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Cosmic Womb The Seeding of Planet Earth by Chandra Wickramasinghe

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Cosmic Womb The Seeding of Planet Earth by Chandra Wickramasinghe

Compelling evidence that life, intelligence, and evolution on Earth were seeded by comets and cosmic intelligence * Explains how life first came from interstellar dust and comets and how later arrivals of cosmic dust and comets spurred evolution * Explores the possibility that universal knowledge may be stored in human DNA and how ancient cultures may have known a way to retrieve this knowledge All ancient cultures link humanity's origins to the heavens. The Egyptians, for example, were adamant that their ancestors came from the stars of Orion and Sirius. Today, however, religion and science assert that life arose spontaneously here on Earth. Did the ancients know our true cosmic origins? Have they left us clues? Expanding on the panspermia theory developed with the celebrated astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle--namely that the building blocks of life were imported to Earth by comets in the distant past--Chandra Wickramasinghe and Robert Bauval explore the latest findings in support of a cosmic origin for humanity. They detail the astrobiological discoveries of organic molecules deep in space, how microbes are incredibly resistant to the harshest conditions of space--enabling the transfer of genes from one star system to another, and the recent recovery of microorganisms from comets still in space. They show how life arrived on our planet in the form of interstellar dust containing alien bacteria approximately 3.8 billion years ago and how later comets, meteoroids, and asteroids brought new bacterial and viral genetic material, which was vital for evolution. Using the latest advances in physics, cosmology, and neuroscience, the authors explore how universal knowledge may be stored in human DNA and cells, and they postulate that ancient cultures, such as the pyramid builders of Egypt and the temple builders of India, may have known a way to retrieve this knowledge.


Chandra Wickramasinghe, Ph.D., starts off by inviting us to join him on his journey as a scientist searching for the origins of life on our planet. His passion for the topic and his joy with each new discovery are contagious and spellbinding. Then Robert Bauval continues the journey by bringing fresh insights into the Giza pyramid complex as he did in his bestselling book The Orion Mystery. * Will Hart, author of Ancient Alien Ancestors and The Genesis Race * What a team! This one is really going to make you think! * David Rohl, Egyptologist and author of A Test of Time * Cosmic Womb is a book that ties together much of the cuttingedge science and theories that are defining a new paradigm of human origin and self-discovery. It is a masterpiece of investigative research that speaks to a cosmic foundation for the development and evolution of human consciousness, technology, and civilization. * Glenn Kreisberg, author of Spirits in Stone * A fascinating book based on cutting-edge science that gives us twofold, compelling evidence--first that life (as molecules or bacteria) seeded in the whole cosmos via comets and hence there is a high probability of advanced intelligent civilizations all around us, and second, the embedding of pi, phi, geodetic units, the circumference of Earth, and the speed of light in the Great Pyramid leaves us no alternative but to admit that such a highly scientific civilization has indeed left its imprint on our planet. * Chris H. Hardy, Ph.D., systems scientist and author of DNA of the Gods * Beginning in the 1960s, Chandra Wickramasinghe, Ph.D., together with Fred Hoyle systematically founded the new science of astrobiology. Their discoveries and explanations--reported in numerous scientific papers and eloquently written books--put them in a class of their own, in the same pantheon of scientific immortals as Nicolas Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, Isaac Newton, and Charles Darwin. And now, the brilliant astrophysicist and astrobiologist Chandra Wickramasinghe, Ph.D., has joined with Robert Bauval in bringing Cosmic Womb to a new early 21st-century audience. Cosmic Womb is required reading for all those who want to understand the origins of life on Earth and throughout the cosmos. It is that important. * Edward J. Steele, Ph.D., molecular immunologist *

About the Author

Chandra Wickramasinghe, Ph.D., is the director of the Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Buckingham. A professor of applied mathematics and astronomy, he has taught at the University College Cardiff and the University of Cambridge. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Astrobiology and Outreach and lives in Cardiff, Wales. Egyptian-born Robert Bauval holds a higher diploma in construction engineering from the University of the Southbank in London. He has researched Egyptology since 1983 and is the author and co-author of numerous books, including The Orion Mystery and Black Genesis. He lives in Spain.

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1st December 2017


Chandra Wickramasinghe

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Bear & Company an imprint of Inner Traditions Bear and Company


408 pages


Cosmology & the universe



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