Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Science Extends the Lifespan of Fungus

A Dr. Valter Longo recently announce that he has successfully extended the lifespan of a strain of yeast fungus.

"An excited Dr. Longo told the Independent's science correspondent, this was a 10-fold increase in the fungus' normal longevity..."

What this translates into a human years, if we assume that our average human life is 75 years; then a 10 fold increase would be 750 years.

If we use the longest lifespan on record of approximately 120 years, thus would translate into 1,200 years.

"...Dr Longo's team ... managed this by (among other things) removing two genes..."

"We're talking about the possibility of humans living for over 1,000 years."

Sounds to me like fungus, with some gene manipulation, will soon catch up to the lifespans of those humans who have already become immortal.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Is Truth Where Facts Meet Faith?

In my discussions with some of the negative comments I have received from some of my posts, I am reminded of some of my earlier experiences in my life. I remember growing up in a very black and white world of science; where truth and facts are one. And only those facts that I can hold in my hand, see with my own eyes, hear with my own ears, or reproduce in a laboratory experiment are truth; and everything else is theory or faith. That was until I walked barefoot on hot coals.

I have, one too many times, walked on hot coals that accidently escaped from a grill or bonfire; each time painfully burning my feet. Then one day I had the opportunity to attend a Tony Robbins seminar and to my amazement, I walked barefoot on a 12 foot bed of very hot coals; without a scratch much less a burn. As I sat pondering later as to what I had just done, I realized the physics, the science, and the math in both events had not changed at all. But my faith and my beliefs at both events were totally different. I have since consistently observed others at parties burning their feet on a few smoldering coals while others have no pain or burns while strolling successfully across beds filled with blazing hot coals.

The same is true when I attempted to bend spoons in my own home. Again, I screamed at the spoons and performed all of the tasks that I knew for bending a spoon; without success. And yet, when I attended a spoon bending party, I bent numerous spoons with ease. Again I ponder, the physics, the science, and math are all the same in both events; yet the beliefs, the thoughts, and the faith are quite different between both experiences.

So I have begun to wonder, can our thoughts control the results of our scientific experiments? And if so, can our faith be as much of a factor in truth as the facts are?
After I heard about the quantum mechanics theories relating to how the observer of an experiment influences the results of the experiment; I saw the movie “What the Beep Do We Know”. This sleeper film attempted to introduce to the layperson the impact of our thoughts on own reality. This “truth” was emphasized even more in the better known film: “The Secret”.

So my point is: it is becoming very clear to me that our beliefs and our faith dictate what facts we can see and hear; as well as what facts we can call as truth.

And this is why, I believe, these real immortals have lived among us, for so long, without notice. Perhaps we have to be open to the possibility, in our faith and in our beliefs, for a person to actually see and meet a real immortal. Perhaps even more, we need this faith and beliefs, to become a immortal ourselves.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Some items which I can use some help with (Part 2)

The 2,800 year old gentleman that I have been writing about speaks an ancient dialect of Aramaic. I have no experience with this language so I am searching for a good historical linguist to confirm this fact. I would appreciate any recommendations on a qualified person who can assist me with this research.

This 2,800 year old immortal has described for me in detail a significant artifact which he called the "Staff of King David". It makes sense that the King David of ancient Israel would have a staff or scepter; and it would be a significant artifact. However, I have found limited information on this ancient artifact and am in need of a qualified historian who would have any additional information on this artifact. Again I am still researching qualified people to help me this with and any leads on some possible candidates would be greatly appreciated.

This 2,800 year old eternal owns a 2,500 year old "coin" and an rusted Templar Knight armor. This set of armor was when he served with the Knights Templar at a garrison near Toledo, Spain. Again I am still researching qualified people to help me this with and any leads on some possible historians who can authenticate these items once I can get some good photographs of them to pass around.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Dealing with Pseudoskeptics, Disinformants, and Fraudulent Debunkers.

After posting my story about finding a 2,800 year old man, I have become barraged by several people who claim to be skeptics. I believe skeptism is good for any topic, for I too am a skeptic. However the attacking of a discussion without merit under the cloak of a skeptic is not real skeptism but rather pseudoskepticism.

