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Man Developed from Cosmic Consciousness Brahman,
Not an Evolution of Apes, Part II, by professor Dr. R. Brahmachari
Sacrificer professor Dr. R. Brahmachari
Sacrifice code wfor0458
Sacrifice date October 8, 2007
Man Developed from Cosmic
Not an Evolution of Apes-II
Dr. R. Brahmachari*
A few of the evidence gathered by Michael Cremo:
Geologist Dr J D Whitney was a resident of the state of California.
In 1880, he discovered some artefacts like spears, bows and arrows, hammers
and some other articles in a gold-mine. They were embedded in solid rocks
at a depth of several hundred feet. After examining those articles, Dr
Whitney came to the conclusion that they were 9 million to 55 million
years old. Later on, he disclosed his discovery by writing an article
and claimed that at such antiquity, intelligent human beings were living
on the earth. Mr W H Holmes was a renowned geologist of California. He
was a supporter of Darwin's theory of evolution and a bitter critique
of Dr Whitney's discovery. To comment on the matter, he said, "The
artefacts discovered by Dr Whitney do not support the scientific theory
we have accepted in this regard. So I believe that, it would be better
for us, if we reject the entire discovery".
In 1820, a curious article appeared in the American Journal of Science
and Arts. Count Bournon, a renowned mineralogist of France reported that
his workers, while working in a lime-stone mine in Aix-en-Provence, found
some curious articles, like a hammer with the wooden handle, a few metallic
coins and some other utensils. The objects were discovered at the depth
of eleventh layer from the surface. According to the estimate of Count
Bournon, those articles were 24 to 36 million years old.
In 1830, a solid marble block with letter-like peculiar engravings on
it was discovered in a quarry near Norristown, Pennsylvania, about 12
miles northwest of Philadelphia. The marble block was raised from a depth
of 60-70 feet. The discovery was later on reported in the American Journal
of Science and Arts (Vol-19, p-225) in 1831. According to the geologists,
the marble block discovered was of Cambro-Ordovician origin and hence
500-600 million years old.
In 1844, Sir David Brewster reported that a nail had been discovered firmly
embedded in a block of sandstone raised from the Kingoodie quarry in North
Britain. According to Dr A W Medd of the British Geological Survey, the
sandstone discovered was of the "Lower Old Red Sandstone age"
and hence 360 to 400 million years old.
On 22nd June, 1844, the London Times carried a curious report. While the
workers were quarrying at place close to Tweed, near Rutherford mill,
a gold chain was discovered embedded in a stone at a depth of 8 feet.
According to Dr A W Medd of the British Geological Survey, the said block
stone was of Early Carboniferous age and hence 320 to 360 million years
A curious report titled "A Relic of a Bygone Age" appeared in
the June 5, 1852, edition of the Scientific American. It said, "A
few days ago, a powerful blast was made in the rock at Meeting House Hill,
in Dorchester, a few rods south of Rev. Mr. Hall's meeting house. The
blast threw out an immense mass of rock, some of the pieces weighing several
tons, and scattered fragments in all directions. Among them was picked
a metallic vessel in two parts, rent asunder by the explosion. On putting
the two parts together, it formed a bell-shaped vessel .... On the side
there are six figures of a flower, or bouquet beautifully inlaid with
pure silver, and around the lower part of the vessel a vine, or wreath,
also inlaid with silver. ... This curious and unknown vessel was blown
out of the solid pudding stone, fifteen feet below the surface. ... The
matter is worthy of investigation, as there is no deception in the case".
According to the Geological Survey of USA, the Boston-Durchester area,
the pudding stone, now called the Roxbury conglomerate, is of Precambrian
age and hence over 600 million years old.
The April 1862 edition of The Geologist carried an English translation
of an interesting report by Maximilien Melleville, the vice president
of the Academic Society of Laon, France. In that report, Mr Melleville
described the discovery of a perfectly round chalk ball from 75 metres
or 246 feet below the earth. The ball was certainly a product of human
labour and was 45-55 million years old.
In 1871, discovery of several human artefacts, including copper coins,
were reported by W E Dubois of the Smithsonian Institute of USA. The first
object, the coin, was recovered from Lawn Ridge, in Marshall county, Illinois,
from a depth of 114 feet. According to the Geological Survey of the State
of Illinois, the deposits were formed about 200,000 to 400,000 years ago.
The fact conclusively proves that civilized people, intelligent enough
to make and use coins, lived in America more than 200,000 years ago. But
according to the Darwinian scientists, metal coins, for the first time,
were used in Asia Minor during the eighth century BC.
"A small human image, skilfully formed in clay", was discovered
from a depth of 300 feet in 1889 at Nampa, Idaho. According to the US
Geological Survey, the object was of Plio-Pleistocene age and hence not
less than 2 million years old. The discovery suggests that humans of modern
type lived in America around 2 million years ago.
