in the ethers of possibility or naive speculation.

I am floored by creativity emerging throughout a variety of arts and sciences. Grant Achatz is the mage of molecular gastronomy. His concepts for food are so out there that new equipment and serving fare is crafted just to create and showcase his food. Achatz has taken the concept of food and restaurants to a whole different level. While he explores the future of food and the dining experience at it’s furthest edges, his roots remain close to his parents diner that he grew up working in. He is always doing his best to create value in food, not indulging in the hidden cost chicanery that most high end restaurants traffic in. In short, Achatz fuses both his brains and heart in his work. Neither is sacrificed. His otherworldly cuisine is the perfect menu for the imagination of Neptune in Pisces.

In music, electronic composer, Amon Tobin has broken the sound barrier by inserting himself into the actual set for his stage production ISAM. The set itself has become a living entity, a geometric scrim flashing digital neurons that are more like a McKenna DMT vision than anything else I’ve ever seen. Tobin’s music is a mutant pastiche of glitch and alien atmosphere, throbbing beats, broken time and inner spaces. When I see Achatz pushing the boundaries of food and Tobin doing the same with music and stagecraft, creating art with little reference, I know that we are tapping the void, that the genius of Uranus in Aries, the inspiration of Neptune in Pisces is kicking in and we are pushing the envelope of spirit tech and the fusion of materials with mind. These achievements are to be celebrated, because they epitomize the inner quest for greater novelty and invention and don’t you know that that that is how God knows herself in the most potent fashion? She revels in the brilliance of all that brings greater life, sweeter entanglement and deeper imagination to this realm.

It seems as though at times, we are walled off at every attempt to break through or free. Nothing can be further from the truth, but we cannot arrive at the zero point of collective being by doing the same things over and over again. That’s robotic and it doesn’t work. People ask me; “What can I do? I am only one person.” My answer to you and them is to be as outrageously creative as you can. Love like there is no tomorrow. Dare to express you own personal genius. To do this in the face collapsing social systems and networks of control is the greatest act of bravery any individual can engage in. Have the courage to affirm life. Create.

Here is a short trailer for Amon Tobin’s mind blowing ISAM.

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Master Polymerase.

I am deeply fascinated by the concept of antipodes, meaning the opposite side of something, particularly geographically. With Saturn in Libra, as we do a our best to achieve balance in our lives, even while a gang of agents from Mars seeks to instigate radical change on our beings, the concept of antipodes (also shared by Gemini) is in play. Balancing the opposite. When the quake hit Japan, I looked for it’s antipode and it just happens to be Brazil, where of course Barack Obama retreated to, just a week after what is just the latest mega-disaster to plague the northern hemisphere in the past year. Brazil, in true, antipodal fashion is also home to the largest Japanese community in the world, outside of Japan itself. Sao Paolo, where Brazilian Jiu Jitisu evolved, is it’s center.

The Japanese were drawn to Brazil in the early 1900′s. Once slavery ended in Brazil, the Brazilian plantation owners needed to employ workers on their coffee plantations. Europeans were the first to arrive, but many didn’t stay, due to the intensity of the climate, low wages and harsh working conditions. Around the same time, Japan was emerging from a feudalist state and as a result, there was immense poverty in Japan. Immigration was subsidized to help combat low wages and the Japanese arrived at their antipodal point on the planet. Japan also happens to be a Libra country and it makes a great deal of sense, that they would be doing everything in their power now, to balance the intensity of Uranus in Aries and the power of the Pluto (Uranium/Plutonium) now ravaging their land and culture.

In Brazil, there was a fair amount of antipathy held towards the Japanese, since their cultural enclaves have been nearly impenetrable and Brazil has long proven to be a country that is malleable by internationalist ideology and dictum. In 1934, this resolution was passed into Brazilian constitutional law; “”The concentration of immigrants anywhere in the country is prohibited, the law should govern the selection, location and assimilation of the alien.” In essence, the Brazilian government would decide who would live where and force interracial and intercultural mixing onto it’s immigrant community. It was called, “The Whitening Project” where they hoped that the darker people of Brazil would lighten and get closer to the European hue, but the antipodal equation also exists in that there would be a darkening of the white race as well. The Japanese however have remained mostly steadfast in their cultural hegemony. In fact Oliveira Viana, a jurist, sociologist and historian had this to say about the Japanese; “”They (Japanese) are like sulfur: insoluble”. I’m sure that they’ll need to tap some of that insoluble nature in their homeland right now. This type of social engineering isn’t anything new for Brazil (Virgo country). In addition to the “whitening project” there is also the town of twins (more antipodal manifestation/Gemini) Read the rest of this entry »

