Saturday, March 28, 2020

Episode #141: Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe

We have an excellent and mind-expanding discussion with Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe about panspermia and the cosmic origins of life, and how evidence has been building for decades that space itself may contain a "micro-biome" consisting of vast numbers of single-cell life forms and viruses, and that these are constantly raining down upon the earth, changing and affecting life here on the planet, and possibly contributing to evolutionary changes throughout the history of life on earth.

We also talk about how this cosmic distribution of life in the universe may have caused the sudden onset of plagues and sicknesses throughout history, and that it may be the origin of the current viral crisis the world is facing in the form of COVID19.

We have to give special thanks to George Howard from The Cosmic Tusk blog for helping us set up this fantastic interview with Dr. Chandra. You can find the recent articles George has written regarding Dr. Chandra's work here, and here.

For more information on Dr. Chandra and his enormous body of work, you can go to his website.

Brothers of the Serpent Episode 141




Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe

Episode #140: The Serpent Fam

Both of our parents join us in the tangent cube for this episode, to talk about their backgrounds and tell stories of the shenanigans we got up to as kids, and their philosophy of education that had such a huge impact on how we go about life, always trying to learn new things from the natural world around us.

This is a special episode for us, and as so many families around the world are spending a lot more time together right now, we thought it would be fun to have all four of us crammed into the cube for a good old fashioned Allen roundtable. Many listeners are already familiar with the Snake Stache from his previous appearance on episode #84, and this is the first time the Snake Mom has been on the show.

We hope you all enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed making it!

Brothers of the Serpent Episode 140





Masked in the Cube with the fam

Optical prism bars

Mom's optical prism bars


Working on the internal welding machine

Pipeline right of way

Side booms

Mom on the job

Mom cleaning Stache's welder

Finished welding hotpass

Fill pass welders

Clay Johnson rustling Venezuela calf

Russ on right, cousin on left

SNAKES

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Episode #139: Live from Quarantine

We take a break from the book reports and deep dives and relax a bit, talking about whatever comes to mind through the course of the show. We also streamed this episode live to the Discord chat, which was fun, and is something we plan to do more of in the future.

We catch up on listener emails and Kyle reads an excellent story about an exoplanet where it actually rains metal. We talk ancient aliens, space genes, and viruses. We also read through a three part article from MessageToEagle.com about redheaded mummies, worldwide mythology, and a possible Atlantean connection.

Enjoy!


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 139

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Episode #138: Earth in Upheaval - Part 6

We finish our long deep dive into Velikovsky's Earth in Upheaval with this 6th installment of the series. In this episode we look at fossil plants and insects preserved in coal seams, seemingly shredded into small pieces yet preserved so well that the color of the insects is intact and leaves still contain chlorophyll. We also look into the mystery of the formation of coal itself, and how there are often dozens or even hundreds of layers of coal separated by layers of marine sediment.

Near the end of the book, Velikovsky again takes a look at the works of Charles Darwin and the problems of speciation in evolution by the mechanism of natural selection, and the assumptions about "missing evidence in the geological record" that must be made in order to make the uniformitarian view work.

We also open some great 1-Up boxes and read some emails, and Kyle reads a couple of very interesting space related articles.



Brothers of the Serpent Episode 138

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Episode #137: Earth in Upheaval - Part 5

Diving deeper into Velikovsky's book, Earth in Upheaval, we look at submerged caves and rising seas, stranded shorelines and ancient lakes, old water levels now tilted many degrees off the horizontal, strange glacier flow evidence and always unexpectedly young dates for artifacts, fossils, and geological features. We talk about the magnetic field of the earth and the evidence for field reversals in recent times, and what a field reversal might cause in the biosphere, and what could possibly be the mechanism for such an event, deep within the planet.

We talk about enormous lava flows, more erratics, sea caves that are now dry, and dry caves that are now submerged. All of which seem to have happened very quickly, and catastrophically.

Also, what is the Fine Structure Constant?





Brothers of the Serpent Episode 137

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Episode #136: Earth in Upheaval - Part 4

Furthering our deep dive into Velikovsky's book, Earth in Upheaval, we read and discuss about the evidence of sea-bottom sediments not matching up with expectations of uniformitarian theory, with deep sea clays showing evidence of cosmic dust from meteorites being over a thousand times more abundant than was expected, with sands from what was once seashore beaches being found miles underwater.
We also read about the enormous African Rift, which spans one third of the distance from pole to pole, and shows evidence of having been formed recently, by the sharpness of its features. We also dive into the problems if past ice ages seemingly having taken place in what are now equatorial regions, and what that might mean for possible pole shifts, or crustal shifts, and how that process might work in terms of physics and geophysics.

We also discuss some things going on in our work lives with the olive orchard and leaf cutter ants, as well as give a brief overview of our thoughts on the Coronavirus.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 136

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Episode #135: Earth in Upheaval - Part 3

Continuing with Earth in Upheaval, we first loop back again to the section on Charles Lyell and the beginnings of Uniformitarianism in geology, re-read some of the quotes of Lyell, and parse them more carefully, just to make it clear exactly what this man was saying about early geologists and their "indolent" tendencies.

