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If we paraphrase and analyze the contents of this passage, it may be worded as follows: Heaven and earth, originally united, were separated and moved away from each other, and thereupon the creation of man was ordained. An, the heaven-god, then carried off heaven, while Enlil, the air-god, carried off earth. All this seems to be according to plan. Then, however, occurred something disruptive. For the goddess Ereshkigal, the counterpart of the Greek Persephone, whom we know as queen of the nether world, but who originally was probably a sky-goddess, was carried off into the nether world, perhaps by Kur. No doubt to avenge this deed, the water-god Enki set sail to attack Kur. The latter, evidently to be conceived as a monster or dragon, did not stand idly by, but hurled stones, large and small, against the keel of Enki's boat, while the primeval waters attacked Enki's boat front and rear. Our poem does not give the result of this struggle between Enki and Kur, since the entire cosmogonic or creation introduction has nothing to do with the basic contents of our Gilgamesh composition; it was placed at the head of the poem only because the Sumerian scribes were accustomed to begin their stories with several introductory lines dealing with creation.
Sumerian Mythology: A Study of Spiritual and Literary Achievement in the Third Millennium B.C., Samuel Noah Kramer ,University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, [1944, revised 1961]
Why anyone should suppose all their thinking and intelligence originates only in their own minds, encouraged by what other humans have been thinking, is quite a minor mystery. In old days people believed their Gods talked to them through Nature. Nowadays some might suppose telepathic communications reached them from some other dimensions of Life, or more simply via Space from Life-forms outside our Solar system. Whatever happens, the end-effect is that the reach of human consciousness is undoubtedly extending in range and qualities over the centuries, and we have witnessed a great leap forward during the last space of a single incarnation.
The Language of the Gods, William G. Gray
A human brain is a type of computer called a neural network, composed of about 100 billion neurons, each of
which is connected to, on average, about 7,000 others via synapses. Neurons are cells that receive, process and transmit information within the brain. Synapses are connections between neurons through which chemical and electrical messages are transmitted. All these neurons in our brains, constantly communicating with each other, ostensibly enable all the functions of our brain, including planning, memory, imagination, information processing, calculation, simulation, and every other aspect of thinking.”
(Moss, Shaun, Practical Metaphysics, 2009)
What if it were possible to cover vast interstellar distances in arbitrary short periods of time? What if one could fabricate an Deus ex Machina that could be employed to accomplish such a goal? What would this machine look like? How would an engineer or physicist go about the process of fabricating such an apparatus? All daunting questions to be certain, but there are some potential answers - at least theoretical ones anyway.
The notion of inflation is fairly well known in the literature and has some common acceptance in its most current form evolved from Guth’s original model. It is this mechanism that motivated Alcubierre (1994) to construct a metric that employed inflation to allow an observer to traverse vast distances in arbitrary times by riding inside a ‘warp sphere.’ The benefit of employing inflation is that one never violates the speed of light locally, one merely rides space itself to achieve the desired result of getting to Alpha Centauri in less than four Earth years. Now time for some bad news. The Alcubierre model requires negative energy, which is obviously not your typical garden-variety matter that you can pick up at the grocery store in the boson/lepton aisle. It is this requirement that relegates Alcubierre’s model, in its original form, to simply being a toy mathematical construct.
The Alcubierre Warp Drive in Higher Dimensional Spacetime,H. G. White, E. W. Davis, 15231 Pilgrim Oaks Lane, League City, TX 77573, USA, Inst. for Advanced Studies at Austin, 4030 W. Braker Ln., Ste. 300, Austin, TX 78759, USA 1281-957-5388, firstname.lastname@example.org