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In this seminal, paradigm busting, revolutionary work, Dr. Joseph announces the death of Darwinism and demonstrates that life on Earth did not first emerge from an organic soup or undersea thermal vent. It fell from the sky encased in the stellar debris which pounded the planet for the first 700 million years after the creation. And these "genetic seeds" which swarm throughout the cosmos, contained the instructions for the metamorphosis of all life, including woman and man. Contrary to Darwinism, life did not evolve secondary to "random mutations" but in a purposeful, highly predictable, genetically controlled, step-wise, molecular clock-like fashion, and in accordance with the genetic engineering of the environment. Just as a caterpillar spins a cocoon, undergoes a profound metamorphosis and emerges as a butterfly, the metamorphosis of life on this planet has been genetically predetermined and genetically precoded, unfolding in accordance with those DNA-based instructions maintained within the genomes of the first living creatures to appear on Earth. DNA acts to purposefully modify the environment, which acts on gene selection, so as to fulfill specific genetic goals: the dispersal and activation of silent DNA and the replication of life forms that long ago lived on other planets.
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Editorial Reviews

Choice
Joseph is to mind brain studies as Asimov and Sagan are to the physical sciences.
Journal of Neuropsychiatry
First rate... Among the best... Deserving of a place on the shelf of any neuropsychiatrist, neuropsychologist, or behavioral neurologist.
Sciences Health Review Journal
Excellent... Comprehensive... Exceptional... Enthusiastically recommended!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970073389
  • Publisher: UniversityPress.Info
  • Publication date: 4/1/1901
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Enlarged & Illustrated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Forward: Looking Back 5
1. The Big Bang, Cosmic Organic Clouds, and Creation Science 15
2. The Origin of Life: Cosmic Hitchhikers, Astrobiological Invasion, Contamination, Infection 55
3. The Myth of the Organic Soup: Spontaneous Generation, DNA, RNA Worlds, and Viruses 85
4. Astrobiological Invasion and Metamorphosis: Introns, Silent Genes, Genetic Memories, Genetic Engineering, and the Ticking of the Genetic Clock 113
5. Evolutionary Metamorphosis: Purpose, Progress & Multi-Regional Human Metamorphosis 151
6. The Death of Darwinism: Mutation Mythology & Progress in Plant & Insect Metamorphosis 223
7. Genetic Memories: Introns, Frame Shifts, Plasmids, Mitochondria, and Interplanetary Gene Exchange 257
8. Evolution in the Ancient Corners of the Cosmos: Visitations, Sightings. Perhaps Even the "gods" have "gods." 281
References 315
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First Chapter

LOOKING BACK Throughout the ages, and as is true today, some of what has passed for "scientific fact" has been based on faith and dogma; which is why the temple priests of science often protect the faith, and the status quo, by attacking and ridiculing those heretics who threaten to topple and shatter the altars of their idols. The dustbins of history are laden with discarded "scientific facts" and those who believed in them (Kuhn, 1970). Until the 16th century, it was a "fact" that the Earth was at the center of the solar system and the universe. Until the 19th century it was scientific "fact" that "rocks do not fall from the sky" and that meteors did not exist. Until the 20th century, it was scientific "fact" that interstellar space was permeated by a viscous "ether." In the 1920s, articles and editorials appeared in leading scientific journals ridiculing those rocketeers who dreamed of soaring through space, explaining that it was a scientific "fact " that rockets would be unable to propel themselves beyond the Earth because of the lack of atmosphere or air. Until the year 2000, it was a scientific fact that the speed of light was a constant and that nothing could travel faster than the speed of light.And all these "scientific facts" have been proved false. Now we are told that everything began with a big bang, and that at first there was nothing. Not even space. And then, Kablooey!!! there was stuff. In my previous publications I have referred to this as the "nothing happened theory" of creation.The temple priests of science also assure us that the universe is but 12 billion years young. And how do we know this? Because the most distant (detectable) stars that twinkle in the darkness of night are 12 billion light years away. Away from what? Relative to what? From where the Earth is now, they answer; a reply which has nothing to do with the supposed big bang as the Earth is not located at ground zero--the location of ground zero is in fact unknown. And what of those stars which are so distant and which died so long ago, that their light will never be detected?

