Some predecessors of Darwin believed that the assemblage of species on the genealogical trees was the outcome of the evolution of one species into another. Such a belief is in its depth an absurd hypothesis, because we have never observed the birth of a new species.
Jean Baptiste de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck, opined that evolution had occurred by the adaptation of plants and animals to the environment, transmitting their acquired characteristics to the following generation.
Charles Darwin went even further in his expositions, with his dishevelled idea that the new types of species were emerging from occasional variations, due to hazard, or to errors of heredity, which afterwards were eliminated by the survival of the most adapted one.
Mr. Darwin, when conducting a retrospective examination along the path of evolution, said that within the confused past must have existed a simple and common primeval form of life, from where the rest of existences come.
It is very intriguing that question which this cited author was asking to himself: “Where do those original species come from?”
In one of his last letters, which assumedly was the last one that he dictated and signed before his death, he emphatically expressed that the knowledge at that time was so poor that any serious attempt in order to explain the origin of life would be a failure.
So, Mr. Darwin died without discovering the origin of life. He wrote an absurd theory without basis or foundation.
Louis Pasteur was more comprehensive. Let us remember with clarity the stroke which he inflicted upon the absurd idea that life could emerge from inorganic matter.
This great sage stated: “There is a peculiar quality within the chemical substances from the animated substances, which are fundamentally situated apart from the inorganic substances.”
The fanatics of spontaneous generation were so rotundly disapproved by Pasteur that, indeed, and even if this seems incredible, only a few henchmen of such a dishevelled theory dared to speculate about the origin of life.
No need to mention that the rest of them preferred to select the concept that some miraculous spark was necessary in order to give life unto the first living being. Others, undoubtedly, the most wise ones, sheltered themselves in the oriental wisdom, which states that life is eternal and only the changeable things are perishable.
The germs of life travel eternally through space from sun to sun, from planet to planet throughout time and distance.
Electrical whirlwinds reach the worlds carrying germs of life within their bosom.
The difficulty which the Panspermia Theory of Arrhenius offered was that the micro-organisms or spores of bacteria (which survived the ebullition within the Fauchet vessels) would possibly be killed by the solar ultraviolet rays, a little while after having rapidly passed through the atmospheric terrestrial protective cap.
The rays with more lethal effect upon the spores are possibly the ones with the interior wave of a longitude of 3000 angstroms.
In accordance with posterior calculations performed by Carl Sagan, in the famous University of Berkeley, California, these spores could not have survived, not even during the trajectory from Earth to Mars, or vice versa.
Notwithstanding, Sagan affirmed that the ultraviolet rays are very weak in those distances from the sun to planets like Uranus and Neptune, and that concerning these mentioned planets, the theory of Panspermia is not discarded at all. Even though, in accordance with Sagan, it is not applicable to the origin of life on the Earth.
We, the Gnostics, go further beyond. We are not speaking of spores. We affirm that the elemental germs of life are taken and brought by electric whirlwinds.
If the elemental germs of universal life were not be carefully protected during their interplanetary voyages, they would be annihilated by the solar ultraviolet rays.
Therefore, the vital germs of existence travel properly protected by cosmic energy within the bosom of electrical whirlwinds.
These elemental germs evolve and are developed wherever they find vital, specific conditions.
Devolving ages come after any evolving cycle. Thus, the species return towards their primeval, germinal state.
The evolution and devolution of each species in particular demands precise vital conditions.
All of the living species which had evolved and devolved on the planet Earth have repeated identical processes on other planets.
The theory of Panspermia of Arrhenius has been perfected by the Gnostics and it is obvious that its basis is exact.
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