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 Alone on Earth for

 7000 Years!  with

 a Swarm

 of Serpents!                 




     As we continue our story of Alulu, the king of the gods of Nibiru who was overcome by another younger god named Anu in a divine wrestling match, and fled that planet in a Celestial Skyship armed with nuclear weapons, he landed on Earth.   During the long and difficult flight, past all the other planets in our solar system other than Mercury and Venus, he managed to get through the "Hammered Bracelet", the Asteroid Belt, by using several or many of his nuclear weapons to blast a pathway through the avalanche of space rocks.   But he still had seven of these "Weapons of Terror" left on board his skyship when he crashed on a beach in what is now modern-day Iraq.   These remaining  atomic weapons, seven of them, will become prominent in a later story in this same series.

       What makes this extremely improbable story a little bit more believable to a large part of modern readers who otherwise wouldn't give it a second look is that the asteroid belt, and the Cosmic Collision that resulted in its formation is mentioned in the Bible in Psalms and Isaiah, and even Bible readers and dedicated church-goers are exposed nowadays to the knowledge that an asteroid belt does exist and every now and then one of these asteroids, chunks of rock careening through space, does come close to earth, and several have hit earth, making large craters and changing our weather drastically for many years.   Indeed, scientists generally concede that we lost the world's former population of dinosaurs because of one such asteroid strike.    Many Bible readers refuse to believe in dinosaurs, because dinosaurs are outside the preferred age of the earth as presented in the Holy Scriptures.

This Meteor Crater on I 40 in Arizona was caused by an Asteroid

      There are no dinosaurs in the Mesopotamian records about Alulu being cast out of Heaven and discovering gold on Earth because this occurred a mere 445,000 years ago, very close to our end of the Cenozoic Period, which has lasted for 65 Million years.   The Cenozoic Period is that era in which mammals became the prominent species on Earth, and the animals Alulu found in the marshes of Southern Iraq were very much like those we have all over the Earth today.

       However, the creature that surprised Alulu at the freshwater pond in the orchard was a reptile, a serpent, and why this creature surprised him was because they had no serpents on Nibiru. "

       There were plenty of them in the marshes where he landed, however, and he spent his next 7000 years being cautious of poisonous serpents, and exploring the area he landed, never going far from his wrecked skyship because he was  waiting for the arrival of the gold seeking astronauts from Nibiru he was certain would follow him in due time.   What bothers me most about this story of course is that 7000 years seems to us on Earth to be an extremely long time, but to those from Niburu it was only two of their years.  In a Cenozoic Age that had already lasted 64 1/2 million years, it was, however, only a moment of time.

      Before I go any further in relating the Mesopotamian sacred literature and showing you that it mirrors what we have in the Bible, and supplies a lot of detail that the Bible writers and editors left out, let me warn you clearly and unequivocally that modern scientists and historians label this literature as fiction and religious myth, and disbelieve that there is another planet out there beyond Neptune and Uranus and Pluto that enters our Solar System every 3600 years.  Sometimes triggering disasters like the Flood described in our Bibles.

      Scientists and Astronomers themselves have called any new planet that may exist past Neptune "Planet X", and a small group of people have developed some terrifying theories about what may happen if indeed "Planet X" has an orbit such as the Mesopotamian stories describe it as having. Horrific predictions about what will happen when it arrives again close to Earth.    This has been called the Nibiru Doomsday Theory.   Not quite as terrible as what will happen to those who differ in belief from your chosen Christian Cult or Religion when Jesus Christ appears in the sky at the "End of days".   But close.

An Official Denial


David Morrison's photo

       Dr. David Morrison is a NASA Senior Scientist and the Director of the Carl Sagan Center for Study of the Origin of Life, which is part of the SETI Institute in Mountain View CA. His primary interests are the multidisciplinary science of astrobiology, the protection of Earth from asteroid impacts, and science outreach and education. Morrison was previously the Director of the NASA Lunar Science Institute and Senior Scientist in the NASA Astrobiology Institute at Ames Research Center. He has published more than 155 technical papers and a dozen books, including five university-level textbooks. In 2005 he received the Carl Sagan medal of the American Astronomical Society for communicating science to the public. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the California Academy of Sciences, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Asteroid 2410 Morrison is named in his honor.

    Dr. Morrison's Article for

 Skeptical Enquirer

Skeptical Inquirer readers may not be aware that a rogue planet on a 3,600-year orbit is about to enter the inner solar system and visit a catastrophe upon Earth. This threatening planet was discovered by the ancient Mesopotamians, who named it Nibiru. It was known also to the Mayans, who associated it with the end—December 2012—of their “long count” calendar. Although astronomers and space scientists are tracking Nibiru, this information is being kept from the public as part of a worldwide conspiracy. This official silence cannot be maintained for much longer, however, since by 2009 Nibiru will be visible to the naked eye from the southern hemisphere, and already Earth’s axis is tilting, changing the length of the day under its influence. As one aficionado recently wrote to me: “Why are you lying? It’s coming, and everyone knows it.”

