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Afro-Futuristic Vision #31 – Before the formation of the word c-l-o-n-e, there was…


Before the formation of the word c-l-o-n-e, there was…

Afro-Futuristic Vision #31

Before the formation of the word clone by the attaching separate sounds together to form its utterance there were some beings of an unknown spirit and mankind. In a few societies, we have beings who make statements about forming man for the benefit of working the land. There are even some instances of Bio-Spheres (as they are called today) set up for experiments to test the behavioral programming. Then there is a field experiments later leading to a flushing of children who have gone astray from the dynamic souls that lay inside them. Of course, a few were saved…for later experiments…

There were many cultures which have recorded information of what is called ‘Creation Myths’, yet these ‘myths’ seem to echo in many areas of modern science today. It is very similar to how Science Fiction has become the living blueprint (because the trials are act out by actors or documented in Novels) for the growth of Actual Science.

Great Hymn (it wasn’t really called a Hymn; that was an attached meaning) of Khnum which from what is called the Pyramid and Coffin Text – From the Kemet Culture reproduced in the Ptolemic Era

Another hymn to Khnum-Ra, God of the potter’s wheel, Who settled the land by his handiwork; Who joins in secret, Who builds soundly, Who nourishes the nestlings by the breath of his mouth; Who drenches this land with Nun, While round sea and great ocean surround him.

He has fashioned gods and men, He has formed flocks and herds; He made birds as well as fishes, He created bulls, and engendered cows.

He knotted the flow of blood to the bones, Formed in his workshop as his handiwork, So the breath of life is within everything, Blood bound with semen in the bones, To knit the bones from the start.

He makes women give birth when the womb is ready, So as to open as he wishes; He soothes suffering by his will, Relieves throats, lets everyone breathe, To give life to the young in the womb.

He made hair sprout and tresses grow, Fastened the skin over the limbs; He built the skull, formed the cheeks, To furnish shape to the image. He opened the eyes, hollowed the ears, He made the body inhale air; He formed the mouth for eating, Made the gorge for swallowing.

He also formed the tongue to speak, the jaws to open, the gullet to drink, The throat to swallow and spit. The spine to give support, The testicles to move. The arm to act with vigor, The rear to perform its task.

The gullet to devor, Hands and their fingers to do their work, The head to lead. The loins to support the phallus, In the act of begetting. The frontal organs to consume things, The rear to aerate the entrails, Likewise to sit at ease, And sustain the entrails at night. The made member to begat, The womb to conceive, And increase generations in Egypt. The bladder to made water, The virile member to eject, When it swells between the thighs. The shins to step, The legs to tread, Their bones doing their task, By the will of his heart.

Sumerian Myth

The gods were dredging the rivers, were piling up their silt on projecting bends– and the gods lugging the clay began complaining  (Jacobsen, Harps 154)

Nammu, who is either the sea or the goddess of the riverbed, goes to her son Enki, who is asleep in the deep (the Apsu) and entreats him to rise from his bed and “fashion servants of the gods” (Kramer, History Begins 109).  Enki, who after all is the god of wisdom, thinks of the germinating powers of the clay and water of the abyss, and he tells Nammu to have some womb-goddesses pinch off this clay and have some “princely fashioners” thicken it, so she can mold it or give birth to it:

 Mix the heart of the clay that is over the abyss, The good and princely fashioners will thicken the clay, You, [Nammu] do you bring the limbs into existence; Ninmah [earth-mother or birth goddess] will work above you, The goddesses [of birth] .  . . will stand by you at your fashioning; O my mother, decree its [the newborn’s] fate, Ninmah will bind upon it the image (?) of the gods, It is man . . . .    (Kramer, History Begins 109)

Enuma Elish – Sixth Tablet – reproduced from the Sumerian Culture and Texts

When Marduk beard the word of the gods,

His heart prompted him and he devised a cunning plan.

He opened his mouth and unto Ea he spake

That which he had conceived in his heart he imparted unto him:

“My blood will I take and bone will I fashion

I will make man, that man may

I will create man who shall inhabit the earth,

That the service of the gods may be established,

and that their shrines may be built.

But I will alter the ways of the gods, and I will change their paths;

Together shall they be oppressed and unto evil shall they….

And Ea answered him and spake the word:

“… the … of the gods I have changed

… and one…

… shall be destroyed and men will I…

… and the gods .

… and they…”

Genesis 1:26

26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may ruleover the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Genesis 2:7 “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh.

Qur’an

he god Allah created man from clay by shaping clay into human form and breathing a spirit into him: [5] “I am going to create a human being out of clay. When I have formed him and breathed My Spirit into him, fall down in prostration to him! Then inquire of them: Is it they who are stronger in structure or other things We have created? We created them from sticky clay.” 

Between the recordings in Kemet and Sumeria, there is ample documented material to trace back areas written in the  Bible that point to the manipulation of what we call genes in this day and age. During the time period of 3300 – 1000 BCE, we find recordings of the creation of man that involve gene splicing with the elements of the planet and assortment of beings including those who were considered on our direct bloodline. Of course, these recordings are of instances that may have taken place thousands of years before they were written.

These stories gave birth to the creation stories both in the Bible and Quran.

In some cases, these experiments involved what some would suggest was cloning by the standards of today. Results from a search:

clone (n.)

1903, in botany, from Gk. klon “a twig, spray,” related to klados “sprout, young branch, offshoot of a plant,” possibly from PIE root *kel- “to strike, cut” (see holt).

clone (v.)

1959, from clone (n.). Related: Clonedcloning. Extension to genetic duplication of human beings is from 1970.

