A happy new year!
I enjoy New Year's Day in Amman, the capital of Jordan this year
as well as last year. Just remembering, it seems that since 30s
I celebrated New Year's Day in Japan only a handful of times, but
probably because I'm now in Amman.
Starting from the 'rise and fall of the cosmos' and through the
;risen and fall of the earth', and then entering into the 'rise
and fall of humankind', just amidst its time, probably god's management,
I have begun to be involved in the 'Grand Egyptian Museum' project
which will be constructed on the theme of the 'rise and fall of
the Pharaonic Egypt', one of the largest ones in the human history,
hence I hardly had a time to write my blog. In this connection the
'Grand Egyptian Museum' will (should) be a world largest and most
advanced museum which is suitable to celebrate the opening of the
As my powers of concentration, being fragile by nature, was kicked
around, I sometimes think that my recent blogs have been deviated
from the main story of the 'rise and fall', however I'm still confident
that the 'mysteries in nose hair' should be closely connected with
the 'rise and fall of humankind'.
One of my best favorites is English (?) born and grown up in the East
Africa, named 'Lyall Watson' (should have already appeared in the
previous blog). He was honored with a doctor's degree of biology,
however a lot of his books are displayed in the natural science corner,
if not in the occult science corner, OR sometimes he appears as commentator
for the BBC satellite live of Japan's Sumo wrestling much. He is such
an unidentified enjoyable guy. In his 'Earthworks' very interesting
story is described as follows;
In his young time when he was walking (I don't know either walking
or searching) along the west coast of the South Africa (I remember
that it was around Namibia today), he found an extraordinarily big
skull of humankind. It was bigger than ours 'Homo-sapiens', i.e. the
brain's capacity as well, so he, the biologist Lyall, dropped into
deep thought of 'whose skull is this?'. Because he had no remembrance
at all that he had ever studied about an ancestor of humankind who
had a bigger brain capacity than Homo-sapiens.
He had started his own research and study, however the biggest puzzle
was that 'even though they had such a brain capacity, they had left
no traces at all such as tools or houses, i.e. no traces of civilization
or culture'. This fact had never been thought in the contemporary
archaeology or anthropology, or even this had been the 'fact which
should not exist'.
After long thinking, he finally concluded, or supposed?, as follows;
'Our ancestors, still unknown whether direct or indirect, who placed
this skull on their head probably meditated over the meaning of the
existence of themselves or the universe on the beach entirely rather
than spending a time for making a tool or house, didn't they? Therefore
their brain's capacity had extraordinarily increased, hadn't it? And
one day their colleagues, or followers?, came from forest, although
their brain capacity was smaller than the former but they were well
advanced in their fighting spirit, exterminated the former by using
'arms = tools', didn't they?'
It has not yet been clarified if his conclusion is correct. Although
the same skulls as he found have long been conserved on the shelf
in the anthropology laboratory of the London University, anybody dares
to pay no regard to them as if 'they don't exist', i.e. they have
never been treated as an 'object of research' or 'object of lecture',
The attached photograph is a human fossil, about 3 million years ago,
found in the East Africa, which has a nickname 'Lucy'. The excavation
party enjoyed Beatles' song 'Lucy in the sky', then smash hit, everyday
in their tents. When the fossil was cleared to be of female, they
instantly gave this nickname to the fossil. I think that 'romance'
which tops 'theory' lurks just in this 'anecdote'