Wikipedia defines the term pseudoskepticism (or pseudo-skepticism) as “denotes thinking that appears to be skeptical but is not. The term is most commonly encountered in the form popularized by Marcello Truzzi, through his Journal of Scientific Exploration, where he defined pseudoskeptics as those who take "the negative rather than an agnostic position but still call themselves 'skeptics'"

These pseudoskeptics reveal themselves by not focusing on discussing the facts but by derailing or disheartening the researcher or claimant; often with quick judgments and name-calling without evidence to back up their counterclaims.

From Wikipedia about pseudoskepticism:

“In science, the burden of proof falls upon the claimant; and the more extraordinary a claim, the heavier is the burden of proof demanded. The true skeptic takes an agnostic position, one that says the claim is not proved rather than disproved. He asserts that the claimant has not borne the burden of proof and that science must continue to build its cognitive map of reality without incorporating the extraordinary claim as a new "fact." Since the true skeptic does not assert a claim, he has no burden to prove anything. He just goes on using the established theories of "conventional science" as usual. But if a critic asserts that there is evidence for disproof, that he has a negative hypothesis --saying, for instance, that a seeming psi result was actually due to an artifact--he is making a claim and therefore also has to bear a burden of proof.”

The tendency is to deny, rather than doubt:

. Double standards in the application of criticism

. The making of judgments without full inquiry

. Tendency to discredit, rather than investigate

. Use of ridicule or ad hominem attacks in lieu of arguments

. Pejorative labeling of proponents as 'promoters', 'pseudoscientists' or practitioners of 'pathological science.

. Presenting insufficient evidence or proof

. Assuming criticism requires no burden of proof

. Making unsubstantiated counter-claims

. Counter-claims based on plausibility rather than empirical evidence

. Suggesting that unconvincing evidence is grounds for dismissing it

Keep in mind, the true skeptic is a welcome asset to real research. The pseudoskeptic contributes nothing to research, but instead attempts to stifle the research in progress. Before examining or discussing the topic, the pseudoskeptic decries absurdity with shouts of “where’s the proof” and “show me the evidence”; even if there has been evidence already presented. For these disinformants, there is never enough proof or absolute proof; even though they can never offer any proof to back their counterclaims.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Where's the Proof (Part 4)

I contend that in our day and age, it is impossible to absolutely, positively prove anything. I believe that Americans did land on the moon; yet there are many skeptics who have claimed there is no absolute, undeniable proof that the moon landing was not faked by our government. There is no absolute, positive proof that OJ murdered his wife or that UFOs exist; yet a majority of the people on this planet believe both are true. If you look around and find your local neighborhood atheist they will tell you either Jesus Christ did not survive his crucifixion or that there is no absolute, undeniable proof that he ever existed. Yet I bet many would argue strongly against either statement. By definition, most atheists believe there is no such thing as God; yet I contend many would argue that point vigorously.

There is no absolute, undeniable proof that global warming is actually taking place; and there is no absolute, positive proof that it is not. Further, there is no absolute, undeniable proof that homo sapiens evolved from apes; and there is no absolute, positive proof that human evolution did not take place. Likewise, I believe it is impossible to to prove, without a shadow of doubt that someone is an immortal; and it is equally impossible to prove someone that real immortals do not exist.

I also believe it is not my purpose in life to prove, undeniably, that immortals do live among us. This is why I was not going to even bother to tell anyone about the immortal that I found. However, as I continued to research this remarkable man and heard his stories, it became very clear to me that I had to tell the world that I found such a man and present his stories; even if I cannot offer scientific evidence that this man is older than 150 years.

I found an interesting quote on the web: “Truth is what opposites have in common”. Hopefully believing man did walk on the moon is not the only truth we have in common.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A Cure for Human Aging

I found some interesting articles on the search for physical immortality.

A scientist working on the development of "a cure for human aging" is Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D.

"Dr. Grey ... has identified what he concludes are the seven areas of the aging process that need to be addressed medically before this can be done. He has been interviewed in recent years in many news sources, including CBS 60 Minutes, BBC, the New York Times, Fortune Magazine, and Popular Science. His main activities at present are as chairman and chief science officer of the Methuselah Foundation and editor-in-chief of the academic journal Rejuvenation Research."