Cloning in biology is the process of producing similar populations of genetically identical individuals that occurs in nature when organisms such asbacteria, insects or plants reproduce asexually. Cloning in biotechnology refers to processes used to create copies of DNA fragments (molecular cloning), cells (cell cloning), or organisms. The term also refers to the production of multiple copies of a product such as digital media or software.

In the United States, the human consumption of meat and other products from cloned animals was approved by the FDA on December 28, 2006, with no special labeling required. Such practice has met strong resistance in other regions, such as Europe, particularly over the labeling issue.

 The first cloned animals were created by Hans Dreisch in the late 1800’s.  Dreich’s original goal was not to create identical animals, but to prove that genetic material is not lost during cell division.  Dreich’s experiments involved sea urchins, which he picked because they have large embryo cells, and grow independently of their mothers.  Dreich took a 2 celled embryo of a sea urchin and shook it in a beaker full of sea water until the two cells separated.  Each grew independently, and formed a separate, whole sea urchin. In 1902, another scientist, embryologist Hans Spemman, used a hair from his infant son as a knife to separate a 2-celled embryo of a salamander, which also grow externally.  He later separated a single cell from a 16-celled embryo.  In these experiments, both the large and the small embryos developed into identical adult salamanders.  Spemman went on to propose what he called a “fantastical experiment” — to remove the genetic material from an adult cell, and use it to grow another adult.  In this way, he theorized, he would be able to prove that no genetic material was lost as cells grew and divided.

Herbert J. Webber coined the word “clone” in 1903 and was the first to use it to describe a colony of organisms derived asexually from a single progenitor. Webber’s contribution to “a more exact expression to our thoughts” found quick acceptance among scientists.

By the 1950s, the word “clone” had picked up a slightly different meaning. “Clone” now meant to replicate some sort of living creature, while keeping the DNA the same from one generation to the next.  In these early days, the word “clone” mainly referred to cells.  In 1958, the Australian Nobel Prize-winning immunologist, Sir Frank McFarlane Burnet used this word in the title of his famous book, The Clonal Selection Theory of Acquired Immunity.

It seems that mankind decides to step into the field of creation within the laboratory as well and introducing the age of cloning…however, it was all done before. Yet man is not to concern with charging their creation with spiritual energy.

Khnum is a depicted as a ram to reflect the potency of fertility. Khnum was originally a water cosmic principle of nature thought to rule over all water, including rivers and lakes of the underworld (which may have some connection to the underworld of Sumer and Nergal & Ariskhkergal who may have a part in man’s creation as well)

Khnum fashions man from clay

Khnum used a potter’s wheel to fashion man.

Potter’s Wheel –

Results of a search:

The technique of throwing pots on pottery wheels soon spread throughout the known world. Pictures of stone and wood pottery wheels have been found on Egyptian tombs dating back to 3000 B.C. The earliest pottery wheels were simple pedestals with a revolving wheel at the top that served as the worktable, and was propelled by the potter pushing the wheel around by hand as she worked. Second generation pottery wheels included a stationary working surface at the top of a pedestal, with a wheel at the base driving the working surface by kicking the wheel with the foot.

As the wheel turns, the potter uses her hands and the centrifugal force of the circling wheel to shape, extend and thin the block of clay into any manner of shapes such as plates, vases, or bowls. Once the item is finished, it is glazed, decorated, and fired in a kiln.

In some depictions you will see Het-Heru

Let’s fast forward to our current life cycle and to cloning. There are many processes of cloning nowadays but all seem to silently reflect descriptions of the creation of man from ‘Ancient’ Tablets.

CLONING – Results from a search –

The most common cloning method, known as “somatic cell nuclear transfer” or simply “nuclear transfer,” requires two kinds of cell.  One is a somatic cell, which is collected from the animal that is to be cloned (known as the “genetic donor”).  A somatic cell is any cell other than a sperm cell or egg cell, and contains the complete DNA, or genetic blueprint, of the animal it came from.  For cloning purposes, somatic cells are typically obtained by a routine skin biopsy performed by a veterinarian.

The other kind of cell required for cloning is an egg cell, which is collected from a female of the same species (known as the “egg donor”).  In the lab, a scientist extracts and discards the nucleus of the egg cell, which is the part of the cell that contains the egg donor’s genes.  The scientist then inserts the somatic cell from the genetic donor into the egg and “fuses” the two with electricity. The resulting fused egg contains the genetic donor’s DNA.

The scientist stimulates the fused egg, which “activates” the egg and causes it to divide just as an egg would if it had been fertilized by a sperm cell in conventional reproduction.  The activated egg is then placed in a culture medium.  As cellular division continues over the course of several days, a blastocyst (early-stage embryo) forms.  After about a week, an embryo transfer specialist transfers the blastocyst to a recipient female (sometimes referred to as “surrogate mother”) where it continues to develop.  After a full-term pregnancy, the recipient gives birth to an animal that is essentially the identical twin of the genetic donor.

Next, the DNA is separated from the solution by being spun in a centrifuge, which allows the DNA to collect in the bottom of the tube. After this cycle in the centrifuge the solution is poured off and the DNA is resuspended in a second solution that makes the DNA easy to work with in the future.

This results in a concentrated DNA sample that contains thousands of copies of each gene. For large scale projects such as sequencing the human genome, all this work is done by robots.

In the process of cloning it is important to implement the usage of a centrifuge machine. A centrifuge machine uses the forces of centrifugal force (Centrifugal force (from Latin centrum, meaning “center“, and fugere, meaning “to flee”) is the apparent outward force that draws a rotating body away from the center of rotation) to separate genetic material. Centrifugal and Centripetal forces play a part in the movement of celestial bodies and molecular bodies.

Now what stood out to me is that the Potter’s Wheel

More to come…

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