      I was introduced to this conspiracy theory in December 2007, when I began to receive questions about Nibiru submitted to NASA's "Ask an Astrobiologist" Web site. I normally receive about a dozen questions per week from the public dealing mostly with life in the universe, but sometimes they include UFOs and visiting aliens. Nibiru seemed different, since it was claimed to be an actual planet that was being tracked by astronomers but hidden from the public. Knowing that the astronomers of the world, both professional and amateur, are a free-spirited group who couldn’t keep a secret even if ordered to, I assumed that Nibiru was the sort of Internet rumor that would quickly pass.

       However, I also remembered that Nibiru had briefly been prominent among conspiracy buffs in 2003, when there was a similar rumor of the coming destruction of our civilization. The source of this information was a specific warning said to have been sent to the people of Earth by an advanced alien civilization on a planet orbiting the star Zeta Reticuli. A woman named Nancy Lieder claimed to be channeling this information from the Zetans, who warned that a worldwide cataclysm would strike the Earth in May 2003. Phil Plait described this situation in detail on his "Badastrology" Web site. As it turned out, May 2003 passed with no pole shift or other cataclysms, so I figured that would end the Nibiru interest. Yet here it was again, the same story recycled with an end-of-the-world date reset to December 2012.

       In the six months since I first mentioned Nibiru on my Web site, this topic has threatened to take over “Ask an Astrobiologist.” I now receive at least one question per day ranging from anguished (“I can’t sleep; I am really scared; I don’t want to die”) to the abusive (“Why are you lying; you are putting my family at risk; if NASA denies it then it must be true”).

        This article is based on more than one hundred questions submitted in the first four months of 2008, only a few of which were actually answered online. Except for some condensing, I’ve left the questioners’ text as it was originally submitted.

Initial Questions: The Distinction between Nibiru, Planet X, and Eris

       Although the name of the Sumerian god Nibiru is most often given to this object, I quickly learned that some Web sites were also calling it Planet X or Eris. Planet X is a generic term used by astronomers over the past century for any unknown or hypothesized planets beyond Pluto. Eris is an actual, newly discovered dwarf planet, a little larger than Pluto but much farther away. By conflating these, some were claiming that NASA had found Nibiru or that Eris was going to fly past Earth in 2012.

Q: I was on the NASA home page and searched Planet Niburu. Come to find out there actually is a planet beyond Pluto and they are calling it Niburu. Some said Planet Niburu didn’t exist but now we know it does! There haven’t been many straight answers on this subject so I don’t really expect to get the total truth, but here I go. Is there ANY chance of a Niburu flyby in 2012? And if there is why don’t the public have a right to know so that we can prepare ourselves?

      A: I’m sorry if the NASA web page confused you. I just checked, and there is no mention of Nibiru other than recent statements that it does not exist and is a hoax. The web site does include a 2005 news story on the discovery of one of the transneptunian dwarf planets, 2003UB313. UB313 was subsequently given the name Eris, and there is plenty of information about Eris on the web, including a good introduction in Wikipedia. But this has nothing to do with Nibiru. Nibiru is a hoax, linked to a religious cult, and having nothing to do with science.

Q: How can you call Nibiru a hoax when your own IRAS detected it and you issued a press release in 1982 which made it to eight major newspapers?

       A: When looking into this sort of thing, you need to read past the first paragraph, since new data are always coming along in science. IRAS (the first infrared survey satellite, which flew more than 20 years ago) cataloged 350,000 infrared sources, and initially many of these were unidentified (which was the point, of course, of making such a survey). All of these observations have been followed up by subsequent studies with more powerful telescopes both on the ground and in space. The rumor about a “tenth planet” erupted in 1984 after a scientific paper was published in Astrophysical Journal Letters titled “Unidentified point sources in the IRAS minisurvey,” which discussed several infrared sources with “no counterparts.” But these “mystery objects” were later found to be distant galaxies. The bottom line is that Nibiru is a myth, with no basis whatever in fact. To an astronomer, persistent claims about a planet that is nearby but invisible are just plain silly.

Q: I have been reading the questions and answers about Nibiru. I am glad you say it does not exist. However Eris does exist and I see they were going to call it Xena . . . planet X. On this Website when you type in Nibiru Eris comes up and it clearly states it is the 10th planet. Will Eris do a flyby since it is considered a planet and the 10th one? Is Eris coming toward us? Could this even be possible that we would be thrown off our axis? Are Pluto and others really slightly of their normal gravitational paths because of this planet that is supposedly coming toward us? Why do they say time is speeding up because of the magnetic pulse this planet is creating? Is this true that there are only really 16 hours a day now because time is moving faster? Is that possible? Why do the days seem so much shorter? I am scared about this whole 2012 thing. Eris seems to be in the position that everyone says Nibiru is and the same size. Maybe we are asking the wrong question. Maybe we should be asking about Eris and not Nibiru. Thank you for your time as I am scared to death!

