Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Ben Abba' Survives First Night on the Nightwatch Radio Show

I was on the 2nd hour, last night, of the Nightwatch Radio Show, hosted by Todd Sheets. The topic I spoke about was immortals. And the show has been posted on their archives here. It is also available for podcast here. To hear just my segment of the show, forward the audio 57 minutes into the show.

Here is my personal critique of my interview:

It was my first attempt at a radio interview; ever. And I believe I did ok. No matter how prepared I was, it has always been a little stressful for me to do any kind of public speaking; and this was the biggest audience I have ever spoken to so far.

Right off the bat, I noticed that my phone connection was fading in and out; and was quite noisy at times with background static. I could hear other voices in the phone I was using which confused me at times as to whether or not it as my turn to speak. Soon, I was talking quite fast and I believe I may have slurred a few words, here and there. However, as I compose myself, and began to relax a bit, I was able to get my story out for those that were listening to hear my adventures at finding a real immortal. And I was able to spill a few glimpses into this 2,800 year old man's secret life.

All and all it was a very enjoyable experience for me. I look forward to the next opportunity to speak on this topic which I am so passionate about; achieving immortality through following those who have already accomplished this incredible feat.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Ben Abba Makes First Appearance On Live Radio

Ben Abba has been invited to make his radio debut on the Nightwatch Radio Show this Tuesday night, May 27th at 7PM PDT. The invitation is open topic, but expect some discussions about finding a 2,800 year man, his new book "Secrets of an Immortal - An Eyewitness Account of 2,800 Years of History", and possibly Ben's experiences with "remote viewing".

"The NightWatch Show is all about the things that go bump in the night... Join legendary horror film director Todd Sheets and guest as they explore and expose your senses to ghost, folk-lore, legends, conspiracy and mystery."

For archives of the show, check out the Nightwatch Radio archive link.

For a podcast of the show, check out the KCHost podcasts page.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

New Podcasts Are on The Way

New podcasts for the Achieving Immortality Channel are on its way. There has been several delays in delivering these podcasts to the Yaktivate podcast radio station for broadcasting.

The next podcast should be posted very soon.

Apologies for the delay and stay tuned for more "Secrets of an Immortal"!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Looking for Gabriela or Gabriella

In 1996 Art Bell interviewed a person claiming to be an immortal on his Coast to Coast AM Show. I found the interview was quite interesting and was wondering what parts of her story was left out of the interview.

I would really like to talk to or meet with this interesting immortal. So if you are this Gabriela or Gabriella who was the immortal on Art's 1996 Show, would you please leave me a comment here on my blog so that I could interview you further? You can remain anonymous if you so choose.

If you know how I may contact this immortal, please leave a comment here on this blog as well.

I am moderating all comments here, so your comment will not be posted for all to see if you do not wish it so.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Secrets of the very old - Looking for the whys of long lives

I found this very interesting article today by Mark Roth, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The article starts talking about how a tortoise named "Big Mo" who recently died at the approximate age of 70 years.

The article discusses supercentenarians within the animal community, including: the Galapagos and Aldabra tortoises who have been known to live to 150 and more along with the rough-eye rockfish bowhead whales, and the ocean quahog clams who all have been known to live past 200 years and more.

The article then went on to describe how telomeres may be the key to animal longengivity. "Telomeres are the protein caps at the ends of chromosomes. When cells are grown in the lab, the telomeres shorten each time the cells replicate, eventually becoming so stubby that the cell culture dies off."

However this interesting quote appeared in the article: "I'm a little bit skeptical about the idea that telomeres contribute that much to aging," said Dr. de Magalhaes, given the fact that mice, which live about four years, have longer telomeres than humans. In the laboratory, he added, scientists have been able to create mice with short telomeres and with long telomeres, and "the mice with long telomeres don't have a significant difference in life span."

Obviously researchers are quite divided over with the length of telomeres affect the life span of an organism, or not.

However, what researchers are mostly in agreement with in extending animal lifespans are their ability to protect themselves from tissue damage:
"(The ability) to neutralize normal tissue damage protects the turtles during hibernation and may also lengthen their lives ... And someday, the scientists say, these biological repair capabilities may offer some clues for how to expand human life span."

So perhaps the ability to protect are bodies from harm and giving our bodies whatever they need to heal, are the keys to longevity; and possibly even immortality?

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Does the Movie "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" Offer a Secret to Immortality?

Does "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" offer a hidden secret to obtaining human immortality? It may appear to be a stretch; but yes I believe it does.

I went and saw this new documentary by Ben Stein at the theaters this week. Even though a vast majority of the film critics hated this movie, just like they did the original Star Wars movie when it first came out, I decided to give it a try anyway. Ironically it was one of the best documentaries I ever watched. So I am guessing that the only reason these movie critics didn’t care for “Expelled” is because it was too politically incorrect for them to approve of it.

In case you are not aware of what this movie is about, it basically about how modern day scientists and professors are being shunned from their employers and peers, simply by discussion the topic of “intelligent design”. In other words, this documentary discusses the many possible reasons why free speech is no longer acceptable in the scientific community.

I really did not come here to start my own debate on the topic of human evolution. For I too have been shunned by fellow scientists and my peers in the scientific community on a variety of topics; including the debate on human evolution. I am going to say that this movie did bring home to me another secret of human immortality that I am now willing to share with the rest of you.

Point # 1 - A common belief in a Creator. All of the people I have met or researched that are 100 years of age and older, all have a common belief in the existence of a creator. That is they all believe our universe was the work of an intelligent designer. While their beliefs are not considered scientific evidence, the fact that centenarians, supercentenarians, and immortals all have this one common trait does make a compelling case for the existence of a Creator and that humans are the result of an intelligent design. If there were more evolutionists and Darwinists who lived past 100 years or more, I would have to feel the other way about this fact. However, there are no Darwinists or evolutionists that I have found who have survived as long as these centenarians.

Point # 2 - If “Intelligent design” does exist what is our expiration date? So if we are the result of an intelligent design, what did our Creator design our lifespan to be? I did not see anything from the scientists in the movie “Expelled” to tell me what our age limit should be. There was a discussion about how our cells might have evolved from lower forms of life, or not, but the question of whether any of these cells had a known lifespan was left quite unanswered. In fact, as I search for the answers of what is the “expiration date” of a single cell, the answer various. It various on the type of cell, it various on the type of organism the cell is a part of, and it various on the conditions the cell is subjected to. In other words, none of our cells were ever given an exact expiration date; and under the right conditions many on our cells can live on indefinitely. Could this possibly be a case for “intelligent design”?

Point # 3 - In order to become a real immortal, a belief in intelligent design is a requirement. One item that the movie “Expelled” pointed out in many ways was the frailty of human life and how we often find ourselves killing each other for different reasons. Often the ego of one person can cost the lives of many others, sometimes in the millions. This is proof on the need for a Creator in order to survive on this planet. Without some kind of spiritual intervention odds are we would easily find ourselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. I have clearly made note of, from my research into the lives of people who have lived past 150 years and more, that they all somehow avoided danger at the right time. When a war broke out or an egomaniac went on the rampage, they all found themselves a safe distance away from the threats to their life. It was clear to me, from their stories of survival, that they all experienced some kind of spiritual intervention at least once in their lives. Many of these supercentenarians attribute their beliefs in God as their real secret to survival. How can any argue their beliefs in an “intelligent designer” when they already have outlived us all?