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4. Earth as Cosmic Egg
4.1 The Seven Critical Symptoms
Gaze into the OmniScience logo and what do you see?
The first of the Seven Critical Symptoms:
The First Critical Symptom: Since time immemorial, the night side of the planet Earth has remained in pitch darkness, but now, suddenly, there is light, neon light.
The Second Critical Symptom - For millions of years, the Atmosphere has been clean and the Hydrosphere clear, but now, suddenly, there is pollution.
The Third Critical Symptom - For millions of years, forest has covered most of the land, but now, suddenly, there is clearcut logging and slash-and-burn agriculture
The Fourth Critical Symptom - For millions of years, the fossil fuels have been slowly accumulating, but now, suddenly, it is going up in smoke.
The Fifth Critical Symptom - Never in its 4.6 billion years of life has Earth generated a single thermal nuclear reaction, but now, suddenly, its is in danger of generating too many, too soon.
The Sixth Critical Symptom - Never in its life has Earth been a radio source of renown, but now, suddenly, it is broadcasting music, newscasts, movies, documentaries, sitcoms, soap operas, mercenary commercials, and, God-forbid, televangelical sermons.
The Seventh Critical Symptom - Earth was born of gravity, and by her own gravity have her body-parts always been bound, but now, suddenly, pieces of her own body are detaching themselves to fly away, some never to return.
Among Earths American spacecraft alone are the Apollos, from whose #8 was broadcast a prayer as follows: "Give us, o God, the vision which can see thy love in the world in spite of human failure. Give us the faith, the trust, the goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness. Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts, and show us what each of us can do to set forth the coming of the day of universal peace. Amen."
And the Pioneers 10 & 11, each carrying an identity plaque showing the position of Earth and the image of Homo Sapiens (which some humans call "the image of God".)
And the Voyagers 1 & 2, each bearing an audio-visual recording of Earth sights and sounds, the latter including earthquake and thunder, bird and whale songs, human music and speech, the last being excerpted as follows:
From the Secretary General of the United Nations:
"As the Secretary General of the United Nations, an organization of 147 member states who represent almost all of the human individuals of the planet Earth, I send greetings on behalf of the people of our planet. We step out of the Solar System seeking only peace and friendship, to teach if we are called upon, to be taught if we are fortunate. We know full well that our planet and all its inhabitants are but a small part of the immense Universe, and it is with humility and hope that we take this step."
From the President of the United States of America:
"This is a present from a small distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our image, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we can live into yours. We hope some day, having solved the problems we face, to join a community of galactic civilizations. This record represents our hope and our determination, and our good will in a vast and awesome Universe."
From the citizens of Earth:
"We send all beings of the Universe an affectionate greeting of peace and happiness. May the future grant us the opportunity of meeting." (in Spanish)
"Greetings from our friends amongst the stars. If you can cross the barrier between Earth and sky then do it. It is our desire to meet you." (in Arabic)
"Welcome to our world." (in Polish)
"How are you? We are thinking about you. Come visit us some time." (in Chinese)
"We used to believe that the Universe was created for us humans on Earth alone, but we can no longer maintain this belief. We now think that you may exist to share this Universe with us, and have the power to help solve the many problems here in our world." (in Efic)
"Please contact." (in Gujurati)
In short, three words: "Hello", "Come" and "Help!" Says the planet Earth.
So, what are these Seven Vital Symptoms symptomatic of?
The organismization of the Earth.
Where in the order of things is the Earth right now?
She is in the 4th quadrant “ Socialization - of the OSES Cycle on the National level of organization. As we speak, she is a planetary embryo in the final stage of development. She has two options, and two options only “ to be born, or be still-born.
As with all embryos, there is a fixed schedule. The OSES Cycle of the IT spiral waits for no one. To do nothing is not an option.
4-3 Metamorphic Schedule
The formation of physical matter occurred at the Big Bang, about 18 billion years ago.
The organismization of the first cells on Earth occurred about 3.3 billion years ago.
The organismization of the first metazoans on Earth occurred about 600 million years ago.
The organismization of the first cities (insects) occurred about 110 million years ago.
The organismization of the first nations occurred at least 10,000 years ago (for humans) or several million years ago (if the whales and deolphins could form interpod societies).
110, 600, 3300 and 18000 form an exponental curve when plotted against time, with a factor of about 5.7 Is this accidental or preordained?
4.4 Cosmic Providence
In an egg, there is the white, and there is the yolk. So does the cosmic egg Earth. Its yolk is the Biosphere, and its white is Earths inorganic body combined with energy from the sun.
The white also contains stored solar energy, which is black, as in crude oil, which is converted from dead animals and plants.
So, sunlight made inorganic earth matter into plants which sustained the animals which evolved into humans who build cities and nations which feed upon the oil which is preserved dead animals and plants previously made by the sun out of inorganic earth matter.
If this is not divine providence, I dont know what is.
4.5 Disarmament as natural step in TI of Nations
Do the organs within the same organism maintain defenses against each other? Does the spleen wage warfare against the liver? Or the lungs attack the heart? Of course not.
Therefore, after the successful integrative transcendence of the nations into the planetary organism Earth, the nations will by then all have been disarmed. Organs, being interdependent, have no need or reason to threaten each other with "Mutually Assured Destruction".
The question here is, when do we begin this multilateral disarmament process?
4.6 Planet Classification by Degree of Transcendence
It will be useful as space exploration progresses on to the interstellar realm to have a meaningful planet classification system other than those concerning the basic physical parameters.
One of such a classification system would be by the Degree of Transcendence.
Planets such as Mercury and Venus, or the promordial Earth, with nothing higher than atoms and molecules, are called Level 1 Planets.
Planets such as Earth 3 billion years ago, when there were cellular organisms, but not yet metazoan organisms, are called Level 2 Planets.
Planets such as Earth 500 million years ago, when there were cellular organisms and metazoan organisms, but not yet citian organisms, are called Level 3 Planets.
Planets such as Earth 70 million years ago, when there were cellular organisms, metazoan organisms and citian organisms (insect societies), but not yet national organisms, are called Level 4 Planets.
Planets such as Earth 2000 years ago, when there were cellular organisms, metazoan organisms, citian organisms and national organisms, but not yet the planetary organism, are called Level 5 Planets.
Planets such as Earth will be 2000 years hence, when hopefully it will have integratively transcended itself into being the planetary organism Earth, but not yet heavily involved in interplanetary matters, are called Level 6 Planets.
Planets which partake in a transcendentally integrated solar system “ an integratively transcended Stellar Organism - are called Level 7 Planets.
Planets which partake in a transcendentally integrated galaxy “ an integratively transcended Galactic Organism - would be called a Level 9 or Level 10 Planet, depending on whether there are 2 or 3 levels between star and galaxy.
4-7 The Greatest Feat on Earth
"What is the heaviest thing in this world," thus asks Frederick Nietzsches Zarathustra, "that I may take it upon me and rejoice in my strength?"
I could have told him. The heaviest thing in this world is the one and only one thing that, once you have taken its full weight on the palm of your hands, your feet will have simultaneously risen off the ground, bearing no weight at all.
Impossible? Try doing a hand stand while you contemplate this problem, it will help, for it is then that you have the worlds heaviest thing in the palm of your hands, while indeed your feet have risen off the ground, bearing no weight at all “ the planet Earth.
So, what is the great feat we human beings can ever perform on Earth? The Great Wall of China? The Egyptian pyramids? Making a trillion dollars in a lifetime?
None of the above.
It is the transcendental integration of the Earth.