       A: There is no factual basis for the many Nibiru stories. This Internet chatter originated from the claim by Nancy Lieder that she was warned about this planet by aliens from the star Zeta Reticuli. In the absence of real information, however, people speculate and embellish this fictional story. One such addition is to link Nibiru with “Planet X,” a term used for many years by astronomers to refer to any unknown planet that might exist beyond Pluto. Far from being a real object, this term indicates an unknown or undiscovered object (that is why it is called “X”). Another false link is with Eris, the largest of the dwarf planets recently found beyond Neptune, designated 2003 UB313 when it was discovered in 2003. Before Eris was given its formal name, its discoverer, Mike Brown of Caltech, informally referred to it as Xena, a word play on “Planet X.” The name Eris was officially adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 2006. However, this has nothing to do with Nibiru. Nibiru is supposed to be a large planet on a highly elliptical orbit with a period of 3,600 years, which comes onto the inner solar system and will disrupt Earth in 2003 (the original claim) or 2012 (the current claim). Eris is a dwarf planet (smaller than the Moon) with a period of 557 years, currently far beyond Neptune or Pluto at a distance of about 10 billion miles. Its orbit will never bring it into the inner solar system; the closest it will come, in about 2255, is 4 billion miles. Eris does not match the fictional object Nibiru in distance, orbit, size, or any other property, and it does not threaten Earth in any way. The other items you mention from the Internet are untrue. Neither Pluto nor any other transneptunian object is deviating from its normal path. Time is not speeding up, and the days are not shorter. You know as well as I do that there are still the usual 24 hours in the day, not 16! Please don’t be scared; the entire Nibiru story, as well as any concerns about Eris threatening Earth, are a hoax, nothing more.

Trying to Contain the Topic

At the beginning of February, I combined several similar questions in the hopes that I could lay this topic to rest and get back to writing about real science.

Q: Recent questions about Nibiru: (1) I have found a lot of stuff about a so called planet. Planet x or Nibiru. If anything they say [is] possible like revolving around the sun clockwise and it has been said that its orbit is way far out past Pluto. Also there are statements that it has a 3600-year orbit around the sun and that [it] is supposed to return in the near future. Is this possible at all? It sounds fishy to me, but there are supposed pics of it and a lot of scientist talk about it. I even wikipedia searched it. I would just like to find out some info please. (2) Nibiru does exist and I can prove it. Nibiru is in the old testament Exodus 6:4. and you are watching Nibiru from a lab on the south pole. also I have images from a telescope of Nibiru. and people from the southern hemisphere can see Nibiru in the daytime. is that proof enough for you? (3) many signs tell that something big is out there coming and why wouldn’t it be true about nibiru / planet x? why build a telescope at the south pole an photos and such with this redish dwarf star moving fast in 1983 it was 50 billion miles away and 10 years later it is alot closer is it hiding behind the sun i know you all dont want to start a world wide panic. (4) I read were you said that Nibiru is a hoax. My question to you is why would anyone let the american population know about such a catastrophy? Isnt it the governments job to keep the population at ease? (5) What is this a picture of? It’s said to be Nibiru, but as you say Nibiru is a hoax. so what is this really a photo of?

        A: I hope this is my last comment on the Nibiru hoax, but questions like the above five keep coming in. Most of the entries on the Internet about Nibiru are false. Wikipedia has it correct when they write that “Nibiru is a name in Sumerian, Babylonian astrology associated with the god Marduk, generally accepted as referring to the planet Jupiter.” The rest is a hoax, including all the “stuff” questioner #1 found on the Internet. Questioners #2 and #3 mention the astronomical observatory at the South Pole, but I assure you these astronomers are not looking at Nibiru. The Antarctic is a great place for infrared astronomical observations, and it also has the advantage that objects can be observed continuously without the interference of the day-night cycle. Questioners #3 and #4 seem to think that the government would hide information about Nibiru and the catastrophe coming in a few years, but I can’t imagine why. My experience is, in fact, that sometimes parts of the government do just the opposite, as in the frequent references to various terrorist threats. In any case, the job of NASA scientists is to discover and tell the truth! Finally, questioner #5 asks me to identify two pictures. I can only guess that these might be images of an expanding gas cloud (nebula) ejected by a star in its old age. They are obviously very distant, since we see stars in the foreground superposed on the nebula. [A sharp-eyed reader later identified these photos as an expanding gas shell around the star V838 Mon].

Questions Become Angry and Threatening

Having called Nibiru a hoax on a NASA Web site, I had opened myself to a growing series of abusive emails (which I did not answer). Here is a sample:

Q: I can’t believe This!, you still have the gall to lie to the hole world about planetX Nibiru, How dare you do that, yet you keep on calling youself a Senior Scientist, shame on you, people must keep on knocking hard on your door until you give up and come clean.

