The Lost Chapters of Humanity on Earth (Author Interview)

Introduction: Can you give us an overview of what "The Lost Chapters of Humanity on Earth" is about, and what inspired you to write it?

The Lost Chapters of Humanity is about exploring all of the theories and remaining questions pertaining to human existence and activity on Earth.  It also explores the biological, psychological, and metaphysical aspects of what it means to be human.

Journey Through Theories: You cover a range of theories in your book—from The Big Bang to Creationism and The Theory of Genetic Memory. How did you decide which theories to include?

I view all the existing theories as pieces to one big puzzle and I believe there are still missing pieces.  In the book I attempt to connect the pieces to see the bigger picture and discover the wholes left remaining.  To see the full picture, I had to consider everything from well established and accepted theories of science and devout beliefs of various religions to lesser known and controversial fringe and conspiracy theories.

Interdisciplinary Exploration: Your book merges scientific theories with philosophical ideas. How do you see these two disciplines interacting, and why is it essential to consider both?

I made a point in my book about this very issue.  Disciplines such as science and math seek to quantify the physical and tend to define reality in terms of tangibility.  Philosophy focuses more on the metaphysical which extends reality beyond the limitations of tangible.  In my book I discuss the senses, whether or not there are only five, and that the reason our current understandings full short is because math and science study and quantify only one sense, touch.  To be tangible is to be touchable.

Paying Tribute to Thinkers: You mention your deep respect for innovative and controversial thinkers like Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and Charles Darwin. How have these individuals influenced your thinking?

Every word I read or conversation I have influences my thinking.  My mind is always seeking, not answers, but more questions.  All of the great thinkers of the past who left their theories for us to consider didn’t leave us with conclusions.  They left us with proposals and more questions.  We come to our own conclusions.  Personally, I rather continue to question and explore than to conclude.  I believe that all the great thinkers before me continued to question everything right up to their deaths.

Philosophical Foundations: You express a profound respect for philosophers like Socrates and Lao-Tzu. Can you talk about how their philosophies shaped your approach to exploring these theories?

The reason the quote “I know that I don’t know” is featured on my book’s cover is because it is a strong piece of wisdom left to us by Socrates as a reminder that even if we think we have discovered a truth there is always the possibility of new discoveries.  It is a reminder to remain humble even when evidence is discovered to support your beliefs.  I say beliefs because they are that.  Sometimes we can get tunnel vision which hinders are ability to see and consider any other beliefs.  A mind incapable of consider alternative and even opposing beliefs is no longer capable of expanding.

Original Contributions: The book promises to introduce new theories of your own. Without giving too much away, can you share the essence of one such theory?

I am looking forward to how The Agar Plate Theory chapter of my book is received.  I call it the Agar Plate Theory because this is how I best describe my personal theory of human evolution.  There are many theories of evolution dating back to well before Charles Darwin.  Often what differs from one theory to the next is catalyst, but there are many other debated factors.  For example, some theories of evolution suggest in a gradual change while others propose a sudden leap.  One thing that has always bothered me about all the various theories of evolution is how they seem to all seek a singular origin to life and how they all attempt to sketch a linear progression of life branching out from that singular origin.  To me the proposed hominid family tree is preposterous and formed from far too little evidence as well as far too many assumptions.

Challenging Established Theories: You seem unafraid to challenge existing theories. How do you approach the task of critiquing work that has been generally accepted by the scientific and philosophical communities?

My approach is to acknowledge and praise the prior research and insight that went into each theory and follow up by respectfully pointing out the remaining unanswered questions.  There are more than two-thousand questions in The Lost Chapters of Humanity On Earth.  I don’t presume to have the answers.  The reason I am able to ask so many questions is because many great thinkers before me questioned the status quo of their time.  I like to think if they were alive today they would be honored to have someone follow in their footsteps and continue asking questions.

Respectful Skepticism: Despite your challenges to existing theories, you mention a "deep respect" for the minds that proposed them. How do you maintain a balance between skepticism and respect?

While I may not agree with the proposals presented by other great thinkers, I have to acknowledge the path they carved for me.  Those who thought differently than others were often ridiculed, faced adversity, and even lost their lives.  Throughout history we can find examples of those who had the foresight to question the teachings of their time and suffered severe consequences for it.  Even now, astrologists and fringe theorists are thought of as quacks.  Ancient Astronaut Theorists have questioned mainstream science for years and paved the way for others simply by continuing to ask questions.  It doesn’t matter if I agree with their theories because the one thing we all have in common is that we explore further than the explanations that have been giving to us.  I do not think my voice would be so readily heard were it not for the many voices that preceded mine.