The June 11, 1891, edition of The Morrisonville Times (Illinois) reported
a curious find. Mrs S W Culplast was breaking a lump of coal. A small
fragment dropped on the ground and fell apart and embedded into it was
small spherical thing. After washing, it was found to be a gold chain
of about 10 inches long. According to the Illinois State Geological Survey,
the coal in which the gold chain was found was 260 to 320 million years
old. The discovery was sufficient to prove that, culturally advanced people,
capable of making and using gold ornaments, lived in America 320 million
The April 2, 1897 edition of the Daily News of Omaha, Nebraska, carried
an article titled "Carved Stone Buried in a Mine". It described
that in the Lehigh coal mine near Webster City, Iowa, while the miners
were working at a depth of 130 feet, one of the miners found a piece of
carved stone. It was a of dark grey colour and about two feet long, one
foot wide and four inches thick. "Over the surface of the stone,
which was very hard, lines were drawn at angles forming perfect diamonds.
The centre of each diamond was a fairly good face of an old man".
The coal in the Lehigh mine was formed in the Carboniferous age of Paleozoic
era and hence over 300 million years old.
Mr Frank J Kenwood was working in the Municipal Electric Plant in Thomas,
OklaIn. In 1912, he came upon a large chunk of coal which he broke with
a sledge hammer. An iron pot fell from the centre of the chunk. Mr Jim
Stall, a co-worker of Kenwood witnessed the breaking of the coal and saw
the pot fall out. The coal came from Wilburton coal mine and according
to Robert O Fay of the Oklahoma Geological Survey, it was 312 million
On October 8, 1892, the New York Sunday American ran a feature titled
"Mystery of the Petrified Shoe Sole", written by Dr W H Ballou.
A few years ago, Dr Ballou and Mr John T Reid, a mining engineer and geologist
were searching for prospecting fossils in Nevada. Mr Reid suddenly stopped
and looked down with bewilderment at a rock near his feet. It was a petrified
human foot-print, but not of a naked foot but of shoe sole. The fore part,
nearly one-third, was missing. The rock was of the Triassic age and hence
213-248 million years old.
W W McCormick was a resident of Texas and his grandfather was working
in a coal mine. Mr McCormick has a document recording his grandfather's
account of finding a stone block wall, found deep within a coal mine that
reads, "In the year 1928, I, Atlas Almon Mathis, was working in coal
mine No.5, located two miles north of Heavener, Oklahoma. This was a shaft
mine, and they told us it was two miles deep". One evening, Mathis
was blasting coal loose by explosives in room 24 of the mine." The
next morning ", said Mathis, "there were several concrete blocks
lying in the room. These blocks were 12-inch cubes and were so smooth
and polished on the outside that all six sides could serve as mirrors".
Mathis also said, "As I started to timber the room up, it caved in;
and I barely escaped. When I came back after the cave-in, a solid wall
of these polished blocks was left exposed. About 100 to 150 yards farther
down our air core, another miner struck this same wall, or one very similar".
According to the experts, coal in the mine was formed probably Carboniferous
age and hence the walls were at least 286 million years old.
Mr M K Jessup was an astronomer. He, in one of his write ups, has recorded
the following episode of the following wall-in-coal-mine story. "I
is reported that James Parsons, and his two sons, exhumed a slate wall
in a coal mine at Hammondville, Ohio, in 1868. It was a large smooth wall,
disclosed when a great mass of coal fell away from it, and on its surface,
carved in bold relief, was several lines of hieroglyph.
William J Meister, a draftsman and an amateur trilobite collector, reported
in 1968, of finding a shoe print in the Wheeler Shale near Antelope Springs,
Utah. The shoe-like indentation and its cast were revealed when Meister
split open a block of shale. The shale holding the print was estimated
to be of the Cambrian age and hence 505 to 590 million years old.
Over the past several decades, South African miners have found hundreds
of metallic spheres with three parallel grooves running around their equators.
"The spheres are a complete mystery. They look man-made, yet at the
time in Earth's history when they came to rest in this rock, no intelligent
life existed", says Mr Roelf Marx, the curator of the museum of Klerksdrop,
South Africa, where some of the spheres are housed. The spheres were found
embedded in pyrophyllite, which is mined near the little town of Ottosdal
in the Western Transvaal. According to experts, this pyrophyllite is a
quite soft secondary mineral formed by sedimentation about 2.8 billion
From the above developments it is not difficult to understand that,
time has arrived for the Western scholars to accept our Puranas as historical
texts and not mythologies. It will not be irrelevant to recall the comments
of a few renowned Western scholars regarding our historical texts. Famous
German scholar Max Müller, in his History of Sanskrit Literature,
wrote, "No wonder that a nation like India cared so little about
history". Another Western scholar M. Winternitz, in his History of
Indian Literature, wrote, "History is one weak spot in Indian literature.
It is, in fact, non existent. The total lack of historical sense is so
characteristic that the whole course of Sanskrit literature is darkened
by the defect". Another Western scholar, Major Wilford, once said,
"With regard to history, the Hindus have done really nothing but
romances from which some truth may occasionally be extracted". Now
the time has come for these scholars to swallow the bitter pill.
Department of Applied Physics,
University of Calcutta,
Edited: October 8, 2007.
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