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Author and researcher Michael Cremo joins us to discuss the evidence for "extreme human antiquity." Texts in ancient Sanskrit described previous civilizations that had high technology and he's said he's found similar material across a number of ancient cultures. Cremo suggests a number of civilizations, far predating ones from the last 10,000 years, have come and gone, wiped out by various earth changes. Evidence in the form of human fossils and artifacts, such as found in sedimentary layers dating back millions of years, contradicts the current theory of human origins. Yet Cremo has found most mainstream scientists are closed minded to his data, and seek to protect their power and the status quo. He will also touch on his notion of human devolution-- that people have devolved from a state of higher consciousness into a baser, more material reality.
Michael Cremo is a member of the History of Science Society, the World Archaeological Congress, the Philosophy of Science Association, the European Association of Archaeologists and a research associate in history and philosophy of science for the Bhaktivedanta Institute. After receiving a scholarship to study International Affairs at George Washington University, Michael began to study the ancient histories of India known as the Vedas. In this way, he has broadened his academic knowledge with spirituality from the Eastern tradition.
Michael is on the cutting edge of science and culture issues. In the course of a few months time he might be found on pilgrimage to sacred sites in India, appearing on a national television show in the United States or another country, lecturing at a mainstream science conference, or speaking to an alternative science gathering. As he crosses disciplinary and cultural boundaries, he presents to his various audiences a compelling case for negotiating a new consensus on the nature of reality.
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