Q: Sorry but you say Nibiru is a Hoax? Doesnt Exist? So maybe The Sumerian people doesnt exist also! Nibiru does exists and its the new Planet discovered in 2005 size of Pluto. It is talked about centurys ago in Sumerian Civilization. Stone Plates with the planet were found! Its possible to say that this planet giant orbit passes between Sun and Earth and causes the Glaciar Eras to happen. I talk about the facts! Like science usually does! So how can you say its a hoax???

Q: I hope I can get an honest answer and not a lie. I would like to know more about this Nibiru thing. Not that your really going to tell me the truth here are you? I have been told that by May 2009 it will be seen by the average person is this true? I will not take kind to someone endangering my family because they want to keep a secret.

Q: The question isn’t why are you lieing to the people about the exsistance of Nibiru, the question is do you think you will be spared when it’s effects come to pass.

Q: Why are we (the people) not informed of a possible catastrophe, especially one of this magnitude to take into consideration. I really don’t expect the truth from you guys.

Q: So if you all are watching Eris and it’s trajectory, why can’t you tell us about how it’s going to come between the sun and the earth? Where is the info on your webpage of the true trajectory which will cause the perturbing of all our solar system heavenly bodies? If this is nothing to worry about, then why don’t you talk about its trajectory? Why don’t you have people partnering to watch it, track it and be actively talking about this huge new planet that is coming? Why are you so quiet about this new discovery? Your behavior is suspicious and your actions will be discovered soon so I would suggest a full disclosure.

Q: I know for a fact that Nibiru is a planet the Sumerians knew this. We discovered Pluto in 1930 but the Sumerians knew it existed in 4500 b.c. Voyager 2 made the first close-ups from Neptune and Uranus in 1986 and we saw how the planets looked like up close. The Sumerians in 4500 b.c. knew that already. How is it that there info is so accurate and Nasa with all this technology cannot find Nibiru? Is Nasa keeping this planet from us?

Q: Why do you continue to claim this is a hoax? what is it in 1983 the heavenly body that you discovered then covered up saying it was nothing? why is it that closer to 2012 we see increased volcanic activity, earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, droughts, and much more? its not from global warming! this activity is happining on other planets as well.

Q: I think NASA is trying to cover up the up coming of planet X or Nibiru in year 2012. Is it because this world is over population and some of us need to die? Why is NASA being fishy about this?

Q: Why would you people rather die than warn people and prepare for this kind of thing?!

Q: Don’t play stupid with me because you are obvisly not going to answer my question with truth not like its your fault but the goverments and higher powers.

Q: I understand you don’t want to loose your job. So I know your answer about Nibiru. You, Nasa, the USA government and whoever else will deny till it will be undeniable. Mankind is going to disappear and nothing will change this truth. I hope you couldnt live with this lie over your shoulders anymore.

Q: Everybody knows that planet x and nibiru exist, when is NASA and the government going to come clean and stop bold face lying to the american people. People have a right to survive this calamity. No wonder everybody say’s NASA stands for never a straight answer!

The Questions Keep Coming

      Following are a few of the questions from March and April, which I (perhaps foolishly) have continued to try to answer. These include some new twists, such as the claim that the Sun will be in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy in December 2012, and this is what will cause “pole shifts” and other cosmic catastrophes.

Q: Now if the Nibiru topic is a hoax, then what are the infrared images of the alleged Nibiru??? And i also heard that NASA saw it with IRAS and reported it and all that.. Why does NASA deny anything about it instead of telling the public so (if Nibiru is in fact a hoax) they dont take drastic measures such as my family was planning on doing. I need more proof that Nibiru is a hoax because the government and NASA are keeping to much from us for us to make full judgement on it. . . .

        A: I really am sorry that you have taken the Nibiru hoax seriously, and that this hoax is causing you and your family distress. This Nibiru stuff is all pure fiction, without any core of fact or truth. Specifically (1) The are no infrared images of Nibiru—period. (2) IRAS (the Infrared Astronomy Satellite, which carried out a sky survey for 10 months in 1983) discovered many infrared sources, but none of them was Nibiru or Planet X or any other objects in the outer solar system. (3) NASA scientists tell the truth. There is no reason why we would not do so, and besides truth-telling is a fundamental value of scientific research. (4) It is unreasonable to ask us to prove that Nibiru is a hoax. Your questions should be to Nibiru proponents to prove to you that what they are saying is true, not for NASA to prove it is false. The burden of proof falls on those who make wild claims. Remember the often-quoted comment from Carl Sagan that extraordinary claims demand extraordinary levels of evidence if they are to be believed.

Q: I understand that you said nibiru is a hoax but why on this website they have live picture of nibiru.

