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
• Reveals new discoveries about the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza
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 argue that the universe was “born” and preset with the blueprint of life and that the cosmos must be teeming with lifeforms far older and perhaps far more developed than us. 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. Sharing new discoveries from experienced architects, engineers, and mathematicians, they show how the Great Pyramid is a three-dimensional mathematical equation in stone, bearing a potent message for humanity across time and space about who we are and where we come from.
"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 *
"What a team! This one is really going to make you think!" * David Rohl, Egyptologist and author of A Test of Time *
"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 *
"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 *
"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 *
PUBLISHER'S PREFACE A Mystery of the Third Kind Acknowledgments PA RT I Origins of Life in the Cosmos By Chandra Wickramasinghe, Ph.D. Prologue 1 Definite Knowledge vs. Speculation 2 Unraveling of a Controversy 3 History of Panspermia 4 Cosmic Coincidences, God, Creationism, and Consciousness 5 Bacteria Entering Earth 6 Alien Planets and Alien Intelligence 7 Earth's Continually Changing Conditions PA R T IIIntelligent Speculation Based on Cutting-Edge Science By Robert Bauval Prologue 8 The "Coincidence Pigeons" 9 Physics and Synchronicity 10 The Next Frontier of Knowledge 11 The Archives of the Mind Conclusion: Forecasting the Future BY CHANDRA WICKRAMASINGHE Epilogue APPENDIX I The Concavity of the Great Pyramid: A Design Feature? DID THE DESIGNER KNOW THE METER UNIT? BY JEAN-PAUL BAUVAL APPENDIX II The Location of the King's Chamber in the Great Pyramid BY JEAN-PAUL BAUVAL APPENDIX III The Great Pyramid of Giza: New Facts, Discoveries, and Theories BY GARY OSBORN Notes Bibliography Index