“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.)
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.)
“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).