Ray Kurwell, author, scientist and futurist, contributes to the science of Immortality: Ray Kurzweil Aims to Live Forever by Jay Lindsay of Associated Press

"The famed inventor and computer scientist is serious about his health because if it fails him he might not live long enough to see humanity achieve immortality, a seismic development he predicts in his new book is no more than 20 years away.

It's a blink of an eye in history, but long enough for the 56-year-old Kurzweil to pay close heed to his fitness. He urges others to do the same in "Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever.''

Dr. Grey contributed to this article: Hang in There: The 25-Year Wait for Immortality by Ker Than of LiveScience.

"It's not really a matter of living forever, it's just a matter of not wanting to die. One doesn't live forever all in one go, one lives forever one year at a time. It's just a case of "Well, life seems to be fun, and I don't see any prospect of it ceasing to be fun unless I get frail and miserable and start declining." So if I can avoid declining, I'll stay with it really."

Dr. Grey also contributed to this article: Toward Immortality: The Social Burden of Longer Lives by Ker Than of LiveScience

"Adam and Eve lost it, alchemists tried to brew it and, if you believe the legends, Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon was searching for it when he discovered Florida.

To live forever while preserving health and retaining the semblance and vigor of youth is one of humanity's oldest and most elusive goals.

Now, after countless false starts and disappointments, some scientists say we could finally be close to achieving lifetimes that are, if not endless, at least several decades longer."

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Where's the Proof (Part 3)?

Regardless of what religion we belong to, many of us believe there is truth in our biblical texts. To those of you who do believe there is truth in the New Testament or Old Testament or the Torah or the Koran; there are several passages in these books that imply that physical immortality is a possibility.

After I found this 2,800 year old gentleman, and became fully aware of whom he really is, I went back to look at these biblical texts to say what they about this man. To my absolute shock and amazement, I found passages in all 4 of these books that, when put into their proper context; explicitly describe this man as an immortal. There is even a verse in the Gospel that strongly implies that Jesus Christ knew this immortal, personally. Since that day of discovery, I now have a permanent case of goose bumps whenever I think about what I have uncovered here.

I have also been told, depending on your religious beliefs, that a certain group of men will return when either the Temple of Jerusalem is rebuilt or when it is Judgment Day. The gentleman that I have been talking about is one of these men.

I am not at liberty to detail these passages today or tell you whom this man is yet; however someday I fully intend to. And when that blessed day arrives, and I am allowed to shed the light of truth onto these verses; I fully expect those who believe that their sacred bibles are 100% true, will be as shocked and amazed as I have become.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Where's the Proof (Part 2)?

In the case of proving the gentleman that I have been researching is nearly 2,800 years old: I have yet to find any scientific proof that he is an immortal; however I have found a substantial amount of statistical evidence that he is.

For example, statistically speaking, what are the chances that you could pick out a stranger on the street and that person could speak an ancient dialect of Aramaic, own a 2,500 year old coin and a rusted set of Templar Knight armor, and know things about ancient history that are not available on Google. Statistically speaking, everyone reading this would have a better chance of winning a lottery on the same day then such an encounter would occur. I will keep posting my proof here as I have time to present it.

So when it comes to proof, I believe proof is in the heart of the beholder. If your heart says its true, then it will be. If your heart says it isn't so, then it will never be true, no matter how much evidence there is to the contrary.

Friday, January 11, 2008

So How Did I Find a Real Life Immortal (Part 3)?

In the early 1990's, a Major Ed Dames introduced to the media the concept of technical remote viewing.

"Remote Viewing was developed by the CIA and the United States military by studying how the human mind obtains data on an unconscious level. Through years of top secret scientific study, a protocol was developed that forces the mind to follow this unconscious process of data collection. This newly discovered skill, Remote Viewing; quickly produced high levels of accuracy far greater than the program originally expected; therefore, was utilized for real-life military operations."

I went through the formal training by Major Dames; and even though I considered myself as psychic as a wet paper bag, I soon was able to produce incredible results. From this formal training, I did experiment with other techinques and even explored other remove viewing protocols, including Associate Remote Viewing and Spiritual Remote Viewing taught by Sean David Morton.

