Friday, April 18, 2014


Opening info blurb,

Myth & meaning  in Eternal Recurrence

but first a bit of cosmology,

Eternal return (also known as "eternal recurrence") is a concept that the universe has been recurring, and will continue to recur, in a self-similar form an infinite number of times across infinite time or space. The concept is found in Indian philosophy and in ancient Egypt and was subsequently taken up by the Pythagoreans and Stoics. With the decline of antiquity and the spread of Christianity, the concept fell into disuse in the Western world, with the exception of Friedrich Nietzsche, who connected the thought to many of his other concepts, including amor fati.


"For time is infinite, but the things in time, the concrete bodies are finite.... Now, however long a time may pass, according to the eternal laws governing the combinations of this eternal play of repetition, all configurations that have previously existed on this earth must yet meet, attract, repulse, kiss, and corrupt each other again.... And thus it will happen one day that a man will be born again, just like me, and a woman will be born, just like Mary (citation from Kaufmann's Translator's Introduction to The Gay Science, p. 16)." Heinrich Heine.

Related to the concept of eternal return is the Poincaré recurrence theorem in mathematics. It states that a system whose dynamics are volume-preserving and which is confined to a finite spatial volume will, after a sufficiently long time, return to an arbitrarily small neighborhood of its initial state. "A sufficiently long time" could be much longer than the predicted lifetime of the universe (see 1 E19 s and more).

Modern cosmology

Controversial theoretical physicist Peter Lynds suggested a model of eternal recurrence in a 2006 paper.[14] Lynds hypothesizes that if the universe undergoes a big crunch, the arrow of time may reverse. Others have approached the question of eternal recurrence from a physics perspective in different ways, including a hypothesis based on the transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics.[15] Other cosmologists such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Max Tegmark consider the possibility that the known universe is just one of many in a multiverse, presenting the argument that existences identical to our own recur infinitely over infinite space.[16] Currently all recurring cosmological models are very controversial within the scientific community, especially due to the fact that there is no evidence to support them. Furthermore, several models proposed in the past have been refuted such as the bouncing model.[17]

Probably be best to regard with some skepticism the most of what,  The Annunaki may have only been survivors from the Flood, likely actually. I figure the The Six Great Ideas are True, it gets kind of foggy after that.

Enoch just as likely was taken to a town that had continuity with the Past World.
But then that theory too, is mired in controversy. Further developments in under water archeology are eagerly anticipated.

They have found an earth like planet in goldilocks orbit, alas her star is a bit of a pipsqueak, scarcely a third the size of our own.

...maybe they were an old race whose system was caught in the jet steam

He (Methuselah) answered and said “On account of the great event have I come to you, and on account of a single difficult-to-be-comprehended event have I approached you. And now my father hear me, for to my son Lamech a child has been born, who does not resemble him and whose nature is unlike the nature of man. His colour is whiter than snow, he is redder than the rose and the hair of his head is whiter than white wool, his eyes are like the rays of the sun, and when he opened them he illuminated the whole house, also when he was taken from the hand of the midwife he opened his mouth and blessed Yahweh Elohim. His father Lamech feared and fled to me not believing that the child belonged to him, but that he resembled the angels of heaven. And behold I am come to you that you might point out to me the truth”.
Then I, (Enoch) answered and said

“Yahweh will effect a new thing upon the earth. This I have explained and seen in a vision. I have shown you that in the generation of Yared my father, those who were from heaven disregarded the word of Yahweh. Behold they committed crimes, laid aside their class and intermingled with women. With them also they transgressed, married with them and begot children. A great destruction therefore shall come upon all the earth, a deluge, a great destruction shall take place in one year.

Quoted from the Book of Enoch Chapter 105, 1 - 20

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