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Is Earth a "womb world"?

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posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 08:31 AM
Is earth like a "womb" from which we will eventually go forth to travel through space?

This concept has been explored by a number of different people, such as Arthur Clarke with his "overmind" of Childhoods end or the Earth-as-woumb imagery at the end of 2001.

Tim Leary also played with this idea in the 1970s with his "Exo-Psychology" theories:

According to Leary's Exo-Psychology theory, we have come to a point in human evolution where all the "terrestrial goals" - the most important of which are bio-survival, territorial expansion, national security, technological efficiency, and "consumer-cultural television homogeneity" - have more or less been achieved (cf. NP 142). At the same time, centralized civilization has produced various technologies which seem to "point us upwards away from the heavy pull of gravity." Leary suggests that new developments for space-flight as well as the discovery of psychedelic drugs (which would enable us to experience a world where gravity does not exist, thus preparing us for life in outer space) are an indication that there is a trend in biological evolution on this planet from water, to shoreline, to land, to atmospheric flight (outer space, the "new frontier"). In Leary's Exo-Psychology theory, political and cultural phenomena like war, enslavement, or centralization are seen as "necessary preludes" to the next phase in human evolution which is space migration.

Anyway, why should we migrate to space at all? According to Leary, the main reason for space migration is not overpopulation, or a shortage of energy. In his Exo-Psychology theory, Leary suggests that somewhere in outer space there is a "Higher Intelligence" which, a long time ago, sent a message to our planet in form of the DNA, the genetic code. He writes, "[L]ife was seeded on this womb-planet in form of amino-acid templates designed to be activated by solar radiation and to unfold in a series of genetic molts and metamorphoses"(Info 16). Now what does that mean? It means that actually all life forms on our planet are "alien immigrants from outer space" and that evolution of the various species unfolds according to the same pre-determined plan. According to Leary's Exo-Psychology theory, life is designed to migrate from the "womb-planet" (Leary speculates that there might be other unknown womb-planets with life on it), seek this Higher Intelligence, and try to fuse with "Hir" again.

Source for the above:

There are numerous variations on these ideas...all of them containing some permutation of the idea that Earth is our womb and space is our teleolgical and evolutionary destiny.


[edit on 23-8-2008 by silent thunder]

posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 09:07 AM
It should be our natural evolution towards space flight and increasing cosmic exploration. Currently those in power are reserving this for only a privileged elite group, and seem to be working with the regressive ets who consider earth their garden, and humans a weed that needs to be culled. Ken Bakeman speaks of this.

posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 11:20 AM
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

It would seem that any world that life arises on would be considered a "womb world". The question is will the life on that world survive long enough to leave the "womb world".

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.

posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 11:16 AM
I'd say Earth is certainly a 'womb world', it's where our race was born and I'm sure that if in the future mankind becomes a widespread presence in the galaxy people will still look back on Earth as a special, maybe even Holy, place.

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