Remote viewing has been used successfully for many years to finding missing objects and locating missing persons. It is also extremely helpful in finding additional clues when investigating a mystery. Through my use of remote viewing, I was able to "fill in the gaps" with the information that I gathered by other methods to create a good picture of what I am looking for.

In this case, it was an invaluable tool in finding clues where there are few, and getting a description of a particular place I was looking forward; allow me to zero in on the person I was looking for. It has also been an equally invaluable tool for confirming or better understanding historical data that I was told by this remarkable man.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Can Our Heart Stop the Aging Process?

I have heard many stories about people who die after “losing heart” or of a “broken heart”. I have seen a few of these people myself. And I have heard of an equal number of people who have found love seem to have added years on their life. I have even seen a few of these people appear younger in age on their first date. So I wonder, if one can actually stop their aging process and even regress their physical age by simply using one’s heart to do it?

Last night I listened to Gregg Braden being interviewed by George Noory on Coast to Coast AM. Gregg Braden is the author of The God Code and The Isaiah Effect. In the interview, Gregg described how our hearts, combined with our intentions can manifest and heal just about anything. If we can use our hearts to heal, to create, to make it rain, then why can’t we use our hearts to become an immortal?

This is something more to ponder.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Modern scientists succeed in the quest for immortality

I found this interesting article published in Pravda:

"Wild nature can give numerous examples of immortality and programmed death without any visible reasons. Bacteria can live forever in laboratory conditions. Cancer cell lines, which were made 100 years ago, are still alive. Cloning plants are immortal too. There are certain bird species that die without any indications of senescence, when they lose the reproductive capacity. "

More of this article can be found here.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Why we already could be immortal ... without knowing it?

While thinking about this question, an answer came to me in very clear way:

I am now beginning to believe, from what I have researched combined with what I recently discovered, that we are all born with the gift of immortality; however we are programmed from birth to die; either like are parents, our siblings, our friends, or in some way which we feel will complete our life.

Something more to ponder.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

A Great Post on the Possibility of Immortality

I received this post on one of the other forums that I subscribe to. It was so good I received permission to publish it on my post. Here is the type of posts I am looking for from "Michael":

Hello, came across your blog and wanted to post some comments, and hopefully, helpful tips. Since we do not know each other, I do not have a way to place into "context" everything you commented on. So if I mention something that seems redundant or obvious please do not take it disrespectfully, I am just trying to be thorough. Also, I want to say upfront that although remarkable claims require remarkable proof, only an open mind can find that proof and I am in no way trying to "deflate" what you are attempting to do.

First, There is no reason that a person could not be born and live an unusually long time. In fact, the basis of evolutionary biology, is that of the “random mutation”, which in certain circumstances happens to be beneficial to the organism and causes the organism to have an advantage that extends life. The natural conclusion to this process would be an organism that does not die do to genetic factors. These “immortals”, already exist in nature, and are undisputedly documented and accepted by mainstream science. Biological Immortality

Evolution has not stopped, so there is no reason a person could not have such an abnormality. With all of the nonbiological ways to die, accidents, war’s, etc, it’s possible there could have been countless that never knew they were biologically immortal because they ended up dying in other ways.

On your methods for finding, "candidates", for immortality. I myself am an adept at "data mining", having spent several years as a bail enforcement officer, or "bounty hunter", before my current occupation, and now a days it is amazing what can be found by a motivated individual with some keystroke capability. I would however caution you that there are two problems with data mining. The first is, people, and the second is, people.

First, there are countless errors whenever data is input by people into a system. I recognized this the first time I downloaded my credit report. In the second case the error lies not in the mistake, but in the lie. An example of this that would complicate your endeavor happened in both Russia, and Japan during WW2, as men claimed to be older than they truly were to escape being drafted into combat.

Many cases of men living so long, I’ve even heard of up to 150+, can be found but are not a miracle of nature so much as "draft dodgers" who listed there ages back in the 1930's as 65 or older but who were actually only middle aged. I personally, in my work, met a man of age 80 who looked younger than I did, age 28, at the time. Now of course he had obtained his fathers identity after his father’s death (which he did not report) so he could receive his father’s social security and pension, and it was a clear case of identity theft.

