Human beings are funny creatures. We number the years and name the seasons, and within our own lifetimes, when a monumental event takes place we almost always seem to place in in the context of the exact same question. Where were you when? When, John F Kennedy was assassinated, when Neal Armstrong walked on the Moon, when the Twin Towers came down?
Throughout our history, both record and unrecorded, there have been events which have had impacts far out of proportion to the extent to which they were reported at the time. From the discovery of fire to Galileo’s revelations of the heavens to Einsteins Theory of Special Relativity, the ripples that spread across time far exceed the sensationalism of their reporting.
Often times the greatest revelations initially produce seemingly inconsequential ripples, ripples that spread out over time, their true significance only becoming obvious decades or even centuries later. Newtons Laws caused a sensation in academic circles when he published Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, but their true significance was lost on the rest of the world until Neal Armstrong walked on the Moon.
A small group of academics with a passion for astronomy and Mars are currently in the process of releasing the fruits of many years of labor. Tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists will no doubt be among the first to take notice of their work. A tragedy to be certain, because it will diminish the significance of what these individuals have discovered. Worse yet, they will not doubt be the victims of endless and undeserving scorn and ridicule from their scientific and academic peers.
It is human nature to fear and ridicule that which we do not understand. You can pretty much be certain that when Ogg first discovered fire his wife was not pleased when he brought this new stuff home. Why can’t you be like other cavemen Ogg, you haven’t bonked me over the head and dragged me to the back of the cave all month.
This group of scientists and academics I refer to is collectively known as “Signiphi”. What they are about to revel has taken them more than 20 years to verify. Taken directly from them, it has all the excitement of a mathematical abstract published in an obscure Academic Journal. A real snoozer, if you get my drift. Like listening to chemists discus the nucleotide bonding sequence of peptides.
Yea, its math, its Fibonacci sequences and golden ratio’s and highly abstract mathematical concepts give weird names like Keplerforms. But buried underneath all of the arcane mathematical and academic jargon is a genuinely profound conclusion. A conclusion many have been anticipating for decades. Yet one that never the less has the very real potential to sends unprecedented shock-waves down throughout the centuries.
A discovery that will shape the future of the human race in ways we cannot even imagine.
So, please put your tray in the upright position, make sure your seat-belt is buckled have your oxygen mask handy, and get ready for the ride of your life, because when Signiphi goes public with what they have discovered, life on earth genuinely is never going to be the same.