       A: The website you sent me is pretty funny. For example, the statement that the Earth’s axis had tilted and the Sun had shifted from its correct place in the sky; anyone with eyes can see this is not true. Or the comment about building observatories at the south pole to observe Nibiru. There is no celestial configuration possible that could be seen only from the Antarctic and not from the whole southern hemisphere. And they ask why no observatories have been built near the North Pole. The last time I looked, the North Pole was in the middle of the Arctic Sea, not exactly the sort of place to build a telescope. I am also bemused by the claims that Nibiru has remained hidden behind the Sun for years. The impossibility of such an orbit has been clear since Johannes Kepler published his first two laws of planetary motions in 1609. Anyway, thanks for a good laugh.

Q: When most of the planets align in 2012 and planet earth is in the centre of the milky way, what will the effects of this be on planet earth?

       A: There is no planet alignment in 2012 or any other time in the next several decades. As to the Earth being in the center of the Milky Way, I don’t know what this phrase means. If you are referring to the Milky Way Galaxy, we are rather far toward the edge of this spiral galaxy, some 30,000 light-years from the center.

Q: I was wondering what the conclusions were about the possibility of a polar shift, and if that happened what the effects would be to everyday living.

       A: Quite a few people have been asking me about the danger of a polar shift, and I must confess that I don’t know what you mean by the term. “Polar shift” seems to have become a buzzword on websites that promote catastrophist ideas and various conspiracy theories, and so this phrase gets passed on from one blog to another without ever being defined. If this means some sudden change in the position of the pole (that is, the rotation axis of the Earth), then that is impossible. There is no point in speculating about the consequences of something that has never happened and never will. Before geologists discovered the role of plate tectonics (about 60 years ago), there was some speculation that a polar shift was involved in transforming the Antarctic from a warm to a cold climate, but now we know it was the Antarctic continent that moved, not the rotation pole. The very small and gradual changes that do take place in the position of the pole are responses of the Earth to changes in the distribution of mass on the surface, for example due to freezing or thawing of glaciers. The bottom line is that there is no possibility of a “polar shift” and no danger associated with one.

Q: How can you say that a pole shift is impossible? The geological record shows repeated reversals of the Earth’s magnetic field.

       A: Thanks for pointing out an ambiguity concerning the term “pole shift”. As I wrote in my previous answer, everything I have seen predicting destruction from an alleged pole shift concerns the rotational pole of the Earth. There is no chance that this rotational pole will shift to a significant degree. The magnetic pole is different; it regularly shifts position by a small amount, and as you note, the polarity of the Earth’s magnetic pole reverses roughly once per million years (on average). This magnetic reversal appears to be generated internally and not to be influenced by any outside events. There is no indication that it will happen anytime soon, but more to the point, a magnetic reversal would not cause any of the horrible consequences that you find associated with “pole shift” on the catastrophist Internet sites.

Q: If the world was going to end would you tell us?

       A: The short answer is “of course I would tell you.” Science is about discovering and communicating the truth about nature, not keeping secrets. But on a more basic level, I don’t understand questions that ask about a possible end of the world in 2012. This world has been peacefully going its way for 4.5 billion years, with life evolving for probably 4 billion years. Do you really imagine that after 4 billion years it is all going to end 4 years from now? And how could it possibly happen? There is nothing around that could destroy a planet. The worst damage that we could inflict on our ecosystem is probably associated with global warming and loss of habitat, which are already causing a mass extinction, but none of that threatens the future of the planet itself.

Weirder and Weirder

        As I write this in June, questions keep coming in. In addition, nine out of ten of the “most popular” questions and answers on “Ask an Astrobiologist” are about Nibiru, not astrobiology. This experience is baffling on several fronts. While I hope that many people who read my replies are pleased to learn that the world is not about to end, I am surprised at so many angry responses. These come from people who seem to want the world to end in 2012, who are upset to be told that this catastrophe will not happen. I am also struck by their lack of perspective about time or space. For example, my correspondents seem to accept the claim that the magnetic influence of Nibiru is already causing a pole shift even though the object is invisible to astronomers. Some even accept that the tilt is already apparent, or even that the world is “turning upside down.” They also accept that we will be in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, 30,000 light-years away, in 2012. The fact that none of this is being reported in newspapers or on television is simply accepted as evidence of a grand conspiracy. Do they ever ask themselves why governments are pursuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, worried about global warming, and conducting an energetic presidential election in the U.S. if they all know the world will end in four years? It has been a revelation to me to glimpse this underworld of conspiracy theories and doomsday predictions.

To conclude on a lighter note, the following recent questions are actually quite amusing:

Q: I have read about the things all about nibiru, and i was completely shocked from this matter, but for many years untill now as i gazed towards the sky during at night, i have noticed a huge star beyond us, I would like to ask is that eris? because the size has dramtically increased over the last couple of years?

Q: Recently there have been a good amount of scary stuff going around in the world. An earthquake and a cyclone. Not only that but it seems that the world is turning upside down.