Again I say, I am not berating your research because I have not seen it, I am just being thorough. And if I was to start a search for such a person, that is probably how I would begin it. As for your other listed methods, dowsing and physics, well, lets just agree to disagree. Whether or not dowsing or psychics are real or not is not even so much the case as whether or not they produce “actionable intelligence”. I have no idea how serious you are about this, but I would give you a piece of friendly advice; if you truly want to get a benefit from this quest, be it just simply curiosity satisfied, or helping the rest of us slowly dying masses get a glimpse of the divine spark, keep the research as grounded as possible. It would be a complete shame, if you would have such an amazing person on your hands, with all the potential benefits, and nothing useful ever came of it because no one took you or him seriously. is full of books about amazing things and people that will never benefit anyone because they get listed under “paranormal”, and it becomes impossible for an average person to separate the “wheat from the chaff”. That said; Let me reward your patience with my long letter, by attempting to make myself useful.

First, Getting D.N.A and other evidence is relatively easy. Once an individual places trash outside for pick-up, he or she loses all rights to it. Police officers use this all the time to get D.N.A and other evidence without a warrant. The best way is to drive by, survey the trash, then purchase matching trash bags. Fill the matching trash bags with crumbled paper and such, and then switch the bags. It takes like ten seconds. The reason you replace the bags with your new ones, is in case the person looks out the window, you don’t want him wondering why his trash is missing lol. Trash is AWSEOME. Think of all the things you throw away, all the little pieces of your life that indicate what you eat, drink, what bills you have etc. Even people who tend to shred there important paperwork before throwing it away, tend not to shred the envelopes it came in. You get medicine bottles, store receipts. You Name it. This would give you a LEGAL and relatively unobtrusive window into the mans life. It could also solve your questions without additional hassle. If the man is throwing out insulin needles, or heart meds, he’s probably not the immortal you’re looking for. And of coarse, there are usually several forms of DNA in the trash, and should you get a sample I recommend: National Geographic the reason I recommend sending DNA here, is that should this man truly be 2,000+ years old, You will have your proof. My family has contributed to this project, and it costs, but once you do, you can log in and you receive information on your (or in this case his) specific genetic lineage.

How this helps you, first of all you can see if he is of the ancestry he says he is from. Secondly, The site tells you your relationship to everyone else who has participated in the study. It will produce for you very clearly his timeline. If he had children 2,000 years ago, his markers would be present in diverse people today. If he is one of those “sterile immortals” then he SHOULDN’T have any relationships with anyone. You may even get lucky, and he may show as a DIRECT kin to one of those desert mummies they tested lol. Check the site out, you’ll see what I mean.

Without knowing more specifics, that’s pretty much the best advice I can give you. There is no “forensic” method for determining age, past young adulthood, that is considered accurate enough that it would benefit you here.

As for questions for a 2000+ yr old man, well, I’d have a million. Although right now, I’d be happier helping you to verify his claim...

Here’s to your luck, and never forget, “a pond that is too pure holds no fish”.

take care!"

My Response:

Thank you Michael for such an incredible your post! This is exactly the reason I am posting on these forums and blogs: to meet people like you and to exchange ideas on how to handle this incredible person.

As a personal interest, I went looking for the oldest man alive to find out how they survived. What I found was something more. After years of researching this man, I found the evidence that I needed to prove to myself that he was the real thing. After I started putting together everything he said, it became clear that I had to tell the world at least some of what he had to say.

I am agreement with just everything you said. The tips on obtaining a DNA sample; especially where to go after I obtain such a sample as extremely informative. For my real job I am involved with computer security for several financials and on occasion I have to hunt down a fraudster. Usually this is done virtually, but on occasion it is done with real, physical evidence.

I am going to use a strategy like what you mentioned to get a DNA sample(s) from him. Not because I need the evidence for myself, but because I am very curious as to what story it will tell us. Others I know will need to see this DNA for themselves and for that reason I will publish whatever the tests results say.

By the way, he has a son and at least one grandchild that I am aware of. I will try to get a sample of them as well; again out of curiosity.

I will be looking forward to any more of your comments.


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