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A study of the evolution of organic life - by Gerd Ney
consciously into the dawn of life. This alternative research points to many more avenues and to bring us back to our
prehistoric experiences. With this sight we have the chance to evaluate our moral and ethic of values.
Some readers might admire cells successful longevity and endurance, measured in countless generations, but admit that
cells are strange to us as contemporary inhabitants of the Earth despite their billions of years lasting history and survival
skills. Thereby, we tend to forget we are consisting of these biological cells and without them we wouldn’t exist: we are a
massed lump of cells and not a synthetic product of retort with a huge ‘I’ on top of it.
As consciousness is denied to higher or less developed mammals by religions and sciences equally; it is smiled at the idea
to apply consciousness to a cell. One may then raise the questions to those philosophizing scientists: when was it then that
consciousness was implanted into any form of human life? At which stage of organic evolution did this truly revolutionary
act happen? Which part of the body had the honour to be presented with consciousness? Could such an important step
in evolution just have happened without leaving traces somewhere and somehow? Has the triggering point been walking
upright, using a tool and speaking Aramarian or Hebrew or to grabbing bananas from the trees and throwing stones?
Dawn of life
One of the rules of inorganic matter and organic life is any new development builds on the foundation of the past. It is like
erecting a tower:
One layer of building stones is put on the previous layer. Environmental changes may initiate the development of new
directions and if this change of direction is not in accordance with the previous foundation, the new mutation has less
chance to survive. This branch of organic evolution is in danger not to survive. Such continuously requiring adaptations
through changed circumstances and in the same time having to suit life’s previous architecture is not forever able to
balance and reason also of our limited existence, as individuals or as a whole species.
One day the more and more complicated building crashes under geological events or climate. This is what multicellular life
struggles with since its separate existence. The challenge of moralistically coined life is the ability to adapt to the Ethos of
radiating forces. This appears to be the quadrature of the circle.
We are talking in this time very much about the need to protect our blue Planet; this is indeed right but because of
practical reasons difficult to achieve. But if we had gained more insight, we should go a step further and hit the problem
right in the middle: humans should adapt to the changed conditions as they had to do in prehistory. The understandable
trend is instead to do it vice versa, trying to adapt the changed conditions to suit mankind. The first would be a great
investment into our organic future. This could be a first step into immortality and is, of course an illusion. Therefore, a
multicellular organism is and will remain mortal and the cloning cell isn’t it.
We cannot change the basis, our past; we can only influence the future. Ironically, we can evaluate the past but we cannot
predict the future.
The past is stamped into our genome and in these days we are progressing breathtakingly on all scientific fronts to identify
our genome.
We know from medical-gynaecological research as well from very empirical experiences that with fertilization of the female
ovum, our evolution is replayed in a fast track. We are starting our embryonic life as cluster of single cells, amphibious
organisms, moving through the stage of land inhabiting animals to the mammals and finishing with primates. This all
happens in about 8 – 9 months of pregnancy and represents the evolution of about one billion years.
These are unimaginable figures. We are more at home with our imagination if we put minutes against it. This calculation is
telling us that one minute pregnancy represents on average 2500 years of historic development. It is indeed a very fast,
which places the older times on a faster and the later ones on a slower track.
These figures are demonstrated for two reasons. First is to show the fast track from conception to human being and
secondly to make you aware time is not constant and is reflected in parallels (this will be covered in the chapter “Human
Ethology: Parallelism time related dimensions”).
This fast track starts from sexually initiated conception as a union of two biological eukaryote cells leading to the
development as biological multicellular organism.
Biological cell life however is much older. The earliest estimates are indicating about 4 billion of years, but this figure may
in future be corrected; the earliest age of the geological sediments just don’t show up more and the microscopically tiny