Thursday, July 25, 2019

Episode #106: Dr. Martin Sweatman

We talk with Dr. Martin Sweatman about his book, Prehistory Decoded, and his work on the symbols on the pillars of Gobekli Tepe.  Dr. Sweatman applies his understanding of statistical analysis and the scientific method toward testing new ideas about Gobekli Tepe's symbols possibly being related to zodiacal imagery and the Precession of the Equinoxes.

From there, he is able to take another look at ancient symbols across a wide range of time, from as far back as ~40,000BP and as recent as late neolithic to the early bronze age, showing that there may be a commonality across an enormous expanse of time, and that humans have been using a "language of the stars" that possibly stems from an exceedingly ancient common source.

He also has a section in his book detailing the work of the Comet Research Group and the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis, and how recent developments in the science of astronomy show that earth encounters cometary debris far more often than had previously been thought.

All in all it is a fascinating discussion!

Follow Dr. Sweatman and his continued research on his blog and on Twitter @martinsweatman1

Pillar 43, Gobekli Tepe, aka the "Vulture Stone"

Image of Pillar 43 by Alistair Coombs

Comparison of Vulture Stone images with correlating constellations

Pillar 2 at Gobekli Tepe

Lascaux Cave Paintings, the "Dead Man" scene

Lascaux Paintings

Lascaux Paintings

"Zodiacal Light", cometary dust in the plane of the ecliptic

Zodiacal Light

Zodiacal Light

A "Vulture Stone" image from Elephantine, in Egypt

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Episode #105: Genetics and Human Ancestry

We take a deep dive into genetics and tracing ancestry by way of The Watcher, who knows a lot more about this subject than we do, and thus is better able to explain how no one really knows wtf is going on.

We also read a bit about possible connections between Pictish symbols and images seen at Gobekli Tepe, and also the now-infamous planned mass-incursion into Area 51 by millions of Naruto runners.


Friday, July 12, 2019

Episode #104: Human Origins Developments

We read and discuss several articles detailing new discoveries in human origins, that push back the timeline of the spread of homo sapiens around the world, and their interbreeding and interactions with other hominin species such as Neandertal and Denisovans.
We also read an article about a remote region in Russia that has strange magnetic fields, where compasses and even watches don't function properly, and people often report bizarre sightings and physiological effects.

In the final segment, we talk about physics and cosmology, and how some things just don't seem to add up in the standard model.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Episode #103: Injections of Civilization

We talk about the mystery of civilizing knowledge, esoteric information, and technology being "injected" into cultures around the world from time to time across history. Where does this information come from, really?

We also read our regular spaceweathernews updates and lots of new listener communications.