A paper recently presented on October 25, 2006, by independent researcher Judy Kay King at the Second International Congress for Young Egyptologists in Lisbon, Portugal, is now available at www.isisthesis.com/papers.htm. Selected by the Congress’ scientific commissions, King’s paper and approximately 55 other scientific papers, including those by prominent members of the International Scientific Commission, such as Professor Erik Hornung of the University of Basel, Professor Rosalie David of the University of Manchester, and Professor Ian Shaw of the University of Liverpool, introduced research related to the theme “Erotica, Erotism and Sexuality in Ancient Egypt.”
Entitled “Biosemiotics in Ancient Egyptian Texts: The Key Unlocking the Universal Secret of Sexuality and the Birth of the Limitless,” King’s paper explains the reproductive mystery that has been manipulated by biopower from ancient Egypt to the modern era. This secret is commonly understood by 21st century scientists as viral sex, that is, horizontal gene transfer (HGT) mediated by a virus or the exchange of DNA between two different species—human and viral. The difference between modern scientific knowledge and Egyptian science is that the ancient texts claim HGT and transformation happens after a human dies. Accordingly, when biological elements escape the human body at death, Egyptian hieroglyphs and art support HGT is a potential evolutionary option, if one understands the signs. King said the texts advise the Deceased to merge with the Sun-god or the Light, the initial sign for HGT mediated by a virus called bacteriophage Lambda. The virus’ lifestyles mirror religious themes such as the dying/rising god, virgin birth, the brother rivalry, the great flood and so on, pointing to viral genetics as the origin of religious ideas.
King summarized three points: “First, the Egyptian afterlife is the quantum world of particles; second, the Sun-god Osiris is a complex virus with two lifestyles mirroring historical religious themes; and third, other Egyptian deities are signs for viral and bacterial genes and proteins.”
Biosemiotics is all levels of biological sign processes. This transdisciplinary science holds that biology is the basis of all signs and sign interpretation, as Egyptian texts support. Ancient religious signs such as the Star of David, the cross or swastika, the ankh, and the ouroboros match DNA and protein formations found in HGT and lytic transformation. As King explains, “When four major ancient signs are observable in one specific biological process involving viral DNA, it is reasonable to pay attention to the evolutionary message.”
In 1944, Avery, Macleod and McCarty proved genetic material can be transferred from dead cells to live cells, while recent research (Sorensen et al. 2005) shows that HGT mediated by a virus occurs with the human cell-type. The Human Genome Project revealed the impact of ancient viruses and bacteria on human evolution, and some scientists believe the virus, one of the first life-forms four billion years ago, invented DNA. In view of modern research, the Egyptian secret of eternity that HGT and transformation can happen after death and that a virus is the source of life seems at worst possible and at best an answer to questions posed by philosophers and theologians about the original meaning of the idea of God. Of interest to biologists and physicists is the surprising textual evidence framed in modern terms, describing viral transformation via a DNA wormhole with the dynamics of a micro Einstein-Rosen bridge. King said, “The transdisciplinary nature of Egyptian knowledge is a mirror with a triple reflection—religion, biology and physics, while the process itself points to the conversion of matter to energy.”
As the only USA presenter, King said it was an honor to introduce progressive scientific research on the meaning of Egyptian literature and art to graduate level Egyptologists, and to present with international colleagues from Oxford University, Paris Sorbonne, the University of Toronto, the University of Copenhagen, the Bucareste Oriental Studies Institute, Auckland University and other research institutions.
For the Lisbon paper, see http://www.isisthesis.com/papers.htm
For the Congress program, see http://www.portanta.com/html/youngegyptian.html
For more information, contact Judy King at email@example.com
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