Those who make claims as to the origin and age of the universe are promoting not just junk science, but anti-science. They have plucked out their eyes in order to blind us all to the truth. The age and origin of the universe is unknown.

And we are told that life emerged from an organic soup, and then evolved following the natural selection of "random mutations." And yet, the proverbial organic "alphabet" soup was missing all essential ingredients, including DNA. Nor has life "evolved" randomly, but in a step-wise, progressive, highly predictable, molecular-clock like fashion. There are in fact, genes (e.g., tim, mTim, hTIM) and proteins which perform specific "clock-like" timing functions and which interact to form regulatory feedback loops, and which are highly regulated (Clayton et al., 2001). There is nothing random about the organization or expression of DNA (Caron et al., 2001; Courseaux & Nahon, 2001), the source of all variation.

The history of science is a history of scientific revolutions, where established, authoritative scientific dogma finally crumbles from the weight of unwieldy, disconfirming evidence that can no longer be suppressed or ignored and which continues to grow until it completely undermines the beliefs and the authority of the ruling status quo. The history of scientific revolutions always entails a complete paradigm shift in scientific thought and belief; ushered in by those revolutionaries who dared to challenge the ruling authorities and the high priests of science.

The next revolution has already begun.

In 1974, I submitted my first scientific monograph, The Neuropsychology of Development, for publication in one of the nation's premier scientific journals. It was returned without benefit of review, the world famous editor stating in a single terse sentence: "The brain has nothing to do with cognition." Hindsight is always 20 20, and in retrospect, the attitude of that editor seems incredibly bizarre. Yet that was the prevailing sentiment among the leaders of the scientific establishment during the 1970s. The brain was just a "black box." My 1974 monograph was finally published in 1982, and received world wide attention. I received over 1,000 reprint requests, the paper was reprinted and republished by foreign scientific journals and medical schools such as Harvard (e.g., Joseph, 1984, 1986), I received invitations to speak in Geneva, in Japan, etc., and what was once rejected out of hand by the temple priests of science, has become mainstream neuroscience, and numerous neuroscientists champion and have claimed these theories as their own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2006

    Is he a fairytale writer??

    This whole book is a big pile of pseudo-scientific guessing. Do not read it as scientific but read is as something like Lord of the Rings, it is a weird history of the earth that sounds great but is not the true story. It says all kinds of things that just don't fit together. Still being only a Dr. after all these years is something but publishing all these things he does not even have insight in, is totally unacceptable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2002

    Avoid at all cost

    This book is simply pseudo-scientific. Not only are facts wrong, but the style is incoherent, but engaged, the layout is unappealing, the illustrations cheap and unclear, typos proliferate etc. The author blends science and fiction in von Dänicken style and relates unrelated events and items. What finally put me off before page 50, was describing the Neanderthals as extremely primitive and violent. This is definitely not in line with the scientific facts. Furthermore the author falsly states that the Neanderthals died out witout leaving DNA traces in later humans species which is also wrong. In fact a child was found in Spain which indicates a hybrid between modern man and Neanderthals. The scientific speculation presently is, that most died out due to a passive culture, and some were absorbed into the modern species. The facts are wrong and the theories dubious and not viable. The whole gamut seems to be made to enhance a conception of extra-terrestial or godly interference and oust all modern scienctific facts. This book can not be recommended for any purpose to any reader group. This is a completely useless book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2003