Q: I am an experimental physicist. I am currently working on anti-gravity technology. I have recieved an infra-red reading of an object travelling into our solar system. This lab does not contain any astrophysicists but we believe this object (around 1.2 times the size of Jupiter) is the new planet Niribu (Planet X). As rumours here have circulated. Its orbit is highly eliptical and will pass into the inner-solar system. I would like to comfirm a couple of things for me. Is this accurate—Our facts are based on rumour, the scan is only a basic, find objects to test on scan. Does this object pose any danger to the Earth? Would any danger occur in a test of experimental technology to deviate the object from its current course? The generator we have created theoretically can move any object of any size, as mass should not affect the fields created.

Q: I hear that the beings who are on the Nibiru mother ship which houses smaller ships inside are coming to help the inhabitants of Earth to raise their polarity levels up so the plane would shift up to 4D. Have you heard about this? Please be honest. Theres a lot of information on YouTube that speaks about this. I always knew that another advanced lifeform was here and is working to get us ready for the shift. I would like for one of them to reveal theirselves on TV on CNN. Wouldn’t you?

A Partial Endorsement 

of the Supposedly Non-Scientific

"Mesopotamian Fiction" by a 

Third Party Scientific Web Site

500,000 B.C.  

Pithecanthropus (Homo Erectus), development of early man, using the hand-axe, in Indonesia, China, Africa, and Europe, the earliest evidence of controlled fire is from China and Africa.  The hand axes called Acheulian are still being made until 50,000 B.C.  Paleolithic man is also living in Korea at this time.  Some suggest Homo Erectus is differentiated between African, Asian and European Archaic about this time.  Others suggest they evolved from separate related species.

Bone fragments of proto-humans are found all over China.

Homo sapiens (archaic). Skull of adult male found by Greek villagers at Petralona, Greece in 1960.

A human jawbone of about this age, homo Heidelbergensis, was found in Heidelberg, Germany, in 1907.

A human skull fragment form Turkey shows signs of mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Others are skeptical suggesting other diseases could cause the sane results.

Zhoukoudian near Beijing is one of the most famous and most extensive. Homo erectus, also known as "Peking Man," is first identified from fossils found in a cave at this rich site that also yields antlers, bones, and teeth from many animals, and evidence for the use of fire.

The Peking Man Site is situated in the Dragon Bone Hill near Zhoukoudian. Since 1921, eight sites of ancient human remains have been discovered. 26 localities where high concentrations of fossils were found have been excavated. 118 kinds of animal fossils and over 100,000 stone wares have been unearthed. These fossils and remains serve as evidence of the existence of humanoid species 500,000 years ago in Zhoukoudian, China.

There is evidence that Homo Erectus has been traveling Africa, Europe and Asia for the past 400,000 years.  Pebble tools are discovered north of Mosul, in the Tigris valley (Iraq).  The hand axe is discovered in Britain.  Britain is much warmer than present as hippopotamus bones were uncovered.

Stone Age:  Some of the earliest relics of Stone Age man in the subcontinent are found in the Soan Valley of the Potohar region near Rawalpindi, Pakistan with a probable antiquity of about 500,000 years.

Ancient Babylonian tradition established the beginning of the world at this time.
The enormous carnivores, saber-toothed cats, hyenas and hunting dogs are extinct in Europe.

Some suggest Homo Neanderthal and modern man differentiated about this time.  Homo Neanderthal was considered the stronger and more intelligent of the Homo Sapiens Men.

Homo Sapiens skeletons discover about this time in China do not differ much from Homo Sapiens skeletons discovered in 20,000 B.C. in China.

Humans have inhabited the Korean peninsula from as early as the Pleistocene era, about 500,000 B.C.

Studies of mtDNA in Europe suggest Homo Neanderthals and humans had a common ancestor about this time.  This is highly questionable because most suggest mtDNA is only good for tracing 50,000 years maybe 100,000 years.  Other question the assumption of one genetic mutation every 10,000 years.  The other concern is this belief is based on a a very small questionable sampling.

460,000 B.C.  

Homo Erectus is located at the Zhoukoudien caves in China.

440,000 B.C.  

The Mittelberg Hill above the village of Wangen, in the Unstrut Valley, near Nebra in central Germany was a major trading center during the Bronze Age (2,500-1,500 B.C.).  A Sun Disk used to chart the night sky was discovered this location dated 1,600 B.C..  This location however has been occupied since 440,000 B.C.

430,000 B.C.  

A prolonged warm period that lasted 28,000 years reached its peak about this time.

425,000 B.C.  

A moderate severe  ice age started about 405,000 B.C., peaked about this time and returned to warmer conditions by 400,000 B.C..  Ice ages occur at 100,000 year intervals.

420,000 B.C.  

The youngest Homo erectus (from China) date in this period.

400,000 B.C.  

