Science versus Religion (cont.)
By Harry Sivertsen & Steve Redman
Brahma, although appearing different and not so bright was back in place, albeit in a different constellation. By 7600 BC Tau Hercules was as close as it would get to the polar position, within about 0.75 of a degree and shortly after this, before 7100BC there was a turndown in the climate and the seas stopped rising. The floods even reversed and there was a new pole star. Here was an apparent correlation, lose a pole star and there is coastal flooding, gain a pole star and after a while it stops. Once a different pole star is in place all is new, the constellation surrounding the star is different, a new creation of the heavenly realm, the northerly abode of the god of creation.
The climate change was not to last however and soon the waters started rising again, just as Tau Hercules was leaving the polar position. This was further correlation of loss of the pole star relating to flooding. Once more the spectre of destruction put fear into people minds. There was destruction, not only on Earth, but devastation in the heavens. Once more people moved away from the rising seas, specifically the region of South Malaysia roughly, as applied to the specific people of which we write, between Hong Kong and Borneo. There was little of their original homeland left. Other refugees from the rising waters of adjacent areas found themselves moving eventually to regions such as China and Japan, others found a new home in the Middle East and some as far afield as Europe.
Calendars were kept, the years counted and once more, in 3300BC along came Thuban in the constellation Draconis as pole star, after millennia of chaos in the heavens and ever increasing flooding. Sundaland was now underwater, the plain between Hong Kong and Borneo where the people who moved to Merhgarh once lived now under many feet of water. This time, however, the floods stopped completely, the sea level had risen circa 100 metres and was now reasonably stable and there was a new pole star, a new creation to confirm cessation of flooding.
Cause and effect, lose a pole star and there are floods, gain one and the floods stop and all gets back to normal. This was pure logic, scientia gained via observation and thought.
Here is the basis of the flood story in the religious works. The familiar tale commenced life in India but later spread across most of the world, to China, to the Middle East and Greece and eventually even to Europe. Almost certainly there are elements of native versions telling the same tale hidden in localised myths that have yet to be deciphered. The counts of thousands of years were diligently recorded with a flood period being a canonical 3600 years and the creation epoch an era of 1000 years. Manu, the Indian Noah, was a manifestation of Brahma the creator and created all anew after the flood whereas the Hebrew authors claimed that God’s chosen family, that of Noah, carried the essentials of creation in a boat.
Maharaja Druva or Druvaloka is the generic Indian term for pole star and is also an alternative name for Manu. Manu lasts until he has created anew then his son [Manu] takes over. The constellation Hercules is seen as a depiction of Manu conducting austerities standing on one toe [pole star Tau Hercules] on the banks of a river. The river is the Milky Way in its most northerly position in a similar way to the Nile was seen in Egypt. Plato based his Atlantis tale on this description with the flooding being that which occurred before the onset of Tau Hercules…before the Pillars of Hercules. He was referring to a time not an earthly location.