Do cosmic rays trigger evolutionary leaps?

“It’s completely accepted in science that cosmic rays can – and do – alter DNA,” says Andrew Collins in this short video. “Tiny particles of this radiation will affect our genetics, will affect our DNA.” (I agree.)


Cygnus: Credits: NASA/CXC

31 Jan 10 – “There is a direct correlation between beryllium 10 levels recorded in ice cores in the Arctic with spurts in human development,” says Collins, author of the 2006 book The Cygnus Mystery. (I agree.)

Beryllium 10 is a radioactive isotope produced in cosmic ray showers.

According to a chart in the video, there was “an incredible increase in cosmic rays about 12,000 years ago and again about 34,000 years ago – twice the level we’re seeing today. (I agree.)

“Both peaks correspond to periods of great acceleration in human evolution,” says Collins. “The effects of cosmic rays on our own genetics has lead to mutations within the body, within the mind, the brain, that has altered our perception of reality.” (I agree.)

“As early as 1973, Carl Sagan predicted that cosmic rays would have affected human evolution,” Collins continues. “The correspondence between ancient cosmic ray levels and sudden evolutionary leaps and human technology and art are facts.” (I agree.)

Collins goes on to propose that the mutation-causing cosmic rays in question come from the constellation Cygnus. I don’t have any idea whether the cosmic rays come from Cygnus or not. I just want to know why the amounts of beryllium 10 increase so dramatically at certain times.

And that’s where my book, Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps, comes in, because previous major spikes in the amounts of beryllium 10 can be correlated with magnetic reversals.

Here’s a direct quote from page 53:

“Twice the normal amount of beryllium-10 is found in 60,000-year-old ice, said G. M. Raisbeck of the Laboratoire René Bernas in Orsay, France. Another spike in beryllim-10 occurred about 35,000 years ago. “The dramatic difference may have been caused by changes in magnetic intensity,” said Raisbeck, “and may be related to the Lake Mungo magnetic excursion.” (More about Lake Mungo later.)

“Another spike in beryllium-10 occurred 780,000 years ago at the Brunhes magnetic reversal. Other spikes occurred at 105,000, 90,000, 68,000, and 23,000 years ago (at the Mono Lake magnetic reversal). The most recent spike—two to three times normal—occurred about 11,000 years ago during the Gothenburg magnetic reversal (Beer, 1984).

So what’s going on?

Our magnetosphere protects us from those cosmic rays that Collins is talking about. As we head into a magnetic reversal (or an excursion), our magnetic-field strength decreases dramatically, to 15% of normal, thus removing our shielding.

And then – voila! – another and evolutionary leap. 

As to this video, I don’t know how accurate the Cygnus thing is, but overall not bad. 

See 10-minute video, entitled ” Cosmic rays can change DNA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm1HRr-7Tcc&feature=related
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

See Collins website:
http://www.andrewcollins.com/page/articles
/thecygnusmystery_evolution.htm


2 thoughts on “Do cosmic rays trigger evolutionary leaps?”

  1. I’d like to know what accelerations of human evolution are being refered to. What happened 34,000, 12,000 years ago that was so important? Did we invent the wheel, writing, agriculture, or something else at those times? How were we more inventive then, as opposed to other periods in our history?

  2. OK, I’m wearing my tinfoil hat for this one but if the chemtrail conspiracy theory is true (I’m not fully onboard with that one but entertaining the idea here) then could the disbursement of certain materials in the atmosphere block any cosmic rays that could cause evolutionary leaps…. and could this be what “THEY” (Illuminati, reptilian overlords, the 0.1%, or whoever) want to keep from happening?

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