Members of a Homo Erectus (Homo erectus pekinensis) (Peking Man or Beijing Man) band of people gathered around a fire at Choukoutien Cave in China.  They used stone tools, hunted and gathered plants for food.  It is known that they killed elephant, rhinoceros, horse, bison, water buffalo, camel, wild boar, sheep, deer and antelope.  It is believed they used speech to communicate and had developed a social structure.  Homo Erectus is also living at Terra Amata near Nice.  Evidence of Homo Erectus in Java dates from 1,900,000 to 400,000 B.C.  The evolution from Homo Erectus to Homo Sapiens may have begun about this time or as late as 200,000 B.C.  The Choukoutien caves of China are still occupied by Homo Erectus until about 350,000 B.C.  They are controlling the use of fire.  The Swanscombe deposits in Kent, England dates a species of Homo Sapiens to this period.  Homo erectus at Eddsfleet, Kent in southern Britain are killing rhino and elephant, likely with spears and are cutting up the kill with flint tools.  These findings do not support the out of Africa theory in 100,000 B.C. 

Denisovan Man is believed to have evolved 400,000 to 300,000 as discovered in the Altai Mountain cave in southern Russia based on DNA evidence.  It is believed the Denisovan branched to the west to become Homo Neanderthal Man and to Denisovan moved eastward.  They still speculate that Denisovan came from Africa but off no proof just speculation.  The Denisovan DNA is found in Melanasia, New Guinea and Dougainville north of Australia.    

Homo Neanderthals of Schoningen, Germany are using finely crafted, precisely designed and balanced throwing spears.  The three spears found were about 30 years old and used to hunt horses.  The 1.8 to 2.3 meter javelins are examples of very clever wood workers and organized hunters.  That the spears survived for thirty years speaks volumes.

Researchers in Germany in 1997 unearthed wooden spears made of spruce of this age from an ancient lakeshore hunting ground. The spears were found in a coal mine in Shöningen, near Hanover.

Researchers in 2000 found evidence from a homo erectus skull, Sm 3, of this period that individuals communicated with each other.

Some believe the Arctic Ocean lost its ice cover during a period of warming.

Plant DNA frozen in Siberia is authenticated by Copenhagen and Oxfords and is believed the oldest recovered.

In an Israel cave is found teeth that might represent ancient Homo Sapiens.  The previous oldest Homo Sapiens evidence was 200,000 B.C. in Ethiopia, Africa..

385,000 B.C.  

Some time between 385,000 to 325,000 B.C. on the Roccamonzina Mountains near Campania, in southern Italy walked a fully bipedal, free standing gait man.   He is believed to be homo Heidelbergenis an ancestor of Homo Neanderthal man.  They found footprints and palm-prints in volcanic ash.  It appears he only used his hands to steady themselves on the difficult slope. 

350,000 B.C.  

Skulls found in China in 1989 dated to 350,000 B.C. and again throw doubts that modern man only originated in Africa, so reports the British Scientific Journal.  The skulls are definitely identified as Homo Erectus.  Their facial features are more modern looking than other human groups in other parts of the world.  The brain casings however are those of a primitive Homo Erectus man.  The infusionists believe all mankind migrated out of Africa.  It is noteworthy that the difusionists earlier believed all mankind migrated out of China.  We may never be sure where Homo Sapiens originated or if it is a singular event or a global occurrence.  It is known that early Hominoids traveled extensively throughout the world.

Humans left tracks in the volcanic ash of the Roccamonfina volcano in Italy

Homo Neadderthalensis spread across Europe, Russis, and western Asia from this time until 30,000 B.C.  Their brain sized topped modern man by 1,700 cubic centimeters.

335,000 B.C.  

A ice age started about 400,000 B.C., peaked about this time, had a mid cycle warming period 365,000 and returned to hot conditions by 325,000 B.C..  Ice ages occur at 100,000 year intervals.

325,000 B.C.  

Between 325,000 and 200,000 B.C. the world climate osculated between moderately cool to warm and then hot.

300,000 B.C.  

Clactonian (Clacton, Essex) cultures established themselves in England, France and Germany, as well as, India and Africa.  They are probably an offshoot of Australoids and Asiatic peoples, replacing the Abbevillian, who migrated to Africa carrying the Clacton culture with them.  Fossilized human skulls with Homo Erectus and Homo Sapiens features are discovered throughout Europe.  Pre-Neanderthal (Heidelbergensis) is disposing the bodies of their dead in the Sierra de Atapuerca cave in Spain.  In La Sima de los Huesos, Spain or the Pit of Bones are 32 individuals mostly teenagers representing different types of humans.  They had some Homo Neanderthal features yet are as short as modern humans are.

Castel Di Guido or more accurately La Polledrara Di Cecanibbio, Italy is discovered a mud sink hole containing elephas antiquus along with primative instruments made of flint and bone

The largest know ape was Gigantopithecus being two to three times larger than a gorilla and lived in China and southeast Asia.