    Space Seed

    I came across this book accidentally, and it's a good thing. Although it contains some speculative material about 'ancient astronauts' and the 'gods' of Sumer, this is definitely not a pseudoscientific book. It may also be a low budget, university press publication with some typos and the like, but this book is a diamond-in-the-rough. This is cutting edge science of the highest caliber. Joseph, a Ph.D. in neurophysiology, makes two cases; both are testable, scientific hypotheses, and both are backed up by abundant and good evidence. Case # 1- There is an ample fossil record to say with some assurance that microbiological life forms based on DNA, (which is the foundation of all life on Earth), have come to Earth on meteorites, asteroids, and comets. There is also evidence that microbiological life once existed on the Moon, and that it once existed and probably still exists on Mars. This is a testable and falsifiable hypothesis¿necessary criteria for any valid scientific theory¿because we now have the technology to go to Mars and the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, to ascertain as to whether or not it is correct. We can go see for ourselves. There is good reason to suspect, and we will soon know without a doubt, whether or not life exists outside of and independent of the Earth. Case # 2- Joseph's second hypothesis concerns Evolution, a sacred cow in today's science. Let's be clear on one thing; although he advocates a kind of 'design,' Joseph is most certainly hypothesizing a scientific theory. There was, and is Evolution. That's a fact. It is supported by an ever growing fossil record. But Darwinism and Evolution are not synonymous. Darwinism says that evolution is caused by the 'natural selection' of random variations and mutations in existing species, in a process named by Herbert Spencer, 'the survival of the fittest.' But this process, if true, is responsible for only variations within species, not for the creation of new ones. Joseph says that evolution is caused by a pre-programmed metamorphosis. (The program is in the DNA). Just as a caterpillar changes into a butterfly in one season, species evolve or 'morph' into more advanced species, over millions and even billions of years, when conditions are right. And the process in intricately tied to the 'genetic engineering,' (again, the DNA does the engineering), of 'Mother Earth,' to make it suitable for more advanced life forms. This is also an eminently testable hypothesis.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2001

    A Fantastic Revolutionary Book

    This is a refreshing, fantastic, revolutionary book written by a bonified evolutionary neurobiologist who apparently has been conducting and publishing ground breaking research since the 1970s. This book is wholly unique. Almost every book on the origin of life presents us with the same stale theory, that life emerged from an organic soup. Never mind there is no evidence to support this view. And every book on evolution presents Darwin as if he were a god, even though his theory cannot explain the progression from single cell to human, only variability. By contrast, this author not only details the strengths and weaknesses of the mainstream scientific views, but offers a revolutionary alternative. If there was an organic soup, it first formed on another planet billions of years ago. Cosmic collisions are common and some of these creatures were cast into space encased in debris. Evidence based on genetics and astrobiology indicates the universe is 'awash with life' and some of these life forms fell to Earth. Just as modern day simple creatures possess 'human genes' the same is probably true of the first simple creatures to fall to earth in the massive debris which rained down on the planet for 700 million years after it was formed. There is nothing variable or random about the organization and expression of DNA the expression of which is highly regulated. Evidence based on genetics refutes Darwinism. As life has evolved in a predictable, molecular 'clock-like' fashion, and as all creatures trace their ancestry to those who were among the first to emerged on this planet, the genetic instructions for the evolution of all subsequent species must have also been genetically coded, and these instructions must have also been encoded into the genomes of those creatures who first fell to earth, and whose ancestors must have first 'evolved' on other planets. The book is brilliant! Joseph explains and presents the cosmology, the chemistry, the genetics, the astrobiology, the fossil record, and then, best of all, he not only presents it in an unbiased and easy to understand fashion, but he offers the reader a revolution so profound that it will shake and reshape the scientific foundations of the 21st century.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2000

    Read this book and feel like a genius

    I was prepared to hate this book, and I felt irritated that he was challenging everything I believed in. But then, what he said kept making sense, and what I had believed in started seeming silly. I grudgingly accepted that maybe he was right and that the organic soup theory as to the origin of life on earth was hokum and that the earth was seeded with living creatures; but then he attacked Darwin. Darwin! Joseph is a crackpot, I said to no one in particular, and then I started to feel ill. Darwin's theory no longer made sense, refuted by the fossil record and genetics. It was a revalation, as if a veil had been lifted from my eyes. If Joseph is correct about the origin of life and if his theory of evolutionary metamorphosis proves true, then all biology texts will have to be rewritten, and our place in the universe will no longer be the same. This is an amazing, exciting, and disturbing book which will either make you mad, or which will make you feel like a genius.

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