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Fukushima Mon Amour

I am on the west coast, sitting here, doing my best to read the green tea leaves regarding Japan. Oh a reactor exploded! Wow. Well let’s get the official story. Even though the sides and the roof blew to the floors of St. Peters office, there was no damage to the core. Everything was cool, especially those rods. No meltdown here. Keep on moving, nothing to see. Okay, that was pretty dramatic, but glad you guys have it under control I mean you build the best and most reliable cars out there. Awesome. Let me go back to the NFL strike. Hold on. wait. What? There’s another reactor that’s exploded? Meanwhile, the Japanese PM is doing anything but channeling Toshiro Mifune. I wonder if he’s been replaced, just like Charlie Sheen? I mean c’mon? Every time there’s a cool, new, fucking robot, it’s from Japan. Right? Nothing is as it seems. Okay, the other robot in Washington just got in another eight rounds and Reggie Love was waiting for him back at the oval office with some raw cuisine. Barack Obamaton. He is clearly and slowly annunciating his message of both support and care for Japan. If you haven’t figured out what his role is in everything, he is the great mammalian soporific to Bush’s amphetamine reptile. He is the after party. He’s the comedown via NLP and heavy metals now swimming like Michael Phelps towards your amygdala. Yes, there is nothing to worry about. Read the rest of this entry »

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bruceThe Quantum View

There are very few people who actually impact our consciousness and our culture in ways that challenge the very nature of our relationship to the universe. Dr. Bruce Lipton, PhD is one of those rare individuals who has stood against the tide of mechanized thinking and robotic programming in relation to our bodies and our minds.

Trained in traditional allopathic medicine, he eventually matriculated to Stanford where he was on the cutting edge of stem cell research, with millions of research dollars at is disposal. Between 1987 and 1992 he discovered something that bucked the trend of at least 500 years of conventional medicine. He cracked the mind/body code when he realized that, “the cell membrane, which revealed that this outer layer of the cell was an organic homologue of a computer chip, the cell’s equivalent of a brain.” His work, reveled that the environment, operating though the membrane, controlled the behavior and physiology of the cell, turning genes on and off. His discoveries, which ran counter to the established scientific view that life is controlled by the genes, presaged one of today’s most important fields of study, the science of epigenetics.”

Faced with the challenge of understanding this new model, which went against the grain of his training, he turned to quantum physics to understand our somatic mystery and rediscovering the sacred in our cells.

In order to continue on his unconventional path, he had to turn his back on his well funded role as a researcher. Lucky for us. Since then, he’s authored, “Healing The Heart Of The World,” “Spontaneous Evolution” and “The Biology Of Belief.”

Please join me as we dive into the nature of “quantum healing” and the mind/body connection on Free Association Radio, this Thursday (11/11) at 10AM, PST.

How does this relate to astrology? In 2011, Jupiter and Uranus will be shifting from Pisces to Aries in Uranus and Jupiter. Both planets augur the rise of “The Will.” Aligning the body/mid will, with the quote-un-quote, “will of God” is the ultimate fusion of these energies.

Here are just a few of Bruce’s fine works available at Amazon.com.

The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles

Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future (and a Way to Get There from Here)

The Biology of Belief

Here is the full podcast from my talk with Bruce today on 11/11.

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pg2_venustsWhose star is rising?

Strange and synchronous moments are like quarks that pulse in and out of the gauzy curtains of time. The latest case in point for me was today when I was reading TMQB, a lengthy column devoted to mostly football by the eclectic and somewhat eccentric Gregg Easterbrook. He knows his football shit and then some. So there I am, cruising through untidy factoids about Brett Favre and Randy Moss and all of a sudden, out of nowhere, he drops this:

Are You Descended from a Venusian?

” Venus is the planet most similar to Earth — about the same size as our world, made of similar elements. Closer to the sun, Venus has a surface temperature of around 900 degrees Fahrenheit, almost all its water has boiled off and a runaway greenhouse gas atmosphere causes atmospheric pressure 92 times greater than Earth’s. The planet appears to have no carbon cycle — no plants or geological processes subtract carbon dioxide from the air, as happens here — resulting in a very thick atmosphere. Natural global warming probably killed any Venus life that might have once existed.

Because of these things, cosmologists long have assumed Venus foretells what will happen to the Earth far into the future, when Sol expands before going supernova: Earth’s water will boil off, carbon dioxide will choke the atmosphere, life will end. That’s the distant future, hundreds of millions of years from now, by which time humanity will have either evolved into a higher form or gone extinct anyway.

But if Earth will become like Venus in the future, was Venus like Earth in the past? An eon ago, the sun was faint compared to today and the inner solar system less hot. Here, researchers speculate that a billion years ago, Venus had surface water, lower temperatures and less atmospheric pressure — the planet might have been habitable to the kind of life we know about. Reading this, I thought: What if there was civilization on Venus an ego ago, a civilization that either evolved into a higher form or fell extinct? A billion years later, there is no trace remaining.

Or perhaps far in the past, a civilization on Venus escaped the malfunctioning of its environment by seeding life here, the next planet outward from the sun. So far there’s no clue about how terrestrial life began. Darwinian evolution suggests how organisms that already exist form new species, but Darwin was silent on what created life. Microbes came into being nearly 4 billion years ago, but complex animal life appears to have begun relatively rapidly between 530 and 570 million years ago. Maybe that was the time a Venusian civilization was dying. Maybe we find no clues of the origin of complex biology here because this process began on Venus. Perhaps a billion years from now, thinking beings on a distant world will wonder how their biology became so complex, unaware it was transplanted from the long-dead Earth. ” Read the rest of this entry »

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