280,000 B.C
Devisova Hominin was discovered in Denisova Cave aka Aju-Tasch (Altai Kras, Russia) dated to 39,000 B>C. and is believed to be from a common ancestor of Homo Neanderthal dating back to 1 million B.C.  They interbred with the Melanesian people as they have 4.8% DNA of Denisovans as well as 2.5% DNA of Neanderthal man and was well spread out over Asia by 50,000 B.C. or earlier.  This cave has been occupied by homo sapiens since 280,000 B.C. 

270,000 B.C

Molecular analysis of mans Y chromosome suggests modern man originated about this time and all differences between man are really superficial variations.  The science community calls this the Adam theory.  The ancient Sumerian tradition supports this theory but place the timing closer to 246,000 B.C.  The Chaldaeans, Parthians, Medes and Hebrew tradition call the first man Adam.  Other traditions call the first man Thouthos, Phos (Prometheus) or Epimetheus according to Egyptian theology.

260,000 B.C.  

Homo Erectus or another hominid species occupied Siberia at the confluence of the Lena River and Diring Creek considered the cold pole of the world at present time.

250,000 B.C.  

Stone tools are being used in England.

Spear points made from flint first appeared in Europe about this time.

In Siberia stone tools along a river near Irkutsk were dated by radioisotope to about this time.

Some believe the first people arrived the Philippines about this time. 

246,000 B.C.  

Sumerian (Sumer or Shumer) tradition (Iraq) places the creation of man about this time.  Their story of creation explains that the people must be the servant of the gods.  It also accounted for the natural wickedness of humanity being created from the blood of the evil god Kingu.  This early belief that man is intrinsically evil is unique to the Sumerian but would eventually spread throughout Europe.  Some speculate this belief evolved because the erratic climatic nature of Iraq led the people to believe the gods are punishing man for doing bad things.  Many other peoples of the world met with the same natural disasters but did not come to this masochistic conclusion.  The Sumerian story of creation however is the oldest creation story recorded.

The Sumerian believed their culture began in Eridu, Iraq and only two king clans reigned for the next 64,800 years.  The Sumerian is neither Semitic nor Indo-European linguistically and some postulate they are closer to Caucasian.


     Just as I was getting really relaxed and confident in Dr. Morrison's expertise and that the proper scientific agencies were making sure we are not worried and mislead I heard the NEWS of another NEAR-MISS by an asteroid to occur 3 days from now as I write these lines on Nov. 5, 2011.

Asteroid 2005 YU55 To Narrowly Miss  Earth (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

       Mark Nov. 8 on your calendar. A huge asteroid that could potentially threaten Earth in the far future will pass close by as astronomers around the world watch and measure.

This space rock is asteroid 2005 YU55, a veritable mini-world roughly 1,300 feet (400 meters) wide — nearly four football fields across — that will zoom by Earth inside the orbit of the moon.


At its closest approach, the asteroid will pass within 201,700 miles (325,000 kilometers) of Earth at 6:28 p.m. EDT on Nov. 8. The average distance between Earth and the moon is 240,000 miles (386,242 km).

Asteroid 2005 YU55 is set to become the object du jour for ground observers. An extensive campaign of radar, visual and infrared observations is being staged to survey this cosmic interloper.

Due to its size and proximity, YU55 was classified as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" several years ago. Its upcoming flyby is another wake-up call — an express mail reminder that humanity resides on a sitting duck of a planet.

Asteroid 2005 YU55's pass by Earth  will be closest to date by an object this large that we know about in advance. A smaller asteroid, called 2011 CQ1, actually came closer to Earth without hitting – a record-setting approach to within 3,400 miles (5,471 kilometers) — but it was not seen in advance.

The asteroid's near-Earth flyby is also the first since 1976 that astronomers have known about in advance for such a large object. The next known flyby with a big space rock will occur in 2028, NASA scientists said.

An asteroid this size -- which, according to Scientific American is larger than an aircraft carrier -- would cause widespread damage if it were to hit Earth, however. The Associated Press spoke to Jay Melosh, a professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Purdue University, who said that the asteroid would create a four-mile wide crater 1,700 feet deep. It could cause 70-foot tsunami waves and shake the ground like a magnitude-7 earthquake.

    With this 50% Success Ratio in Predicting these last two asteroid near-misses, I'm starting to wonder how Dr. Morrison can be so confident that there's nothing to worry about in regards to both the existence of Nibiru ("Planet X") and all those Bible prophecies that are predicting either the same thing (or perhaps worse!) --so -- Let's continue with our story - improbable as it may be! Morrison calls it "Mesopotamian Fiction".


        It is my goal in this series of pages not to prove the Bible

      "wrong" but to fill in some details that the Bible's authors

        left out because they judged them unsuitable for those

        they saw as their target

        congregation or audience  --

        and to re-interpret some symbolism and parables for

        a more modern and better educated group of readers.


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