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“I Have to Admit, I Have a Very Low Opinion of Human Beings”

A 2020 Science alert mentions a 2020 study published in the Frontiers of Physics mapping the “odd structural similarities between the human brain and the Universe”. This is the most spectacular example of a recent concept that I call macro vs micro. To some extent, we may be living in a Droste-effect (eg, my 2021 blog).

Recently, a strange thought entered my mind: might this Droste effect be a “building block” of the Blueprint of life, nature and the Universe? If so, what does zooming-out tell us how the Universe?

One of the building blocks in human life is the wheel (eg, my 2019 blog). Although many human inventions have their original idea in nature (eg, bird-plane, duck-boat, whale-submarine), nothing in nature resembles a wheel (eg, ThoughtCo-2019). The origins of the wheel are a mystery in human history.

Remarkably, ancient drawings of ancient astronauts do suggest the use of a wheel. Similarly, the main symbol of Zoroastrianism, being the Faravahar, does suggest the use of a wheel. It is believed that the Sumerian civilization invented the wheel (eg, Wiki). However, the Sumerians are another mystery in history.

Zooming-out of known human history (ie, 5000 BC – today) requires taking a look at the Sumerian King List (or SKL). The pre-flood SKL includes a “Total: Five Cities, eight kings, reigned 241,200 years” (source). The very first line of the SKL claims ancient cosmonauts: “After kingship had descended from heaven []”.

The entire SKL timeframe matches the still mysterious transition from anatomical modern humans to behavioral modern humans “by at least about 150,000–75,000 years ago and possibly earlier”.

Most of us think, feel and believe that we are the only human race in the Universe. Still, a recent 2022 hearing in US Congress acknowledged the existence of many UFO incidents, although there is still no evidence of a non-terrestrial origin (eg, NPR).

Does our belief in human supremacy refrain us from viewing ourselves as ants in the Universe? While humans study ant behaviour, “others” study our behaviour. I cannot but agree with neuroscientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934): “I Have to Admit, I Have a Very Low Opinion of Human Beings” (Nautilus).

The idea that these “others” would be interested in establishing First Contact seems farfetched. Everything in human culture suggests that we would assume the worst and start attacking them, before we would even start asking questions. Example: the 2016 film Arrival, rated #7.9 in IMDb.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal compared humans with the “last hunter animal”. I disagree. A hunter kills what he needs. Humans kill for their beliefs. Some of us even kill for fun (ie, wants). In my view, we might be the most dangerous species in the galaxy: arrogant, ignorant, violent, and – worst of all – not to be trusted.

Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (1977) by Carpenters
1976 original by Klaatu
artists, artists-2, lyrics, video, Wiki-artists, Wiki-song

We are observing your Earth
And we’d like to make
A contact
With you

Note: all markings (bolditalic and underlining) by LO unless in quotes or stated otherwise.

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