Purpose and Objective: What do you hope readers will gain from diving into your book?

I want to inspire critical thinking.  I hope I can reignite an interest in history, ancient culture, religion, diversity, science, mythology, and in our planet.  There is so much interest in space exploration and technology that I feel like we take our own planet for granted.  I also feel like people spend too much time stressing themselves and one another out with petty drama instead of exploring their interests.  I want to inspire curiosity.

Socratic Influence: You've borrowed Socratic phrases like "To find yourself you must think for yourself" and "I know that I don't know." How do these statements encapsulate the essence of your book?

Throughout my book I offer many proposals for each question I ask.  Readers will see a lot of what if scenarios rather than arguments attempting to persuade them to a particular conclusion.  This is because Socrates had the wisdom to recognize his own limitations and attempted to impart that wisdom to others.  When evidence emerges to support a hypothesis it’s easy to think the hypothesis must be right and to become arrogant.  Whether the hypothesis was one of your own or one which was told to you, you must be able to think for yourself and to remember that you are only mortal and therefore fallible.  This is what keeps us humble.  Hubris leads to destruction while humility leads understanding.

The Meerkat Labyrinth: Your original quote about diving down a rabbit hole and wandering through a meerkat labyrinth is intriguing. Can you elaborate on what you mean by this metaphor?

While some might deep dive a singular thought like diving down a rabbit hole, I prefer to entertain many thoughts simultaneously.  I do not follow a linear train of thought.  I have a chaotic mind which I can only describe as what might appear to be a tangled mess of ribbons but is actually only one ribbon connecting and interweaving all paths together.  Instead of exploring just one possible explanation to a question I like to explore all the possible explanations and how they connect to each other.  So instead of following one hole I weave in and out of several.

Audience Engagement: Who do you see as the target audience for your book? Is it aimed more at scholars, or is it accessible to anyone interested in these questions?

Knowing that my thoughts don’t always flow in such a way that others can follow I took special care in arranging my thoughts in this book in as linear a fashion as I could.  I had my friends and family read my drafts and give me feedback which helped me present these thoughts in a way which any reader can follow.  I did this because I want anyone interested in the subjects explored in my book to be able to enjoy the experience.  I am not interested in proving anything to other scientists or scholars, I just want to engage inquisitive minds and give them an escape from the daily grind of living in the modern world.

The Writing Process: Writing a book that deals with such intricate theories and philosophical ideas is no small feat. What was your writing process like?

Many of the thoughts and theories I present in this book started off as questions I had as a child.  Whenever I asked these questions adults would shut me down and made me feel as though there was something wrong with me.  I was often criticized for being overly imaginative.  As a result these questions became scribbled notes to myself.  I still have the many pages of ramblings.  I saved them hoping one day if any evidence supporting my theories was discovered someone might find my notebooks and realize I was on to something.  As an adult I no longer care if people think I’m overly imaginative.  So I gathered all my childhood notebooks and organized my scribbles into a collection of theories and questions I want to share with the world.

Next Steps: Now that this book is out, what are you planning next? Any new rabbit holes or meerkat labyrinths on the horizon?

A lot of the subjects discussed in this book could have been full length books of their own.  I decided I wanted to release a book of summarized theories and their relations to one another and elaborate more on specific subjects of interest later.  I am currently typing The Lost Chapters of The Floating Cities.  In The Lost Chapters of Humanity On Earth I briefly discuss possible ancient technologies and advanced civilizations.  I briefly offer suggestions as to what type of ancient technologies might have existed and how they might have been used including the possibility that some ancient megalithic sites might have once been levitating cities.  I explain why I think this and how the technology might have worked, but not in as much detail as the subject deserves.

Final Words: Do you have any parting thoughts or questions you’d like to leave our readers pondering?

Many of my ideas will not be for everyone, but I’m sure anyone can find something intriguing to pique their interest.  I don’t expect readers to agree with me.  I want to start a debate, a discussion, a renewed interest in exploration.  I want to inspire others to share their ideas no matter how outrageous they may sound.  Also, you should never disregard an idea.  I believe the reason so much of our history remains a mystery to us is because we didn’t listen to our ancestors.  We are now discovering that there’s truth to many of the ancient legends scientists once told us was just folklore.  I suggest that we all take a closer look at what our ancient ancestors tried to tell us.  I strongly believe they knew more then than we do now and our arrogance is preventing us from discovering our past.


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