We then skip ahead to where we left off last episode, continuing forward with more mass depositions of fossil bones of enormous amounts of animals, all packed into relatively small areas, caves, tar pits, and strata. We talk about mountain ranges moving miles across plains, about huge uplifts that must have happened relatively recently, and end with a discussion of the Altiplano in Peru, and Lake Titicaca, where the ancient and anomalous Tiahuanaco is located.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 135

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Episode #134: Earth in Upheaval - Part 2

We continue our deep dive into Velikovski's excellent book, Earth in Upheaval, first backtracking a bit from the last episode to go over the "beginnings of Uniformitarianism", the early study of mass ice movements in places around the globe, and some of Charles Darwin's observations of the evidence for the catastrophic extinction of species. Then we move forward in the book to look at more instances of enormous amounts of plant and animal remains that are found broken, shattered, and crammed into caves and crevices around the world, where they are found fossilized today.

Also, in the second segment of the show, we interview Marc Young, an archaeology student from Australia who has been helping George Howard assemble a bibliography on the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis on the Cosmic Tusk website. We talk to him briefly about how he became interested in archaeology and how he got involved with George.
We then spend a lot of time talking with him about his work in Northern Mongolia, where his University has been doing some archaeological work on ancient cultures, and how Marc began to recognize the geological signs of catastrophic events that must have taken place in the relatively recent past. He then takes us on a fascinating Google Earth tour of the area, showing the path of meltwater and the signs it has written into the landscape.

Anyone interested can follow his placemarks by clicking here and opening the file in Google Earth or Google Maps.

Enjoy!




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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Episode #133: Earth in Upheaval - Part 1

We start a new deep dive into another book, Immanuel Velikovsky's Earth in Upheaval. Unlike his earlier, very controversial book "Worlds in Collision", which sought to tie ancient myth and legend together with ancient texts and oral traditions found around the world into a coherent narrative of global cataclysm, Upheaval has no myth, no legend, no lore. Instead, it is packed full of geological observations by some of the world's most renowned scientists and geologists. It paints a clear picture of a catastrophic past that is written into every feature of the planet.

This is the first of a series of episodes where we will be focusing on the material in this excellent book.

Also, we tried a little experiment with this episode....we streamed the audio of the show live to our Discord chat members, who got to hear some of the inside baseball of producing the podcast, and of course the banter between the breaks. They also got to troll us live in the chats window, which we did have open during the recording of the show. It was a lot of fun, and we'll probably do it semi-regularly from here on! So join the Discord if you want in....link can be found here.

Enjoy!


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 133

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Episode #132: Darren Grimes

Darren from the Grimerica Podcast flew all the way down from Canada to hang out on the Plateau and do Texas stuff with us(guns, bbq, and podcasting). We had a lot of fun, sent a lot of lead downrange, blew some shit up, brainstormed future Contact at the Cabin events, and sat down in the Tangent Cube for a bit of podcasting.
We talk about how we got started, what it is like as the show grows and the support starts coming in, what it's like trying to get guests, and more. We tell Darren we try to keep politics out of our show, and he tells us if we talked politics we'd probably have a million listeners by now.

After the hour with Darren we went off to party for a few days, returning to the Tangent Cube on Monday to finish up the episode by catching up on listener communications and spaceweathernews.

Enjoy!


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 132

Monday, January 20, 2020

Episode #131: The Giza Power Plant - Part 5

After the excellent conversation we had with Chris Dunn, Robert Vawter, and Eric Wilson last week regarding new developments in Chris' work on lost technologies in ancient Egypt and the Giza Power Plant concept, we still felt we had to return to the final chapters of the book and complete the deep dive properly.

We also have George Howard on for a long segment to give us an update from the front lines of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis debate, focusing on Dr. John Hoopes' claim that The Bibliography, available at George's website, The Cosmic Tusk, is "biased". We also talk some Carolina Bays, which is always fun.

At the beginning of the episode, we read a bunch of emails that have been backing up, and also open a couple of 1-Up boxes.

Enjoy!


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 131

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Episode #130: Christopher Dunn

As we reach the penultimate episode on our deep dive into Christopher Dunn's work, we are joined by none other than the engineer and author himself, as well as two of his colleagues: Robert Vawter, a sound engineer with a degree in anthropology, and Eric Wilson, an engineer who works for Rolls Royce, who has recently become interested in Chris' work in Egypt, and has had some interactions with members of the ScanPyramids Project. We are also joined in-studio by Archer Finley, our engineer friend who gave us a lesson on the History of Precision in episode 117.

The six of us have an excellent and fascinating conversation about Mr. Dunn's work, focusing especially on the idea of the Great Pyramid being a machine for the purpose of generating power. We are able to ask Chris a few of the questions that have come up as we went through his books, and Robert and Eric both give explanations of their work and perspectives and how they compliment Chris' original ideas, as well as how that idea has evolved as more information has come out since the writing of the book.

Don't forget to visit Chris' website, for more information and to follow his continued work.

We hope you all enjoy this interview as much as we did!

Brothers of the Serpent Episode 130

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Episode #129: The Giza Power Plant - Part 4

We cover material from chapters 9-12 on this episode, diving deeper in the the strange features within the Great Pyramid, and reading about Chris Dunn's hypothesis on what this ancient structure may actually have been for.

Kyle also reads a relevant article about the story of Caliph Al-Mamun who supposedly dug his way into the great pyramid, creating the rough cut tunnel that tourists use today to enter the structure.

We still haven't completed the book by the end of this episode, so there will most likely be a part 5.

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