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The rise and fall of humankind 1

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 21st century.

 

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', said he.

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'

(2/1/2006)
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