Human Devolution - an interview with Michael Cremo edited by Peter Etherden on 16/05/2009
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Human Devolution: an interview with Michael Cremo © 1999 BIPED1
In their 1993, 900-page tome, Forbidden Archeology and its condensed version, Hidden History of the Human Race, coauthors
Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson brought forth largely unknown evidence illustrating that modern humans
worked and walked the earth millions of years ago, even as far back as 2 billion years ago. The reverberations of this
work on the scientific materialist hegemony warranted an extensive response, entitled Forbidden Archeology's Impact,
wherein Michael Cremo provided a blow-by-blow of his dealings with the fashion elite of the Darwinist persuasion. This
is as important a book as the first two, but for different reasons.
Forbidden Archeology's Impact reprints a multitude of negative reviews of the first book, followed by a reprint of a
personal letter from Michael Cremo to each reviewer addressing the deceptive disclaimers therein with gracious but
pointed sophistication. Cremo's unruffled confidence in response to the openly boorish and arrogant comments of these
defunct fur-covered die-hards is a wonder to behold. His professional finesse makes me feel a little ashamed of my joy
in watching this pathetic group go extinct. In truth, the supremacy and authority of the Darwinists is in trouble. This
slipshod paradigm doesn't hold up to the scrutiny of those leading the emerging paradigm of mankind's genesis. Cremo
is one of those leaders.
In his sequel, Human Devolution: A Vedic Alternative to Darwin's Theory, Cremo suggests that human beings "did not
evolve up from matter; instead we devolved, or came down, from the realm of pure consciousness, spirit." Cremo sees
"a new consciousness emerging that integrates science and religion into a cohesive paradigm of reality." Yes, the
emerging paradigm is a spiritual one, but it's universalist in scope. The Intelligent Design movement is not just
comprised of Christians: atheists, new-agers, conspiracy theorists, and yes, Hare Krishnas, have joined the ranks. After
150 years, Darwin's theory is a flop and a diverse body of transcendent philosophies promises to undermine its authority.
When NBC featured Forbidden Archeology in its 1996 program The Mysterious Origins of Man, hosted by Charlton
Heston, establishment scientists lobbied the FCC to fine NBC for airing this opposing view! In this exclusive interview,
Cremo discusses what he calls a "knowledge filter" upon which materialist science has based its dominant paradigm of
human origins. A research associate for the Bhaktivedanta Institute, Mr. Cremo's anti-Darwinian thesis is embraced by
both Christians and alternative epistemology advocates. His conclusions demand a paradigm change. Will it happen in
our lifetime? Stranger things have happened. Stay tuned to BIPED for the latest.
Interview Q (Question) = Joan d’Arc; A (Answer) = Michael Cremo
Q: Michael, your books, Forbidden Archeology and Hidden History of the Human Race, co-written with Richard L.
Thompson, presented the thesis that mankind is an exceedingly ancient race which was contemporaneous with the
apelike creatures from which humans supposedly evolved. About how far back was your research able to document
the human race? What is the oldest "anomaly" you reported in your book?
A: The oldest artifacts go back about 2 billion years. These are round metallic objects that have been dug up over the
past couple of decades by miners in South Africa. The objects come from a mine near a place called Ottosdalin, in
the West Transvaal region. The objects are one or two inches in diameter. The ones we had analyzed by
metallurgists turned out to be made of an iron ore called hematite. The most interesting feature of the objects is the
parallel grooves that go around the center of each one. Some have four grooves, some three, some two, some only
one. The metallurgists who examined them said they were not produced naturally. Therefore, the objects must have
been manufactured by someone with humanlike intelligence. Yet they are found solidly embedded in mineral
deposits over 2 billion years old.
Q: You characterize Forbidden Archeology as an "archeology of archeology." How so?
A: I went digging into the history of archeology. From my studies in the ancient Sanskrit writings of India, I learned of a
human presence that goes back about 2 billion years on earth. When I looked at the current textbooks on
archeology, I did not see any such evidence. But I decided I would dig deeper, and when I did that digging I found
that over the past 150 years archeologists have discovered huge amounts of evidence, in the form of human skeletal
remains, human footprints, and human artifacts tens of millions, even hundreds of millions of years old, going all
1 The interview was conducted by Joan d’Arc and can be found its original form at http://www.biped.info/articles/cremo.html . This
version was prepared by Peter Etherden for