In this post I shall continue with Calleman’s model of evolution. On page 113 he presents what he labels the “periodic system of evolution” for the four lowest Underworlds. The system “is set up so that relevant organisms emerging in the particular Days and Nights of the different Underworlds are placed in the same columns” (p 112). Hence, the emergence of higher eukaryotic cells (1.3 billion years ago according to Calleman’s calendar), higher placental mammals (63 million years ago), Australopithecus africanus (3.2 million years ago), and Homo sapiens (16,000 years ago) are placed in the same column (the 13th Heaven, Day 7,called Fruition). The dates are Calleman’s. His use of the term “higher” indicates that he believes life forms can be arranged in higher and lower forms. What separates a higher form of placental mammals from a lower form is a subjective judgment on his behalf. Placental mammals had been around for millions of years before Calleman’s dividing line (perhaps as much as 100 million years). When it comes to Homo sapiens, the 16,000 years date appears not to relate to the emergence of our species since Calleman places archaic humans to between 47,000 and 32,000 years ago. Check Wikipedia and see if he is correct…
Calleman states that each Underworld “carries an increased level of self-awareness of the biological organisms, and from this what we call intelligence emerges. We may think of each of these Underworlds as having a special purpose in the overall creation scheme and that each Underworld generates a specific level of intelligence in the biological organisms” (p 112). His system has gaps which he believes may be filled in the future, just like the real period table once included gaps which now have been filled by later discoveries. The fact that a whole infraclass (eutheria – placental mammals) pre-existed the 13th Heaven shows that there is no exact time plan for the evolution of life.
All this is created in the image of the cosmos – the Tree of Life. To Calleman “consciousness is something that emerges only from the relationship to the Cosmic Tree of Life, and it is through their reflection in the Cosmic Tree of Life that biological organisms may become fully consciousness of who they are” (p 121). This is Calleman’s most generalized explanation to the ultimate cause behind the evolution. Later on he continues to show that the constants of nature are not fine-tuned for life by accident before he attempts to describe the wider context of biological evolution.
Calleman mentions a rock carving of a serpent in Botswana which is said to be 70,000 years old. Whatever the date is, Calleman says that “according to the San people of this region, who also included the Tree of Life in their mythology, humankind descended from a python” (p 163). Sure, the San people made the carving 70,000 years ago and has remained the same since then and maintained the knowledge as well… Despite that this claim illustrates Calleman’s lack of anthropological knowledge, what does the serpent represent to Calleman? It is a Platonic wave movement. He relates this to another serpent that is “corkscrewing” around the Tree of Life in the Mixtec Codex Selden (p 165). The whole rotating/corkscrewing is the rotation of Yin/Yang polarities of the Tree of Life. This polarity exists in everything from the Universe as a whole down to the galaxy, the earth, the human being and DNA. These so-called Halos of different levels are entangled and obviously “this means that the minds of different people may be entangled with a Halo on a higher level and may therefore experience synchronistic phenomena such as telepathy” (p 171, emphasis added).
There is also a sexual polarity of the galaxy that is reflected in the evolution of sexual polarity among biological organisms in the Mammalian Underworld. Hence, “sexual reproduction in animals would have evolved in response to a striving to bridge the duality introduced by the Cosmic Tree of Life on the level of the galactic Halo” (p 179). Continental drift is explained by the same yin/yang polarities, not to mention the mass extinctions I discussed in my earlier post. The Permian-Triassic extinction is brought up as an example. Here he states that this extinction “effectively and irreversibly shifted biological evolution from sea to land” (p 190). Remember how Calleman claims that evolution is set up for higher consciousness? How does the last quote fit the evolution of dolphins, which are quite intelligent creatures, perhaps only “outsmarted” by humans? It does not.
He continues with more false and misinformed statements when it comes to the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction. The reason dinosaurs went extinct was their “incompatibility with the new quantum state […]. The dinosaurs, which had small brains with little lateralization, may have been inconsistent with the new yin/yang polarity introduced at the beginning of Day 7” (p 193). Apparently Calleman is unaware that birds are feathered dinosaurs and that there are more bird species than mammal species today? Birds also dominated the early Tertiary period. Further, if non-avian dinosaurs went extinct because higher mammals had better brains, why did not crocodiles, lizards, amphibians, and fish also die out? No explanation is given why such animals still remain.
Most revealing of this whole yin/yang nonsense is that Calleman’s contradicts his own predictions. He claims that because “we ourselves have not experienced any similarly strong yin/yang-polarity shift should however not be a reason for us to deny that they may have had a powerful effect in the past” (p 194). Well, we should have experienced at least three such polarity shifts according to his own calendar (at least one when he wrote his book)! These three should have happened in 1992, on the 3rd of November last year and two days ago (October 10). Did you notice it? Did you record any mass extinctions? Please let me know.
I end this post with one of Calleman’s many false statements. According to him most Darwinists “typically emphasize only the negative aspect of mass extinctions, but I think it is important to note that extinctions also create the space for something new to emerge” (p 194). This is pretty much what contemporary evolutionary biologists also argue. His Darwinist straw man only exists in his mind (and in the minds of many 2012ers and creationists as well). I leave you with a cliff-hanger since my next post on his book will be the last one: Is there a common descent to all life forms as Darwinist evolution suggests? Not according to Calleman. The last post will reveal the most bizarre part of his model.